Ten Best Romance Books
Based on hundreds of reader reviews, these books deserve a place in the romance books hall of fame. To give you an idea of why they are so impressive, I have included some quotes from fans.
The Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The time-travel element is handled brilliantly. Gabaldon bravely tackles difficult themes that are of a violent and sexual nature. You’ll find yourself transported into the characters world — and you won’t want to leave.
It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Phoebe is the outspoken daughter of Bert Somerville, owner of the Stars. After Bert’s death, Phoebe inherits the team with the stipulation that she can retain ownership if they win the championship.
Head coach, Dan, is everything Phoebe despises. Sparks fly, and soon there’s more at stake than winning the championship.
Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux
As many stepmothers can testify, it’s not easy dating a man with a spoiled child. When Dougless is abandoned by her boyfriend following a huge fight, here comes the knight, Nicholas. The ending is both surprising and satisfying.
The Bride by Julie Garwood
Jamie, a spirited English woman is forced by order of a king to marry Scottish laird, Alec Kincaid. He sees the union as nothing more than an act of duty — until love sneaks up on him. This story has some interesting twists including a murder plot.
Whitney, My Love by Judith McNaught
Whitney is a motherless young woman who is sent to live in France with her Aunt, where she blossoms into a vivacious beauty. In comes Clayton Westmoreland, the dashing Duke of Claymore. He is infatuated with Whitney, but he must tread lightly, for this wary beauty is not impressed with money and titles.
Paradise by Judith McNaught
A second chance at love is worth fighting for as Matthew Farrell and Meredith Bancroft prove in this heart-warming book. You’ll experience so many intense feelings that when you’re finished you’ll feel like you’ve just stepped off an emotional roller coaster.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
From the opening line — „It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a large portion must be in want of a wife,“ you’ll find yourself engrossed in this charming and engaging love story. It’s written like a modern day romantic comedy.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Two teenagers, Noah and Allie, meet one summer and fall in love. Allie’s parents do not approve, which seems to doom the relationship. But fate has other plans, because they just cannot forget one another.
Once and Always by Judith McNaught
Victoria is unwittingly betrothed to her Jason after her parents are killed. Jason has more baggage than he can carry following the untimely death of his wife and son. An initially unsympathetic character, readers warm up to him as Victoria reveals the man beneath the hurt.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
Yes, it’s a very long book, but Mitchell’s writing style is easy on the brain with an uncomplicated style. Scarlett realizes too late that she loves Rhett. Scarlett is multi-dimensional, and so is the book. War and race issues are also heavy themes in Gone with the Wind, making it a timeless classic.