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Novels with the Best Love Stories 

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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
Jane Austen
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Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Charlotte Brontë
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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Austen
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The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
William Goldman
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Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Outlander is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Diana Gabaldon
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Emma is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Austen
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Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Margaret Mitchell
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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Louisa May Alcott
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The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Nicholas Sparks
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Persuasion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Austen
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The Thorn Birds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Colleen McCullough
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North and South is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Elizabeth Gaskell
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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Edgar Brau
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A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Nicholas Sparks
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Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Emily Brontë
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Much Ado About Nothing ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
William Shakespeare
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The Fault in Our Stars ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
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Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Daphne du Maurier
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Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Victor Hugo
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The Phantom of the Opera... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Gaston Leroux
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A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Charles Dickens
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The Time Traveler's Wife... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Audrey Niffenegger
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Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Gail Carson Levine
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Water for Elephants is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Sara Gruen