Do you just want to curl up with a romantic read on Valentine’s Day? Here’s 5 new love stories, all have a five star rating from our readers.
Longbourn by Jo Baker
It is wash-day for the housemaids at Longbourn House, and Sarah’s hands are chapped and bleeding. Domestic life below stairs, ruled tenderly and forcefully by Mrs Hill the housekeeper, is about to be disturbed by the arrival of a new footman smelling of the sea, and bearing secrets. For in Georgian England, there is a world the young ladies in the drawing room will never know, a world of poverty, love, and brutal war
Is Number 67 Clarges Steet the unluckiest house in Mayfair? Salvation seems to come in the form of Roderick Sinclair who rents the house for the current season. The staff are overjoyed until they find that Sinclair is a miser who is planning no parties. Furthermore, his ward, Fiona, doesn’t seem to possess one bright idea in her head
A teenager in pre-revolutionary Tehran, Massoumeh is an ordinary girl, passionate about learning. On her way to school she meets a local man and falls in love – but when her family discover his letters they accuse her of bringing them into dishonour. She is badly beaten by her brother, and her parents hastily arrange a marriage to a man she’s never met
Elspeth Dunn, a poet, has never seen the world beyond her home on the Isle of Skye. So she is astonished when a fan letter arrives from an American college student, David Graham. As the two strike up a correspondence, their exchanges blossom into friendship and love. But as war moves across Europe Elspeth can only wait for him
A powerful saga of family love, honour and betrayal, set in Barcelona in the lead-up to the Civil War and Paris in the 1970s