Are you a fan of great love stories? Here you will find new ideas to experience your next great literary romance. The 10 Best Romantic Novels of All Time.
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1. Noah’s notebook
For many, among the favorite romantic movies is Noah’s Diary, as this is the novel on which it is based. Noah Calhoun is 31 years old when he returns to his home in North Carolina after World War II.
In addition to recovering his life, Noah seeks to improve that girl he has had in his heart for years, Allie Nelson. Fate, however, makes her be with someone else … And if you liked this book, don’t miss other romantic novels by this author, a best seller.
Noah’s Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
Ed. Roca Pocket
2. Pride and prejudice (Romantic Novels)
If you haven’t read it, you have to do it now! And if you have read it, surely you want to reread it. Elisabeth, the Bennets’ second marriageable daughter, the romantic heroine created by Jane Austen, belongs to a different social class than that of Fitzwilliam Darcy, social prejudices seem to make their union impossible.
And less because just knowing each other hurts his pride, and Elisabeth is not a woman to be intimidated. But … we better avoid spoilers, and you delve into this story that is a classic of English literature.
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
Ed. Editorial Alliance
3. Love in the time of cholera
When the love of your life like marries another, what can you do? Florentino Ariza is clear: wait for her. She is Fermina Daza, a young woman who prioritizes climbing the social ladder to love.
That is something that Florentino cannot give her but Dr. Juvenal Urbino, who works to eradicate cholera from his people and is the most desired bachelor. The marriage between Juvenal and Fermina lasts 50 years.
Has Florentino waited for her all this time? Will your youthful love have a chance?
Love in the time of cholera, Gabriel García Márquez
Ed. Literature Random House
4. Me before you (Romantic Novels)
Louisa “Lou” Clark needs a job and leaving a boyfriend whom she knows she doesn’t want. Will Traynor believes that he hasn’t needed anything or anyone since an accident left him completely disabled. Will wants to die. Lou is pure life.
And then Cupid does his thing and gathers them together. We already told you that their first meeting is … No, we better not understand each other because as soon as you start reading, you won’t be able to “get off the hook.”
Me before you, Jojo Moyes
5. Wuthering Heights
The Yorkshire moors are the scene of high hatred, passion, and revenge. Catherine has a destructive passion for Heathcliff, a young man of dark origin who is not suitable as a husband in the classy British society of the time.
For this reason, Catherine marries another man, much more suited to his social parameters. However, passion is like an unleashed hurricane that will end up devastating their lives.
Emily Brontë wrote this novel only in 1847, but it was so groundbreaking that it still seduces us today, and we can read and reread it without losing its appeal. Catherine and Heathcliff’s love story engages.
Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë
Ed. Penguin Clasicos
6. Sushi for beginners (Romantic Novels)
A London publisher has it all: a job she loves, a handsome and wealthy boyfriend, and a stylish wardrobe… she ends up destined for Dublin, a city that –OMG! – doesn’t even have a Versace store.
Her new boss doesn’t take her into account, and she feels like a fish out of water but, where you least expect it, a great love story can emerge.
Fresh, natural, fun, this Marian Keyes novel will make you smile and even laugh, as well as making your heart beat faster. If, after reading it, you want to know more Marian Keyes books, this is its official page.
Sushi for beginners, Marian Keyes
7. For whom the Bell Tolls
Love and drama go hand in hand in this novel in the Spanish Civil War on which the famous film starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman was based.
A young man from the International Brigades, Robert Jordan, joins a militiamen group whose mission is to blow up a bridge to avoid the rebels’ counterattack.
Upon reaching his mission, he meets María, with whom he falls instantly in love. But circumstances will make his story as passionate as it is tragic.
For Whom the Bell Tolls, Ernest Hemingway
8. The mischief of the bad girl (Romantic Novels)
The story of Ricardo and his “bad girl,” the nickname he gives Lily, whom he met in Lima as a teenager, is a story of separations and reunions.
Lily is from a very humble family and wants position and financial security in the only way that her beauty allows her: getting married.
Ricardo, who has fulfilled his dream of living as an interpreter in Paris, can only love her in those intervals in which Lily passes from one relationship to another and from one city to another. Will your love have a chance?
The mischief of the bad girl, Mario Vargas Llosa
9. Three meters over the sky
Federico Moccia is one of the great best-sellers of contemporary Italian literature. This is the first title of the love story between Babi and Step, which has a second and the third part in I want you and Three times you. Babi is a model daughter: a good, sensible student…
The step is a stray bullet. However, between them, a bond of love is created that turns them into contemporary Romeo and Juliet.
Three meters above the sky, Federico Moccia
10. The Great Gatsby
In the framework of the happy 20s, Jay Gatsby is a rich man himself, but nobody knows the origin of his fortune. Gatsby is obsessed with regaining the love of Daisy Buchanan, the woman he loved before enlisting.
But Daisy is married to Tom Buchanan, the son of a wealthy family, a double-minded man who has a mistress. Little by little, Nick, Daisy’s cousin, tells us the clash of two men for the love – or possession – of a woman and how it is can destroy everything.
The Great Gatsby, Francis Scott Fitzgerald
If you are fond of love books, in this article, you will surely find many titles that you have already read and that you may want to reread and suggestions to discover new authors, great stories that you have not yet read.
Passionate loves, those that defy social rules, circumvent historical moments, face obstacles that seem impossible, live heartbreaking separations, erotic festive reconciliations.