I’ll admit, I love romantic comedies. I’m also a sucker for a happy ending. I guess that’s why I love to write romance novels. I love taking the journey with the hero and heroine, cheering for them as they fight against the struggles keeping them apart. I love closing a book with a long, hearty sigh when the couple finally gets their happily ever after.
So the other day, I got to thinking, what favorite romance novels would make great movies? I know there have been some wonderful books made into movies, but c’mon people, we need to see more movies of our favorite books!
In today’s movie climate, what kind of books would be successful on the big screen? Comedies? Suspense? Paranormal or urban fantasy? How about an adventure, where our hero and heroine chase after a stolen painting or priceless gem? Or would you base your pick on characters from books you couldn’t put down? The problem is, there are so many good books to choose from, where do we start?
Of course I have to give a shout out to the books in the Heartwarming line. So far, the stories have been a joy to read and would easily make great movies. The talented authors put their hearts and souls into their stories and isn’t that what makes a great book? Or movie?
There are always the classics. So many have already been made into movies. Pride and Prejudice and many other Jane Austin novels. Jane Eyre. Wuthering Heights. Little Women. Romeo and Juliet. Gone With the Wind. Bridget Jones’s Diary.
Don’t forget the more recent Hunger Games and Twilight movies. Janet Evanovich. Nora Roberts, who not only had some of her books made into television movies but also had a cameo appearance in them. Add Debbie Macomber to the television list as well. I’m probably missing others.
I love to laugh, so any book by Susan Elizabeth Philips has my vote. Sassy heroines and exasperating heroes who touch my heart always make my day. I’m not much of a fan on crying, so angst books wouldn’t do for me. I do love suspense, which would come in a close second. How about Cindy Gerard for that category?
Honestly, I read a lot and the list of books I’d like to see made into movies could go on for pages. So tell me, which books would you like to see made into movies?