Here’s a list of our favourite and probably the best romantic novels of 20th century, curated especially for you!
This romance classic follows two people who inhabit completely opposite worlds who fall in love with each other.
This mature love story follows the shortlived romance of a married woman and a handsome photographer.
Every romance lover knows this book – it follows a heartbroken narrator as he reflects on his memories with his wife who know has Alzheimer’s.
Written in Marquez’s characteristic passionate and superlative style, this is the story of two young lovers who get separated.
This book explores the romantic relationships between four people – the married couple Tereza and Tomas, and Sabina and Franz.
This is an autobiographical account of the love story of the pilot author and his movie star soulmate.
This book follows a character called Scarlett, who is a pampered child who must make adjustments to a new life of poverty.
It follows Newland Archer’s love affair with Countess Olenska after she returns to New York after a broken marriage.
In this book, Quinn the boat racer returns to his hometown much like the Prodigal Son and falls in love with a social worker.
In the backdrop of the Scottish countryside, this follows the life of a mismatched couple who find love despite their differences.
This is a historical romance which takes us through the love story of the reckless and scandalous Duke of Jervaulx and Maddy Timms.
Orlando Police Department’s detective Hollister falls in love with a woman with exceptional forensic powers.
This regency romance follows Miss Harriett Pomeroy, as she falls in love with Viscount St Justin, and deals with a villain threatening to break the perfect romance.
In this book, two lonely people communicate with each other via coincidences with messages in a bottle thrown across the sea.
This way-ahead-of-its-times masterpiece is the exploration of an extramarital love affair with explicit scenes.
Rowena Bellame must find a father to sire her child or risk losing her fortune, and knight Warrick is the perfect choice.
Viennese Ruth’s life and romance is shattered by WW2, but a marriage of convenience with a young professor may just salvage it.
Our protagonist Delanie returns to her hometown for the reading of her father’s will, and discovers her enticing ex-lover Nick.
This book by the queen of regency romance follows the love affair between Horatia Winwood, who isn’t conventionally attractive and the perfect Earl of Rule.