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Title: Ornamental Graces by Carolyn Astfalk Pages: 366 Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Christian/Catholic Publisher: Multa Verba Publishing (Oct. 11th, 2016) Summary After his duplicitous girlfriend left, Dan Malone spent six months in a tailspin of despair and destruction: emotional, physical, and spiritual. Just when his life seems to be back on track, he meets Emily Kowalski, younger sister of his new best friend. Emily’s the kind of girl he’d always dreamed of—sweet, smart, and sincere. But he’s made… Read More

Title: Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett Pages: 432 Genres: YA, Contemporary, Romance Published by: Simon Pulse (April 3rd, 2018) Summary Ever since last year’s homecoming dance, best friends-turned-best enemies Zorie and Lennon have made an art of avoiding each other. It doesn’t hurt that their families are the modern day, Californian version of the Montagues and Capulets. But when a group camping trip goes south, Zorie and Lennon find themselves stranded in the wilderness. Alone. Together. What… Read More

Title: My Sister’s Keeper by Jodi Picoult Pages: 423 Genres: Fiction, Contemporary Published by: Atria Books (May 18th, 2004) Summary Anna is not sick, but she might as well be. By age thirteen, she has undergone countless surgeries, transfusions, and shots so that her older sister, Kate, can somehow fight the leukemia that has plagued her since childhood. The product of preimplantation genetic diagnosis, Anna was conceived as a bone marrow match for Kate — a life… Read More

Title: Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi Pages: 394 Genres: Contemporary, YA, Romance Published by: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (Mar. 27th, 2018) Summary For Penny Lee high school was a total nonevent. Her friends were okay, her grades were fine, and while she somehow managed to land a boyfriend, he doesn’t actually know anything about her. When Penny heads to college in Austin, Texas, to learn how to become a writer, it’s seventy-nine… Read More

Title: Just One Day by Gayle Forman Pages: 369 Genres: YA, Romance, Contemporary Published by: Random House (Jan. 10, 2013) Summary When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into a flame, or so it seems to Allyson, until the following morning, when she wakes up after a… Read More

Title: Once and for All by Sarah Dessen Pages: 358 Genres: Ya, Contemporary Published by: Viking Books for Young Readers (June 6, 2017) Summary As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen’s thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine. Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs…. Read More