Top Ten Romance Novels of All Time

Which is the best romance novel that was ever written?

The Top Ten

1 Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

One of my all time favorites. Think I'm still in love a little with Jamie after all this time. Definitely a must read!

Stick with this book, it starts out slow but you will be rewarded with Characters you will love at the end of the day. Also surprises, with most romance you can see where it is headed, Diana Gabaldon has an amazing ability to create new and exciting plots that will keep you thinking

Love this novel... I bought the first one and them continue on reading the entire series... Can't wait for the next book.. Definitely worth reading

THE Best... and now you can read then watch it come to life on screen. we waited over 20 years for that. Its that good. couldn't be a movie.. had to be a T.V. series!

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2 The Bride by Julie Garwood

My favorite romance ever! Have read it at least six times. Makes me smile every time.

The bride is a beautiful book. All of Garwood's books rock!

Love Julie Garwood. Wonderful romance. Lots of fun to read.

Great book!

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3 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

I've read this book at least 6 times. I think all the other books listed
Here, have a base in this book. Certainly Jane lived in a time where she
Herself didn't have the advantage these great authors did in reading other
Great works. A genius in character behavior and romance.

The first romantic novel, which introduced me to the world of romantic novels and made me realise that how beautiful this world is...I really have a great deal of appreciation for Jane Austen for such great work.

I honestly love this book. It's a deep book. Deeper than books now a days. You have to read this book slowly and understand to maximise your enjoyment.

The best romantic novel ever written.

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4 Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Devereaux

I was about 17 when I first read this book... I am 37 now. Have read SO many novels since then, but few even come close to comparing to this one, can't wait to share it with my daughter in a few years :)!

I think it's the best romance book I EVER read next to paradise by judith mcnaught... I couldn't stop thinking about colin and my tears were preety unstoppable in many places... Trust me it's a must have to read book for all the romance lovers out there... And I am judging from the hundreds of seventy two romance novels I have read.. I can't believe still thinking about the book makes my heart contract..

My all time favorite. This story evoked every emotion out of me and I have never read another book quite like this.

Another winner!

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5 It Had to Be You by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

One of my all time favorites! I absolutely love Phoebe! It had to be you is the first in the Chicago Stars series which I have also loved do far!

There is boobs on the cover

I wasn't expecting to, but it was a surprise how much I love the novel and connected series!

What a disgustin cover yuckyy!
Publishers ru mad"""'wev got better pics for a cover in d world """"

6 Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Loved this book! Kept me captivated from the beginning to end. It never got boring and it just kept getting better with each page! As soon as I finished it, I read it again!

Best romance novel ever - and I have read tonnes but nothing has ever come near to this wonderful book. It is a modern take on the beauty and the beast story where the hero due to his troubled past thinks that no one is capable of loving him. And then comes our fiesty heroine who turns the world upside down for him. A must read!

Yes, best romance ever! The characters, dialogue and story make you want to follow them anywhere! Test of time and it is still a romance among romance!

7 A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

I was expecting this to be a lot lower for some reason, I guess because I don't hear too many people talk about it - but I'm pleased it is actually in the top 10, where it deserves to be. It truly is the most beautiful, heart-wrenching romance story I've ever read. If you want an empowering read of pure, innocent love, then I highly recommend this one. The movie is just as good.

I do not understand his books and all the sad endings!

This book's pages will become wet with your tears! Truly a masterpiece. "I believe miracles can happen." This book itself is one!

Haven't read the book but I've watched the movie and I cried every time! can't wait to read this

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8 Flowers from the Storm by Laura Kinsale

I have read over 10,0000 books and this is bar far still my number one without a doubt never found another that touches it

This is one of the best!

9 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Lovely story ever.. Thanks Stephenie

Intriguing... It will take you in a different world where you may get lost and never want to return back!

It is the best love story which takes you to the ride of another world I just can't stop reading it

It's really good love story series and I loved it...

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10 McKenzie's Mountain by Linda Howard

Anything by Linda Howard is perfection, but the McKenzie ' s will stay with you long after reading any of their novels. Also the fact that they personify sexy doesn't hurt either...

One of my favourite authors and series. You can't go wrong with LH!

The Contenders

11 Morning Glory by LaVyrle Spencer

I love anything LaVyrle wrote, but Morning Gloria and Twice Loved are my favorites.

I really liked this story, authentic period writing, and very powerful emotional scenes'

Best book by LaVyrle Spencer by far is Bitter sweet and Family blessings. And don t forget November of the heart. All of the lovely...

12 Dream Man by Linda Howard

Great novel and sadly very realistic on real crime events.

13 Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Das ist gut

14 A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught

A Kingdom of Dreams is a wonderful book. I wish Judith McNaught could write more books like this one but her old books are better than her new books.
The problem with her new books is that hero and heroine of the books hardly spend time together so they do not connect enough.

Love Judith McNaught. Kingdom of dreams is a journey. Great story and beautifully written. Read it 3 times over the years.

Another one of my all time favourite authors. I have all her books!


15 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

It's my favorite novel of all time, and it should be number one on this list. I appreciate the fact that Jane Eyre is not merely a romance novel. The romance is a plot device to uphold the deeper themes of feminist ideals such as autonomy, independence, morality, and self-respect. While Mr. Rochester is indeed swoon-worthy with his dark, brooding, yet charming personality, there's more to Jane's personality and life than him alone.

Best love story ever, true love, passionate. Tackles themes such as redemption, abuse. Bigamy. Loss, rejection, a work of genius by a genius

The greatest love story ever in my opinion!

The classic

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16 Fifty Shades Trilogy by E. L. James

I really don't see the way people react to its name or given popularity as a 'SEX' novel or like this book is meant for people who are carving for SEX. The ultimate motive was the kind of complicated guy Christian was but how he fell in love even with all in insecurities and his controlling nature. So far, the best I've rad and amazing reading it because it kept me connected all the while.

When people think of the Fifty shades books the right away think "sex', after reading this trilogy it was the best romance I've see in such short pages. I have read all 3 books already 3 times and it has by far been the best romance I've read.

Highly sub estimated, I fell in love with the vulnerability of the main characters and, as an incurable romantic, I believe nobody can miss read this love story. But to get the full experience, you need read the full saga.
My sugestion is, immediately after you finish the last page of Fifty Shades of Gray you must start Fifty Shades Darker. You must just keep going as if the second book is just part of the first.

Romantic? really I would say if u need romantic read the fault in our stars or eleanor and park fifty shades is a not romantic it is just a baseless book

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17 Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

I fell in love with John, just like Savannah ever did. The whole story is a bittersweet love story that might happen in one of us. I'll give it 4/5. It becomes my fave romance novel ever!

It's an uh-mazing book.
Definitely a must read.
I will always be in love with John.

One of my favorite from Nicholas Sparks'

John is my type of a guy I'll like to in love john

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18 The Magic of You by Johanna Lindsey

Love this whole series!

19 The Best of Me by Nicholas Sparks

It's an amazing novel and truly unbelievable. I cried a lot, big times. To be truth, it has the highest place in my heart. Every single part of the story has the emotional games that could make you cry or happy or even curious what would happened next. Two thumbs up for this!

20 Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

Perhaps the most disturbing book I've ever read. Nearly all of the characters sow their own demise in such idiotic ways. Heathcliff and Catherine's romance is perhaps the most dysfunctional relationship in all of English literature, and all the other romances end just as badly. Speaking of Heathcliff, he is perhaps the most evil villain in English literature. He is just that wickedly nasty. And you might end up with this book because it's common in high schools. - Frouze

A dark tragic story of obsessive love

A nice strange love story! I have read it for five times! But I thought the end of the novel is a little... You know!

This one is a classic

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