To celebrate Valentine’s Day we have collaborated with four of our favourite authors to find the perfect Valentine’s read.
Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Clearly an epic, but I love the contrasting styles of Scarlett O’Hara and Melanie Hamilton and the way they both show immense strength, plus devotion to their men, in different ways.
Sense & Sensibility by Jane Austen. I love how Colonel Brandon eventually wins Marianne by being the good guy, sticking around and being there for her.
Rivals by Jilly Cooper. Part of a series of novels which are a slightly raunchy, good-fun romp by a horsey crowd through rural England. Charismatic, handsome, devilish Rupert Campbell-Black finally meets his romantic match in this one, and like many readers, I adored seeing a bad-boy tamed!
Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres. I find love stories where it takes many years for the two main characters to finally get together both tragic but really satisfying.
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes. Impossible to say much about this one without spoiling it but… wow, what an unforgettable love story.
About Pauline Wiles
British by birth, Pauline is now a contented resident of California, although she admits to occasional yearnings for afternoon tea and historic homes.
Her debut novel, Saving Saffron Sweeting, reached the quarter final of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and was a number one Kindle Best Seller. The stand-alone prequel, Secrets in the Sky, was reviewed by Publishers Weekly as ‘an enticing read’. Sweet Pursuits is the third book in the series.
When not writing, Pauline can be found getting the steps wrong in a Zumba class or calculating how many miles she has to run to justify an extra piece of cake. She is also fond of daydreaming about flying herself and a reader to London for tea.