Romance novels to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day


21 January 2022
Are you a sucker for a good romance novel? Here's some book inspiration to get you feeling the love this Valentines.
  • My One True North - Millie Johnson

Heart-warming and humorous story of love and second chances from the doyenne of down-to-earth romcoms.


  • Me Before You – JoJo Moyes

This total tearjerker tells the story of the developing relationship between ditzy Lou Clark and quadriplegic Will Traynor with charm and compassion.


  • Katherine – Anya Seton

This classic historical romance from 1954 is an epic tale of the real-life love affair between a medieval royal duke and his mistress that changed the course of history.


  • The Time Traveller’s Wife – Audrey Niffenegger

Love transcends the the limitations of time and space in this gloriously imaginative spec-fic romance from 2005.


  • Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen

The original, most-copied and most would say, the best set-up for a rom-com of all times


  • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

Determined proto-feminist heroine Jane gives this stand-out slice of gothic Victorian romance the edge over the tortured relationship in Emily Bronté’s Wuthering Heights

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  • Vikram Seth – A Suitable Boy

Meera’s quest to find the perfect partner and reconcile love, romance, her own identity and the expectations of her family is set against a tumultuous backdrop of history.


  • Normal People – Sally Rooney

The star-crossed relationship between Marianne and Connell makes for an emotionally poignant 21st century romance


  • One Day - David Nichols

Funny and heartbreaking, this modern classic is an emotional rollercoaster that plays out as we meet Emma and Dexter every 15 July for 20 years


  • The Thorn Birds – Colleen McCullough

This epic romantic saga set in the Australian outback has captivated more than 33 million readers with its story of forbidden love since its original publication in 1977.


  • The Pursuit of Love – Nancy Mitford

Linda’s quest for romance veers from witty romp to tugging at the heartstrings in this witty social comedy-romance with a cast of aristocratic eccentrics.

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