For more than a millennium, love has consumed people’s minds. Inspiring acts of heroism and insanity, it has the power to bring out the best and worst in people; yet, despite the risk, we all long to find a love worth sacrificing our lives for!
Timeless Love is a beautiful compilation of poetry, short stories, and letters written by some of the most famous classical authors. From William Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Elizabeth Barret Browning to L.M Montgomery, John Keats to Alexander Hamilton, and Robert Burns to the Brothers Grimm, the vast collection brought a variety of romance in all shapes and sizes. With poems that will make your toes tingle, short stories that will bring tears to your eyes, and letters that will swell your heart, this is the perfect book for all the romantics looking for more reasons to fight for the people we love.
While I must confess that I hadn’t read or heard of most of the work included in this book, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the narrators pour their souls into the passion-filled compositions. Personally, I loved the poetry section the best because the words swept me off my feet and filled me with an even greater desire to one day find a man who will love me with as much passion as these authors wrote about. The short stories were also entertaining. It was funny to have a beloved fairytale included, but it fit. Oscar Wilde’s The Nightingale also deserves mention; it was equally beautiful and heartbreaking! Lastly, getting to hear two of Hamilton’s letters to Eliza was a real treat! *Queues Burn on Spotify*
Altogether, this is a great collection piece to have on your bookshelf. There is nothing better than spending a few hours immersed in the world of love and romance! The way words influence our emotions is truly remarkable, and I admire these classic authors for how they were able to capsulate just a pinch of what love can be.
*Thank you, NetGalley and the publisher, for providing this pre-release recording. All opinions and thoughts are my own.*