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What are your top ten romances of all time?
I love this week’s question! It allows me to indulge in one of my favorite pastimes: making a list. So many beautiful, profound, and sizzling romances have been written, whether its been in books or films. It’s so hard to choose the top ten! But I’ve tried, and here is my list(in no particular order):
1. Wuthering Heights
The tragic romance between Heathcliff and Kathy is a timeless masterpiece by Emily Bronte. The smoldering passion, the social barriers, and the self-made man the hero becomes all makes for a profound read. The film with Ralph Fiennes and Juliet Binoche is also a beautiful remake of Bronte’s work.
2. Pride and Prejudice
Who hasn’t heard of this book by Jane Austen? It is one of the most classic, intelligent romances ever to have been written. The satire and wit paint a delightful picture of the Regency era. The tension between the hero and heroine enchants the reader from the first page, and the secondary characters are a source of entertainment. Of all the remakes, the 1994 version with Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle is the best!
3. As You Desire
Connie Brockway’s book has been a favorite of mine for years. Not only for the unusual and exotic setting, but for the touching romance between the hero and heroine.
4. Very Truly Yours
Julie Beard’s characters are the strength if this book. The independent heroine and roguish hero make the story, while the plot adds a pretty whimsy.
5. North & South
The BBC version of Elizabeth Gaskell’s novel is downright captivating! And this is really due to Richard Armitage as the lead.
6. One Little Sin
Liz Carlyle’s backstory might be a bit confusing, but this book is uplifted by its characters.
7. Slumdog Millionaire
After listing historical romances, this one sticks out like a sore thumb. But the reason this movie us on this list is for its profound message.
8. Great Expectations
I love Charles Dickens, and I simply had to include him on this list somehow! Pip’s and Estella’s romance might not be much of a romance, but the story of forlorn and mystery has always been a favorite of mine.
9. Emma Swan & Hook on Once Upon A Time
Another sore thumb, but fans of the show will appreciate this! Emma’s and Hook’s attraction has entertained me since the beginning, and I’m looking forward to seeing how it progresses in Season 4. Also, who ever thought Captain Hook could be so devilishly handsome?
10. Again The Magic
Has anyone else heard Lisa Kleypas is returning to historical romances? I’m looking forward to it, and just for that I’ve included a boom of hers onto this list. A favorite of mine about a self-made man… Something about that story trope makes my heart race. How about you?
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