List of 15 Best Romance Novels of all Time

Looking for the List of Best Romance Novels of all Time? Romance is one of the most read genre in the world. It can blend with any other genre and can become a unique story. Love is everywhere whether it’s a crime-thriller, action-thriller, psychological-horror and many more. Under romance there is teen fiction, young adult fiction, adult fiction. 

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Being one of the widest genre under the Fiction category, it has over millions of books that have created a special place in our hearts.

Here is the list of 15 Best Romance Novels of All Time:

  1. The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks 
  2. Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
  3. Wuthering Heights – Emily Bronte
  4. Love in the Time of Cholera – Gabriel Garcia
  5. Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
  6. Wish I could Tell You  – Durjoy Dutta
  7. The Fault in our Stars – John Green
  8. Normal People – Sally Rooney
  9. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous – Ocean Vuong
  10. Eleanor and Park – Rainbow Rowell
  11. Anna Karenina – Leo Tolstoy
  12. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  13. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  14. A Smile to Brightness – Arpit Taneja
  15. Waves of Love Tide & You Turn – Yashasvini Yadav

To restore the bygone hopes in love, the evergreen story of Noah and Allie is perhaps the star beginner of our list.

With these two birds, unpack the various shades of love that come along as you walk through years. Spanning more than 50 years, their romance begins in their teens and leaves us with an impression of the eternal power of love. They keep wading through difficulties, recognising that giving up on each other isn’t what they desire, despite the imposing slope that unsupportive families, societal stereotypes, and the effects of a World War have built.

When it seems like the universe conspires against your union of love, leaf through their story for a fresh waft of inspiration to keep going.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks. Best Romance Novel of all Time.

A tale of love as old as time, this story is a classic example of arguments turning into romantic confessions. Pride and Prejudice has been one of the most well-known Romantic novels of all time in the English language ever since it became an instant hit in 1813. Elizabeth Bennet, the book’s vivacious protagonist, was described by Jane Austen as “as charming a person as ever appeared in print” in her own words. 

The passionate argument between opinionated Elizabeth and her haughty beau, Mr. Darcy, is a wonderful example of polite sparring. This book is the finest comedy of manners of Regency England because Jane Austen’s dazzling wit sparkles as her characters dance a delicate quadrille of flirting and intrigue.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Best Romance Stories.

It is about Heathcliff, the foster son of Earnshaw, and two landed gentry families, the Earnshaws and the Lintons, who reside on the West Yorkshire moors. The intense love between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff, the focal point of this book, is described with such emotional intensity that a simple story about the Yorkshire moors takes on the profundity and simplicity of an old tragedy.

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte. Bestselling Romance Novel.

Colombian Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garca Márquez wrote the novel Love in the Time of Cholera, which was first released in 1985. Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza experience a passionate love affair when they are young. Florentino is devastated when Fermina ultimately decides to wed a wealthy, well-off doctor, yet he is a romantic. He passes the time in 622 affairs while his corporate career progresses, but he saves his heart for Fermina. Finally, her husband passes away, and Florentino makes a point of going to the funeral. He will do so once more, fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first expressed his love for Fermina.
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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia. Best Romance Story to Read.

Shakespeare created a tragic and bloody world in Romeo and Juliet where two young people fall in love. The Montagues and the Capulets are involved in a blood feud, but it goes beyond the fact that their families disapprove of them.

The progression from falling in love at first sight to the lovers’ ultimate union in death seems almost natural in this environment rich with death. Yet this play, which takes place in a fantastical universe, has come to represent the classic tale of adolescent love. It is simple to react as though it applies to all young couples, in part because to the beautiful language used.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare. Bestselling Romance Novels of all time.

Anusha finds herself in the little world of, feeling betrayed and heartbroken. She grudgingly looks for a deserving cause to support as she struggles to deal with her sentiments and the responsibility of earning money for charity.

Ananth, who has been on the opposing side, believes that no life is less valuable than another and that no cause is unworthy of support.

Teams behind them dedicate their entire lives to going above and beyond the call of duty to save lives. In front of them is the digital world of social media, where people watch, interact, judge, make decisions, and occasionally save lives.

Moving together is the only option because their lives—both virtual and real—are so intertwined with that of their families. Nobody can get away from the other.

Wish I could Tell You by Durjoy Dutta. Best Romance Novels to Read.

Hazel has never been anything other than terminal, with her final chapter having been written upon diagnosis, despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has given her a few extra years. But Hazel’s tale is about to be completely changed when a handsome plot twist named Augustus Waters shows up at Cancer Kid Support Group out of nowhere.

The Fault in Our Stars is the most ambitious and emotional book yet by award-winning novelist John Green. It wonderfully explores the amusing, exhilarating, and tragic business of being alive and in love. It is insightful, daring, irreverent, and real.

The Fault in our Stars by John Green. Bestselling Romance Novel.

Connell and Marianne are two teens who attend the same high school in County Sligo, Ireland, and then enrol in Trinity College Dublin. The book focuses on their complicated connection and relationship. It takes place between 2011 and 2015, in the aftermath of the Irish financial crisis of 2008. Connell, a popular, attractive, and highly brilliant secondary school student, begins a relationship with the frightening, unpopular Marianne, who is also highly intelligent. Marianne’s mother works as a cleaner for Connell’s mother. Connell hides the relationship from his classmates out of embarrassment, but they end up attending Trinity together and making up after the summer. Rich Marianne thrives in college, developing into a pretty and popular student, whereas Connell experiences his first-ever challenges to integrate with his peers. Throughout their time at university, the two intertwine their lives, forging a close friendship that exposes the traumas and fears that have shaped them both.
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Normal People by Sally Rooney. Best Romance Novels of all Time.

A son’s letter to a mother who is unable to read is found in the book On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous. The letter, which is written while the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, provides a window into aspects of his life that his mother has never known while revealing an amazing revelation about a family history that began before he was even born and has its roots in Vietnam. 

It is both a brutally honest examination of race, class, and masculinity and a witness to the complicated yet unmistakable love between a single mother and her kid. On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling your own story, as it is about tackling issues like addiction, violence, and trauma.

On earth we’re briefly gorgeous by ocean vuong. Best romance love stories of all time.

Rainbow Rowell’s debut young adult book is titled Eleanor & Park. The story is told in parallel narratives by Eleanor and Park, two outcasts who lived in Omaha, Nebraska, during 1986 and 1987, and was published in 2012. Eleanor, a curly-haired, chubby 16-year-old girl, and Park, a half-Korean boy, first meet on a school bus on Eleanor’s first day of school. As they get to know one another through comic books and ’80s music mix tapes, a love story develops.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell. Bestselling Romance Fiction.

Anna Karenina, widely regarded as the finest novel ever written, offers a comprehensive portrait of both humankind and Russian society today. In it, Tolstoy employs his keen imagination to develop some of literature’s most enduring characters. In order to satisfy her passionate nature, Anna, a smart woman, leaves her empty life as Karenin’s wife and goes to Count Vronsky, with tragic results. Tolstoy’s personal opinions and convictions are frequently expressed by Levin, who is a reflection of the author himself. Tolstoy makes no overarching points and only invites us to observe rather than pass judgement.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. Bestselling Romance Books.

Jane, who was orphaned as a young child, has always felt like an outsider. When she gets at Thornfield Hall, where the pompous and moody Edward Rochester has hired her to look after his ward Adèle, her bravery is put to the test once more. Jane is drawn to his conflicted yet good-hearted spirit. She experiences love. Hard.

However, the dark, ominous Thornfield Hall hides a horrifying truth. Rochester is he avoiding Jane? Will Jane experience another exile and heartbreak?

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. Bestselling Romance Novels.

It is the year 1945. Former combat medic Claire Randall, who is currently on her second honeymoon with her husband after returning from the war, crosses a standing stone in one of the historic rings that dot the British Isles. In a Scotland torn apart by conflict and plundering border clans in the year of Our Lord…1743, she finds herself suddenly a Sassenach—an “outlander.”

Claire is propelled back in time by unknown powers, thrusting her into the schemes of lairds and spies that could endanger her life and break her heart. Because James Fraser, a brave young Scotsman, exhibits an unwavering devotion for her in this instance, Claire finds herself divided between fidelity and desire as well as between two radically dissimilar men in two incompatible relationships.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Bestselling Romance Novels.

A story of innocent destiny playing its favourite game – matchmaker; where Dhruv and Aarohi met each other in the most unexpected ways. Things were left astray, regrets were there, mistakes were made but all of this is just because they were never meant to be… The biggest factor is that their story started and ended from and on a balcony. A beautiful blend of genZ and millennials in a love story.

A smile to Brightness by Arpit Taneja. Best selling authors in India.

A relationship of push and pull leads Dhara to move on from Ayan after what he did. But yet they met again in another city on another day and fell in again but this time harder than before. They were so happy and living their best life but something switched in Ayan. One day, in rage he yelled at Dhara complaining that she’s ugly and has no standard. It broke Dhara when she understood the reason behind his rage but still she loved him – what would she do, will she stay or leave?

Waves of Love Tide and You Turn by Yashasvini Yadav. Bestselling Novels of all Time.

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We hope you will enjoy reading these beautiful books that will take you on a bittersweet journey of romance in different worlds.

Till we see each other next time – Happy Reading!

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