Give Heart to Heart this Valentine’s Day January 31, 2018 – Posted in: Blog, Books

I am not a true believer in Valentine’s day, but I can see the value of offering someone a heartfelt gesture as we are all in need of acknowledgment from the love in our lives and Valentine’s day is a great opportunity to put your love on the table without it looking out of place. Here at Books of Buderim we have a wonderful selection of books to inspire you to create a Valentine’s day that embraces your passion and enthusiasm for each other. This is just a small selection, come and experience the wonder of love through books today.

Letters of Love

The Port Arthur massacre was one of the darkest days in Australian history. But the response, an unprecedented outpouring of love and compassion, also brought out the best in Australians. One year after that tragedy, Walter Mikac launched the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, in honour of his two young daughters who died alongside their mother on that terrible day. Since then, the Foundation has helped tens of thousands of vulnerable youth feel safe and secure from violence. On its 20th anniversary, the Alannah and Madeline Foundation will publish Letters of Love, aimed at sending love back into the community again. More than 60 celebrities and public figures have written letters about love in all its shapes and sizes – from romance and plutonic love to familial love, devotion to nature, and as a celebration of positivity. Contributors include: Rex Hunt, Steve Vizard, Neil Mitchell, Ron Barassi, Bob Brown, Melissa Doyle, Layne Beachley, Gina Liano, Chrissy Swan, Michael Kirby, Danni Minogue, Jimmy Barnes, Cadel Evans, Andrew O’Keefe, Cameron Daddo, Steve Bradbury $19.99(AUD)

Desire: 100 of literature’s sexiest stories

Strict mistresses, naughty maids, handsome gardeners and disarming strangers; literature is awash with love, sex, and desire. This collection brings together 100 of the best examples, hand-picked by Mariella Frostrup and the Erotic Review. From romance and seduction to downright dirty deeds, here are prize-winners, bestsellers and rising stars, each of whom proves that when it comes to the bedroom, a little fiction goes a long way. So whether you’re looking for love, lust or something in between, this gorgeous anthology is the perfect gift…or bedside companion. $49.99(AUD)

Hector and the secrets of love

One of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies has employed him to track down their brilliant scientist, Professor Cormorant, who has disappeared abroad with the secret of a modern-day love potion. Leaving behind his troubled relationship with girlfriend Clara, Hector’s adventure takes him to the Far East and into the arms of beautiful Vayla, forcing our hero to think deeply about what love really is/means. In his follow-up to the multi-million-selling Hector and the Search for Happiness, acclaimed writer and psychiatrist, Francois Lelord, offers us a new fable filled with thoughtful insights into the very human desire to find and keep love. $19.95(AUD)

The 5 Love Languages

Simple ideas, lasting love, Falling in love is easy. Staying in love that s the challenge! How can you keep your relationship fresh and growing amid the demands, conflicts, and just plain boredom of everyday life?In the #1 “New York Times” bestseller “The 5 Love Languages,” you ‘ll discover the secret that has transformed millions of relationships worldwide. Whether your relationship is flourishing or failing, Dr. Gary Chapman s proven approach to showing and receiving love will help you experience deeper and richer levels of intimacy with your partner starting today.”The 5 Love Languages” is as practical as it is insightful. Updated to reflect the complexities of relationships today, this new edition reveals intrinsic truths and applies relevant, actionable wisdom in ways that work. “Includes the Couple’s Personal Profile assessment so you can discover your love language and that of your loved one.””

$27.95(AUD)

Or have some fun with a game that reminds you of love

Love letters

All of the eligible young men (and many of the not-so-young) seek to woo the princess of Tempest. Unfortunately, she has locked herself in the palace, and you must rely on others to bring your romantic letters to her. Will yours reach her first? Love Letter is a game of risk, deduction, and luck for 2–4 players. Your goal is to get your love letter into Princess Annette’s hands while deflecting the letters from competing suitors. From a deck with only sixteen cards, each player starts with only one card in hand; one card is removed from play. On a turn, you draw one card, and play one card, trying to expose others and knock them from the game. Powerful cards lead to early gains but make you a target. Rely on weaker cards for too long, however, and your letter may be tossed in the fire! $10.00(AUD)