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RoseRed135

Favorite Romances?!

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With Valentine's Day coming up soon, I'm wondering if any of you have any favorite romance novels/novels w/ a romantic theme running through or romantic literary couples? Gone with the Wind? Wuthering Heights? Romeo and Juliet? Guinevere and Lancelot? Some lightweight "guilty pleasures" or even, stretching things a bit, TV couples, such as Ross and Rachel or Monica and Chandler (both on "Friends")? Or ??

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The Notebook, The Bridges of Madison County- 

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I loved Bridges of Madison County! Gone With The Wind is the perennial favorite. For a true-story, real-life love story try G.I.Joe and Lillie. It's written by Joe Bonsall (the hyper type-A tenor with the Oak Ridge Boys!) telling his parents' story. To top it off, he also wrote a song that tells the story in 3 minutes. It's a great read. I came away truly admiring his mother. Another true story is Cheaper By the Dozen (Frank Gilbreth, jr & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey) telling the story of their parents along with being raised as part of such a large family. I remember it being required reading in 7th grade then totally falling in love with this family....I gave a copy to a friend who has 10 kids....she found lots of helpful info.

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Romantic comedies / Drama romance

The Proposal- Have watched it many times over, always good for a laugh- Groundhog Day is another favorite- Sweet Home Alabama- A Walk In the Clouds is cinematic-ally romantic, contains twists of fate,  perseverance, the fixing of mistakes and stars Keanu Reeves,  Aitana Sánchez-Gijón and co stars Anthony Quinn- Diary of a Mad Black Woman- Monster's Ball- As Good As It Gets and Something's Gotta Give both with Jack Nicholson- Moonstruck- Pride and Prejudice (2005)- PS I Love You- I've yet to see Loving with Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loving_(2016_film)

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On 2/4/2017 at 3:49 PM, Mame925 said:

I loved Bridges of Madison County! Gone With The Wind is the perennial favorite. For a true-story, real-life love story try G.I.Joe and Lillie. It's written by Joe Bonsall (the hyper type-A tenor with the Oak Ridge Boys!) telling his parents' story. To top it off, he also wrote a song that tells the story in 3 minutes. It's a great read. I came away truly admiring his mother. Another true story is Cheaper By the Dozen (Frank Gilbreth, jr & Ernestine Gilbreth Carey) telling the story of their parents along with being raised as part of such a large family. I remember it being required reading in 7th grade then totally falling in love with this family....I gave a copy to a friend who has 10 kids....she found lots of helpful info.

Can't think of Gone With The Wind without thinking about Carol Burnette!

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Haven't seen La La Land yet, but Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling have on-screen chemistry in Crazy Stupid Love- 

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Hepburn and Tracy

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Cold Mountain maybe? I love Renee Zellweger's character in that movie- Also Bridget Jones-

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6 hours ago, Komorebi said:

Can't think of Gone With The Wind without thinking about Carol Burnette!

One of the funniest moments in TV history.

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8 hours ago, Mame925 said:

One of the funniest moments in TV history.

LOL!

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