So, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and this year doesn’t seem like it’s going to be one for grand meals out and trips to the spa, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate the true essence of Valentine’s Day from the comfort of your own home.
Sometimes, one only needs a good romance novel to lose themselves in or escape into a romantic adaptation through film or TV. To make this as easy as possible for you, we have compiled a list of what we think are five of the best romantic novel adaptations that you can find on Netflix.
This 2018 film is one of many adaptations of the 1938 novel ‘Rebecca’ written by Daphne Du Maurier that follows the story of a young woman who is caught up in an exciting new romance that quickly turns to marriage, all is wonderful until the ghosts of her new husband’s past marriage begin to test her on her trial to find the truth. A real tale of romance and thriller to keep you on your toes.
This Netflix original series is based on the novel series ‘Bridgerton’ first released in 2000 by the award-winning author Julia Quinn. It is an exciting, characterful tale of love, lust and deceit. This regency era romantic is set in London and follows the story of the wealthy Bridgerton family and Daphne.
As she comes of age, she is required by tradition to seek out marriage, yet she endeavours to stay true to herself—this series while keeping you invested from start to finish and always guessing what is to come.
This 2018 film is an adaptation of the novel ‘The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society’ written by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows and published in 2008. It follows the journey of young a woman and her correspondents with The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society.
She sets out to write a book comprised of Guernsey Island people’s letters, who share their experience during the Nazi occupation in the Second World War. You follow Juliet Ashton on her story of love, loss and friendship.
This classic period romantic is based on the 1813 romantic novel written by Jane Austin follows the lives of the 5 Bennet sisters as their world takes a drastic change with the arrival of the wealthy Mr Bingley and his friend Mr Darcy, as pressure mounts for the sisters to marry and support their family should their father’s health fail. A Regency Era romantic will be the perfect suit for a cosy evening in front of the fire on valentine’s day.
The Notebook is a 2004 film adaptation of the 1996 romantic novel by Nicholas Sparks. It is a classic story starting in the late 1930s where two different people from opposite walks of life find each other but are torn apart by their very way of life. It is a real emotional rollercoaster with plenty of heart-wrenching and heart-warming moments in equal measure that will stick with you for a long time.
So, there you have it, our list of romantic novel adaptations to help you and your valentine relax and escape into a world of a grand romantic gesture, cheesy love stories and heart-breaking plot twists. Don’t forget there are many more romantic novel adaptations for you to enjoy at the click of a button; a few honourable mentions are: ‘All The Bright Places’, ’50 Shades of Grey’, P.S. I Love You’.