A Present for Saint Valentineโ€™s Day: The Most Romantic Letters Youโ€™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 hadnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ™‚

The most romantic letter in English Literature is Captain Wentworthโ€™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 heโ€™s partly influenced by Captain Wentworth, especially in Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall) to the (almost) widowed Jane Eyre (Mrs. Rochester).ย 

This is the most romantic fictional letter Iโ€™ve ever written.

Letter

 

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 ๐Ÿ™‚