You know that feeling when you think about all those classic love stories and feel mushy, romantic, and adventurous, all at the same time? That’s the thing about timeless romance novels, they sweep you off your feet, every time you read them.
Yes, no matter how our lives have been, be it full of romance or bruised by heartbreaks, we all have a thing for eternal love stories penned down by some amazing writers throughout the years.
We grew up with them and perhaps even have butterflies still now thinking about Mr. Darcy or Juliet. Classics like these have restored our faith in romance, in life.
While there are thousands of romance writers and romance novels, some have truly become timeless.
Here Are 7 Timeless Romance Novels That Will Sweep You Off Your Feet
(1) Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Charles Bingley comes to town and settles down with his sisters in their estate.
Mr. Darcy, his close friend is considered as the most eligible bachelor because of his books and money but his snobby nature is a big turn off.
Then there is this beautiful and intelligent neighbor, Elizabeth Bennet who gets repulsed by his ego. The novel is an engrossing read about these couples and how they learn to live with one another.
“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged, but one word from you will silence me on this subject forever.”
(2) A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
In Athens, Duke Theseus hosts a grand festival for his marriage while his daughter, refusing to marry her fiance runs away into the woods because she is in love with Lysander.
Now the woods is the home to fairies who become friends with the couple. What happens next is a love triangle, magic and an ending which leaves us surprised!
“Ay me, for aught that I could ever read,
Could ever hear by tale or history,
The course of true love never did run smooth…”
(3) Love Story by Erich Segal
It’s a love story between Jennifer Cavilleri, daughter of a baker, and Oliver Barrett IV, heir to the Barrett fortune and a popular Harvard jock. They are instantly drawn to each other after they meet in the unlikeliest of ways, and with time their love deepens and they stand by each other despite all odds and adversities.
This is a story of true, unflinching love that has inspired generation and after generation, and still never fails to bring a tear or two to the eyes of the reader.
“Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”
(4) The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Noah and Allie are a couple who have grown old together. Battling third-stage cancer and other diseases, Noah narrates their tale from his notebook to Allie who is suffering from Alzheimer’s.
The story is about how they cope with their ailments to stay strong and remain lovers till their last breath.
“So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this every day, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, every day. You and me… every day.”
(5) A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Set in the Afghanistan of early 1960s, when war made children orphans, the story revolves around childhood lovers Laila and Tariq.