So how did we manage to come up with only five romance novels from the gazillions out there? Simple, these romantic books have a legacy of their own and to this day, they are still treasured. Romance is timeless and these books exemplify that. But, don’t take our word for it, check out the list for yourself!
5. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.
Set in 1813, during the Regency era in Britain, the romantic novel follows Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman who learns about life through several obstacles she will overcome.
4. Lord of Scoundrels (Series) by Loretta Chase
Set in 1828, the romance novel focuses on the antics of the Marquess of Dain. He is also known as the “Lord Beelzebub” and the “Lord of Scoundrels.” Needless to say, his nicknames say it all: He is a scoundrel!
3. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
A fun romance novel that weaves together fantasy, adventure, comedy, and romance, it has entertained readers since its debut in 1973.
2. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
This romance novel is about love through the ages and obstacles. It follows Noah and Allie and their story. Published in 1996, the novel was adapted for a film in several countries!
1. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
Set during the American Civil War and Reconstruction Era, the romance novels follow the trials and tribulations of Scarlett O’Hara. Spoiled and sheltered, she learns about life and love, in several gut-wrenching ways.