If you are like me that is the big debate. There are always the classic answers: a romantic Dinner, whether at home or at a restaurant; buying chocolates, flowers or jewelry….BORING! If you are desperate to do something different this Valentine’s Day, something to bring the two of you together for more than five seconds, give you something to talk about later and maybe even add some sizzle to your relationship, check out these books for ideas, or read them together and bring a spark back to the Day of Love
If you are Dating:
101 Creative Dates for Latter-Day Saints by Lindsey Shumway
You’ll find ideas for dating that new guy or girl, ideas for dates in any weather, and ideas for group dates. There’s even a section in each date for overachievers who really want to impress. Each date also includes suggestions for movie lovers. Perfect for novice sixteen-year-olds, veteran daters, or married couples, 101 Creative Dates for Latter-day Saints will liven up any date night-even for the socially challenged!
Luck of the Draw by Rachael Renee Anderson – A Whitney Award Finalist
When Brighton’s roommates bet him that he can’t get three girls to go out with him at the same time, he has no doubt that he’s up to the challenge. Besides, the prospect of an entire month of free laundry is just too enticing to resist. Of course, that’s before he meets Dani–a girl who’s never had a problem turning down a not-so-perfect guy. Soon Brighton realizes that winning the bet might mean losing what really matters most. This fast-paced modern romance is told with wit, sweetness, and a healthy dose of fun. It’s a sure bet that Luck of the Draw will keep you laughing to the very last page.
If you are Engaged:
Honeymoon Heist by Anna Jones Buttimore
Every newlywed couple worries about bringing baggage to a marriage. But when Rodney and Claire Hewlett open a suitcase and discover a small fortune in cash while honeymooning in Spain, they find themselves in a deadly race to the light-studded Eiffel Tower. This thrilling tale will take you by plane, train, and boat across Europe in an adrenaline-pumping ride that won’t end until the very last page.
Romantic Gestures – 365 Ways to Say I Love You by Brian Hardy
If you are Married:
The Widower’s Wife by Prudence Bice
Trying to escape the crippling heartbreak of her fiance’s betrayal, Jillian Grey answers a newspaper advertisement requesting a mail-order bride to care for the newly widowed Dalton McCullough’s three young children. Jillian and Dalton agree that theirs is a marriage of convenience-and nothing more. But when they realize their growing attraction for each other, they must decide whether to give in to their feelings and risk upsetting their new family’s delicate balance.
Men and the Art of Marriage Maintenance by Brett C. McInelly
While witty and light in its approach, Men and the Art of Marriage Maintenance speaks to deep issues regarding attitudes and behaviors that lead to a successful marriage. Readers, both men and women, will identify with the author’s experiences as they come away with increased desires to work harder for that elusive goal of “happily ever after.”
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