This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week it is about: The Top Ten Favourite Love Stories (you might have guessed it - I should something about my entrances..)
I am no specialist in love stories - I read Jane Austen because of the humour. Please, do not throw books at me because of that!
If I grab a romance book because of the love story it is a clear sign that I am going to be ill. - esp. the flu makes me feel romantic - in a bookish way,- silly! ;")
Here are my Top Ten Favourite Love Stories - in no particular order:
1. AIMÉE & JAGUAR by Erica Fischer - a true love storie between a jewish woman and the wive of a Wehrmachts-soldier in WWII - heartbreaking!
2. THE CONVENIENT MARRIAGE by Georgette Heyer - the heroine Horatia is very brave and has a stutter! (I love that - she is so adorable!) She saves her sister from an unwanted marriage by proposing to the bridegroom to be by herself - and of course they fall for each other.
3. Col. Brandon and Marianne Dashwood from SENSE AND SENSIBILITY by Jane Austen (I think it is a bit because of Alan Rickman playing Brandon.. He is such a great actor - well, and I consider him attractive, too. And I LOVE Kate Winslet!)
4. Let's stay at Jane Austen: Jane and Bingley from PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - I know they are pretty lame - but I love them. I like lovely people. ;")
5. Charlie Brown and the redheaded girl - and all other romances from THE PEANUTS by Charles M. Schultz.
6. Daisy Dalrymple and Alec Fletcher from the DAISY DALRYMPLE MYSTERIES by Carola Dunn (thank you very much German editors for stopping the series after book 8!! *gnnnrrr*)
7. Nancy and Florence from TIPPING THE VELVET by Sarah Waters. (Yes, actually one book that I already have reviewed.)
8. Pinneberg and Lämmchen (which means: little lamb) from LITTLE MAN, WHAT NOW? by Hans Fallada: They fell in love. She gets preggers. They marry and than have to struggle with his unemployment: Hard times in early 3oies (pre-Hitler)Germany.
9. Hareton and Catherine from WUTHERING HEIGHTS by Emily Brontë. I love Heathcliff - but this is the cuter lovestory.
10. Margaret and John Thornton from NORTH AND SOUTH by Elizabeth Gaskell. I love the BBC for casting Richard Armitage and Daniela Denby-Ashe!!
And here is my bonus:
Mr. Stringer and Miss Marple!