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This list is about novels with the best love stories; it answers the question, “What are the best books about love stories?” Love stories can take us all over the place; one minute we have those fluttering butterflies in our stomachs, and the next we’re crying hysterically because of how painful love is.The best love stories are the ones that truly touch our soul; who doesn’t shed a tear or two when Romeo wakes up, just in time to see his beloved Juliet drink poison and die by his side? And who wouldn’t feel a sense of empathy and injustice when reading Memoirs of a Geisha? Only a cold-hearted person wouldn’t be touched by the heartwarming story of Anne of Green Gables or Little Women.

Yes, love stories can make us utterly miserable, laugh as loud as a child, furiously angry - even seriously depressed - and most of the time, within a single novel! Perhaps the most famous love story is Victor Hugo’s Les Miserables that is set in Paris, France during the French Revolution. It is always stories where love is produced during hard times that we can identify with the most. Do you have a favorite love story that is featured on this list? Vote for yours!
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Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Pride and Prejudice Jane Austen

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351 96
Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë

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303 87
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Princess Bride William Goldman

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270 74
Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Sense and Sensibility Jane Austen

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330 108
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

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360 124
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Notebook Nicholas Sparks

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304 96
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Outlander Diana Gabaldon

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239 70
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Anne of Green Gables Lucy Maud Montgomery

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204 59
Emma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Emma Jane Austen

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239 80
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Little Women Louisa May Alcott

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166 49
The Thorn Birds is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Thorn Birds Colleen McCullough

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166 49
Persuasion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Persuasion Jane Austen

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190 77
A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
A Walk to Remember Nicholas Sparks

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202 88
Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë

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130 41
North and South is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
North and South Elizabeth Gaskell

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119 40
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Casablanca Michael Moorcock, Kildare Dobbs

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180 91
The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories

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129 57
Much Ado About Nothing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare

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140 66
The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Phantom of the Opera Gaston Leroux

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158 81
The Time Traveler's Wife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger

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115 51
Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier

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131 66
Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Les Misérables Victor Hugo

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190 116
Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare

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115 59
Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Water for Elephants Sara Gruen

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102 50
A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens

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110 60
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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107 59
Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine

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97 57
Atonement is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Atonement Ian McEwan

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128 90
The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller

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107 70
Memoirs of a Geisha is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden

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76 42
A Midsummer Night's Dream is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Midsummer Night's Dream William Shakespeare

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79 46
Tuck Everlasting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt

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79 47
The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The English Patient Michael Ondaatje

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140 109
The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

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83 66
Dear John is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Dear John Nicholas Sparks

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59 42
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories

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79 70
Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

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115 113
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

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42 37
The French Lieutenant's Woman is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories

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52 53
Love in the Time of Cholera is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Love in the Time of Cholera Gabriel García Márquez

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5 1
Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Ashley Yow added Bram Stoker's Dracula Jan Needle

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134 177
Twilight is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Twilight Stephenie Meyer

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62 84
Divergent is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
lucyheartfilia25 added Divergent Veronica Roth

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49 67
Vampire Academy is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Vampire Academy Richelle Mead

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47 73
The Mortal Instruments Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
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The End of the Affair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
PaulineDeMairo added The End of the Affair Graham Greene

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14 27
The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Robert E Hodge added The Time Machine H. G. Wells

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82 127
Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer

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14 36
Shadow Kiss is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Shadow Kiss Richelle Mead

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80 139
Breaking Dawn is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer