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Top 5 Romantic Novels For Valentine's Day

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by Jennifer Muirhead (subscribe)
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma. ~ Eartha Kitt
Published February 8th 2018
True love, awkwardness and everyday affection
Looking for something romantic to read for Valentine's Day? Look no further!

1. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

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Like the movie it is based on, this novel is mostly an adventure story, but it also contains "the kissy parts". Wesley and Buttercup's story is one for the ages, full of sword fighting, betrayal, drama and of course, true love.

2. Born in Ice by Nora Roberts

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Born in Ice
is the second book in a trilogy about the Concannon sisters, but it works as a stand alone novel and some readers consider it the best of the three. Mystery writer Grayson Thane goes to stay at a cosy bed and breakfast in Ireland to work on his novel. There he meets Brianna, his hostess, who is much too busy dealing with her own family drama to look for romance among her customers. Or so it seems at first...

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

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You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."
- Mr Darcy.

I know it's a bit of a cliche, but it's a classic for a reason. It's a book to keep going back to, to enjoy over and over again.

4. The Undomestic Goddess Sophie Kinsella

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Overworked lawyer Samantha Sweeting makes a huge mistake in her job. Reeling with the shock of it she leaves London, boards a train and winds up in the middle of nowhere. When she stops for directions at a large house in the country the inhabitants mistake her for their new housekeeper, and in her bewildered state she just goes with it. Samantha, who can't so much as boil an egg, finds herself suddenly in charge of all manner of domestic tasks. In time she starts to find a new way of life, and even a new love.

5. I will Marry George Clooney By Christmas by Tracy Bloom

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Michelle put her dreams of becoming a chef on hold when she found herself pregnant with her daughter. Years later, she is working in a chicken factory in her home town when her daughter lets slip that she is planning to sleep with her deadbeat boyfriend. Scared that history will repeat itself, Michelle manages to convince her daughter to hold off on losing her virginity until after Christmas by making a ridiculous drunken bet with her. Now all she has to do is marry George Clooney.

I Will Marry George Clooney by Christmas
is a contemporary romance that is hilarious in parts but tugs on the heart strings too.
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Why? To have something to snuggle up with even if you don't have a Valentine.
Your Comment
And don't forget The Rosie Project
by mdunn (score: 1|43) 1228 days ago
thanks for your ideas. I'd like to add 2 classic (obsessive) love stories to your list - Wuthering Heights and The Great Gatsby
by May Cross (score: 3|7904) 1228 days ago
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