Resources // Blog

Tag: romance

--Staff Picks

“Wren Martin Ruins It All” By Amanda DeWitt

There are two things that Wren Martin hates more than anything: The Valentine’s Day Dance at Rapture High, and his Student Council Vice President, Leo Reyes. When Wren becomes Student Council President (by a technicality, but that’s not important) he’s determined to make the school better by doing away with the Dance and using the […]

--Adult Events

Haverhill Reads 2024: Jenny Howe

Every year the Haverhill Public Library picks one book for a community-wide read. Join us for an afternoon with author Jenny Howe! She’ll read from her 2023 novel, On the Plus Side, and talk about writing romance and why plus-size representation matters! Her talk will be followed by a book signing. Copies of On the Plus Side are available wherever books […]

--Staff Picks

“Last Call at the Local” by Sarah Grunder Ruiz

Jack is the owner of an Irish pub called The Local.  He knows changes need to be made to the family business to make it a success, but his OCD keeps getting in the way.  Enter Raine, a travelling musician who just had all of her worldly possessions stolen.  While her ADHD makes living the […]

--Staff Picks

“Vampires of El Norte” by Isabel Cañas

Growing up on her family’s hacienda in 1840s Mexico was difficult enough with the threat of aggressive Anglo settlers from the north, but Nena wasn’t prepared to face the sinister and terrifying creatures that come from the dark and seem to suck the very life from people.  It is one of these creatures that changes […]

--Staff Picks General

“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” by Ana Lily Amirpour

The vampire in “A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night” (2014) doesn’t seem to relish being a vampire. It seems she’d rather be listening to music, or eating hamburgers brought to her by cute boys. There are only three kills in the entire movie, two of them perpetrated against men mistreating women. In between these […]

--Staff Picks

“Mississippi Masala” by Mira Nair

Jay and Kinnu are a Ugandan couple of Indian descent living happily in Kampala with their daughter, Mina. In 1972, amid anti-Indian sentiment, Idi Amin orders all Indians out of the country, giving them 90 days to leave. Heartbroken, Jay, Kinnu, and Mina travel to England, and ultimately, a small town in Mississippi. Now present […]

--Staff Picks

“The Spare Man” by Mary Robinette Kowal

Tesla Crane is an engineering genius and famous heiress who is traveling with her new spouse and service dog Gimlet on a luxury cruise spaceship headed to Mars.  She is reveling in her anonymity when a body turns up and her husband is taken into custody as suspect #1.  Tesla is willing to do whatever […]

--Staff Picks

Twice Shy by Sarah Hogle

When Maybell Parrish inherits her aunt’s estate in the Smoky Mountains, it’s the perfect opportunity to start fresh, away from her terrible bosses and toxic “friend.” But once she arrives at her new home, she’s shocked to learn she has to share the property with the hot but brooding groundskeeper, Wesley, who has (surprise!) co-inherited […]

--Staff Picks

“Partners in Crime” by Alisha Rai

Thirty-five year old accountant Mira has achieved her goal of getting far away from her turbulent childhood and now just wants to find the perfect man to be her life partner.  But nobody is quite right, and she knows her matchmaker is about to give up on her when her aunt – the only person […]