Sep
11

5 Sad Romance Books That Made Me Cry Like A Baby

#FiveOnFriday 9-11-15

Grab a box of tissues, a bottle of wine, and some chocolates, because today I am bringing you my 5 favorite romance books that made me cry. We’re talking ‘blubbering mess, rocking in a fetal position, don’t-ask-me-what’s-wrong-because-you-wouldn’t-understand’, kind of crying.


 

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The Bronze Horseman
[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons

This book…I can’t even.

It is an epic novel and it absolutely gutted me.

The Bronze Horseman is so devastatingly heart breaking and so emotionally raw that I had to stop reading several times. Not because I wanted to, but because I HAD to—I couldn’t read through all of the tears. This book gave me a book hangover for over a week. (Side note: I gave all of my friends copies, and they felt the same way. Misery loves company, what can I say?)

BTW: This book is on sale right now for only $1.99!  If you haven’t read it yet, please do yourself a favor and go get a copy right now.
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Making Faces by Amy Harmon
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Read my review here

Since it is September 11th, I have to mention this book.  Amy Harmon is so good at writing intricately layered, highly emotional, and thought-provoking romances.  If you haven’t read any of her books, I would definitely start with this one!

“In the days and weeks following the attacks on 9/11, life returned to normal, but it felt wrong, like a favorite shirt worn inside out—still your shirt, still recognizable, but rubbing in all the wrong places, the seams revealed, the tags hanging out, the colors dulled, the words backwards. But unlike the shirt, the sense of wrong couldn’t be righted. It was permanent, the new normal.”

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Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan

I have so much empathy and compassion for characters who overcome adversity and physical challenges, that I tear up no matter what happens.  I totally sobbed several times while reading this one.  At one point, I swear, my heart stopped.  Thank goodness there is a happy ending, because I don’t know if I would have recovered from that.

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If I Stay
[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]If I Stay by Gayle Forman

One horrible moment changes an entire family’s lives forever.  This story is such an emotional roller-coaster and I bawled like a baby through most of it.  I recently watched the movie based on this book, and it is spot-on in capturing the emotions and bringing this story to life.

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Slammed
[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_2third_end]Slammed by Colleen Hoover

It was hard to decide just which book by Colleen Hoover to include on this list.  Pretty much anything she writes is guaranteed to make me cry at one point or another.  While reading Slammed, I remember thinking, “How much more heartbreak can one character take?”.  (Turns out, it was a lot.)

I highly recommend reading the second book, Point of Retreat, after reading this.  Both are bittersweet and full of sorrow.[/ezcol_2third_end]


So, what did you think of this list?

What is your favorite romance that made you ugly-cry like Oprah?  Share it in the comments below!

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