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What is the most romantic book ever?

what is the most romantic book ever?

If you were to ask a Romance reader what there favorite romance book was, what do you think they would say? I guess, they would freeze, blush and gush about thousands of books that they conside their faves. Ha! That’s cliche, i know. But come to think of it. Have you ever wondered what the most romantic book is? Or are? Cos i bet there are tons out there.

Personally, no. Okay, maybe once or twice. But it just got stuck to my head and got me thinking. I’m not a fan of Romance but I have read quite a handful of intriguing romances.
Some are quite interesting without the cliche part and all that lovey dovey. To each their own, I guess. I might also make another post on the most favorite thriller and horror books! So keep an eye out.

Now, what comes to your mind when you think of romance in general. Is it something bright, beautifully, aesthetically pleasing?
I love to imagine flowers littered around, pinkish and purplish wide flowery gardens, and a lot of happiness. Something unadulterated, natural, steming from the deepest part of the heart. Somethingh real. Hence when it comes to romance novels, I think of a boy and a girl finding love in unexpected places and doing everything to never let go no matter the circumstances. Sounds cliche? Hope not! But sometimes we live for the cliche.

What do you imagine when you think of love or romance?

For this post, I had to undergo a ton of research. If you make a search in google regarding this topic, a lot of websites pop up. That is because a lot has been written on the various romance favorites out there. So for this, I had to take most of those websites intro account, including other individuals’ opinions whom I contacted through polls in various social media.

At the end of it all, I came to a conclusion. There are some pretty common books that are widely loved. For example, The Notebook. I’m sure you all guessed that already! Without further ado, here are the list I made up.

NB: There are tons of Romances in different languages that are faves among people but for the sake of this post, they are limited to only English books.

Nine Lives by Daniella Steel

Danielle Steel is almost synonymous with the romance genre—she writes some of the best romance novels for adults. But beyond the romance, these are stories of women finding out who they are amidst life-altering family and personal dramas. Nine Lives follows Maggie Kelly, a woman who has done everything she can to keep tragedy from her door. But when tragedy strikes and Maggie loses the safe suburban life she’s built with a safe, dependable man, the lure of her reckless high-school love rears its head and takes her in new directions.

I bet you were thinking of seeing a classic as the number one. Ha! I got you. I tried to mix all the eras together and not just include classics or non classsics. There’s no romance list without Daniella Steel! She is simply a mesmerizing witter who weaves the words effortlessly. Have you read this?

The Flame And The Flower by Kathleen E. Woodiwiss

A lusty adventurer married to the sea, Captain Brandon Birmingham courts scorn and peril when he abducts the beautiful fugitive Heather Simmons from the tumultuous London dockside. But no power on Earth can compel him to relinquish his exquisite prize. For he is determined to make the sapphire-eyed lovely his woman… and to carry her off to far, uncharted realms of sensuous, passionate love.

OOOHH. Did you think of this book? This book is the heat!!! I bet you would never stop reading if you started. It is just intenssssse.

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier

The novel begins in Monte Carlo, where the heroine is swept off her feet by the dashing widower Maxim de Winter and his sudden proposal of marriage. Orphaned and working as a lady’s maid, she can barely believe her luck. It is only when they arrive at Maxim’s massive country estate that she realizes how large a shadow his late wife will cast over their lives—presenting her with a lingering evil that threatens to destroy their marriage from beyond the grave.

Hot damn! If you’re a fan of historical suspense with a lot of romance then this is the book for you darling!

Lover Awakened by J. R. Ward

A former blood slave, the vampire Zsadist still bears the scars from a past filled with suffering and humiliation. Anger is his only companion, and terror is his only passion—until he rescues a beautiful aristocrat from the evil Lessening Society. Bella is instantly entranced by the seething power Zsadist possesses. Bella must help her lover overcome the wounds of his tortured past and find a future with her

Is it getting hot in here or is it just me? The cover tells it all.

Vision In White by Nora Roberts

Always the wedding planner, never the bride. Emmaline, Mackensie, Laurel, and Parker are surrounded by love seven days a week at their successful wedding planning business. But just because romance abounds at work doesn’t mean they’ve been lucky in love themselves. Follow Mackensie as she navigates her way through a romance of her own that turns out to be a little more treacherous than she first expected.

 The Notebook by Nicolas Sparks

Nicolas Sparks is undoubtedly a great romance author—this man can write a love story. The Notebook toes the line between contemporary and historical romance. An older gentleman visits a woman with a fading memory every morning to read to her from a well-worn notebook. The notebook he reads contains the love story of Noah Calhoun and Allie Nelson and details Allie’s quandary: to marry her fiancé or give it all up for Noah.

I think its safe to say that the list would not be commplete without this book right here. The Notebook is everything a romance should be.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Initially criticized and largely ignored for its inappropriate depiction of blind love, this romantic classic is today one of the best-known love stories ever written in English Literature. Brontë’s protagonist, Heathcliff is a foster child who develops an unconditional love for his foster sister, Catherine but a little rumor in town will soon destroy them both.

My fave classic of all time! Emotional, romance, true love, heartbreak are entwined in this classic romance.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

Largely acclaimed for attacking issues of sexuality, class, feminism and religion through a first-person narrative, Charlotte Brontë’s novel explores the life of its title character from childhood right up till her marriage to the man she falls in love with, Mr. Rochester. Jane Eyre compelled many critics to admit the persuasiveness with which the character Jane convinced audiences of her views which directly opposed the status quo of 19th century England.

Another beloved classic here by non other than Emily’s very own sister, Charlotte.

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Second most favorite American book, this romantic classic is bildungsroman based on the character of Scarlett O’Hara, the pampered daughter of a rich plantation owner and her journey through marriage, love and the Civil War South. Being Mitchell’s only novel, Gone With the Wind sold over thirty million copies, won her the Pulitzer Prize in 1937 and was adapted into a film two years later.

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

Another epic love story intertwined with the after effects of the Russian Revolution was Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago that invited only rejection from the USSR itself. Dr. Yury Zhivago is a physician, philosopher and poet who is caught in between the love of two women: his wife Tonya and Lara, the wife of a political activist.

The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger

Largely applauded for its unique blend of science fiction and romance, Niffenegger’s debut novel describes the life of Henry and Clare. Henry has a disease that causes him time travel in his life and relationship with Clare. The novel provokes some deep existential questions and was the bestseller with over 2.5 million copies, the British Book Award, Exclusive Books Boeke Prize and a film adaptation in 2009. 

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Márquez

This 1985 novel by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Márquez will make converts out of even the most romance-averse readers. Following the generation-spanning love story of protagonists Fermina and Florentino as they lose and find each other at various points in life, this classic will have even the biggest cynics believing in true love.

The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simmons

Set in 1940s Russia, Paullina Simmons’ 2000 romance novel is all about the many ways in which love can overcome adversity. A bloody backdrop never diminishes the protagonists’ pursuit of freedom, nor their love for one another, making this a particularly poignant read during the current period of global political unrest.

The Thorn Birds by A. Ward and Colleen McCullough

One of the most popular romantic novels of all time, The Thorn Birds has sold 33 million copies worldwide—and with good reason. Even for those who don’t openly embrace the romantic genre, the family saga that props up the plot will speak to readers from all walks of life.

What do you think of this list? Did your fave make it? If you think there are some other books that deserve to be up there, comment down below and I’ll make a part 2. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this. Don’t forget to like, comment and share.


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