February is the month of romance so we thought we would round up our favourite books about love. Why not put down your crime novel in place of a good old love book. Whether you are in a relationship or happily single, sometimes we all need the escapism …

The Hypnotist’s Love Story by Liane Moriatry £7.99

Ellen O’Farrell is a hypnotherapist and is fascinated by what makes people tick. Ellen has longed for a lasting relationship so when she meets Patrick, she’s optimistic. He’s attractive, single, employed, and best of all, he likes her back.  But it turns out that Patrick’s ex-girlfriend, Saskia, is stalking him. She’s intrigued by the woman’s motives. In fact, she’d even love to meet her.
Ellen doesn’t know it, but she already has. Her love story is about to take a turn as Ellen asks herself what she is prepared to do to get the ending to the love story she’s always wanted.

Atonement by Ian McEwan

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister Cecilia strip off her clothes and jump into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching the events unfold from his hiding place in the garden is her childhood love Robbie Turner.  By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed for ever, as Briony commits a crime for which she will spend the rest of her life trying to atone.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green £5.99

This deeply beautiful book although written for teenagers has captivated adults alike. Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks £8.99

This is the love story to end all love stories and the motion picture had us all reaching for the tissues. If you haven’t read the paperback this will truly captivate you.

Set in 1940s South Carolina, mill worker Noah and rich girl Allie are desperately in love. But her parents don’t approve. When Noah goes off to serve in World War II, it seems to mark the end of their love affair. In the interim, Allie meets and is about to marry another man. But when Noah returns to their small town years later, on the cusp of Allie’s marriage, it soon becomes clear that their romance is anything but over.

The five love languages £9.30

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is more of a challenge. Knowing what love language you speak and that of your partner will help keep your relationship fresh and growing.

In the #1 New York Times bestseller The 5 Love Languages, you’ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman’s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner-

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All The Light We Cannot See £8.99

This is a beautifully written novel about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

This multi layered story takes the reader into a sightless world where you explore the hypnotic power of the senses through vivid imagery against the background of the war. Encompassing love, friendship and courage this is an amazingly gripping story.