Sometimes we need a break from our daily routine. Sometimes we just want to curl up next to the window with coffee in one hand and a good book in another. We want to travel to a fantasy world full of forbidden love and romantic gestures.
We secretly love the effect a good love story has on us. We may or may not be in love, but reading a good love story can often lift your spirits. Here, we compiled for you a list of six love stories that you must read!
1. Love Story by Eric Segal
Love Story by Erich Segal is a story which is both funny and tragic. It brings together two opposite strangers from equally opposite sides of the world. Oliver Barrett IV is heir to the Barrett fortune and legacy. He is on his way to Harvard for a degree and a career in law, and Jenny Cavilleri, daughter of a Rhode-island baker, who is a sharp-tongued, working-class beauty studying music at Radcliffe.
Oliver and Jenny are opposites in nearly every way from vastly different worlds. They fall in love deeply and powerfully. Their attraction to each another defies everything they ever believed. They share a passion far greater than anything they dreamed possible and explore the wonder of a love that lamentably must end too soon.
If you are in love with someone who is your complete opposite, then you should grab a copy of this love classic. Every time you fight with each other because of your differences, this love story will remind you that those differences are the reason you both love each other so much!
2. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
This classic gem follows the emotions and experiences of Jane Eyre, including her journey to adulthood and her love for Mr. Rochester.
The novel is about the passionate love between Jane Eyre and the brilliant, brooding, and domineering Rochester. Jane has a tough childhood, which makes her strong and independent. These qualities come to her rescue when she goes to Thornfield Hall as a governess. There she falls in love with her employer and discovers his terrible secret which forces her to make a heart-wrenching choice.
This love story is perfect for those whose partners are not so romantic. It will help you understand their perspective better. Besides, we would recommend this story just because of the beauty of English romance!
3. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
Wuthering Heights is possibly the most heartbreakingly beautiful love story ever written. It is a tale of love and revenge on the Yorkshire moors. This story revolves around the love that both makes and destroys the central characters. Catherine is a beautiful, headstrong girl while Heathcliff is a tall, dark, handsome, and brooding hero. Their love for each other both destroyed them and made them going at the same time, throughout their lives.
Heathcliff was a foundling adopted by Catherine’s father. After Catherine’s father dies, Heathcliff is bullied and humiliated by Hindley, her brother. Poor Heathcliff wrongly believes that Catherine does not return his love. He leaves Wuthering Heights with a strong sense of despair. Years later he returns as a wealthy and polished man to exact a terrible revenge for his former miseries.
If you secretly dream of a brooding, passionate man, then you will sincerely enjoy this book. The love that Heathcliff has for Catherine is nothing short of passionate madness.
4. P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
P.S. I Love You is An emotional love story of Holly and Gerry. This charming story very beautifully captures what love is really about. They always knew that they are soul mates destined to be together. They could complete each others’ sentences, and after fighting, they would laugh it off and be normal and loving.
However, the story takes an unfortunate turn, and Gerry dies of a brain tumor. But, on Holly’s 30th birthday he joins her back in the form of a bunch of love notes that he has left for her for each coming month after his death. Through these beautiful loving notes, he teaches Holly to learn to live without him and give love a second chance. Every note of his is signed ‘P.S. I Love You.’
This sweet emotional tear-jerker novel will have you smiling and crying with every turn of the page. It is a beautiful read for those trying to find a second chance at love and life.
5. The Bridges of Madison County by R.J. Walker
The Bridges of Madison County is an intense love story. It depicts a love so strong that you can never be the same after you have experienced it.
Robert Kincaid is a photographer and free spirit who is searching for covered bridges of Madison County. Francesca Johnson is a farm wife who is waiting for the fulfillment of her childhood dream.
This beautifully written love story is a must for those wanting to see love from a man’s eyes. It makes you fall in love with the idea of love.
6. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Any list of romantic novels is incomplete without including The Notebook. Set in the post-WW II era, it captures the true essence of love.
But I bet you don’t need any introduction to this book. You must have already seen the movie starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Even though you have probably seen the movie thousands of time, this book is worth reading. This incredibly moving, heartbreaking, and frustrating tale spans decades and could be read again and again. It will make you laugh and cry a river, but it is worth the emotional roller coaster. This story proves that the power of love can create miracles, and it's gripping all the way through to the very last page.
Nicholas Sparks has a way of communicating feelings that resonate right with your soul. Whether you are happy with special someone or happily single, it does not matter. When it comes to The Notebook, is an amazing story that can b enjoyed by everyone.
Grab that glass of wine, some coffee, or ice cream (don’t forget the tissue box) and get whisked away with these powerful and passionate love stories!