In honor of Valentine’s Day, I rounded up 5 of my favorite, unexpected, slightly unconventional, but totally magical love stories.
A Song for Summer by Eva Ibbotson / The China Garden by Liz Berry / Uprooted by Naomi Novik / Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal / Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley
Lovely, easy breezy reads with a twist. A Song for Summer is a historical romance set against WWII, while The China Garden is set in the English countryside sometime in the ’90s (I haven’t read it in a while, but I think it’s aged pretty well). Uprooted, Shades of Milk and Honey, and Rose Daughter need little introduction. Excellent, magical girl fantasy for all.