Romance glows bright in these tales of the heart.
Our Souls at Night by Kent Haruf
In this late-life romance, Addie, a 70-year-old widow, asks her longtime neighbor Louis to sleep next to her at night. She’s lonely, and she suspects he has been, too, since the loss of his wife. So begins an unusual relationship built upon friendship and conversation, not physical attraction. Together they adopt a dog and care for Addie’s grandson as this beautiful, quiet love story unfolds.
The Whole Way Home by Sarah Creech
Old flames Jo Lover and J.D. Gunn are former bandmates and rising stars in the country music industry. When J.D.’s band is signed by Jo’s label, the two must confront their feelings and learn to make music together again. This slow-burn romance deals with small-town living and second chances, revealing what matters most in life and country music.
Close Enough to Touch by Colleen Oakley
Due to a rare medical condition, Jubilee Jenkins is allergic to human touch; any skin-to-skin contact could be fatal. Forced by her mother’s death to emerge from a nine-year reclusion, Jubilee finds a job at the library and develops feelings for one of her patrons, Eric. After a near-death experience, Jubilee learns there’s an experimental treatment for her ailment—and Eric makes her think it could be worthwhile.