Culture 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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559 85
Pride and Prejudice is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Austen

2
393 109
Jane Eyre is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Charlotte Brontë

3
335 98
The Princess Bride is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
William Goldman

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298 80
Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Austen

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333 102
Outlander is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Diana Gabaldon

6
360 119
Gone with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Margaret Mitchell

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388 140
The Notebook is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Nicholas Sparks

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263 76
Anne of Green Gables is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Lucy Maud Montgomery

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230 65
Emma is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Austen

10
266 87
Little Women is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Louisa May Alcott

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189 57
Persuasion is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Jane Austen

12
185 58
The Thorn Birds is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Colleen McCullough

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227 99
Wuthering Heights is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Emily Brontë

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209 88
A Walk to Remember is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Nicholas Sparks

15
147 48
North and South is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Elizabeth Gaskell

16
208 101
The Fault in Our Stars is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories

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131 47
Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Michael Moorcock, Kildare Dobbs

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143 63
Much Ado About Nothing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
William Shakespeare

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173 89
The Time Traveler's Wife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Audrey Niffenegger

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151 76
The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Gaston Leroux

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144 74
Les Misérables is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Victor Hugo

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125 60
Rebecca is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Daphne du Maurier

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211 134
Romeo and Juliet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
William Shakespeare

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116 58
A Tale of Two Cities is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Charles Dickens

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123 65
Ella Enchanted is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Novels with the Best Love Stories
Gail Carson Levine