Take the (Romantic) Leap with These Titles

It's just another day, really, but why not spend Leap Day enjoying a little more of this month of romance with protagonists who take inspiring leaps of their own?

Start with Leap Year, a romantic comedy starring perennial favorite Amy Adams as an American who travels to Ireland to take part in an Irish Leap Year tradition in which women propose marriage to men. (Bonus: The setting will put you in the mood for the next big day on the calendar, St. Patrick's Day.)

Or cross the Atlantic the other way with Leap of Faith by romance maven Danielle Steel. Marie-Ange travels from her home in a French chateau to an Iowa farm and back again, where a chilling mystery builds.

Leap of Faith is available in other formats.

Ever wonder what it would be like to have February 29 as your birthday? Josie turns 4 in Leap Day, but she's really 16. For teen readers, this lively title leaps from tales of Josie's birthday to peeks into the lives and futures of some of her family and friends—including crushes. It's a fast and satisfying read for fans of teen friendship novels.

Leap Day is available in other formats.

I'll end with a leap of faith of my own. I suspect if you like these titles, you may enjoy a quick escape with Leaping Beauty: And Other Animal Fairy Tales. While it's intended for younger readers, it's a fun one for readers of all ages. If you've read Wicked, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister or anything else by Gregory Maguire, you'll enjoy these illustrated, fractured takes on classic fairy tales, including the tadpole who grows into Leaping Beauty.

Leaping Beauty is available in other formats.

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