Reading Love

Check out these three romantic book picks.

The Princess Bride

S. Morgenstern’s classic tale abridged by William Goldman

A tale of true love between Westley and Buttercup. High adventure, pirates, princesses, giants, miracles, fencing and a frightening assortment of wild beasts abound.

Emma by Jane Austen

The story of a rich, clever and beautiful young woman who can’t resist orchestrating other people’s love lives. As her romantic plans go ridiculously wrong, it’s Emma herself who risks missing her perfect match.

The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende

In 1939, Alma encounters Ichimei, the son of the family’s Japanese gardener, and a tender love affair begins to blossom. The attack on Pearl Harbor pulls them apart, as Ichimei is forcibly relocated to an internment camp. Throughout their lives, Alma and Ichimei reunite again and again, but theirs is a love they are forever forced to hide from the world.

Find this book and others at For information about the St. Louis Park Library, call 612.543.6125. Contributor: Lisa Kjellander, librarian, St. Louis Park Library