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Old 11-20-2011, 08:45 PM   #1
 
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Default Suggestions for good love story?

HI all! Looking for suggestions for a good romance story. Not a bodice ripping, saucy romance novel, but something with a little more substance. Have to admit, my love story kick is all due to Twilight [Not that Twilight has that much substance, but I like that its more plot than sex driven]
Side note: I've read all Jane Austen, so I've got those romances covered!
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:54 PM   #2
 
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Jane Eyre, A Town Like Alice (an epic romance that really takes off the second half of the book), The Host (also by Meyers, but very different from twilight)... Can't think of anymore off the top of my head, but I love these books. Have re-read them all.
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A few years ago, I read a book called a Certain Slant of Light. It's about a high school boy who falls in love with a ghost who is able to take over people's bodies. I know it sounds weird but its really beautiful. Actually, thinking about it now makes me want to reread it.
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Old 12-30-2011, 02:37 PM   #4
 
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The "Outlander" series by Diana Gabaldon.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
 
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Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
A Room with a View - E. M. Forster
Mansfield Park - Jane Austen
The Notebook - Nicholas Sparks
Gone with the Wind - Maragaret Mitchell
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

Can't think of anymore off the top of my head.
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Old 03-08-2012, 06:54 AM   #6
 
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The Bronze Horseman by Tatiana Paullina (very dramatic - takes place in Leningrad during WWII)
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness (it's basically Twilight for adults)
Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier (this is mostly fantasy but I love the romance in this book)

I would definitely recommend any of these to anyone!
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I'm currently reading "The House I Loved" by Tatiana De Rosnay

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Paris, France: 1860’s. Hundreds of houses are being razed, whole neighborhoods reduced to ashes. By order of Emperor Napoleon III, Baron Haussman has set into motion a series of large-scale renovations that will permanently alter the face of old Paris, moulding it into a “modern city.” The reforms will erase generations of history—but in the midst of the tumult, one woman will take a stand.

Rose Bazelet is determined to fight against the destruction of her family home until the very end; as others flee, she stakes her claim in the basement of the old house on rue Childebert, ignoring the sounds of change that come closer and closer each day. Attempting to overcome the loneliness of her daily life, she begins to write letters to Armand, her beloved late husband. And as she delves into the ritual of remembering, Rose is forced to come to terms with a secret that has been buried deep in her heart for thirty years. The House I Loved is both a poignant story of one woman’s indelible strength, and an ode to Paris, where houses harbor the joys and sorrows of their inhabitants, and secrets endure in the very walls...
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"The Shell Seekers" by Rosamunde Pilcher
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Dear John - Nicholas Sparks
It is one of his best books, and it completely and utterly ah - mazing!

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The First Princess of Wales by Karen Harper and Katherine by Anya Seton are beautiful historical fiction romances. I love them.
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Old 08-04-2012, 09:21 PM   #11
 
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Anything by Nicholas Sparks!
Abbi Glines has very cute young adult books (if you can get past the sometimes bad grammar!)
Emily Giffin's Something Borrowed & Something Blue are awesome!
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A few years ago, I read a book called a Certain Slant of Light. It's about a high school boy who falls in love with a ghost who is able to take over people's bodies. I know it sounds weird but its really beautiful. Actually, thinking about it now makes me want to reread it.
That's a great book. Except they are both ghosts inside high school students bodies
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