What are the best tearjerker romance books?

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    #1Kiss an Angel

    Kiss an Angel
    Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is an entertaining love story with an impressive ending. Its pages tell us about a beautiful woman with an arranged marriage.


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    Harini Jaiteley
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "I found this to be a beautiful love story. This is a lovely and endearing book. I was glued to the pages from the start to the end. The only thing that was wrong with this book that it had to end. I really loved it."
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    #2The Notebook

    The Notebook

    The Notebook is a romance novel written by Nicholas Sparks published in 1996 which is about the love story of mill worker Noah Calhoun and rich girl Allie. It was adapted into a film of the same name in 2004. 


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    Doris Powell
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "Stories about love and romance are some of my favorites. I recently read The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks and it was right up my alley."
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    #3Nash: A Marked Men

    Nash: A Marked Men

    Nash: A Marked Men is a romance novel written by Jay Crownover that tells the story of Saint Ford. She did all her best to achieve their dream of becoming a nurse. She will then meet a man who will turn her world around. 


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    Gregorio Alarcón
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Are you past your prime? Too lazy to take a 10 minute walk a day but NEVER too lazy to go buy you a carton of cigarettes and a bottle of wine? Do you want to imagine yourself as the one who gets to seduce the dark, brooding Nash Donovan? Then this book is for you! For everybody else don't read this, go work out, and make yourself presentable and maybe you can bang that high school crush you had from prom 35 years ago."
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    #4Moonbeams and Skye

    Moonbeams and Skye

    Moonbeams and Skye is a lesbian romance book written by Kate Sweeney that tells the story of lesbian couple Liz and Casey. They are so happy and proud they could not think of it any better. 


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    Joe Morris
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Moonbeams and Skye deserves a special place in lesbian romance genre. This is one of the few books that brought me to tears."
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    #5The Forty Rules of Love

    The Forty Rules of Love

    The Forty Rules of Love is a book by Elif Shafak that tells the story of Ella. She is an unhappy wife who works as a literary reader. her boss then asked her to read the novel Sweet Blasphemy and it changed her life. 


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    Scott Fernandez
    Written on April 13, 2018
    ""I love you no I love you. ", isn't what you want out of your romance novels? Give me a tearjerking romance novel where the main characters express their passionate love for each other but then have those characters never able to be with each other. It will fill you will love with sinking your heart with pain. This is kind of novel that will satisfy my needs in that area. "
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    #6The Sound of Fishsteps

    The Sound of Fishsteps

    The Sound of Fishsteps is a book by Buket Uzuner that tells the story of a romance between a man and a woman. They are both in love with each other, and when everything seemed perfect, the other one will be exposed. 


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    Charles Gibson
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Buket wrote a great book here. The Sound of Fishsteps kept my attention all the way until the end. The thing about this book that pulled me in was the twist. I love when there is an unexpected change of events and when the story ends differently than you thought it would. I recommend reading it for sure."
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    #7The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife

    The Time Traveler's Wife is the debut novel of Audrey Niffenegger, which is about the story of married couple Clare and Henry who try to make their marriage work. It comes as they struggling with Henry's strange disorder of time traveling. 


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    Jason Welch
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This story is a good option for the "best tearjerker romance books" topic. The book was released in 2003 and was so popular, it was made into a film. However, the reviews on this book are not as flattering as you would expect from such a popular book."
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    #8A Walk to Remember

    A Walk to Remember
    A Walk to Remember is a novel by the well-known romance writer, Nicholas Sparks. It tells the love story of Landon Carter and Jamie Sullivan and was the basis of the famous movie of the same name, starring Shane West and Mandy Moore.

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    Amalia Barragán
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "Go to Costco and get a jumbo size kleenex package, because you're going to need it! I won't spoil the story, but let's just say this is one that you will think about well after you're done reading it. After reading the book, then watch the movie to finish up that kleenex box! "
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    Outlander is a British-American television drama series based on the historical time travel Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. Claire Randall, the main character, lives two love stories in two different centuries. 
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    Jeffrey Tucker
    Written on April 10, 2018
    "This is not a book, not a romance series, and not much of a tearjerker. So, this is definitely not what you're looking for here."
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    #10After Forever Ends

    After Forever Ends

    After Forever Ends by Melodie Ramone is a chick lit about women's coming to age and reliving life lessons and love. Go for a one-sitting read with this book but better be prepared with a box of tissue for fallen tears caused by imagination.


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    Gloria Morales
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book is long and poorly written. The author is a female edgelord. She is a no-talent hack."
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    #11Portrait of a Turkish Family

    Portrait of a Turkish Family

    Portrait of a Turkish Family is a book by Irfan Orga that tells the story of a rich family in Istanbul. It describes all the traditional customs of a Turkish family and will surely capture the interest of readers. 


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    Vibhore Singh
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Portrait of a Turkish Family tells the in depth story of the rise and fall of a wealthy Turkish family during the Ottoman Empire. It's a sad story that is sure to help you put your own life into perspective."
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    #12The 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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    Written on March 28, 2018
    "This book makes me cry everytime I read it. It always tugs at my heartstrings. I do realize that I'm grieving characters that aren't even real, but the book is written so beautifully that for me, these characters are very real."
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    #13Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars)

    Dream a Little Dream (Chicago Stars)

    Dream a Little Dream is a contemporary sports romance novel written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. It was first published in 1998 by Avon, and it is the fourth book in the Chicago Stars series.


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    Guo Shao
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "If you are looking for a tearjerker romance book this is it. The story is romantic and beautiful and the ending is just what you wished for. Would recommend with all my heart !"
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    #14The Sea of Tranquility

    The Sea of Tranquility
    The Sea of Tranquility is a new adult romance novel by Katja Millay. It tells the story of Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, as they help each other recover from their troubled pasts and begin anew.

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    Edward Weber
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The Sea of Tranqulity is an award winning book that takes its readers on some what of an emotional rollercoaster. Everyone knows what Josh's past is and as the reader finds out Natya's past they wonder if Josh will ever know. The only way to explain this book is that of an emotional rollercoaster that warrants more than one box of tissues when reading it. The sheer talent that Katja has to delve into the readers minds and make them seem so real and close to you is absolutely amazing. Not only is this an amazing book but it truly is the epitome of "Tearjerker Romance Book"."
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    #15The Edge of Never

    The Edge of Never

    The Edge of Never is a romance book by J.A Redmerski that tells a story of the young lady Camryn. She does not want to grow old with the same old routine that she does every day. She will make changes that will teach her a lesson. 


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    Virginia Peterson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is an interesting story with an interesting main character. It was pretty fun to read."
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    #16Potent Pleasures (The Pleasures )

    Potent Pleasures (The Pleasures )

    Potent Pleasures Nothing is a historical romance book written by Eloisa James that tells the seductive story of a woman who fell in love with a men and their love for each other and their love produced a fruit.  


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    Dan Xu
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "I love romance books that are real tearjerkers. Potent Pleasures is fantastic for bring out the tissues. Whenever I need to clean the dust out of my eyes, I start reading from this book. "
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    Honor is a book by Elif Shafak that tells the story of Esma. This book is a combination of all emotions from a daughter who will fall in love but will never forget her mother's legacy. Both romantic and tragic. 


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    Jesse Gonzales
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "Honour is a great book for those who are looking for a deeper connection with the character and wish to join the emotional ride that can only be found in a romance novel. The story is all about emotions and as the story continues the deeper the emotions will be tied with the reader. The author doesn't an excellent job of piecing this together. "
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    #18Me 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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    #19Annie's Song

    Annie's Song

    Annie's Song is a romance novel by Catherine Anderson. It tells the story of Annie, who is deaf and who suffered at the hands of her parents and Douglas Montgomery. Alex, Douglas's brother, is determined to right his brother's wrongdoing.


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    Edward Hicks
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Annie's Song is a New York Times bestseller book about deaf and abused girl named Annie. It's sad and will stir up many emotions if you are looking for drama, though it won't fill the romance part that is looked for."
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    #20The Bronze Horseman

    The Bronze Horseman

    The Bronze Horseman is the first book in The Bronze Horseman trilogy. A story where Tatiana meets Alexander, a young officer of the Red Army who will fight against the Germans in the Leningrad siege. 


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    Joyce Anderson
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "a good book that is bound to leave you wanting more and feeling like you should see more about it personally, I would recommend it. "
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    #21The Sweet Gum Tree

    The Sweet Gum Tree

    Alix French and Nick Anderson became friends after sharing many childhood adventures, a friendship that would eventually become love. After his abusive father gets killed, Nick leaves the town, leaving Alix alone and pregnant. 


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    Jane Howard
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "The Sweet Gum Tree is a bit of an intense book, but I really enjoyed it. It's a different take on growing up in difficult situations and learning that you are more than the sum of your negative experiences. I like how you can feel the emotions and interactions of the characters mature over the course of the novel."
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    Thoughtless is a new adult romance novel by S.C. Stephens. It tells the story of Kiera and her unbidden attraction for her new roommate, rockstar Kellan Kyle. It is the first book in the Thoughtless series.

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    Gerardo Marín
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Sad, romantic books are my weakness and this one is one of the best. Recommend to anyone who likes them."


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5The Forty Rules of LoveBooks 0 Paid
6The Sound of FishstepsBooks 0 Paid
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