8 modern love novels worth reading
Nicholas Sparks "Hurry to love" (1999)
The author of the famous "Diary of Memory", the film version of which with Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling saw, perhaps, everything, in this book in a new way tells the eternal story of Cinderella and the Prince. The first love of 17-year-old Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan is not overshadowed by the huge difference between them (he is rich and popular in school - she is a poor, modest gray mouse). It becomes fatal that Jamie is sick with leukemia, and the heroes really have to hurry to love, because every day for their happiness can be the last.
Love is like the wind, you can't see it, but you feel
Dina Rubina "A few hurried words of love ..." (2003)
Strictly speaking, this is not a novel, but a cycle of stories under the common name and unifying theme of eternal feeling.In all its shades: from drama to smile, from bitter tears to immense, dazzling happiness, from imperfection to the lofty ideal ... Not to empathize with the heroes of the stories will not work - this is Dina Rubina with her ability to speak about everything simply, wisely and burning truthfully.
You live, you live, you are crazy from this shitty life, you become a soul, you think that there is no love ... And she, the girls, is! You just need to lie low, wait and not rock the boat ...
Audrey Niffenegger "Time Traveler's Wife" (2003)
Bestseller about love, playing with time, is almost not perceived as fiction, so alive and real - comical, ironic, deeply sensitive - turned out to be Audrey Niffenegger her main characters Henry and Claire. A rare genetic disease makes Henry disappear from the life of his beloved and suddenly appear unpredictably, and therefore Claire, who takes all the oddities of the “dotted” relationship, wants to say in the words of the classic of world literature: “You just knew how to wait like no other” ...
Our love was a thread in this labyrinth, a net under the tightrope walker, the only real thing in my strange life that I could always trust
Helen Fielding "How to refuse a handsome man" (2004)
The upbeat bbw Bridget Jones has a “younger sister”. New heroine Helen Fielding is also inclined to fall into troubles, to fantasize vigorously and look like a failure in the eyes of others. So, get acquainted: Olivia Joules (last name, because we are not a girl, but joules of irrepressible energy and curiosity!), A journalist writing about fashion, but dreaming about the glory of 007 agent, no less. Even in the mysterious handsome Frenchman Pierre Ferramo, in whom Olivia falls in love at one of the parties, she sees a person worthy of British intelligence. Where will Miss Joles take her rich imagination and desire to figure everything out?
Do not regret anything. The only thing you can change is the present, so learn from the past
Anna Gavalda “Just Together” (2004)
The love triangle in French from Anna Gavalda, as we expect, will not be commonplace or sugary. However, no: in the tangled relationship of the artist Camilla Fock, broken by need and other circumstances, the aristocrat Philibert with the soul of a true knight and chef Frank, macho-handsome,there is a fourth “hero” - his majesty Paris, in which people eternally find romance and salvation from loneliness.
Just be together. But this is difficult, very difficult, and not only to schizophrenics and holy fools. It is difficult for everyone to open up, to believe, to give, to reckon, to endure, to understand. It is so difficult that sometimes the prospect of dying from loneliness seems not the worst option.
Elchin Safarli "You were promised to me" (2010)
He and her were separated by death. The novel about the loss of a beloved woman and the gradual, painful acceptance of what happened is written on behalf of a suffering lover and is largely autobiographical. As Elchin Safarli writes in the afterword: “It's me. Hiding and lying that this is just an image is ridiculous. ” And he adds: “It’s impossible to rediscover the beauty of the world without losing something important. In place of the lost remain the emptiness of bottomless ravines. And trying to fill them, you begin to appreciate life more strongly. May our loss be a test for us, but not torture. ”
Happiness is a property of character. Some in the nature of his all the time to wait, others continuously search, the third - everywhere to find
Jojo Moyes "See you" (2012)
Lou Clarke lives happily and measuredly, predictably, as in Groundhog Day. The girl has no ambitions - she likes to be a waitress in a cafe, there is no desire to put an end to the relationship with the guy, although she admits that feelings have long passed. But the loss of work starts in the fate of Lou the flywheel of change: the girl becomes the nurse of Will Treynor, a wealthy young handsome, after a car accident chained to a wheelchair. Will, unable to live as fully and vividly as before the tragedy, puts this thirst in Lou: reveals to her the wisdom of books, awakens the thirst for knowledge and travel, the need to dream and achieve the desired. The feeling that binds them together will forever change the lives of both.
When you catapult into a completely new life - or at least with a swing presses to someone else's life, like a face to the window - you have to rethink who you are. Or how others see you
Sophie Kinsella "I have your number" (2012)
An absurd set of circumstances forces Poppy and Sam to use the same mobile phone number and an electronic mailbox linked to it. And then it turns out that in our days such an invasion of the life of another person is more intimate, bringing together the process than sex.Work - what is it, the whole life of both! - turns upside down, and until the last pages of the novel it is unclear whether Sam’s phone will be a matchmaker for Poppy.
And what is love in general? No one knows exactly. No one can give her a definition.