I really love Howl and Sophie from Howl's Moving Castle. She's so CRANKY and he's so NAUGHTY and yet they're perfect for each other and you totally want them to be together.
It's SO CLICHE to choose Jane Austen for favorite book couple, but here I go anyway: Mr. Knightley and Emma. Though far from my favorite book (or heroine), I like that the "moral" of their romance is that the one who's willing to call you out, not letting you continue in your faults, is the one who is best for you.
John Ridd and Lorna from Lorna Doone. A classic novel that I've loved since I was a kid. John is not exceptionally bright. He isn't poetic or sauve or funny. But he is strong and loyal and willing to go to any lengths for the girl he loves. John and Lorna are worlds apart throughout the entire book, but John's determination to fight for Lorna eventually ensures a happy ending.
Nyssa and Ellis in H. L. Burke's Nyssa Glass series have nestled themselves into my heart forever. They both have had so much to overcome, and I'm so glad they found one another!
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Ted and Cynthia Randall from the The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag. Are life and business partners who run a detective agency. The last case makes them question the nature of reality but not each other.
Ummm. I liked Barney and Valancy in The Blue Castle (L. M. Montgomery) - friendship, companionship and love.
Eowyn and Faramir . As a young girl, I took a lot of comfort in that relationship. Eowyn's purpose wasn't in finding Faramir. She'd already achieved her purpose, but when she got through her trials (and he through his), he was there at the end to love her the way she deserved, and I wanted that.
I also wanted a tall, dark haired guy ... I got one of those eventually.
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