5 Epic Romance Novels to Read in Your Lifetime: Classic Love Stories
Estimating which romance novel is truly the “greatest classic love story” of all time is impossible because each reader has a unique perspective on his or her favorite novel. However, for a variety of reasons, some happily-ever-after epic romance novels are regarded as the best classic love stories ever written.
Here is a list of 5 epic romance novels to read in your lifetime.
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Pride and prejudice is an immediate classical romance novel published in 1813 and considered as a masterpiece in the world of literature. The author Jane Austen featured a strong female character in the novel through which she presented a feminist perspective and social class deconstruction.
Pride and Prejudice is an enchanting romance story and comedy which remarkably illustrate social issues it is considered as one of the most popular novels in English literature. And in 2006, Keira Knightley earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Bennet in the movie.
2. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Bet me is a contemporary romance novel that also won the RITA award in 2005. The author of the novel Jennifer Crusie presented the story as the biggest gamble of all-true love.
3. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
This novel was published in 1995 and earned the RITA award (this award given to romance writers of America annually) for “best short historical” the next year of its release.
Lord of scoundrels is the retelling of a fairytale and tells the story of a strong female protagonist who owns a strong personality. This novel is considered one of the best historical romances ever written in English literature.
4. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre was only a groundbreaking novel of the 19th century but still, book lovers find it hard to put down because of its combinational themes of religion, classism, and sexuality.
A classic romance novel is a first-person narrative about a girl Jane and her maturing emotions about her broody boss.
5. Vision in White by Nora Roberts
This contemporary romance novel spent two weeks atop the New York bestseller list. The author Nora Roberts of this classic literature is a popular novelist and her novel explores how a protagonist balanced a successful career with a dysfunctional family environment.
Vision in white is an incredibly well-written romance novel to read in your lifetime.