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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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355 98
Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Eyre Charlotte Brontë

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307 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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272 75
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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306 96
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Outlander Diana Gabaldon

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362 126
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Notebook Nicholas Sparks

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332 111
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell

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240 71
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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243 80
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Little Women Louisa May Alcott

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207 59
Emma is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Emma Jane Austen

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168 50
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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168 50
Persuasion is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Persuasion Jane Austen

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191 79
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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204 89
Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Wuthering Heights Emily Brontë

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

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184 92
The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories

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161 81
The Time Traveler's Wife is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Time Traveler's Wife Audrey Niffenegger

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142 68
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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129 59
Much Ado About Nothing is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Much Ado About Nothing William Shakespeare

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115 53
Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Rebecca Daphne du Maurier

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192 119
Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare

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131 68
Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Les Misérables Victor Hugo

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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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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
Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Ella Enchanted Gail Carson Levine

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112 63
The Giving Tree is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Giving Tree Shel Silverstein

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98 59
Atonement is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Atonement Ian McEwan

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110 71
Memoirs of a Geisha is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Memoirs of a Geisha Arthur Golden

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128 92
The Bridges of Madison County is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Bridges of Madison County Robert James Waller

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78 44
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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Tuck Everlasting is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Tuck Everlasting Natalie Babbitt

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The Great Gatsby is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald

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79 49
The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The English Patient Michael Ondaatje

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84 68
Dear John is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Dear John Nicholas Sparks

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61 44
The Hunchback of Notre Dame is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories

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120 114
The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
The Hunger Games Suzanne Collins

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79 72
Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Anna Karenina Leo Tolstoy

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

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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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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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Vampire Academy is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Vampire Academy Richelle Mead

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Twilight is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Twilight Stephenie Meyer

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
lucyheartfilia25 added Divergent Veronica Roth

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The Mortal Instruments Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
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Eclipse is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Eclipse Stephenie Meyer

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The End of the Affair is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
PaulineDeMairo added The End of the Affair Graham Greene

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The Time Machine is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Robert E Hodge added The Time Machine H. G. Wells

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

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