The Most Romantic Books of All Time

February 08, 2021

The Most Romantic Books of All Time

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we thought we’d round up a few of the most romantic books of all time to get you in the mood of the season! From timeless classics to contemporary romances, these novels are sure to please the romantic in all of us. 

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

In this timeless romance novel, main character Scarlett O’Hara finds herself lusting after a man who has promised himself to someone else. Set during the Civil War, Scarlett’s wealthy family owns a plantation which is soon reduced to shambles when the war begins going poorly for the Confederacy. The story follows Scarlett as she attempts to gain the attention of a man she is in love with, all while working to keep herself out of poverty.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

This novel features an average girl, Louisa Clark, who is content living her life in her hometown village close to her family and long-term boyfriend. After agreeing to fill a seemingly worthwhile job position, she finds herself working for her new boss, Will Traynor. Will is in a wheelchair due to a prior motorcycle accident which has left him moody and bitter. Through this unlikely love story with two characters who seem to have nothing in common, Louisa tries to show Will how much life truly is worth living. 

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

For fans of romance intertwined with light-hearted wit, Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice will be a new favorite (that it is if you haven’t already read it!) It continues to be one of the most popular American novels ever since its instant success in 1813. The novel’s dynamic characters Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy make the story an enthralling page-turner that will be hard to put down. 

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

The Hating Game is Sally Thorne’s first novel which debuted in top 20 romance novels of 2016 by the Washington Post. In the novel, office co-workers Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman are constantly competing against each other in everything they do. When a new promotion becomes available for the taking, Lucy and Joshua’s rivalry reaches an all time high, until the two find themselves sharing a kiss in the elevator. Do the two truly hate each other or have they gotten one another wrong the entire time?

The Duke and I (Bridgerton Series #1) by Julia Quinn

It’s almost impossible to have not heard of the new Netflix series Bridgerton which has captured the hearts of many. This series, based off of Julia Quinn’s romance novel The Duke and I, follows the children of aristocrats in London as they learn how to prepare for marriage. Main character Daphne Bridgerton’s strong-will keeps her from being able to attract the attention of men she knows she needs in order to secure herself a comfortable future in society. When Simon Basset, the Duke of Hastings, arrives in town, he is immediately fawned over by the young women but has no intentions of marriage. Daphne and Simon form a plan to benefit them both, but it doesn’t end up as either was expecting. 

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