Saturday, February 8, 2020

The Best Of The Best Is... by @ElsaKurt #RomanceGems

Let's Have Some Fun!

Since February is the month of Amore, I thought it'd be fun to play a game of Romance Best Of The Best in the fields of books, movies, music, and more! Okay, technically, this is more of a questionnaire and less of a game... which means there are no rules and you just pick your favorites. Don't see your "Best" listed? Write it into the comments! Ready?

First Up: Books (Of Course!)

The most romantic book of all time is:

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  3. Atonement by Ian McEwan
  4. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  5. The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  6. Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte 
  7. A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemingway
  8. Love Story by Erich Segal
  9. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  10. The Bridges of Madison County by James Waller

Round Two: Movies

The most romantic movie of all time is:

  1. Pride and Prejudice (and which version?)
  2. A Star Is Born (again, which version?)
  3. Bridget Jones Diary
  4. Love, Actually
  5. The Notebook
  6. Titanic
  7. Casablanca
  8. Dirty Dancing
  9. An Affair To Remember
  10. The Princess Bride

Round Three: Songs

The most romantic song of all time is:

  1. I Will Always Love You by Whitney Houston
  2. Unchained Melody by Righteous Brothers
  3. Something by The Beatles
  4. Make You Feel My Love by Garth Brooks version
  5. Let's Stay Together by Al Greene
  6. You're Still The One by Shania Twain
  7. Heaven by Bryan Adams
  8. When A Man Loves A Woman
  9. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  10. You're The Inspiration by Chicago

Speaking of songs, check out my Welcome To Chance playlist HERE and listen to the music that inspired me.

Round Four:  Leading Man

  1. Cary Grant
  2. Hugh Jackman
  3. Ryan Gosling
  4. Robert Redford
  5. Colin Firth
  6. Hugh Dancy
  7. Idris Elba
  8. Paul Newman
  9. George Clooney
  10. Hugh Jackman

Round Five: Leading Lady

  1. Julia Roberts
  2. Sandra Bullock
  3. Katharine Hepburn
  4. Kerry Washington
  5. Audrey Hepburn
  6. Meg Ryan
  7. Ingrid Bergman
  8. Halle Berry
  9. Jennifer Lopez
  10. Marilyn Monroe

That Was Difficult!

There were SO many to choose from in each category, it was hard to narrow them down. My picks, you ask? Here ya go: 

Round One: Pride and Prejudice
Round Two: Yep, Pride and Prejudice, Colin Firth/BBC version
Round Three: Make You Feel My Love
Round Four: Cary Grant
And for Round Five, if you can guess my favorite leading lady, I'll send you a FREE ebook of Feather Anne's Song!

I would LOVE to see your picks in the comments, so don't forget to scroll down to the end! 

The Fun Isn't Over Yet!

I'm so excited to tell you my fifth installment in the Welcome To Chance series: Feather Anne's Song officially releases on February 11th. However, the paperback is available now (but shhh, don't tell anyone, lol). This one was such an emotional journey for several Chance residents, namely Feather Anne. Along with the five books in the series, I also have a short bonus story for my newsletter subscribers. If you'd like your copy, click HERE. Below is an excerpt from Feather Anne's Song.

Last But Not Least!

Our February Giveaway is in full swing! Check out these great prizes:

First Prize ~ $20 Amazon Gift Card

Second Prize ~ $15 Amazon Gift Card

Third Prize ~ $10 Amazon Gift Card
Fourth Prize ~ $5 Amazon Gift Card

Enter to win HERE


  1. I'm with you on P & P and Cary Grant. Some of those are just...really? Lol. I really enjoyed your post!

  2. Thanks Liz! I struggled and disagreed with some of those listed. Particularly in the songs list! If I put all my actual favorites, people would think I was one strange bird, lol.

  3. I pick Audrey Hepburn. I agree with you on P and P, and a few others! Loved reading your choices!

  4. You omitted Meryl Streep, my favorite actress. This was a fun post and clever idea.

    1. I'm horrified that I forgot her!! How?!! Yes, she is amazing!

  5. ACK! You sucked me in, Elsa. *LOL* Great post. I agree with several of your picks but would add these for the ones that didn't make my lists. BOOKS: Shanna by the American author who started the Romance revolution, Kathleen E. Woodiwiss; Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. MOVIES: Something New, Notting Hill, The Jane Austen Book Club, Ladyhawke, and Notorious. SONGS: I Want to Know What Love Is by Foreigner, So Into You by Atlanta Rhythm Section, Crazy by Patsy Cline, Need You Now by Lady Antebellum, Think by Kaleida. LEADING MEN: definitely Mr. Grant, also Keanu Reeves, Richard Gere, young Michael Caine, Sean Connery's voice, Ryan Reynolds, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Chiwetel Ejiofor. LEADING LADIES: Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Sanaa Lathan, Kristen Bell.

    1. SPECTACULAR picks, Joan!!! I thoroughly agree. BTW, Ladyhawke is an all-time favorite of mine because of my beloved Rutger Hauer. I was heartbroken when he recently passed away.

  6. Some of those books I don't consider romance - Wuthering Heights - so depressing.
    For movies though, - without a doubt Lady Hawk -
    For music I have to go with Chicago - love them
    For leading man - Hugh Jackman - so versatile - suave in Kate and Leopold - then dark and broody in X Men
    Leading lady - I do love Audrey Hepburn - Meg Ryan is a close second.

  7. Haven't seen so many of these, lots of awesome movies indeed.. and more.


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