Valentine’s day is approaching and if you need a hand in setting yourself on the romantic mood, I’m here to help! Here are some of my suggestions for the sweetest and most romantic novels.
Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor, Heather Webb
Evie Elliott says goodbye to her brother Will and their childhood friend Thomas Harding as they depart to the war. No one expected it to last long, and the friends declared to spend next Christmas together in Paris. However, the war lasted longer than they expected and the battles were horrifying.
The Look of Love by Sarah Jio
Two days before Christmas Eve, Jane Williams receives a mysterious letter, saying she has a gift to see love. In order to be able to love and be loved in the future, she must discover six types of love before her thirty’s birthday.
Brooklyn by Colm Tóibín
The story of Eilis Lacey, who hesitantly leaves her native Irish village and goes on a job search to America. As a result, she settles in Brooklyn, slowly heals from nostalgia and begins to enjoy the freedom. Eilis falls in love, but tragic news from her homeland forces her to return to Ireland, where she meets another man and as a result is forced to make a difficult choice.
Happy People Read and Drink Coffee by Agnès Martin-Lugand
After losing her husband and daughter in a car accident, Diane decides to start oven in a small Irish village. There she meets Edward, a handsome photographer who lives next door.
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes
Liv owns a portrait of a beautiful French woman. When she begins to untangle the secrets of the portrait she discovers a wonderful and heartbreaking story of Sophie and Edouard during the dark times of World War I.
Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler
The story of a heartbreaking, forbidden love and its tragic consequences in 1930s Kentucky. Isabelle falls deeply in love with Robert, a would-be doctor and the black son of her family’s housekeeper – in a town where blacks weren’t allowed after dark.
Letters from Home by Kristina McMorris
Liz and Morgan met at the dance just before he was shipped off to the war. Although Morgan caught her attention, he appeared to be interested in her friend Betty. When Betty asks Liz to ghostwrite a letter to Morgan, Liz accepts and gets a chance to be closer to the man she loves.
Still Me by Jojo Moyes
The adventures of silly and adorable Lou Clark continue as she moves to New York. She struggles to balance between the demanding job as an assistant and long-distant relationship with her boyfriend back at home. It gets complicated when she meets a man who looks exactly like the one she loved before.
The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
They met when she was six and he was thirty-six. They got married when she was twenty-three and he was thirty-one. Because Henry suffers from a rare genetic disease – he travels in time; his disappearances are unpredictable, and appearances are comical, painful and tragic at the same time.
The Taster by V.S. Alexander
Magda is a German girl who works as Hitler’s food taster. Soon after her arrival to Berghof, Hitler’s Alpine residence, she finds herself smitten with a handsome SS officer who’s plotting against the Führer. Together they must face the danger and the heartbreaks of the wartime.
For Such a Time by Kate Breslin
In 1944 Jewess Hadassah works under a new name at the house of Theresienstadt Camp’s Kommandant. Never could she predict to receive so much compassion and hope from a man who supposed to be her greatest enemy. The faith takes Hadassah and Aric on an unexpected path through friendship, danger, and love.
The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff
Martha was rescued from a Nazi Camp by an American soldier. Paul not only saves her but gives her hope for a normal life again. They go to Paris and spend the most romantic time together but Martha’s plans and dreams for a happy future vanish when Martha receives some shocking news.
P.S. I Love You by Cecilia Ahern
After her husband’s death, Holly begins to receive letters that he left for her before he died, encouraging her to stop grieving, move on and fall in love again.
Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda
The faith brings four lonely people under one roof; a talented but starving artist Camilla, a ruthless chef Frank and his neglected grandmother Polette and aristocratic but a little weird Filliber. Appart they are just strange, lonely people but they are a real family.
With Every Letter by Sarah Sundin
Tom and Mellie exchanging letters while he’s with his unit in Africa and she’s in the flight nurses training. They never met before, but through their letters, they develop a unique friendship. But can they face their insecurities and finally face each other in person?