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    We do love a good love story; be it classic, traditional, sinister or even paranormal, it has the power to knock you off your feet. Being curious creatures, we'd like to know which love stories resonated the most with our customers. From Romeo and Juliet and Pride and Prejudice to Nights At The Circus, The Princess Bride and Norwegian Wood, which love story do you love the most?

    Three winners will receive a set of 10 timeless love stories from the Penguin Clothbound Classics series! Competition ends on Monday 10th February. Good luck!

    Update -- winners: Marge Paal, James Gibb, Julie Maloney

    Competition now closed

    Posted by Anna Anna

    Categories: competition, Penguin, love

    Love stories

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    1. A.M.Z.'s avatar A.M.Z.

      I chose Hob's Bargain, written by Patricia Briggs, because it really represents my definition of love. You don't choose who you love. You help one another and make each other stronger. You accept the person you love for who he or she is. It's not a traditional love story, but it's a great one nonetheless.

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:49
    2. Amanda Hernando Puig's avatar Amanda Hernando Puig

      Jane Eyre & The Princess Bride

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 10:09
    3. Sarah Marquis's avatar Sarah Marquis

      Can I only pick one?? choices, choices. For pure comedy (the dark kind) value, it's got to be Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (zombie love rules!). More seriously, it would have to be Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns.

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:31
    4. Dianne de Jong's avatar Dianne de Jong

      Pride and Prejudice. A timeless lovestory, my favourite. Jane Austen's classic novel about the prejudice that occured between the 19th century classes and the pride which would keep lovers apart.

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 06:24
    5. Annette Andrews's avatar Annette Andrews

      Romeo and Juliet - the original classic! Fights, jealousy, murder, true love, resolutions. OK suicide isn't an ideal ending but...

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:24
    6. althesia's avatar althesia

      my favorite love story is Jane Eyre from Charlotte Bronte, I really love how they love each other, Jane and Mr. Rochester

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:55
    7. Henry R. Lew's avatar Henry R. Lew

      My favourite love story is one I wrote myself; and I wrote because it is a favourite love story of mine. It is a love story, not between a man and a woman, but as a number of readers have said "a love story of a son for his father." The book is "Lion Hearts" by Henry R. Lew; is averaging 4.57 out of 5 stars on Goodreads; and Sir Michael Holroyd, perhaps Britain's greatest living biographer has said of it, "the story embraces us all. It deserves a wide readership." I dare you to embrace Michael's comments and help give it a wide readership.

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 02:02
    8. Mrs Jennifer Wark's avatar Mrs Jennifer Wark

      A must read is - "Psalm 91" The origins of LOVE expressed. "Real life Stories of God's Shield of protection & What This Psalm means for You & Those You Love" A super natural expression of love. by Peggy Joyce Ruth & Angelia Ruth Schum.

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:47
    9. Amy  Celeste Read's avatar Amy Celeste Read

      Best love story ever is the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon ...... awesome. I have re-read this series a few times and cant wait for the next addition in a few months.

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:36
    10. Jemima's avatar Jemima

      Jane Eyre & Pride and Prejudice by Emily Bronte have to be the best two love stories & are our favourites

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 01:17
    11. Victoria Moya Suarez's avatar Victoria Moya Suarez

      Memoirs of a Geisha !

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:56
    12. Fay McNeill's avatar Fay McNeill

      Did you get my submission re best love story?

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:52
    13. Sarah S's avatar Sarah S

      Love is not always about romance, but a bond or passion that people share or feel.

      Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 00:23
    14. Kate Kelly's avatar Kate Kelly

      Love is patient, Love is kind. Any love story is a good love story. As humans we crave and desire to be loved and to give love. I met my husband at age seven. At forty five we are about to have our 25th anniversary. Love is like air without it we slowly fade away. Not just romantic love either, love of family, friends and animals all are part of the human condition. These books like the books of old. Nothing beats a real book, that has that new book smell and feel. Not an E book!! I LOVE BOOKS. I Love The Book Depository too. Thanks xxxxxx

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:51
    15. amanda's avatar amanda

      "Together: Friday Nights at the Roxy" by Majeedah Thomas is by far one of the greatest love stories ever told.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:21
    16. G. Ryan Love's avatar G. Ryan Love

      Hello. my name is George Ryan Love. My wife and coauthor's name is Celeste. We are new to the literary world. We have just published Date with a Vampire, our latest love story, on August 5th of this last year. It can be found one the Book Depository site and, among many others. We need readers and fan support from the whole world. PLEASE email us at We havea story unlike any other with humor, wit, and danger.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:20
    17. Helen Connor's avatar Helen Connor

      Another Paullina Simons: The Girl in Times Square. Though it might easily have been Jane Austen: Persuasion.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:12
    18. Yasemin Mehmed's avatar Yasemin Mehmed

      Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:57
    19. Emily's avatar Emily

      The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. A new classic, a take on star-crossed lovers, not unlike traditional classics. Not even cancer and the fear of a life forgotten can keep Hazel and Augustus from falling in love. Amazingly emotional and makes you question your own perspective of love.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:35
    20. Wendy Vickers's avatar Wendy Vickers

      My favourite love story has got to be Jane Eyre, it is timeless, evocative, brooding, romantic and beautiful

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 21:11
    21. marievignon's avatar marievignon

      I've loved a lot of different love stories but what really stayed with me about Pride and prejudice is it doesn't start as one. Elizabeth is not looking for Prince charming and she's cynical and love her books and hate that one guy because of misunderstanding and everything and it apply to a lot of us even today. That's what I like about it.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:31
    22. john finn's avatar john finn

      This Book 1.Journey begins.Emotional Shades of Life and Love. Yours and Mine ? Is full, from front to back, of many kinds of different love stories in verse. Each one the reader can magnify, or condense, in their mind dependent upon the impact it has on them.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:25
    23. Joelene Brown's avatar Joelene Brown

      The Notebook, It is a story of exactly what I wanted, and after 25 years of a string of failed relationships, some straight out of a horror movie, I have it. He often says to me, " If your a bird, I'm a bird" So I really do believe if you submerge yourself in those feelings, you really can get a love as passionate and real as you read about.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:21
    24. Dhanaraj Rajan's avatar Dhanaraj Rajan

      Love Story by Erich Segal is a simple and a moving love story.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:15
    25. R Sherratt's avatar R Sherratt

      Nicholas Shakespeare's "The Dancer Upstairs" a story about many different forms of love and loss and really rather profound. It still moves me even though I've read it several times.

      Posted Thu, 16 Jan 2014 19:47

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