According to the New York Times, people are in search of happy endings these days. The result: sales of Harlequin romance novels are up 32 percent over the same period last year. It also explains why Gone With the Wind was one of the bestsellers in the 1930s.
Here’s some of the finalists for the 2009 RITA Award to be announced in July for the best romance novels of the year.
Not Another Bad Date by Rachel Gibson
Duchess by Night by Eloisa James
Deep in the Heart of Trouble by Deeanne Gist
Moonstruck by Susan Grant
Duke Most Wanted by Celeste Bradley
What is your favorite escapist reading? Let us know.
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It’s National Library Week and Saturday April 18 is Library Appreciation Day in Fairfax County. Stop by your nearest library branch to express your appreciation for library services and staff. There will be a special display board at each branch where library users can leave their comments. You can also leave comments online.