Read-A-Romance Month

Pop-Up Book Club: Secrets of a Summer Night
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at 6:30pm
Stark Hall, 3 Church Street

Whether you read romance novels by the score or are interested but not quite sure where to start with the genre, come together in community and give historic romance a whirl! Delight in and discuss the first book in Lisa Kleypas’ racy Regency-era Wallflower series, Secrets of a Summer Night:

“Proud and beautiful Annabelle Peyton could have her pick of suitors—if only she had a dowry. Her family is on the brink of disaster, and the only way Annabelle can save them is to marry a wealthy man. Unfortunately, her most persistent admirer is the brash Simon Hunt, a handsome and ambitious entrepreneur who wants her as his mistress.

Annabelle is determined to resist Simon’s wicked propositions, but she can’t deny her attraction to the boldly seductive rogue, any more than he can resist the challenge she presents. As they try to outmaneuver each other, they find themselves surrendering to a love more powerful than they could have ever imagined. But fate may have other plans—and it will take all of Annabelle’s courage to face a peril that could destroy everything she holds dear.” – HarperCollins

Copies of the book are available to check out from the Library. The e-audiobook and e-book are available in the hoopla app with no holds, and no wait necessary – there are unlimited digital copies.

No registration required.

August is Read-A-Romance Month, 31-days devoted to the pleasures of these ‘will they or won’t they?’ lighter reads. Romance is a multifaceted genre which can take place in the past or the present, featuring diverse settings like a modern medical milieu, school grounds, medieval castles or the everywhere and nowhere of time travel. Romance can be comedic, riff on religious tenets or perplex with the paranormal. In short, any story story set in any place or time can be a romance– it simply takes two people, a will and a way. Don’t wait until February or Valentine’s day to dip into these satisfying reads–dive in today!

A Romance for Every Reader

Before you dismiss all romance books as ‘bodice rippers’, take a look at some of the related subgenres:

African American Romance • American Romance • Category Romance
Christian Romance • Clean Romance • Comedy Romance
Contemporary Romance • Erotic Romance • Fantasy Romance
Fiction • Historical Romance • Interracial Romance
Lesbian Romance • Love Inspired Romance • M M Romance
Medical Romance • Paranormal Romance • Romantic Suspense
Science Fiction Romance • Time Travel Romance • Western Romance
Young Adult Romance • … and more!

Romance titles, like any other genre, are available in book format, Large Print, audiobooks, e-audiobooks, and e-books. You’re sure to find a great romance when you search the catalog.

Read-A-Romance Month was conceived and launched in 2013 by Bobbi Dumas, a Kirkus Review and National Public Radio contributor.