Everyone loves love stories where man meets woman, man woos woman (or, woman woos man) and they live happily ever after. Here is a list of 5 favourite, and timeless, love stories:
1. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough (1977)
Set in 1915 Australia, this romantic saga says the forbidden love between a beautiful, headstrong young girl and a priest. You’ll laugh and cry also while reading this fabulous story.
2. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë/Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (both 1847)
This is one of the timeless romances you would love to read and certainly do not want to miss.
3. The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje (1992)
Ondaatje’s award-winning novel tells the story of four war-damaged souls which is Haunting and beautiful. It is based on living in an Italian monastery at the end of WWII, and the love story between the exhausted nurse Hana, and the severely burned unnamed English patient. A classic love story.
4. True Believers by Nicholas Sparks (2005)
The latest love story by the master of sweet, romantic tales based on a hotshot New York journalist and a plain-speaking Southern librarian. Both of whom has been hurt by love earlier. Their differences are forgotten by them when the love blossoms between them.
5. The French Lieutenant’s Woman by John Fowles (1969)
The story is considered as one of the beautiful love stories of all time. A Victorian gentleman is engaged to a wealthy and suitable woman, but when he encounters a beautiful, mysterious woman who was rumoured to be the forsaken lover of a French lieutenant, he falls in love with her. A beautifully written book on love.