Forever and ever romances

There is something wonderful about the classic romances like Pride and Prejudice, Romeo and Juliet, Jane Eyre. No matter how many times I read them, they never get boring. In fact, there is always something new to be discovered, like a description or a mini arc that hadn’t been noticed before.

These stories are so captivating, I can even remember the names of the minor characters, which is rare for me given I can’t readily recall the authors of the  three books I downloaded only last night.

As a romance writer, I often wonder about the magic ingredient in the stories that help them live on forever, enduring through the ages. Is it the chemistry between the lead characters? The beauty of the prose that lures the reader in? Happy endings despite the odds? Or, how the characters break all the rules, go to extremes to be together, even embracing death?

If anyone has the answer, I’d love to know!