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I really fancy reading something properly romantic - suggestions?

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Pruners Tue 14-Aug-07 16:21:53

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Pruners Tue 14-Aug-07 16:53:59

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Wheelybug Tue 14-Aug-07 16:57:01

Gone with the wind ? I know its not really the happy after story but its a great read nonetheless.

donnie Tue 14-Aug-07 16:59:18

try The Island by Victoria Hislop - lots of romance in there!

mamasin Tue 14-Aug-07 16:59:30

Any Barbara Taylor Bradford? you'll be turned in to a dynamic Emma Harte figure in no time!Blacky mmm
Don't go for Danielle Steel (sp)I think

lillypie Tue 14-Aug-07 17:01:41

The Black Swan - Day Taylor
Don't know if it could be called intelligent but it's definitely an epic romance.

Wheelybug Tue 14-Aug-07 17:07:43

Something Daphne Du Maurier - ish. Not classic romantic but something like Frenchman's creek or Kings General ?

Vikram Seth's 'Two Lives' isn't romantic in the slushy sense but definitely about a great love (and very interesting

tiredemma Tue 14-Aug-07 17:10:09

Didnt you start the thread about looking for the 5 minute orgasm thread a few days ago?

mmmm Pruners? Romance and orgasms??

Are you desperatly seeking 'something'??



only joking btw.

nightshade Tue 14-Aug-07 17:23:57

a black englishman by carolyn slaughter.

AprilFresh Tue 14-Aug-07 17:27:50

Katherine by Anya Seton. Not sure if it's still in print though.
Far from the Madding Crowd? I love Gabriel Oak.

slayerette Tue 14-Aug-07 17:30:18

Read ALL the Georgette Heyer novels! You can't get more romantic than that!

Mercy Tue 14-Aug-07 17:49:17

Well, it is a light read but I just love 'The Rector's Wife' by Joanna Trollope.

And I'm not ashamed to admit it.

Much

ImBarryScott Tue 14-Aug-07 17:50:51

i found Girl With a Pearl Earring rather swoonsome.

Pruners Tue 14-Aug-07 19:05:10

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tiredemma Tue 14-Aug-07 19:57:47



thought so.

bizziebee Tue 14-Aug-07 20:02:42

The Time-Travellers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger is the most romantic book I have ever read. It is lovely. I bought it as a present for all my female friends and family the x-mas after I read it I loved it so much!

funnypeculiar Tue 14-Aug-07 20:03:09

Time Travellers Wife - if you haven't already - both romantic AND sexy... can't loose

funnypeculiar Tue 14-Aug-07 20:03:23

lol, x-post

Flibbertyjibbet Tue 14-Aug-07 20:09:19

The bridges of Madison county. I know its an old title but its the only fiction I have ever bawled my eyes out at.
Mind you I was single then, now I would just say 'keep your knickers on you are married'.

meandmyflyingmachine Tue 14-Aug-07 20:12:56

I find Busman's Honeymoon by Dorothy L Sayers very romantic. But then I am a bit odd.

luckylady74 Tue 14-Aug-07 20:16:03

the time travellers wife is fab and romantic, but you know what crept into my head? being 15 and reading 'The Thornbirds' now that's romance!

Pruners Tue 14-Aug-07 20:34:14

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meandmyflyingmachine Tue 14-Aug-07 20:37:03

I read it as a teenager too <swoon> <hormones>.

Do you think it would be the same as a 'grown-up'?

yogimum Tue 14-Aug-07 20:43:07

bridges of madison county is very romantic but will make you cry.

MegBusset Tue 14-Aug-07 20:45:49

Forget everything else. It has to be Wuthering Heights.

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