Originally Posted by Elfwreck
I've read Stardust and seen the movie. It's a romance. It has a fantasy-adventure setting, and it's not *only* a romance, unlike Harlequin or Mills & Boone stories where "boy meets girl; tensions ensue; everybody lives lustfully ever after" is the only thing going on. But the core plot is one of the classic romance tropes. (I don't want to go into detail and spoil it for those who'll be reading it soon.) If the romance were removed, the story would be impossible; the relationships are the driving force for the adventures....
Originally Posted by Bookatarian
While I haven't read the book, the movie version of Stardust is definitely a romance, with love being the central theme....
Very well, then. I do hope Neil Gaiman's Stardust
beats out the second place at the present time A Town Like Alice
by Neville Shute. A wartime romance sounds a bit heavier reading than I'm presently in the mood for, and Gaiman is always fun to read.
Although my first choice remains Portrait of Jennie
by Robert Nathan.