What is the one emotion that has everyone mystified? What is the one emotion that has started as many wars as it has ended? What emotion has had more plays, songs, and stories written about it than anything else? Love, a feeling that defines us and makes us. Love, that one emotion that makes enemies into friends and friends into enemies.
Here is a list of some of the best romantic novels that will redefine all that you know about love and its magic,
A true tearjerker, that deals with dying and surviving the death of a loved one. It is a brilliant romantic novel which shows the beauty and intricacies of relationship between two lovers who are cancer patients. John Green builds a story out of darkness and despair. He takes the tragedy of cancer and immerses us in the lives of characters that could very well be real.
It is one of the classic romantic novels, and is considered as one of the greatest works of English fiction. It’s a complex work combing elements of the coming-of-age story, the roman à clef, the gothic novel, and more. Despite its complexity, though, the heart and soul of Jane Eyre is the passionate love between Jane and her employer, Edward Rochester, and it’s their love story that is the most memorable element of the novel.
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The Notebook is a contemporary love story set in the pre- and post-World War II era. If you want to read a novel in which the romance is grounded in something real, and the magic is truly magical, read The Notebook. It is one of the most poignant and compelling love stories you will ever read. The Notebook is a classic tale of love lost and regained after many years, and is a truly romantic and touching story. This is an amazing book that captures your attention and keeps you guessing what will happen next.
The Time Traveller’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler’s Wife is an infection that pleasantly invades your system and refuses to let go of the imagination even after you turn the last of its 518 pages and move on to the next book on your shelf. It’s the kind of word-of-mouth book that readers cheerfully spread, like a benign virus, to anyone around them willing to lose themselves in a hopelessly romantic story, forsaking most other obligations like work, family and personal hygiene.
Yes, The Time Traveler’s Wife is that good!!
Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell
Not many books nowadays are 984 pages long, or set in the 1800’s. But of course, some books remain classics, and Gone with the Wind is definitely one of them. It’s a story of peace and war, love and loss, hope and despair. Read this book first and foremost because it is a classic deserving of its awards and praise, but also check it out if you enjoy immersing yourself in other periods of history. Margaret Mitchell paints a vivid picture of life in the South, from belles and beaux to Yankees and Confederates and everything in between.
Lord of Scoundrels, Loretta Chase
Lord of Scoundrels succeeds on all levels. Ms. Chase has taken a conventional plot and given it new depth and breadth. This novel will appeal to readers who delight in strong and intelligent characters and to readers who want to know what makes a character tick. Lord Of Scoundrels is a funny memorable story that manages to portray a complicated, complex hero at the same time. In short, Ms. Chase has managed to balance humor with poignancy. Not an easy task, but she succeeded amazingly.
Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
Absorbing and heartwarming, this first novel lavishly evokes the land and lore of Scotland, quickening both with realistic characters and a feisty, likable heroine. “Outlander” is an epic romance that transcends time. There’s love , of course, but the drama that comes with it is more than just brilliant. Readers are lured into this crazy world and will simply want more.
P.S. I Love You, Cecilia Ahern
Cecelia’s writing is light but it still touches the reader’s heart. It is mind-capturing and she describes things really…. perfectly. It is a pretty heart touching novel with its amazing plot. The novel is a brilliant romantic novel that brings out the best of its characters. A sure treat for the readers, it is a great book that will most definitely leave an everlasting image in your minds.
I really hope that this handpicked list of romantic novels keep you busy for a long time. Happy reading!!!