Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!
I hope you all have big, exciting plans for the day, unless you are like me and big exciting plans means curling up with a great book. In that case, here are a few suggestions for Valentine’s Day great reads, no matter what genre you are into!
by Nicholas Sparks
Love shouldn’t hurt. A woman fighting for survival crosses paths with a man learning to love again. A great read for those who enjoy romance and second chances at love. It was empowering to read about a woman taking back control of her life. However, my tissues were handy as I delved deeper into the male character’s backstory.
Check out Safe Haven on Amazon.
The Magnolia Story
by Chip and Joanna Gaines
A story of chasing after one’s dreams and finding a partner in life to help those dreams become a reality. Fans of the television show Fixer Upper and non-viewers alike will take delight in this book about humble beginnings to love and dreams. Watching their hit show on HGTV, I always enjoy seeing the spark between Chip and Joanna. Their love is evident in the way their eyes light up in each other’s presence. Learning about the start to this love was a fun, quick read.
check out The Magnolia Story on Amazon.
by Marissa Meyer
A tale of forbidden love becoming one’s greatest heartbreak explores how the Queen of Hearts became so heartless. This YA fantasy will captivate audiences of all ages. I found myself hoping and praying for a happy ending but we all know the famous line ‘Off with their heads!’ so I knew things would not end well. My heart was not prepared for the tragedy within but I was so enthralled with her story that I know I will read it again soon.
Check out Heartless on Amazon.
by Ann Brashares
When friends become family, that bond knows no end. This novel touches on love lost, love found, and love everlasting. The conclusion to the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series is a perfect read for those celebrating Galentine’s Day. One of my best friends first introduced me to this series when we were younger. This installment takes place during adulthood and was a relatable, touching story that had me reaching for my phone to tearfully tell my friend “I love you.”
Check out Sisterhood Everlasting on Amazon.
I Love You Through and Through
by Bernadette Rossetti-Shustak
An adorable story that reminds a child no matter what emotions they are experiencing or behaviors they are displaying, they are still loved. This is a great book to read to your little ones every day of the year. As a children’s therapist, I think early emotional expression and understanding is important for a child’s development. I was happy to find a book to read to my son that touched on feelings and emphasized my love for him.
Check out I Love You Through and Through on Amazon.
Laura Kay is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor working with children in a domestic violence shelter. In her spare time, she loves reading to her 3 month old son and spending time with her husband, cat, family, and friends.
An avid reader, she enjoys mysteries, fantasy, fiction, YA literature, and poetry. You can find Laura on Instagram @bibliophile55.
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