Monday, February 13, 2012

Greatest Love Stories: Which Ones Are Missing?

Ellery Adams (filling in for Kate Collins today so she can turn in another wonderful mystery novel to her editor in time!)

I always read over the lists of greatest love stories and feel like some of my favorites have been left out, so I'm going to add a few of my favs here and then invite you to add yours. This way, the most comprehensive list of love stories will be right here, inspiring us for tomorrow's holiday of love.

To me, some of the most romantic love stories are not fiction, but fact.

History tells us of several famous couples whose relationship lasted for decades. That's real love! A few of these time-tested couples are Josephine and Napoleon, Anthony and Cleopatra, and Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.

There are so many literary romances that I wouldn't ever be able to list them all, but of course I am partial to the one between Miss Bennet and Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice. It's the story I go back to again and again when I want to sigh dreamily.

And movies? The most romantic scene for me is the one in Out of Africa when Robert Redford washed Meryl Streep's hair. Only a woman could understand how sensuous and
tender that act could be.

And I love the chemistry between Rhett and Scarlet in Gone With the Wind. I know lots of folks see that between Bella and Edward in the Twilight series, but I guess I need my romantic leads to be a wee bit older.

Okay, I've just scratched the surface. Can you add to this list?