Top 10 Most Romantic Novels
Movies, plays, performances and operas are surely entertaining. But, nothing can beat the feeling you get when you’re reading a well-written love story. For all those die-hard romantic readers out there, listed below are 10 of the best romantic novels ever written.
1. Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
What else could be a better way to begin with than with one of the greatest love stories of all time? Romeo and Juliet tells us the story of two lovers whose love affair is strongly opposed by their feuding families. In spite of all of this, they finally manage to unite in death. Many love stories will come and go, but this one is here to stay. Originally an Italian plot, this story gained incredible popularity when Shakespeare gave it his Midas' touch. This numero uno romance is still touching the hearts of many.
2. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
This is a historical fiction love story of Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser belonging to two different time periods. Claire, belonging to the 20th-century, travels back to the 18th century and meets Jamie, a young Scottish humorous redhead. If you are ready for 850 pages packed with action, sex, life and death, then take the plunge.
3. The Bride by Julie Garwood
This is the story of Lady Jamie and Alec Kincaid. Jamie is English and Alec is a Scottish laird who are forced to marry by their respective kings. While living in the Highlands, Jamie and Alec learn much about each other and about themselves. All the while, someone is out to put a stop to the love that is blooming between them. If you are an ardent follower of romantic novels, this one is for you.
4. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is one of the best romantic classics that you would ever come across. Pride and Prejudice tells us the story of a judgmental, rebellious, witty beauty Elizabeth Bennet and an equally intelligent Mr.Darcy. The story is how love conquers the pride and prejudices that envelops the minds of two people who are destined to meet. The best part about this novel is the depth that each of the characters have.
5. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Gone with the Wind is yet another beautifully written romantic classic. If you have experienced the pain of unrequited love, you will be able to easily relate to this book. Published in 1936, Gone with the Wind is a story of Scarlett O'Hara, a rich plantation owner's spoilt daughter. Although, the plot is set during the American Civil War and the Reconstruction era that followed the war, you will be surprised at how easy it is to relate to it.
6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
This novel can be simply described as the story of how a young man loses the one he loves, and then reunites with her after searching her for years. It is the story of how the love that they have for one another keeps them alive. It is the perfect description of how true love is supposed to be. This is not just a novel. It is a poignant love story that, once you read, will become a part of you. You will never be able to forget it.
7. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
If you are just too sick of the classics and are looking for a modern-day love story, then this one is for you. It is the story of a young widow who receives love letters from her dead husband. She later finds out that these letters were written by him before he died, so that he could give her company even after he was gone. Through his letters, he teaches her to let go of her past and move on with life. The sweetest part of this novel is that each of his letter ends saying, P.S I Love You!
8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
If you are someone who enjoys reading paranormal love stories, this one is for grabs. The popularity of this book is what forced producers to come up with a movie adaptation. It is a beautiful love story of a simple, laid-back young girl named Bella and a cold-blooded vampire. The dilemma that Bella faces through the movie will surely drive you crazy.
9. Love Story by Erich Segal
It is the story of how the protagonist Oliver meets Jennifer, the love of his life and then loses her. When he first meets her, he finds her repulsive. However, later, it is that very quality of hers that gravitates him towards her. This is one of the most recommended novel for all you mushy romantics out there.
10. Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer
If Morning Glory had to be described in three words it would be humorous, romantic and sentimental. Ex-convict Will Parker meets a recently widowed and pregnant Elly Dinsmore, and here's where a love story of a lifetime begins. This book won LaVyrle Spencer an award for the Best Romance of 1989. You just cannot miss this one! Make a place for this book on your shelf and it will automatically find a place in your heart.