CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Romantic Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. FINDING TRUE LOVE

The Right Approach Edmund Phillips

Encounter on a Train Kevin H. Siepel

“Falling” in Love Mary Mikkelsen

Glads on Monday Chris Schroder

A Love Story Rob Gilbert as cited in Bits &
Pieces

Two Coins in a Fountain Joyce Stark

Six Red Roses Lori J. Robidoux

Real-Life Fairy Tale Norma Grove

To Infinity Lisa Ferris Terzich

Just Call Me Cupid Will Stanton

2. LOVE AND ROMANCE

An Evening at the Waldorf Bud and Jean Ince

To Begin Again Rusty Fischer

Love Notes Gwen Romero

I Love You Anyway Joe Harding

A Fragment in Time Victoria Robinson

Moving In with Frank LaVonne Kincaid

The Gift of Life Margo Molthan

The Heart and Cement of Texas Barbara Zukowski

Three Times the Lover Sherry Huxtable

Romance Isn’t Always Roses—Sometimes It’s
Mulch

    Diane Goldberg

True Love Valerie Cann

Open Heart Rickey Mallory

Message Received Michele Wallace Campanelli

3. ROMANTIC MOMENTS

Romance Is in the Eye of the Beholder Tina
Runge

Handmade Valentines from the Heart Evelyn
Wander

Norma Shearer’s Dress Marion Benasutti

Our Honeymoon Flight Cindy J. Braun

The Surprise Katherine Gallagher

Calling Long Distance Barbara Johnson

Keeping the Passion of Love Alive Barbara De
Angelis, Ph.D.

Dating Again Mary J. Davis

Ready to Be Entertained Dennis Rach

The Camping Trip Meghan Mazour

Hello, Young Lovers Philip Harsham

Who’s Lucky? Rob Gilbert as cited in Bits
& Pieces

Head to Toe Katherine G. Bond

4. ROMANCE AND MARRIAGE

Hubby’s Special Gift Lisa Bade Goodwin

Road to Romantic Ruin Is Paved with Practical Gifts
Dave Barry

Saturday Nights Mary Lebeau

A Fool in Love Mary Roach

The One-Sweet-Potato Thanksgiving SuzAnne C. Cole

A Penny More Precious Than a Diamond Barbara Bartlett

Happy Valentine’s Day, Dear. Here’s Your Mesh
Body Stocking

   Ernie Witham

The Forever Card Susan J. Siersma

The Frosty Moment Called for Ice Cream Susan
Sarver

Hooray for the Ho-Hum Marriage Trish Vradenburg

The Anniversary Ken Swarner

The Little Things . . . Susan M. Miller

Who, Me? Andy Skidmore

5. MEMORIES OF LOVE

The Hat I Stole for Love Ed Stivender

Will He Kiss Me? Margaret E. Reed

A Friend’s Secret Christina M. Abt

Beautiful Life—Beautiful Death Bruce Hanna

Prince Charming Michele Davis

The Two-Dollar Bill April Felts

My First Kiss Arthur Sánchez

Be Mine Chuck Thompson

Angel on the Beach Helen Xenakis

6. LESSONS IN LOVE

Visions of Art Jeanne Knape

A Different Kind of “Trashy Secret”
Rusty Fischer

Love or Infatuation? Ann Landers

Overlook It Tim Hudson

The One Who Got Away Margaret Shauers

“Giving” . . . The Unforgettable Gift
Phyllis A. Robeson

A Romantic Hammer Catherine Walker

Three Kisses Thomas Webber

My Dad’s Story Chin Pak

Goodnight, Sweetheart Karen Lucas

The Lovers Daniel James

Change of Heart As Cited in The Best of Bits
& Pieces

Learning to Love Carin Klabbers

7. FOR BETTER OR FOR WORSE

Sage Advice from the Stepfather of the Bride Ernie
Witham

The Missing Candelabra Bruce McIver

A Wife’s Greatest Gift Marilynn Carlson
Webber

Mourning the Loss, Mending the Heart Sandy
Wallace

Slaying My Dragon Jenna Glatzer

Women and Fiction As Cited in The Best of Bits
& Pieces

A Mistake I Will Not Repeat Michael Seale

A Message from the Angels Mary Ann Stafford

8. THE FLAME STILL BURNS

Grandfather’s Favorite Betty Tucker

The Three Men I Married Pamela F. Dowd

Metamorphosis Helen V. Christensen

Forever in Their Eyes Nancy B. Gibbs

A Joy Forever T. Jensen Lacey

Tattooed Dreams Carol MacAllister

Oh, to Be Loved Like That! Mary L. TenHaken

The Sun Had Come Out Jean Shanley

Golf Course Romance Nancy B. Gibbs

Lost and Found Ami McKay

The Ageless Dance of Love Wendy J. Natkong

Fifty Years of Love Nena O’Neill

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Are Mark and Chrissy Donnelly?

Who Is Barbara De Angelis, Ph.D.?

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