Swoon-worthy Stories and Heartwarming Tales for All Ages

Handmade Valentine’s Day cards are some of the easiest crafts to DIY and so joyously celebrate love— whether it is romantic love, love for family, and love for friends!

So, while you’re making your cards this week (whether you’re creating them on your own or with family and friends), delight in these heartwarming love-ly stories.

Swoon-worthy Stories for Teens and Adults

The Matchmaker's List

One devoted modern girl + a meddlesome, traditional grandmother = a heartwarming multicultural romantic comedy about finding love where you least expect it.

“Bright and vivid, and fresh and funny.” —Veronica Henry, author of How to Find Love in a Bookshop

I Owe You One

An irresistible story of love and empowerment about a young woman with a complicated family, a handsome man who might be “the one,” and an IOU that changes everything.

“Fixie’s story is one of missed cues, mistakes, and the realization that you can’t fix someone else’s mess until you fix your own—a smart lesson wrapped in a gem of a novel.” —Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Spark of Light and Small Great Things

Love à La Mode

Rosie and Henry, both enrolled in an elite cooking program in Paris, balance rivalry and romance in this delicious YA romantic comedy.

“The story is infused with such joy and love—and delectable dishes—that readers will simply gobble it up whole.” —Kirkus

Meant to Be

A girl with it all planned out discovers a romance she never expected on a class trip to London.

“If you’re into swoony romances with a little bit of history thrown in, you’ll love Meant to Be. I love this book because it’s funny, it has a super-relatable heroine, and it features a ton of romantic tension.” –HelloGiggles.com

Heartwarming Tales of Friendship for Young Listeners

Bob

New York Times bestselling authors Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead, masterminds of classic middle-grade fiction, come together to craft a magical story about the enduring power of friendship.

“Hunter and Dircks captivate listeners with youthful straightforwardness and wonder, bluntness and zaniness, all the while piecing the relationship together.” —AudioFile

Freya & Zoose

A timeless tale about a magnificent adventure to the North Pole and the even more astounding feat of true friendship between rockhopper penguin Freya and mouse Zoose.

“Narrator Jayne Entwistle elegantly portrays an adventuring rockhopper penguin and her companions–animal and human.” —AudioFile, Earphones Award Winner

Furthermore

Inspired by her childhood love of books like A Secret Garden and The Chronicles of Narnia, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi crafts a spellbinding new world where color is currency, adventure is inevitable, and friendship is found in the most unexpected places.

“Narrator Bronson Pinchot creates an enchanting world.” —AudioFile

Looking to find another audiobook connection? Check out this recent staff round-up, where we paired heart-happy movies with their audio matches and watched love bloom!