What are the best romance novels dealing with illness?

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    #1Me Before You

    Me Before You

    Jojo Moyes' heartbreaking romance novel Me Before You tells the story of Louisa Clark and Will Traynor, who lives his days confined to a wheelchair. This book urges everyone to live their one life to the fullest.


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    William Bishop
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "In my experience, illness often goes hand in hand with sadness. This book, while well written, is a very sad story about womanhood and friendship. This is a story about how we cope when the worst of times hits, and how romantic relationships can pull us through these dark times."
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    #2The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars

    The Fault in Our Stars tells the love story of Hazel and August, cancer-afflicted patients who met in a support group and developed a deep relationship revolving their situation.


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    #3On the Island

    On the Island

    On the Island is written by Tracey Garvis-Graves. It tells the story of Anna Emerson, an English teacher who was sent into the Maldives to tutor T.J. Callahan. An unfortunate event leads both of the characters to get stranded on an island.


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    Jeffrey Walters
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "On the Island is a fun romance novel, but nothing to write home about. It was a fun summer read for me, but not too memorable. The characters are realistic and relatable, but the story itself isn't all that original. While the story deals with hardship and survival, it isn't about dealing with illness. "
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    #4Full Tilt

    Full Tilt
    Full Tilt is a young adult horror novel by Neal Shusterman, first published in 2003 by Simon Pulse. It tells the story of two brothers, Blake and Quinn, as they try to escape from a creepy carnival.

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    #5All the Bright Places

    All the Bright Places
    All the Bright Places is the New York Times' bestselling young adult romance novel written by Jenniver Niven. It is about the suicidal Theodore and his fateful meeting with the grief-stricken Violet. 

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    Bruce Gonzales
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "There are so many things about this book that make it amazing. The characters, the setting, the amazing writing by the author, take your pick. This books follows Theodore, who has bad things on his mind and Violet, who has her own issues. You follow these two as you watch them become closer. A really great book written beautifully by Niven. Go grab this book today.if you like"
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    #6Under Locke

    Under Locke
    Under Locke is a romance novel by Mariana Zapata. It tells the story of Iris Taylor, who started working for a tattoo shop owned by Dex Locke. The two of them get off to a rocky start but eventually fall head over heels for each other.


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    Gabriel Barron
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Not sure if this is the best romance book that describes a character's illness. The female main character does appear to have some health problems, but it does not seem like they are alluded to all that much - they are more burdened by other issues that they face. I feel like there are some well-known young adult stories that focus more on courtship and romance than on erotic tension that explore the idea of lovers and partners being ill in a more meaningful and interesting way. "
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    #7The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

    The Secret to Hummingbird Cake

    The Secret to Hummingbird Cake by Celeste Fletcher McHale is thick with southern Louisiana charm. It's a story of love, friendship and learning to hold on even when life is hard, but also of letting go.


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    Arturo Vargas
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is not your typical romance novel, and that is just what I needed during that last storm that kept me housebound. Southern society, romance, friends, honor, and the mystery of Hummingbird Cake. Fun and involving enough to keep me turning the pages. "
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    #8My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper

    My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult centers on Anna, who was conceived for the sole purpose of providing bone marrow for her sister Kate, who is suffering from leukemia. Anna questions her life's purpose and starts to decide on her own.


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    Kyle Perry
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "My Sister's Keeper is the best romance novel that deals with an illness that I have read. This is a real tear-jerker and I had to finish it in one sitting. Anna was born to provide bone marrow for her sick sister Kate and she becomes bitter about it. This novel will keep you interested and will definitely test your emotions. I loved it!"
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    #9Tall, Tatted, and Tempting (The Reed Brothers)

    Tall, Tatted, and Tempting (The Reed Brothers)

    Tall, Tatted and Tempting is the first book in the contemporary romance series The Reed Brothers written by Tammy Falkner which follows the love story between Logan Reed and Kit.


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    #10Ninja At First Sight (Knitting in the City)

    Ninja At First Sight (Knitting in the City)
    Ninja At First Sight is new adult contemporary romance fiction and the prequel to Knitting in the City series written by Penny Reid. It is first published in 2015 by Caped Publishing.

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    Christopher Davis
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "The title of this romance novel would not appeal to many who actively consume romance novels. I mean, I doubt many people would desire to read a book with ninja in the title when reading about a love story. But, if your aim is young men, than maybe it would work. "


Best What are the best romance novels dealing with illness
1Me Before YouBooks 42 Paid
2The Fault in Our StarsBooks 39 Paid
3On the IslandBooks 38 Paid
4Full TiltBooks 32 Paid
5All the Bright PlacesBooks 32 Paid
6Under LockeBooks 27 Paid
7The Secret to Hummingbird CakeBooks 27 Paid
8My Sister's KeeperBooks 25 Paid
9Tall, Tatted, and Tempting (The Reed Brothers)Books 18 Paid
10Ninja At First Sight (Knitting in the City)Books 13 Paid

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