Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is all about quotes. I can’t necessarily promise that all these quotes are from books I’ve read in the past year or so, but I’m going to try. So here goes.
1. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
I read this book for the first time this late winter/early spring, and I absolutely loved it. My favorite quote: “Surely you and I are beyond speaking when words are clearly not enough”—Edmund Bertram.
2. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
“I’ve come here with no expectations, only to profess, now that I am at liberty to do so, that my heart is, and always will be, yours”—This quote may only be from the movie, but I just had to add it to this list, because it really does fit into the story so perfectly, and really is my favorite Sense and Sensibility quote.
3. Not by Sight by Kate Breslin
This may not be the sweetest or most romantic or profound quote, but I just love it so very much. ‘”I call the spot Eden,” he said. “Who could not wish to paint such a paradise?”’
4. The Captive Maiden by Melanie Dickerson
“He bent lower to whisper in her ear, ‘I love you, Queen of Beauty and Love’”—Valten, Earl of Hamiln. Doesn’t that just make you melt?
5. A Lady of Esteem by Kristi Ann Hunter
“He bowed over her hand and kissed the knuckles. He’d never despised a glove more in his life.”—isn’t this quote just the greatest?!
6. A Bride for Keeps by Melissa Jagears
This quote is just so great. You may have to read the book to fully understand why, but I just love it. “He’d start slow. But he would woo his wife. No matter what personality lay behind the veneer of beauty, she was the only wife he had. And that made her worth it”—Everett Cline.
8. When I Fall in Love by Susan May Warren
I absolutely loved this book. And this quote really embodies everything I loved about it. ‘”I think everyone who gets to have dreams should reach for them. I want to help you reach”’—Max Sharpe.
9. The Lost Heiress by Roseanna M. White
This quote is my favorite for two simple reasons. It is the perfect example of Justin’s sarcasm, and it just shows how great his and Brook’s relationship really was. “Heaven help me. I’ll be executed. My poor grandfather will expire from the shock of it, the dukedom will go extinct, and it will be all your fault. All because you grin at me and I can’t say no”—Justin Wildon.
10. A Worthy Pursuit by Karen Witemeyer
Another perfect quote by the hero of the story. Plus it’s just the epitome of what this book is all about. ‘“Beware, Charlotte Atherton,” Stone murmured as she disappeared around the corner of the barn. “I’m coming for you.” A smile of anticipation stretched across his face. “And I always retrieve what I set out after.”’
Those are my top ten quotes, and I actually was able to only use quotes from books I’ve read in the past year! What are some of your favorite book quotes?
All credit for the photos with the wonderful scenery in the background goes to my wonderful sister, Allie. Check out her blog here.
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