9 Romantic Novels To Read When In Love
It’s just been a week since he proposed to you. You’re surely on cloud nine. Love is in the air and you are feeling it everywhere, right? Do you know want to know what happens when a person falls in love? Then you must read one of these romantic novels. You will surely get a hang of what love is all about. Keep reading.
1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook is a tale of longing and love. It starts off with an old man reading from a tattered yellow-paged book to a old woman who are later revealed to be husband and wife. Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton are two lovers who have been separated by the Second World War. They meet after 14 long years and so does their passion and love. But their fate has different plans. Nicholas Sparks delivers a fantastic story of true, long lasting love and separation and how love overcomes all barriers.
2. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
In this teen paranormal fiction, there's suspense, there's romance, there's a mystery and there are vampires too. Meet young Isabella Swan who just moves in with her dad at the small town of Forks. All is normal in her life until she catches the eye of Edward Cullen; beautiful but detached. Bella, as she's called, has lots in store for her if she agrees to be friends with Edward. But the problem is she doesn't know that he's a vampire. Twilight makes vampires look good - physically as well as behaviorally.
3. Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks
Another truly wonderful story by Nicholas Sparks, it shows the life of Katie who's just moved to small North Carolina to be away from a past that terrifies her. She avoids forming any personal ties with anyone until she meets Alex, a widower with two kids, and finds herself falling for him. She also becomes close to her neighbor, Jo. But when Kevin, her husband, comes back to claim her, things go out of hand and she realizes that love is the only safe haven that she could have.
4. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
This story proves that love in all forms is eternal. Holly is left all alone and unable to cope up with her life when her husband Gerry dies. On her 30th birthday, she gets a letter and an audio cassette from none other than her husband telling her that she will get a letter on the first of every month for a year and she has to do what's written in it. He signs all the letters with P.S. I Love You - hence the name. All of his letters help Holly to get back on her feet and start living life again.
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This tale of slow budding romance between a simple, yet strong minded girl, Elizabeth Bennett and the richest man in town, William Darcy will leave you dreamy-eyed for a long time. The language may be difficult at first glance, but it's a classic piece of literature that will stay with you for a long time. It shows that love can flourish even amidst all social and cultural barriers.
6. This Heart of Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Molly Somerville wants to overcome her longtime crush on the Chicago Stars football team's quarterback Kevin Tucker who doesn't even know her proper name. Circumstances lead to one thing and the other and Kevin and Molly are forced to spend few months at his farmhouse which also had a few guests pouring in. They try to avoid their attraction to each other but fail to do so and fall in love. For another twist, it also has Kevin's estranged mother coming to see him and how he handles his relation with her.
7. Love Story by Erich Segal
This is one classic every romantic novel buff must read. It tells the story of Oliver and Jenny and how they meet, fall in love and lose each other in the end. From the beginning, their conversations are lively and playful and this keeps the book interesting to read too. But after losing Jenny, Oliver cries into the arms of his father with whom he always maintained a formal distance. Both these characters are so endearing that they never leave your mind even after the book is over.
8. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
The love triangle between Scarlett, Ashley and Rhett is very intense and is another classic in the world of romantic fiction. You will also find yourself relating to the many aspects of Scarlett's personality throughout the book. This is one read that keeps you fascinated till the end as Scarlett loses the one she loves and surprisingly falls for the one whom she hates.
9. Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
This novel takes a modern approach to the real nuances of having a baby. Genius professor Dr. Jane Darlington wants to have a baby but doesn't want him/her to suffer what she had suffered in her childhood-the troubles of being a genius. So she wants a man who is nothing but stupid. She finds one in Cal Bonner, the quarterback of the Chicago Stars. But he is not stupid as he portrays and won't be used by this genius.