Romantic Wednesdays: Staff Picks

For the past two years we have been highlighting the robust and diverse romance genre on Wednesdays. Despite its staggering popularity, the romance genre doesn’t always get respect or recognition from mainstream press and book awards. It’s been our goal with this column to give romance the love it deserves (pun intended) and acknowledge its massive readership, which includes many librarians at The Seattle Public Library. As we prepare to take a hiatus from this regular column, we asked these librarians to give a shout out to some of their favorite books and authors. Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments, and happy (ever after) reading!

The Duchess War in the Library catalogAny Duchess Will Do in the Library catalogAnne of the Island in the Library catalog

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare

Anne of the Island by L.M. Montgomery

-Jessica, Broadview Branch
Romancing Mister Bridgerton in the Library catalogThe Proposal in the Library catalogNobody's Baby but Mine in the Library catalog

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton by Julia Quinn

The Proposal by Mary Balogh

Nobody’s Baby but Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

-Elizabeth, Central Library
An Offer From a Gentleman in the Library catalogA Night to Surrender in the Library catalogThe Morning Gift in the Library catalog

Along Came a Duke in the Library catalogThe Heiress Effect in the Library catalogSecrets of a Summer Night in the Library catalog

An Offer from a Gentleman by Julia Quinn

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare

The Morning Gift by Eva Ibbotson

Along Came a Duke by Elizabeth Boyle

The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan

Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas

-Robin, Mobile Services
Frederica in the Library catalogWhy We Broke Up in the Library catalogParasol Protectorate series in the Library catalog

Frederica and The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer

-Joanna, Green Lake Branch


Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

-Jennifer, Greenwood Branch


Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger

-Jessica, Northeast Branch and Joanna, Green Lake Branch

Books by Daphne du Maurier in the Library catalogJulie and Romeo series in the Library catalogDesperate Duchesses in the Library catalog

Books by Daphne du Maurier

-Von, Central Library


Julie and Romeo and Julie and Romeo Get Lucky by Jeanne Ray

-Jane, Southwest Branch


Brothers Sinister series by Courtney Milan

Desperate Duchesses by Eloisa James

-Emily, Fremont Branch
Persuasion in the Library catalogA Bollywood Affair in the Library catalogThe Lotus Palace in the Library catalog

Lord of Scoundrels in the Library catalogMidnight Scandals in the Library catalogDaughters-in-Law in the Library catalog

Persuasion by Jane Austen

-Ann, Central Library


A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev

The Lotus Palace by Jeannie Lin

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Midnight Scandals by Courtney Milan, Sherry Thomas and Carolyn Jewel

-Claire, Northgate Branch


Books by Joanna Trollope

-Andy, Fremont Branch

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