Few things are a greater gift than an excellent best friend. To have a Charlotte, a Ron and/or a Hermione, or an Olivia, is to experience, in the words of Jane Eyre (and thus Charlotte Bronte), that “There is no happiness like that of being loved by your fellow creatures, and feeling that your presence is an addition to their comfort.“
Romance is full of stories of friends to lovers but today I’m more interested in those of friends who are, simply, great friends. (And yes, siblings count, but I’d love some examples that are not family.) Serena Bell and Evie Dunmore write friends well although they tend to focus on groups rather than one on one friendships. Julie Anne Long’s Palace of Rogues series features a fabulous friendship between the two proprietoresses, Delilah and Angelique.
What other romances showcase a fabulous friendship that is just that?