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I'm in the mood for a little romance, the literary kind.
Can anyone recommend some great romance books. And I don't mean "he tossed his pizza aside and threw her against the beer fridge" kind of stories. You know, the old fashioned, well written ones where the author can send your heart all a flutter by just describing a man holding a woman's hand!!!

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"Love in the Time of Cholera" sounds really interesting. Thanks for suggesting that one too!!!!:)

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I find your lack of faith in me disturbing. After all you're talking to someone who has read "Plato's thought", "The Dialogues of Plato", "The Illiad and the Oddhussey", and "The Deluxe Official Bartender's Guide", so hah!!!!!

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I'll read them all!!! That Sauerkraut or whatever, and The eye of knut or nut!! I don't want the 5 pots of gold, I want the nine lords a leapin on those 8 maids that are constantly milking me!!!!

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Elise, if you're so inclined to risk your limbs and try some Norwegian literature is Ibsen, the translation might not be correct, but look for something called "wild duck", although, come to think of it, it's not romantic at all, just heartwrenching. My word of the day.

mdesign, I've actually never read it, it's standing in my bookcase, in english actually for DH, although he is too terrified to go near it, I have to admit so am I...

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I am very impressed that you've read this book!!! - But I'm terrified I'll never hear the end of it from the cow, I fear she might fall asleep by the first mentioning of Knut!

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if you read Kristin Lavransdatter, I SWEAR I will buy you a pot of gold, five new milking cows and one wickar!!!!!! I dare you to read it!

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.....lets get together in our flowing dresses and have a read a thon somewhere on a Scottish moor!!! Thanks so much for all of the effort you have put forth in suggesting such great books!!!!

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I think that Jane Austen is a great romantic. That scene where Colonel Brandon carries Marianne so lovingly in his arms after he discovers her lying outside in the rain is so endearing. After all, it is he who has loved her so completely all this time. Her books are filled with such tender little moments such as these, how can you say she is not a romantic!!!!

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Thanks for all of your great suggestions. By the time I finish reading all of these great books, I will be running through fields of gold, in my long flowing dress, hair caught up in the wind, with my butterfly net, chasing after the studly Wicker!!!!

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Wicker's daughter, wicker's daughter!!! Same old, same old, what about the wickar's mother, or better yet the wickar's grandmother!!! Now there's something I could sink my balls into!!!!:D

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I'm definately, definately going to read the French Lieutenant's Woman, I totally forgot about that one. The Villette sounds good. I should round off my Bronte collection with that one. And yes Aan, you're right I should read Count Chocula by Leroux. I will go find my antique hanky, and smelling salts and find that perfect spot on my fainting couch.
Thanks all!!!!

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I think when Elise says romance, she also means the romance of an 'era' or the 'setting' itself, although I can agree with Jane Austen not always being romantic, I think her books still are in other ways :)
Of course I could be wrong, and Elise is just looking for the studly muscular Duke who simply MUST have the young wickar's daughter! :D

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I always get them mixed up, not the Scarlett Letter, the Scarlett Pimpernel.
Geez...
Well, read the letter too if you want, never was a fan.

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Go through your collection again, have you read ALL of Jane's? And ALL of Charlotte and Emily?

Well worth the re-read, and what about your Count? Or is he worn by the edges now?
What about The Scarlett Letter? Sigh....
I'm listing all the obvious ones aren't I...

OR....You can always go for the REAL phantom by Gaston Leroux.
The book is VERY romantic and will have you weeping on the floor in seconds. It'll make you use your drapes as kleenex.

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Really, hmmmm, you can't start a fire without a Spark!!!!

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The Horse Whisperer is Nicholas EVANS, not SPARKS :)

Never read that one though - is it any good?

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Yes of course Nicholas Sparks. I read "The horse Whisperer", loved it. I will definately read the other one you recommended.
I also saw "The notebook" boo hoo hoo, loved that too!! I thought they had forgotten how to make movies like that.

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Have you ever read any of Nicholas Sparks' books? He writes romance beautifully and it's not any of that "heaving breasts" kind of stuff.

I highly recommend any of them. The last one I read of his was "The Wedding". Very moving.

Also, you probably have seen "The Notebook" movie advertise. It's good, but not even CLOSE to the book.

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