In “The Quiet Side of Passion” by Alexander McCall Smith, Isabel Dalhousie hires an office assistant and an au pair for her daughter. Unfortunately, the romantic woes of the new hires outweigh their help. In “The Endless Beach” by Jenny Colgan, a woman trades her career in London for the remote isle of Mure. She never dreamed that her boss would follow (apparently she has not read much romance fiction!). “The Subway Girls” by Susie Orman Schnall, is a “fast-paced, clever novel” about two women in the 1940s who vie to escape the confines of home. “Eagle & Crane” by Suzanne Rindell, Suzanne, is a “satisfying” novel about a love triangle set against the background of WWII and the internment of Japanese citizens.