A Present for Saint Valentine’s Day: The Most Romantic Letters You’ll Ever Read

When I met my husband, thirty-five years ago, we lived in different countries. I was living in London, while he lived in Spain. At the time, long distance phone calls were very expensive, so they were infrequent. For over two years, except during the holidays, which we spent together, he wrote me a letter almost every day. We probably would never have stayed together, or married, if it hadn’t been for those, literally hundreds, of letters.

A real, full length love letter, not a text message or a printed inscription in a card, is the most romantic gift you can give someone you love. In case you’re looking for inspiration, here are two passionate letters that will warm your hearts 🙂

The most romantic letter in English Literature is Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne Elliot in Persuasion:

You pierce my soul

I was irreverent and bold enough to dare to be inspired by Jane Austen and write a similarly passionate love letter in my novel, All Hallows at Eyre Hall. It was written anonymously, by Michael (did I tell you he’s partly influenced by Captain Wentworth, especially in Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall) to the (almost) widowed Jane Eyre (Mrs. Rochester). 

This is the most romantic fictional letter I’ve ever written.



Have you written a fictional romantic letter?

Feel free to copy and paste in the comments or post the link. I’d love to read it 🙂

About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on February 13, 2016, in Eyre Hall Trilogy and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. I’m afraid I’m an incurable romantic 🙂


  2. How wonderful to have all those letters, I’m sure they are cherished. I have a bundle, not everyday but weekly from the time when I was at college and I remember the excitement of the post arriving 🙂 Not quite the same as the ping of a text message is it? 🙂

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  3. Yep, during vacations he agony of separation was helped by regular letters. Such joys. Never tried any in fiction, always in fact!

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  4. Aww, we don’t write enough letters any more.

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  5. Call me Cordelia

    I agree, Captain Wentworth’s letter is the most romantic thing I’ve ever read. “Persuasion” is my favorite Austen and probably my favorite romance!

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  6. So sweet. 💖 I’m in the letter-writing camp. We need to put pen to paper more often. But I had never thought to write a fictional one. That would be fun.

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