Fiction Book Review: Favorite Literary Couples

Posted by: CarlyT | Posted on: Feb 06 2013

Valentine’s Day is almost here and one of the best places to find romance is at your local library.

Here are a trio of inspiring couples to remind us that love does conquer all.


Claire and Jamie from Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

A dashing red-haired Scots warrior and a strong-willed nurse are brought together in this time-travel romance. In 1945, Claire is on a second honeymoon with her husband when she walks through an ancient stone circle and is transported back to Scotland in the year 1743. She soon meets the gallant James Fraser and an epic romance ensues. Claire is torn between her husband in 1945 and her developing feelings for the attractive Scot. With plenty of adventure and compelling characters this steamy romance will keep you turning the pages into the early morning hours.


Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe in the Anne of Green Gables Series.  

When they first meet at school, Gilbert teases Anne by calling her “Carrots” and she smashes a slate over his head in response. Their academic rivalry develops into a strong friendship over the course of several books until finally Anne realizes that she is in love with her best friend. The happy ending the couple earns has thrilled fans for generations.



Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester in Jane Eyre.

A wealthy, mysterious employer and the poor but fierce governess meet at the dark, possibly haunted Thornfield Manor in this classic novel. Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester flirt and slowly make their way to each other before they are torn apart by a past that won’t stay hidden. This is a passionate romance about the dance between duty and desire with a strong heroine at the center.