Just in time for Valentine's Day

Looking for some romance reading for February? Romance stories are popular in movies and in print, and adult literacy students may find a romance to be just right for February!  Consider reading these books with your student…

From the Waukegan Public Library Literacy Collection:

Mrs. Whippy by Cecelia Ahern   Emelda is 46 years old, recently divorced, and struggling with a new job. For comfort she turns to ice cream, and just might find love in its pursuit.  Reading level: grade 2. Pages: 75.

The Goddaughter by Melodie Campbell    Gina would like to just run her little jewelry shop. But, she’s related to the local mob, and she and her new friend Pete are reluctantly recruited to smuggle diamonds across the border…with hilarious consequences.  Reading level: grade 3. Pages: 144.

The Builders by Maeve Binchy   Nan Ryan lives by herself at 14 Chestnut Road. When Derek Doyle, a handsome builder, arrives to work on the deserted house next door, the two work together to unravel the mystery of the previous residents’ disappearance. Reading level: grade 4. Pages: 87.

Available at most libraries:

Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks  Katie arrives in a small North Carolina town and seems determined to avoid forming personal ties. But she’s drawn toward Alex, a widowed store owner with two young children, and Jo, her neighbor. She begins to enjoy her new, close-knit community—until her past catches up to her. Reading level:  grade 6.5. Available in large print.  Safe Haven, the movie, opens February 14.

Janet Wigodner

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