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Title: Eye of love

Author: Margery Sharp

Format: Braille

Summary: Margery Sharp, author of many successful novels, had an unerring eye for character and THE EYE OF LOVE proves her a great storyteller. This light-hearted, witty tale tells of the slightly ridiculous relationship between Miss Dolores Diver and Harry Gibson. They met at the Chelsea Arts Ball: he went   paper parcel and she as a Spanish dancer. For ten years, their bliss was complete until Mr Gibson decides to marry the spoilt daughter of a wealthy benefactor in order to save his ailing business (OCLC)


Title: Acts of love

Author: Judith Michael

Format: Braille & Audio

Summary: A New York theater director falls in love with an actress after reading the correspondence between her and his dead grandmother. He tracks her down to discover she is not the woman he imagined. He leaves disappointed, but a correspondence gets underway and love blooms anew, and this time it is for keeps (OCLC)


Title: With all my love

Author: Patricia Scanlan

Format: Audio

Summary: On a crystal clear Mediterranean day, Briony McAllister sits playing with her four-year-old daughter, Katie, while she waits for her mother, Valerie, to join them. Valerie has recently moved to a picturesque town in southern Spain to finally leave behind her turbulent past and find a peace that has always eluded her. Briony has no idea that in a few moments’ time her relationship with her mother will change irrevocably. As Katie plays, Briony pulls from her bag an old photo album, found in a box in her mother’s new home. As she begins to study the faded photos, a letter falls to the ground. It is addressed to her. My Darling Briony, it begins. As Briony reads the words with mounting shock, realisation dawns. Her mother lied to her about what happened with her beloved grandmother Tessa all those years ago – and denied Briony that most precious of relationships, the type of relationship Valerie now enjoys with Katie. The lives of three generations of women are set to change forever as the past is revisited and the truth unfolds through the undelivered letters Tessa wrote to Briony over the years (OCLC)
Title: The lovers

Author: Morris West

Format: Braille & Audio

Summary: Bryan Cavanagh, an Irishman from Australia, and the Principessa, the bride of a wealthy American, share a passionate affair in their youth, and then meet again, some forty years later (OCLC)


Title: Getting the love you want

Author: Harville Hendrix

Format: Audio

Summary: A marriage therapist and pastoral counsellor explains that most of the feelings of receiving inadequate love that couples experience come from unresolved childhood conflicts and describes how adults can learn to flourish as loving and loved people (OCLC)

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