Declarations Of Love: 8 Breathtaking Moments In Literature

Romantic declarations of love are one of the best parts of romantic storytelling.

Reading a declaration of love can be just as satisfying as watching it unfold on a screen. So much goes into literary declarations of love. The genre does not matter. Whether it’s mystery, fantasy, or classic fiction, the declaration of love is simply the icing on an otherwise perfect story.

Inspired by some my favorite books, and ranging from classics to more recent releases, here are 8 of my favorite breathtaking declarations of love in literature.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Anne may pierce his soul but Captain Wentworth pierces mine. Without a doubt, the honesty of his words is everything we want in a romantic declaration of love.


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North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Be. Still. My. Pitter. Pattering. Heart. John Thornton’s declaration of love to Margaret Hale is heart-wrenching. It’s fall-to-your-knees angst. It’s desperate and almost accusatory.


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Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Engrossing. Spine-tingling. Romantic. Just a few words that hardly do Kerri Maniscalco’s Hunting Prince Dracula justice.


Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

There are many declarations of love in Jane Eyre. There were heartfelt and sweet declarations. And there were passionate entreaties.


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In the Time of Love and Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

After a half-century apart, two lovers find their way back to each other.