There is nothing like spending a few hours absorbed in a good book. Especially if that book has a solid plot line, believable characters, and a pull-at-your-heartstrings romance.
Here are my top five romantic books to indulge your romantic side.
Beneath a Marble Sky by John Shors
This fictional story surrounds the building of the Taj Mahal. It sweeps readers away to a Hindustan that is brimming with action and intrigue in time when the brutalities of war and oppression are juxtaposed against the architecture and the art of love and passion.
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
Set in Japan, this story is about Sayuri who is sold into slavery at a geisha house in 1929. She must survive even though she is on her own at the start of World War II.
The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This tale is both intelligent and touching and works on three levels: as an intriguing science fiction, realistic characters and a touching love story. Henry De Tamble is a Chicago librarian with "Chrono Displacement" disorder; at random times, he suddenly disappears without warning and finds himself in the past or future.
Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen.
When Jacob Jankowski's parents are killed in a car crash, it leaves him in the middle of the Great Depression with no home, no family, and no career. By accident Jacob joins the circus where he falls in love with the beautiful performer Marlena, who is married to the circus' psychotic animal trainer.
Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon.
A sweeping historic tale set in the Scottish Highlands; and a growing-old-together love story between Claire Randall and Scots warrior James Fraser. Claire is lured into love and passion like she's never known before.
As I'm always looking for a good book to cuddle up with, so let me know some of your favorite romance books.