20 Best Romance Novels Of The Twentieth Century


Published on December ninth, 2020

In ‘Gone with the Wind’ the 2 foremost characters, conveyed a timeless story of survival below the harshest of circumstances.

The ebook created two of probably the most well-known lovers within the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet. Have a take a look at the 20 greatest romance novels of the 20th century with deep, emotional characters.

 

1. Outlander

In 1945, Claire Randall, a former fight nurse, is again from the warfare and reunited together with her husband on a second honeymoon—when she innocently touches a boulder in one of many historic stone circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”–in a Scotland torn by warfare and raiding border clans within the 12 months of our Lord…1743.

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2. Gone with the Wind

In the 2 foremost characters, the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and the flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not solely conveyed a timeless story of survival below the harshest of circumstances, she additionally created two of probably the most well-known lovers within the English-speaking world since Romeo and Juliet.

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3. Redeeming Love

California’s gold nation, 1850. A time when males bought their souls for a bag of gold and girls bought their our bodies for a spot to sleep. Angel expects nothing from males however betrayal. Sold into prostitution as a baby, she survives by holding her hatred alive. And what she hates most are the lads who use her, leaving her empty and lifeless inside.

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4. Whitney, My Love

Judith McNaught launched her stellar profession with this dazzling bestseller. Hailed as “the ultimate love story, one you can dream about forever” (Romantic Times), Whitney, My Love lives on within the hearts of thousands and thousands of McNaught’s devoted followers. This very particular hardcover collector’s version, out there for the primary time, contains a model new ending and endows acquainted characters with new depth. Now, savor the sweetness and majesty of this timeless traditional over again. Under the darkish, languorous eyes of Clayton Westmoreland, the Duke of Claymore, Whitney Stone grew from a saucy hoyden right into a ravishingly sensual lady.

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5. The Notebook

At thirty-one, Noah Calhoun, again in coastal North Carolina after World War II, is haunted by photos of the woman he misplaced greater than a decade earlier. At twenty-nine, socialite Allie Nelson is about to marry a rich lawyer, however she can’t cease enthusiastic about the boy who way back stole her coronary heart. Thus begins the story of a love so enduring and deep it could possibly flip tragedy into triumph, and will even have the facility to create a miracle…

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6. Paradise

To set the stage for Remember When, Judith McNaught’s thrilling new December 1996 hardcover, her writer requested her to pick a favourite work to seem the month prior–after which they gave it a traditional value. This ebook contains a chapter teasing to Remember When, together with a $2 coupon towards its buy.

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7. Dragonfly In Amber

With her traditional novel Outlander, Diana Gabaldon launched two unforgettable characters—Claire Randall and Jamie Fraser—delighting readers with a narrative of journey and love that spanned two centuries. Now Gabaldon returns to that extraordinary time and place on this vivid, highly effective sequel to Outlander.

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8. Rebecca

With these phrases, the reader is ushered into an remoted grey stone mansion on the windswept Cornish coast, because the second Mrs. Maxim de Winter remembers the chilling occasions that transpired as she started her new life because the younger bride of a husband she barely knew. For in each nook of each room have been phantoms of a time lifeless however not forgotten—a previous devotedly preserved by the sinister housekeeper, Mrs. Danvers: a set immaculate and untouched, clothes laid out and able to be worn, however not by any of the nice home’s present occupants.

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9. A Knight in Shining Armor

Once upon a time as a good maiden lay weeping upon a chilly tombstone, her heartfelt want was all of a sudden made actual earlier than her: Tall, broad of shoulder, attired in gleaming silver and gold, her knight in shining armor had come to rescue his damsel in misery.

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10 Once and Always

Across the huge ocean sailed Victoria Seaton, a free-spirited American magnificence left all of a sudden orphaned and alone. Eager to say her long-lost heritage, she was amazed on the formal class of Wakefield, the luxurious English property of her distant cousin…the infamous Lord Jason Fielding. Sought after at performs, operas, and balls by London’s most trendy girls, Jason remained a thriller to Victoria. Bewildered by his boastful demeanor, but drawn to his panther-like grace, she got here to sense the searingly painful reminiscences that smoldered within the depths of his jade-green eyes.

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11. Dreaming of You

Derek Craven is a robust and near-legendary playing membership proprietor who was born a bastard and raised within the streets. His popularity is unsavory, his scruples nonexistent. But Sara senses that beneath Derek’s cynical exterior, he’s able to a love extra passionate than her deepest fantasies.

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12. A Kingdom of Dreams

Abducted from her convent faculty, headstrong Scottish magnificence Jennifer Merrick doesn’t simply give up to Royce Westmoreland, Duke of Claymore. Known as “The Wolf,” his very title strikes terror within the hearts of his enemies. But proud Jennifer may have nothing to do with the fierce English warrior who holds her captive, this good-looking rogue who taunts her along with his blazing conceitedness.

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13. The Bronze Horseman

A powerful epic of affection, warfare and Russia from the worldwide bestselling creator of TULLY and ROAD TO PARADISE Leningrad 1941: the white nights of summer time illuminate a metropolis of fallen grandeur whose palaces and avenues communicate of a unique age, when Leningrad was generally known as St Petersburg. Two sisters, Tatiana and Dasha, share the identical mattress, residing in a single room with their brother and fogeys. The routine of their laborious impoverished life is shattered on 22 June 1941 when Hitler invades Russia.

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14. The Thorn Birds

Sometimes when he didn’t know he was being watched, Meggie would take a look at him and take a look at desperately to imprint his face upon her mind’s core. And he would flip to search out her watching him, a glance in his eyes of haunted grief, a doomed look. She understood the implicit message, or thought she did; he should go, again to the Church and his duties. Never once more with the identical spirit, maybe, however extra in a position to serve. For solely those that have slipped and fallen know the vicissitudes of the way in which.

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15. It Had to Be You

The Windy City isn’t fairly prepared for Phoebe Somerville—the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who has simply inherited the Chicago Stars soccer group. And Phoebe is unquestionably not prepared for the Stars’ head coach, former gridiron legend Dan Calebow, a sexist jock taskmaster with a one-track thoughts. Calebow is all the things Phoebe abhors. And the horny new boss is all the things Dan despises—a meddling bimbo who doesn’t know a pigskin from a pitcher’s mound.

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16. Perfect

The bestselling creator of Paradise comes a brand new spellbinding story of ardour and journey. Having lived via a turbulent childhood, Hillary is aware of that life just isn’t all the time truthful and most of the people deserve a second likelihood. What she doesn’t know is that she’s going to discover the person of her goals in a impossible place, and that they may kindle a ardour and discover a love that may transcend any measure.

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17. Ella Enchanted

At her delivery, Ella of Frell receives a silly fairy’s reward—the “gift” of obedience. Ella should obey any order, whether or not it’s to hop on one foot for a day and a half, or to cut off her personal head! But strong-willed Ella doesn’t settle for her destiny.

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18. Lord of Scoundrels

HarperCollins US Turns out that The Bitch In the House was solely half the story Daniel Jones. husband of Cathi Hanauer. has rallied the lads for the literary equal of The. . Full Monty. wherein a bunch of considerate. passionate and sometimes hilarious males lay it naked in terms of their wives and girlfriends. their hopes and fears Many of those husbands and fathers ponder features of their private lives theyve by no means earlier than revealed – kicking open the door on their marriages and intercourse lives.

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19. The Secret

An attractive English girl falls for a Scottish highlander on this pleasant historic romance. Judith Hampton was as stunning as she was proud and dependable. Her pricey Scottish pal from childhood was about to offer delivery, and Judith had promised to be at her facet. But there was one other, personal motive for the journey from her bleak English dwelling to the Highlands: to satisfy the daddy she had by no means identified, the Laird Maclean. Nothing ready her, nonetheless, for the sight of the Scottish barbarian who was to escort her into his land…Iain Maitland, Laird of his clan, a person extra powerfully compelling than any she had ever encountered.

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20. Something Wonderful

Bestselling creator Judith McNaught masterfully portrays a outstanding heroine, and an unforgettable ardour, on this powerfully transferring love story — considered one of her most beloved novels of all time! The tempestuous marriage of Alexandra Lawrence, an harmless nation woman, and Jordan Townsende, the wealthy and highly effective Duke of Hawthorne, is about to face its final take a look at of tender loyalty.

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