Everlasting love is the kind of love that endure through all time, even until death are coming to part you with your loves one. The unforgettable love no matter what comes in the way, no matter how far apart, no matter how much time spent together, the kind that blindly just continue to love and accepting. A rare kind of love that will not be forgotten, these twelve books celebrated the everlasting love and will sweep you off your feet for the rest of your life.

12The Notebook by Nichoas Sparks

First Published: 1996

Plot Summary:
The novel set in beautiful North Carolina coast, begins with Noah Calhoun who just returned from the Second World War to then rejuvenatea plantation home to its past glory while reminded by the unforgettable summer he spend with a beautiful girl he loved fourteen years earlier. He has long accept that he will only lives with her memory, until one day she unexpectedly return to see him again.

Reason for You to Read This:
This is one of the most popular romance novels in recent years, it surely will make your heart melt. A story of passionate and powerful love beyond time. Written based on a true event, proof of an everlasting love until the old days is an inspiration where some people choose to follow status quo instead of follow their heart.

Best Quote:
“You are, and always have been, my dream.”

11The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

First Published: 1977

Plot Summary:
This is an epic saga of a family lives in Australia sheep country, chronicles on the dreams and struggles that lasts three generations. The story focuses on Meggie Cleary who is desperately in love with Ralph de Bricassart the priest, and Ralph passion for Meggie will haunt him to the last day of his life. It also include her large amount of family members progress through life as they get older, especially her daughter Justine and son Dane. But not until the very end then their secret revealed after a tragic to another.

Reason for You to Read This:
This great novel of tragic yet withstanding love lasts over the generations, the undying yet forbidden love and passion. It is a saga worth reading, though tragic as it may forbidden love is the kind that you just keep attracted to. It is also adapted to the highest rated television shows in United States, because of the many follower the novel garnered.

Best Quote:
“There are no ambitions nobel enough to justify breaking someone’s heart.”

First Published: 1933

Plot Summary:
The novel is set during 1950 in India, when it just reach independency. The love story upon Lata Mehra, her mother Mrs. Rupa Mehra is in a persistent quest of finding her daughter a proper match. And the lives of four families in India during a year and a half period, while Lata were involved with three suitors named Kabir, Haresh, and Amit to choose as husband.

Reason for You to Read This:
This novel is an insight to the political condition of India during it’s post independence time. The love story of ordinary people which have to endure the conflict of religion between Muslim and Hindu ,different class system, and the political changes impact on the country especially on the family. This is a love story that we could relate with as the struggle of the family through such condition, they react the way normal ordinary people would do yet strive for love. Another example of love is universal.

Best Quote:
“Think of many things. Never place your happiness in one person’s power. Be just to yourself.”

9The Mill on the Floss by George Elliot

First Published: 1860

Plot Summary:
Mr. Tulliver is struggling as he is knee deep in financial trouble, owing alot of money to various people his town the provincial English. His debt has cause his family to suffer, his daughter Maggie Tulliver seeks love and affection from her brother Tom, Phillip her best friend from the enemy family, and the dangerous socialite Stephen the fiance of Maggie’s cousin Lucy. This story cover Maggie relationship with these three man throughout the years clashes with her own principal and firm character.

Reason for You to Read This:
This book focus on the deep love and unbreakable bond between the brother and sister since their early childhood. As they get older their character is getting complex with their life’s choices, and they have to face the many challenges and temptation life brings. But at the end after all they are sibling and as they mend their relationship which happens before their lifes have to end.

Best Quote:
“I desire no future that will break the ties of the past.”

First Published: 1847

Plot Summary:
This novel tells of wild and intense love story between Catherine Earnshaw and Heathcliff the adopted boy grows up together and fall in love, yet Catherine’s jealous brother bullied and misdirect him of her unrequited feeling. Until in the future Heathcliff come back and took revenge upon them, for his insulted and bullied past and brings only tragedy and misery to all of them.

Reason for you to read this:
Widely regarded as a classic of English literature, it was deemed a controversial novel during the published year as it tells of physical and mental cruelty opposing the strict Victorian ideals. Yet it is captivating and handled with such accomplish of passionate love in the beautiful lonely moorland.

Best Quote:
“He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.”

First Published: 1877

Plot Summary:
This is the tragic story of Anna Karenina who is an aristocrat/socialite and married to the senior government official Karenin, her affair with Count Vronsky who wants to marry her if she agree to leave her husband. But she receive pressures of the Russian social norms, moral law of Russian Orthodox Church, her insecurities, and her husband doubt to let her go. Shunned by societies becoming isolated and anxious, as Vronsky get back to his social life she becomes more paranoid and possesive with illusion of Vronsky infidelity until she commits suicide. Included in the novel is the salvage marriage of Anna’s brother Stiva after his apparent affair, also love and marriage of Levin, Stiva’s childhood friend the wealthy country landowner to his wife youngest sister Kitty. All happens through the Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia.

Reason for you to read this:
This is the celebrated leo Tolstoy timeless of doomed passionate love and blooming love in Russia aristocrat circles while in Napoleon’s invasion. Adored and has hypnotised by many people around th world, even praised by critics. The story is so complex with love and passion as the main theme, though realistic and tragis is a novel to behold of its charisma and depth.

Best Quote:
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”

6Holly by Albert French

First Published: 1995

Plot Summary:
This novel set during the final year of World War II in small North Carolina town, a story of a young caucasian girl. And how her world is changed after she met and fall in love with the handsome black veteran, an aspiring painter and composer. Their relationship have to face consequences of crossing the forbidden boundaries in that era.

Reason for You to Read This:
This novel discuss about racial discrimination and how love doesn’t look on the difference of colors and physical appearance. Love is a universal language that doesn’t discriminate the race, class, age, money, and position. This book show the reality of society and the supposed moral conduct of the social which condemn the interacial relationship as somewhat taboo

Best Quote:
“He ain’t no nigger, he’s a Negro.”

5Jane Eyre (Penguin Classics) by Charlotte Bronte

First Published: 1847

Plot Summary:
The main character in the story is Jane Eyre, an orphan and governess of Thornfield Manor. There she meet and falls in love with Mr. Rochester the owner of Thornfield Manor. On their wedding day Jane discovers his past and decided she couldn’t live with it and cancel the wedding to leave unnoticed that night. She tries to move on and even goes through some hardship but found long lost cousins in the way. Until one day she hear a devastating news of her ex fiance.

Reason for You to Read This:
This timeless romantic novel is the epitome of Jane struggle to be the independent woman during traditional Victorian society where they have to live by the society terms and conduct. With Jane and her firm lively character to the thirst of living in her own ways of happiness is certainly a book for he empowered women todays as it symbolizes how women want to break free of the certain stereotypcial way to live.

Best Quote:
“I care for myself. The more solitary, the more friendless, te more unsustained I am, the more I will respect myself.”

4Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

First Published: 1938

Plot Summary:
The main protagonist and the narrator’s journey of love begins in Monte Carlo as an orphan and lady’s maid occupation where she meet and marry Maxim de Winter after a fortnight courtship. After they arrive at his massive country estate Wenderly, she begins to feel the great pressure to fill in as second Mrs. de Winter after the overwhelming shadow of deceased Rebecca de Winter. Especially by the subtle suggestions of overbearing housekeeper Mrs. Danvers, which will push her to her limit through the evil behind the grave.

Reason for You to Read This:
This is an everlasting love story surrounded with mystery and doubt, the contrast of powerless second Mrs. De Winter with the charisma and manipulation of Rebecca though she is already dead. Mysterious, enigmatic, dark, and somewhat hauntingly evil force beyond what they imagines.

Best Quote:
“Happiness is not a possession to be prized, it is a quality of thought, a state of mind.”

3Love Story by Erich Segal

First Published: 2012

Plot Summary:
This classic love story focus around Jenny Cavilleri and Oliver Barrett, she comes from a working classs girl and he will inherit his family’s immense wealth. Though they have opposing character, they are attracted to each other in mutual love while they were attending college. His father doesn’t approve of their relationship and cut him off the inheritence when they decided to get married, and since then they have to struggle in life. When finally Oliver manage to be a lawyer in a respectable law firm, Jenny is discovere with leukimia and their love story must end in tragic.

Reason for You to Read This:
If you are the follower of power of love wins against all odds this book is a must have. As the real world that we live in is realistic, cynical, judgemental, and often disriminate this novel main protagonist shows that they can get through it all and prove they are happy together despite what outsiders think. The true embodiment of true love’s power, doesn’t matter they are separated by death.

Best Quote:
“I was afraid of being rejected, yes. I was also afraid of being accepted for the wrong reasons.”

First Published: 1992

Plot Summary:
Claire Randall has been keeping a secret for twenty years, until the death of her husband as she and her daughter returned to Scotland. She finally reveals her story of time travel, her love and father of her daughter Jamie Fraser the Scotland warrior. This is a tale of adventure and love across two centuries and wonders of those magical time travelling fruit of love, a daughter of two person from different time and place as the legacy of both past and future.

Reason for You to Read This:
This novel is the continuation of Outlander with its memorable characters Claire and Jamie, their adveture and love across the time and space. An exciting story of adventure and history of time with love at it’s heart. For you who are looking for a love story uncliche with a splash of adventure and the futuristic theme of time travel this book is a must have.

Best Quote:
“I stood still, vision blurring, and in that moment, I heard my heart break. It was a small, clean sound, like the snapping of a flower’s stem.”

1A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks

First Published: 1999

Plot Summary:
This romantic young love story is all hopeless romantics favourite, when every April Landon Carter journey back in his memory of 1958 in Beaufort High. To the girl she loved, Jamie Sullivan daughter of the town Church minister who shows her the kindness, love, courage to accept what life’s gives, and just do what you can while you still can for the happiness of others. Until one day he confess his love to her, she reveal her sickness and unavoided death. He decides to make her dream come true, to walk down the aisle in the church to the one she loves.

Reason for You to Read This:
This is a notable novel of Nicholas Sparks, which inspired by his sister’s struggle with her disease. If you look for a book of eternal love, the kind is pure and good, unselfish, and just for the happiness of others, this book is defintely it. But be prepare to be struck by its charm, and the unevitable swollen eyes for crying, an unforgettable experience that will remain in a special position in your heart.

Best Quote:
“Love is like the wind, you can’t see it but you can feel it.”

CONCLUSION
The everlasting love is the kind that just make it’s mark in your heart and you can’t help but keep coming back. It doesn’t matter if its’s the classic love, modern day love, twisted love, young love, or just simply passionate love all the same are so memorable and charm you hauntingly bind it’s spell with you to the believe of love above all else are the most powerful force in our life that could change us for the good or the bad. These twelve book of everlasting love with different genre will surely leave a spot in your heart.

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