Looking for a good love story? Not a romance novel, but a deep, passionate and complicated story about love. These are some of my favorite novels from the past 10 years. They are not overly sweet, but they all have love stories at the center.
'The Night Circus' by Erin Morgenstern
'Major Pettigrew's Last Stand' by Helen Simonson
Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson
takes place in Britain and is the story of a friendship between a traditional military man and a Pakistani immigrant. They are both older and their spouses have died in recent years. Their relationship challenges their long held beliefs and the town. It is a funny, ultimately feel good novel. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand
was published in 2010.
'Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet' by Jamie Ford
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
takes place during World War II. A young Chinese boy and young Japanese girl become friends and eventually fall in love, but their relationship is tested when the girl and her family is sent to an internment camp. This is a sweet piece of historical fiction that shows the role of honor in love. Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet
was released in 2009.
'The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society' by M.Shaffer and A. Barrows
'Beginner's Greek' by James Collins
'The Splendor of Silence' by Indu Sundaresan
'Water for Elephants' by Sara Gruen
Water for Elephants
by Sara Gruen is about Jacob Jankowski's life with the "Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth" and his love for the star performer, Marlena. It was one of our Top 10 Books of 2006
'The Time Traveler's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
by Audrey Niffenegger has characters you will love, a plot like none other and a love story that is timeless. It is intelligent and touching. It was first released in 2004.