It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl!
Today’s official topic: Favorite Couples in Books
Since this is Valentine’s week, this topic is appropriate and a cute choice. Coming up with the couples was easy, narrowing it to 10 was difficult. I have made a list, which really is just me listing 10 of my gazillion favorites and gushing over why they are perfect together.
All of these couples have (eventual) happily-ever-afters in common, though they face distinct struggles and overcome all sorts of barriers (both physical and emotional ones) to be together. It will be no surprise that I’m including some of these couples (like Pepper’s, Rachel’s, or Liz’s!).
In no particular order, my list….
10 Favorite Couples in Books
ROSE AND OLIVER| Rose in Three Quarter Time by Rachel McMillan
A friendship-turned-marriage-of-convenience-to-romance, their story is as rich as whipped cream with its tiny acts of care (cereal!) and tension and alllll the happy sighs.
JULIETTE AND NEIL | “Two Blue Doors” series by Hillary Manton Lodge
Through all of their ups and downs, family secret discoveries, and world travels, theirs is a deep connection and complimentary relationship.
EMILY AND BEN | A Portrait of Emily Price by Katherine Reay
A smart match that goes beyond a fast-moving relationship to the challenges of new family and the importance of commitment and forgiveness. And, Ben has excellent taste in art.
NORA AND JOHN | True to You by Becky Wade
Seemingly an opposites attract story, these two have so much in common! Their friendship naturally progresses and the richness of their intertwined stories makes them quite a special couple.
CADEN AND ADAM | Where Two Hearts Meet by Liz Johnson
These two connect and just click, even with the vulnerability that comes along. I love their sweet dynamic! (And that first kiss scene is pretty special, too.)
PETE AND JESS | Wait for Me by Susan May Warren
They can’t deny the magnetic pull between them, and face plenty of obstacles to being together (some self inflicted), but as their story unfolds over several books, they learn and grow and become better people – and finally arrive at a selfless place of being together.
LIBERTY AND NOBLE | The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz
History and society dictate their unlikely association and later, their romance. But they are soooo sweet together! Liberty’s strength and Noble’s integrity just make them a great couple.
DAVID AND CATHERINE | The Thorn Keeper by Pepper Basham
They find love unexpectedly and surmount the odds during WWI challenges. And oh, the redemption of their romance!
SIMON AND EVELYN | High as the Heavens by Kate Breslin
Spies, occupied WWI Europe, and secrets all try to separate these two, but their marriage and rescue situation? put them together. They have to rely on each other, only strengthening their bond.
THOR AND AVEN | Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof
Ah I love them. Her quiet strength and patience and his protectiveness… they are just meant to be together!
Your turn! Did you participate in Top Ten Tuesday? Have you read any of these books? Who are your favorite fictional couples? Share your thoughts in the comments!
I suggest Melody and Justin from Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe — such a fun couple! Great list, Courtney!
Thanks, Beckie!!! I’m reading Brunch at Bittersweet Cafe right now, so I’ve just “met” those two! I’m loving it so far (and it’s already making me hungry).
I haven’t read any of these books, but I can see why you loved them so much. 🙂
This is my Top Ten Tuesday post.
I like your choices! Most of mine are from older releases, because they are couples I’ve loved a looong time. Although Rose and Oliver did make my list this week!
Thank you! I could have picked older ones, but I seem to remember more about more recent stories. And YAYYYY for Rose and Oliver! Those two are special 😉
AHHHHHHH!!!! David and Catherine!!!!!!
And, I do love Oliver and Rose so much!!
YES I couldn’t resist adding David and Catherine to my list!!!!! They just have such a connection. And woohoo for all the Rachel love I’m seeing this week! 🙂
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