Top 5 Best Books like Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind

This is the story of Scarlett O’Hara, the privileged, scheming daughter of a successful plantation owner, who grows up just in time to witness the Civil War fundamentally alter her way of life. The iconic characters that have captivated readers for more than 70 years are brought to life in Margaret Mitchell’s epic tale of entwined passion and bravery, Gone With the Wind.

Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon

Here are our personal top picks of other good romance books like Gone with the Wind that will surely get you hooked. Hope you’ll find a good fit to your taste!

(1)Jackie After Jack

Jackie Kennedy was only 34 years old when Camelot ended on November 22, 1963, amid a hail of bullets. She had the attention of the whole world with JFK. Without him, she would keep it until her death, and possibly beyond, three decades later. Jackie defended her privacy so vehemently that despite everything that has been published about her, she continues to be shrouded in secrecy and mystique.

Author: Christopher Andersen


(2)Rhett Butler’s People

Donald McCaig, an award-winning author, uses his storytelling prowess to bring the life and times of the dashing Rhett Butler to life. Through Rhett’s eyes, we get to know the characters who helped mold his flamboyant personality as it emerged from Margaret Mitchell’s unforgettable pages: his unyielding father, Langston Butler; his steadfast sister, Rosemary; his best friend Tunis Bonneau, a former slave; and Belle Watling, the person he cared about before he met Scarlett O’Hara at Twelve Oaks Plantation on the fateful eve of the Civil War.

Author: Donald McCaig


(3)Lost Laysen

Margaret Mitchell was formerly supposed to have just one story to tell: Gone With the Wind. Meet Courtenay Ross, a feisty, independent-minded lady, and the two men who adore her: one is a cool-headed, well-dressed gentleman, and the other is a hot-blooded, pugnacious sailor. She is a heroine to rival Scarlett O’Hara.

Author: Margaret Mitchell


(4) The Charms of Miss O’Hara

Scarlett’s youngest sister in Gone With the Wind, adored cinematic legend Ann Rutherford, passed away in 2012. Thankfully, though, not her stories. Miss Rutherford welcomed writer Phillip Done to her Beverly Hills home the year before she passed away, where she recounted decades of uplifting memories from her time living in the height of Hollywood glamour. In this brilliant ode and deftly structured biography, Done captured it like a scene from Sunset Boulevard.

Author: Phillip Done


(5) North and South

One strong friendship that endured in the years before the Civil War represents the tensions in the country at the time. While undergoing training at the United States Military Academy at West Point, George Hazard from Pennsylvania and Orry Main from South Carolina develop an enduring friendship. They fight in the Mexican-American War together, but as their regional politics diverge, their friendship is put to the test. Orry and George discover that they are on opposing sides of the impending conflict when the first shots are fired at Fort Sumter. North and South is the first book of a trilogy that, in John Jakes’ incomparable manner, conveys the ferocious passions of a nation on the verge of destruction.

Author: John Jakes 


Best Books to Read Like Gone with the Wind

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