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Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult
Jodi Picoult once again explores the limits of love when she introduces the reader to Max and Zoe Baxter, a couple struggling with infertility. After the loss of their stillborn son, Max decides he cannot cope with the relationship and asks for a divorce. Reeling from both the loss of her son and the loss of her husband, Zoe seeks comfort from Vanessa Shaw, comfort that ultimately turns to love and the couple marries. Zoe and Vanessa decide they would like to have children and Zoe volunteers the three remaining frozen embryos from her marriage to Max. But Max, who has since become a born-again Christian, also wants the embryos and a custody battle ensues.

A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Vampires, witches and daemons, oh my! This book has all of those fanatical elements–a grown-up cross between Harry Potter and the Twilight series. Diana Bishop, modern-day ancestor of the famous Salem Bishop witch clan, is a professor at Yale and attending to research at Oxford University in England. She comes across a mysterious text that has supposedly been missing for centuries. This text catches the eye of many creatures on campus, including vampire Matthew Clairmont. But Matthew is drawn to Diana for more than just this magical manuscript and he ends up being her protector. Can romance between a vampire and a witch be possible?

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