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Memorable Fictional Couples


Last week during one of the crazy "book conversations" (this is said with affection) we bookish friends have, Ganise (fun times, girls!) came up with a list of her favorite fictional couples and asked us what ours were. Her question got me thinking: who are some of my favorite leading couples in fiction? Surprisingly, it was an easier thing to zero in on which were most memorable. Some are from teen or YA fiction and therefore aren't "mature," granted but between Jenny B. Jones and Krista McGee, I beg to differ. Other's will take you into a sweeping fairy-tale land and some are from the contemporary world. Without further ado, here are some of the favorite pairings - whether it be their sizzling chemistry or more simply how they interacted on the page, the list is below the cut!

Favorite Fiction Couples:

- Adrian and Lindy from Beastly
There doesn’t have to be a “deepening of a kiss” or a sweeping score to end a story, instead sometimes it’s the simple things, the more innocent things that endear a story and the fact that Kyle’s last words embrace that makes me glad to have read the novel – even if nothing else would have.
- Alec Bourne and Libby Holladay from Tidewater Inn
The hero, Alec Bourne (how appropriate!) is a Coast Guard Captain and is quite unforgettable. He is a true gentleman whose one desire becomes protecting Libby. He is all the more noble to readers because of his missions to rescue people – it sort of ups the likability of him and paints him as an all-American guy easy to root for.

- Alex and Katie from Safe Haven →

- Alex and Lucy from Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones

- America Singer and Prince Maxon from The Selection
Cass’ writing is rich in romantics and a love triangle that shouldn’t be such a dilemma. Like HG, this one involves a boy from home vs. the wealthy prince who could give her everything… but cannot buy her love. This one doesn’t use a battle of the heart so much as develop an endearing friendship between America and Maxon.
- Beckett and Finley from There You'll Find Me
The relationship that blossoms between these two young people (Finley and Beckett) is written so that it is nothing less than endearing. I adored the way Beckett treated Finley and how she responded to him. The scenes of them exploring together (especially the "graveyard" scene nearer the end) and quiet moments are written with the utmost care – as the reader, we can tell that these character’s emotions and their story have been genuinely thought out and artfully plotted.


 ← Brandon and Bailey from the "Bailey Flanigan" Series
Being “Team Brandon” from the get-go, I thoroughly enjoyed Kingsbury exploring him as a character and letting the reader get to know him so well – I loved that I was able to see his tenderness and love above question for Bailey. 
- Brian and Natalia from Right Where I Belong

- Cole McKenna and Bailey Craig from Submerged
I loved Cole’s protective nature that isn’t smothering [and] Bailey’s genuine heart for God
- Clark and Marty Davis from Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke
 
-  Daniel Tremain and Clara Endicott from The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden
 
- Danny and Jo from The Trouble with Tulip by Mindy Starns Clark
 
- DJ and Bella from Fools Rush In by Janice Thompson 

- Jason and Rachel from Tender Vows by Sharlene MacLaren
  • I know many probably would have a "problem" with this relationship - a brother-in-law falling for his widowed sister-in-law, but something about Sharlene's writing and the character's made this book one of my favorites.
- Quinn and Susannah from Fireworks by Elizabeth White

- William and Marianne from The Proposal by Lori Wick
 
I know and am sure there are many (many!) more romantic couples among memorable or on a favorites "list" that I am missing, however this is a start...
 
Tell me, who rank as some of yours?
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  1. Love all of the Jenny B. Jones character love! :)

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    1. Me, too, Ruth! I have adored all of her books thus far and am hoping that she is working on something new. It's been way too long since her last one released and I miss her unique voice. :)

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  2. I agree about Jenny B. Jones' couples and DJ and Bella (loved that series! I need to reread it :). Off the top of my head, I'm thinking about Elizabeth and Darcy (P&P), Emma and Mr. Knightley (Emma), Hermione and Ron (HP)...all very cliché, I know. :)

    ~Kristin

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    1. Jenny is one talented lady and that has meant delightful reading for her fans. Her couples are so memorable... and fun! DJ and Bella are TOO cute. Have you read Janice's new spin-off series, Kristin? It got off to a promising start this past winter with Picture Perfect.

      All of Jane's couples are fabulous! Emma and Mr. Knightly? Oh, gosh, those two are wonderful. :)

      And your list isn't cliché at all, Kristin. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I think you missed all Jane Austen...which of course, deserves a mention. Who doesn't love Mr. Darcy & Lizzy, or Mr. Knightley & Emma? BUT. I'm SO happy you included Brandon & Bailey! The last book in that series made my favorite-books-ever list. So very good. And Cole & Bailey too! Oh I love those two so much! SO much. Marty & Clark are awesome, and so is Belinda &...what is his name? too long since I read that series. Btw, have I mentioned I really think Clark looks just like Blake Shelton? It's weird. Yup.

    Who else...OH! OH. You so need to read River of Time by Bergren. Because Lia & Luca rank as one of my all-time favorite, as do Gabi & Marcello just a little higher. Because, let's face it, Marcello IN THE BOOK is impossibly outrageously unfairly hot. His pictures so far are not...I greatly prefer my mental image from the book.

    Then...hmmm, is it Kezia? Kasia? Kassia? The main girl from "Jewel of Persia" and Xerxes. Cause not, it's not Esther in that book...her too though. But they have a sweet romance.

    And also. Ella and Prince Char from "Ella Enchanted." Just so cute! Movie, not so much. But the book? Oh yes. :)

    AND. Livvie and...Jim? I'm blanking on his name. The way too adorable couple from "Livvie's Song." I LOVE them! So much. Also the couple from "Heart's Journey Home" by Jen Stephens.

    *realizes she kinda loves a lot of book characters/couples/heroes*

    Oh well. It's fun. :) Loved this post!

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    1. LOL! I know, right, Charity!? I think there were TWO reasons for dismissing classic literary couples in this list. The most prominent being I simply didn't think in that vein. When we were talking about it on Twitter, it was mostly in relation to "lighter fiction" and secondly, I've only read ONE Austen book, so... I probably couldn't judge my favorite couples by the books in which they were introduced. If it counts, I love them all in their respective film adaptations! :)

      Love, Bailey/Brandon, Cole/Bailey (hooray for another fan of these two together!) and agree: Loving was SO good. Oh, and yes, Ella and Prince Char also - they are cute together! I read that book years ago and was surprised how different (but still good!) it was from the movie. However, I do like both. Where the movie is silly, the book takes a slightly more serious turn. Both have their attributes. Hmm... I can see how Clark looks similar to Blake. There is a resemblance. I know! One of these days, I am going to read Lisa's 'River of Time' books and I am going to love them. There will be no other option. ;)

      Haven't read the other ones you mention. There are merely TOO many good ones - I've missed lots and have many more to look forward too, but for now, this was a start. :)

      Thanks for reading! I had fun with this - thought about just tweeting it to Ganise and then figured it'd make a fun blog so I went that route instead. :)

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  4. LOVE this list! =D Okay...all except for Bailey & Brandon. Sorry--she SO should've ended up with Cody. I won't debate. Just my POV. ;) Daniel & Clara were GREAT...forgot about them! LOL And their book is sitting right in my line of vision. :/
    Dj & Bella--oh be still my palpitating heart. I love that entire series & every.single.character.
    Marty & Clark Davis...absolutely love them in the books, & the 1st movie is still my favorite EVER.
    Alex & Katie from Safe Haven. YeS--oh my word. The book was my first Sparks' novel, & I still haven't seen the movie yet. :P But they are certainly an all-time favorite couple of mine.

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    1. LOL! That's okay, Meghan. I know I was in the minority with that pairing - for me, Cody was likable but not "right" for Bailey so I was much happier seeing him with Andy in the end; plus I'd physced myself up for the opposite conclusion. ;)

      Reading Lady of Bolton Hill was absolutely my favorite Elizabeth Camden book (so far!) and I found them adorable - there were even reflections of North & South in this story so that was, of course a fun thing. :)

      DJ and Bella - YES! And to think I almost forgot them. They are so wonderful together. Marty and Clark are kind of my "throwback" couple - Janette Oke was probably my first introduction to the Christian fiction market however, I think I like them better in the movie! And, the first is definitely - by far, the best in that film series. Love Alex and Katie as well - he is such a protective, wonderful guy towards Katie; that was what she desperately needed and in the end, he was her saving grace in a way. So far, Safe Haven was my most favorite Sparks book - and I hope you enjoy the film! It was also excellent. :)

      Thanks for commenting and reading, Meghan! Glad you did. :)

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  5. Dj & Bella woot woot! Sorry :D I love all of Krista McGee's, Jenny B. Jones's, Jane Austen's, Colleen Coble has some great ones and Lindy and Kyle/Adrian yes :D Prince Maxon and America of course! I also have many a YA couple that I love :P

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    1. Please DON'T apologize, Sierra - Bella and DJ deserve that sort of reaction - are they cute or what!? :)

      Right Where I Belong is the only one of Krista's I've read but I am excited to be reading her new one this summer and plan on reading First Date once I have a break in review copies. Until then, I was won over by Natalia and Brian (he was SO cute!). When I finished the book, I remember how impressed I was by her writing. It may have been YA fiction but she packed a punch.

      I know I'll have many more to come - and many, I've forgotten but this was a start. Maybe, they'll be a "part 2" at some point. :)

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    2. Hahha. I just had to, they are just so cute! Yes all her books are great. Each one feels more special but I bet if I reread... Brian was so sweet! He actually reminded me a little of my own red-haired 6'3-ish and hilarious friend. :P But no in "that" way. He was a great character! I really hope you enjoy her other books :D I have felt that exact feeling with some Middle Grade stuff. I guess being a teen still makes YA "mine" and I'll marvel at how good the writing later :D

      Ooh part two! I'll be waiting for that one!

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    3. That they are, Sierra. Love "cute couples." Yes, I am a bit of a romantic sap. :)

      There are a TON of YA books I want to read but haven't had the time and some of them I expect to produce favorite pairings - like in The Selection. Brian from Right Where I Belong was a teen leading man that stood above the rest and that made him memorable.

      Oh, I don't blame you for your mentality of YA/teen reads - they might not always have the "best" writing, but I like the stories and the joy of reading them. :)

      ...a part two could work plus it'd be fun!

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  6. Wow, I haven't even HEARD of most of these couples!

    Mine would be Brandon/Marianne, Emma/Knightley, Lizzie/Darcy, Pierre/Sophia (War & Peace), Pip/Estella (Great Expectations), and Scarlett/Rhett (Gone With the Wind).

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    1. Hey, Charity! That's okay - they aren't exactly "classic literature" worthy... but I liked them. :)

      Your list is AWESOME! When making this, I wasn't thinking of the literary couples I loved just because we were discussing "lighter fiction" at the time. In a way, I suppose it wouldn't be fair for me to pick out favorite literary couples just because I haven't read the books. If it counts, I love them in their respective film adaptations. ;)

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    2. Film adaptations do count, yes. ;)

      ... can I add Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe? Hee!

      You should read some classic literature once in awhile. It's real jolt when you come off reading modern fiction to go back to a time when the language was so beautiful, and the love stories so pure and innocent. And if you go in for romantic gunk (which I usually don't)... well, Pip's declaration of love to Estella pretty much takes the sappy cake!

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    3. Yay! Glad that film adaptations count. That makes it even better. :)

      Anne and Gilbert - yes, indeed, they are VERY memorable in the best sense. Those two...

      Believe me, I tell myself countless times that I *need* to read literary classics... I just can't. Each time I try, it's an epic fail. It's quite a miracle that I made it through S&S. Back when Les Mis was out in theaters, I picked up the book at WalMart and thought, "what the heck! I could read this." That was before I flipped through it and say the page count - that book is... scary and intimidating. Needless to say, I promptly put it back!

      The movies do a decent job with Pip's declarations then - the actor usually does play it up in all its sappy goodness. :)

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  7. Some of my favorites are Anne and Gilbert, Amy and Laurie, Elsie & Edward Travilla, all the Austen couples, ... interesting post!

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    1. Ah, yes! Anne and Gilbert - who wouldn't like them!? Great pick, Hannah. :)

      Thanks for reading - appreciate your comment and input.

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  8. Hahaha I love our girl group's Twitter convos. I'd have to think really long and hard about this but right now some "classic couples" come to my mind. Jane and Mr Rochester, Lizzie and Mr. Darcy, Margaret Hale and John Thornton...and soooo many more! I love our list and have to say that Clark and Marty were one of my original fave inspy couples. Janette's books were some of the first I read in inspirational books and I adored them. None of her other books could quite compare to their story!

    Such fun! Thanks for sharing your faves!

    xoxo,
    Renee C.

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    1. You and I both, Renee! We do have fun. :)

      Putting this together as quickly as I did probably exempted some couples that deserved to be on this list. Those "classic couples" are great - John and Margaret... *swoon* There is something undeniably special about their courtship. :)

      Aw, yes! Clark and Marty were the "oldie" couple I threw in here. Couldn't help it though. They are so cute in the movie together. Janette was likely the first Christian fiction author I read also - hers was the pen that started it all for me.

      Thank you for reading, Renee - always glad to see your comments over here! :)

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    2. Whoo-hoo, Renee! :)

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  9. I've only read about three of the couples mentioned and I'm planning on reading at least two more. lol

    Some of my personal favorites would be Darcy/Elizabeth (Pride & Prejudice), Gideon/Lonnie (Cadence of Grace series), Mallory/Daniel (Firefly Island), Faith/Collin (A Passion Most Pure), and then some of the couples you've mentioned-- Bailey/Cole, Clark/Marty, and DJ/Bella! :)

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    1. Cool! Rosie, I'll be on the look-out for which two you are about to read on your blog, yes!

      Oh, gosh, yes, I like Austen's couples also - it's just like I said though, I skipped over them since I don't read classic literate. *cue gasps* Faith and Collin were good together (until Collin plays with fire later on) however I haven't "met" the other couples you've mentioned. Thanks for sharing them! :)

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  10. This is why I love visiting your blog! I don't know many of the couples listed and just know I'm missing out! Again, *sniffle*. Have to look into couples, thanks :)

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    1. Hey, Katja - I am glad you do visit. Appreciate your comments and thanks for reading!

      These are all wonderful couples. In all likelihood, many were gipped out of a place on this list but hey, that's what "part 2" lists are for. :)

      Hope you find some new treasures!

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  11. It was fun to chat about couples on Twitter the other day and I love this post :)

    I'm with Renee on John Thornton and Margaret Hale from Elizabeth Gaskell's North & South...sigh...the wonders of cravats, too ;-)

    Love Jenny B Jones' couples, especially Connor and Maggie from Just Between You and Me.

    I love romantic suspense and you cannot go past Ronie Kendig's couples from all her books ~ Reece & Shiloh (Dead Reckoning), Max & Sydney (Nightshade), Colton & Piper (Digitalis), Canyon & Dani (Wolfsbane), Griffin & Kazi and Marshall & Rel (Firethorn), Heath & Darci (Trinity), Aspen & Dane (Talon) and Timbrel & Candyman (Beowulf). Her characters are really unique and their interactions sing!

    Also loved Susan May Warren's PJ Sugar & Jeremy, Rafe & Katherine, and Gracie & Vicktor.

    All Laura Frantz's couples, especially Silas & Eden, Red Shirt & Morrow.

    Jody Hedlund's Carl & Annalisa from her just released, A Noble Groom.

    Tessa Afshar's Rahab & Salome in A Pearl in the Sand

    Dani Pettrey's Cole & Bailey, Landon & Piper.

    Dee Henderson's Shari & Marcus, Kate & Dave, Sara & Adam....

    I better stop now as I have too many more to add!

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    1. Yes, it was, Rel! So glad Ganise brought it up. :) We'll have to do it again. Soon.

      Oh, gosh, yes! I love John and Margaret also. Guess I left out any "classic literature" couples just because I've only met them on-screen as opposed to the novels. Far as I am concerned John Thornton couldn't be better than Richard's portrayal. *sigh*

      That is one of the Jenny B. Jones novel I haven't read. I have it though, and think it sounds like a keeper.

      Soon, I simply *have* to read Ronie's novels. Again, my mother has. If their names are any indication (how unique!), I am going to love them. :) Must read both the "PJ" series and Taming Rafe from Susan. Oh, and I remember Gracie and Vicktor - they were great together! Haven't read Laura's books nor any of Jody's; her newest book is getting such great ratings though!

      When putting this together, I figured that some of Dee Henderson's were among faves yet it's been forever sine I read the O'Malley's that I couldn't remember who I liked best. Of course, Dani's couples are always memorable. Likely I've forgotten/left off many couples who were "good together," which may mean there will have to be a "part two."

      Glad you stopped by, Rel! Always welcome your input. :)

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    2. I am smiling too BIG! Simply thrilled that you all are catching the fever (figure of speech. :)) We love romance!

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  12. This is FANTASTIC!

    Bailey SHOULD have wound up with Cody. That was Karen's endgame...until her daughter met her now husband and thew everything off ;-) Ah well.

    I LOVE America with Prince Maxon. I forgot YOU did too! Yay!! So far I have yet to meet anyone who likes the other guy.....

    Alex and Katie was so great together. In fact, I believe that is one of Spark's best pairings =)

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    1. Ella - you are back! You were missed around here, friend. :)

      Hey, I think if Bailey was going to end up with Cody from the beginning, Karen shouldn't have been swayed - just because Kelsey ended up with the guy who portrayed Brandon on the gorgeous covers doesn't mean Bailey had too. ;) For me, it was more because, one I did LOVE Brandon but also it was less of a cliché for Bailey to end up with Brandon since most the time the girl goes back with her first love. Plus I had some issues with Cody and was very happy to see he healed in the last book and wound up finding his own happy-ever-after.

      America and Maxon - yay for "Team Maxon." ;) I don't know that I've met anyone who likes Aspen either but I'm skeptical how Kiera will end everything. *bites nails* Katie and Alex - I agree. They were really good together!

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  13. Loved this!!
    I haven't read that series by Kingsbury, but I'm an automatic Brandon fan cuz he's a former bandmember of one of my ALL time favorites bands, sooo...yeah. haha

    I didn't know a few of the other couples, but the ones that I DID know, I agree with;) haha

    <3
    Are any of those movies on Netflix??

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    1. Hey, there, Raquel! How fabulous to have you stop by. :)

      If you like Karen Kingsbury, you should read the Bailey Flannigan series if you can get a hold of it. It's probably my favorite of hers save for the 9/11 books. Brandon is wonderful! He's so considerate and loving of Bailey and that is what makes their relationship so "complete."

      I am sure Love Comes Softly is on Netflix (if not, you can catch it as a re-run on Hallmark Channel) and as for Safe Haven, the movie hasn't yet released to DVD so it won't be available on Netflix until its release date which is in, May or June. :)

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  14. Yes, yes, yes, to Beckett and Finley, Clark and Marty, and DJ and Bella! I absolutely love DJ and Bella's dynamic. So cute. :D

    But goodness! Who are some of my favorites? Hmmmm.

    Cassius and Roxanna - The Colonel's Lady by Laura Frantz
    Quentin and Rebecca - On Sparrow's Hill by Maureen Lang
    Raul and Lauren - The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner
    Adam and Shiloh - Southern Fried Sushi by Jennifer Rogers Spinola

    I could go on, but I think I may just have to do a post myself! :D

    This was fun!

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    1. Clark and Marty were sort of my "throwback" couple since I read that series way back when - and think I actually like them better in the movie. ;) Then Beckett and Finley are adorbs (they should get their own movie - maybe a Hallmark Hall of Fame, or something!) and well, DJ and Bella...? What more can be said about them. Seriously, they are too cute.

      I haven't read any of the books you mention but am sure they are good and feature memorable couples. Please do a post of your own - I'd love to see it, Kara. :)

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    1. Thank you. Appreciate *you* reading it. :)

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  16. Waaaaah I don't know any of these characters! D;
    This has got to change!

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  17. Also, is that Katherine Heigl in the last picture? :o

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    1. Yippee! Hope you find some new leading couples to love, Lydia. :)

      ...and yes, that is Katherine Heigl! Good catch. :) It's ironic to think she was in the first two Love Comes Softly movies.

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  18. GIRL!! I squealed when I saw this. (I tried to not be too loud since it is quite late here :D.) O my goodness, yes! CANNOT believe I forgot to check out your list. Thank you for sharing, Rissi! And I see that you all are having quite a conversation here too. Will check out some of the comments. First, the post. I like that you not only gave the names but explanation too. I think the followings are good choices (I've read the books):

    Daniel Tremain and Clara Endicott from The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden (yes! Oh yes.)
    Alex and Lucy from Save the Date by Jenny B. Jones (So.Much. Fun!)

    Cole McKenna and Bailey Craig from Submerged (Cole's character is LARGELY responsible for the golden stars I gave this book - what a hero!!)

    Beckett and Finley from There You'll Find Me

    However I beg to disagree with the choice of Bailey and Brandon. The whole series was REALLY not my cup of tea, unfortunately.

    Thank you for remembering this, Rissi! Always fun for the hopless romantics and dreamers *Sigh* Are you one? :))

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    1. Gah, but of course! Since your blog is titled 'Dreaming Under The Same Moon'. Okay, too late to be writing. Goodnight, Rissi! You rock. :)

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    2. Ganise, you are so sweet! I appreciate your enthusiasm and kind words - thank *you*. You have my permission to squeal as loudly as you like. ;)

      This was TOO much fun - and I am happy you brought it up on Twitter. As you mention, we have been having a fun conversation(s) with this one! There are likely many more that could be on this list, however this was a start. Yay for more fans of Daniel/Clara, Alex/Lucy, Cole/Bailey (LOVED him!), and then Beckett/Finley are possibly one of the most mature YA couples I've met - and I adored that. :)

      As for Brandon and Bailey…

      Hey, that's okay! I am not the biggest Karen Kingsbury fan either (mainly because it's almost as if she is "afraid" to let her characters be happy) however what I did like about the Bailey books was that here was a heroine who was closer in age to me and as a reader, it was easier to relate to her. I had reservations about the series as a whole also - namely that the prose wasn't as "good" as it could have been however it was definitely one of Karen's "sweeter" series. :)

      Thank *you* for inspiring this post - I loved putting it together. :) And, gosh yes! Dreaming romantics - count me in. ;)

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  19. Finnely and Beckett are such a cute couple!

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    1. Aren't they!? I loved them together also, Ella and am sad there aren't more siblings in the Sinclair family so we can check in on those two again. :)

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  20. HOW fun! Love this, and it's been so encouraging to see my characters make the boards. Thank you, thank you. : )

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    1. Thank *you* for creating such lovely, encouraging and likable characters, Jenny! I've enjoyed all of your novels very much and am hoping, you have something new in the near future. :)

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  21. I enjoyed this post a lot and it got me thinking and I couldn’t stop coming up with tons of favorite couples! I compiled a rather long list and decided to stop before it got even longer! Lol! I love reading both classics and more recent books. I have read three of the ones you mentioned and enjoyed them too. I love Clark and Marty from the Love Comes Softly series! William and Marianne from The Proposal by Lori Wick were also wonderful. I’ve also read The Lady of Bolton Hill by Elizabeth Camden. I’ve watched “Beastly” but haven’t read the book. Maybe I should. I did enjoy the movie. Here is my long list!

    Classics:
    •John and Bella in Our Mutual Friend by Charles Dickens
    •Arthur Clennam and Amy Dorrit in Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens
    •Mr. Knightly and Emma in Emma by Jane Austen
    •Lizzie and Darcy in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    •Anne Elliot and Captain Frederick Wentworth in Persuasion by Jane Austen
    •Marianne and Colonel Brandon and Elinor and Edward in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
    •The Inheritance by Louisa May Alcott
    •Tom and Polly in An Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
    •Agnes and Edward in Agnes Grey by Anne Bronte
    •Helen and Gilbert in The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte
    •Christy and Doctor McNeil in Christy by Catherine Marshall
    •Elsie (the first one) and her love interest (don’t want to give away his name) in the Elsie series by Martha Finley
    •Malcolm and Lady Clementina in the Fisherman’s Lady and The Marquis’ Secret by George MacDonald

    Christian fiction:
    •Roxanna Rowan and Colonel Cassius McLinn in The Colonel’s Lady by Laura Franz
    •All Lori Wick couples (read them all and each book/couple is wonderful)
    •J. T. and Hannah in A Tailor Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer
    •Levi Grant and Eden Spencer in To Win Her Heart by Karen Witemeyer
    •Adelaide Proctor and Gideon Westcott in Head in the Clouds by Karen Witemeyer
    •Meredith Hayes and Travis Archer in Short Straw Bride by Karen Witemeyer
    •Running Fawn and Silver Fox in Drums of Change by Janette Oke
    •Ariana and Laramie A Gown of Spanish Lace by Janette Oke
    •Mabel and Len in the Grandma’s Attic Series by Arleta Richardson
    •All Julie Klassen couples (read them all and love them)
    •Sabina and Matthew in the Secret of the Rose Series by Michael Phillips

    Thanks again for a great post!

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    1. Hello, hniebel! So glad you came by to share your faves! Clark/Marty (a classic couple), William/Marianne (read their story way back when, and yet they still seemed to leave a lasting impression) and Daniel/Clara (adorbs) all earned fond memories. If you liked the film adaptation of Beastly, I think you'd like the book. It's different but equally good albeit a bit more juvenile.

      Yay for long lists! :D

      You've complied an excellent "classic" listing of couples. There's a few I've not "met" however I am very fond of all of Jane Austen's couples (via the film adaptations) as well as the two dickens couples you mention (again, from the movies). Also, The Inheritance is a BEAUTIFUL story. Never tire of that one - or its protagonists. :)

      Most of my readers are fans of Laura's novels and I've not read one yet; also enjoyed A Tailor-Made Bride. Still haven't read more of Karen's books though. All of Janette Okes - CLASSICS!

      Thank *you* for reading and sharing your own lists - loved reading this wonderful comment. :)

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