I'm not usually one for romance novels, but I do love an underlying romance in the books I read. There have been a few books that I've read over the past few years that I would love to reread and fall in love with again. In honor of Valentine's this week- here are my top 6 Love Stories to Fall in Love With All Over Again.
A Winter Love Story by Jane Claypool Miner
A sweet story about a group of friends who set off on a graduation ski trip looking for adventure...and maybe love. Maybe they don't find what they want...but they all find what is perfect for them. I first read this book when I was a teenager in 1993 when it was published. I couldn't put it down. As an adult now, it still sits on my shelf. I loved this book perhaps because I read it when I was a love struck teenager, but I'm pretty sure I'd love it still today.
Bel Canto by Ann Patchett
An unconventional love story but a beautiful one. A group of people gathered at a party are taken hostage. It's a little slow moving but very passionate. It takes a fated and tragic twist and made me cry at the end.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Of course Henry and Clare are on my list. For one, this relationship is real and believable. The book covers the early days of their relationship and it's not always perfect. But I truly love how they overcome things. I enjoyed seeing the progression of their relationship from dating to married couple and beyond. Being married to a time traveler can never be easy- one of my all time favorite books.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
Now this a love story! Marlena is stuck with a tirade of a husband and Jacob is stuck working for him. I'll admit that the whole Jacob needs to 'save' Marlena mentality is a bit of a turn off. But really, I could see from the beginning they should be together and they went through a lot to get there.
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
This book holds such a special place in my heart. Growing up in a house full of girls made me really relate to the March girls. I loved seeing how each girl finds happiness in their own way. I was upset when Jo turned Laurie down and I think it was such a treat that she found such a wonderful and perfect companion in the end and so did Laurie!
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen
And well, this list wouldn't be complete without my favorite. Cliche? Maybe, but I don't care. I truly adore this book. Yes, Darcy was a dick through most of this book, but he owns up to it in the end. Pride is such a strong thing when it comes to love.
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