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Genre Guide: Romance

Welcome to our Genre Guide series! This series will give readers exposure to unfamiliar material - and perhaps a refresher on old favorites. This month: Romance

Romance Novels

In a romance, the main plot has to focus on the development of a romantic relationship, and the outcome has to be happily-ever-after, but storylines, sub-plots, and settings can include elements from other genres and sub-genres, including historical romance, romantic suspense, and inspirational romance.


Top 5 Classic Authors

Jane Austen Georgette Heyer Grace Livingston Hill Victoria Holt Mary Stewart


Top 5 Up-and-Coming Authors

Grace Burrowes Amy Clipston Tessa Dare Kristan Higgins RaeAnne Thayne



Top 5 Classic Books

A Knight in Shining Armor -- Jude Deveraux

A Knight in Shining Armor -- Jude Deveraux

Outlander -- Diana Gabaldon

Outlander -- Diana Gabaldon

Mackenzie’s Mountain -- Linda Howard

Mackenzie’s Mountain -- Linda Howard

Once a Princess -- Johanna Lindsey

Once a Princess -- Johanna Lindsey

Ashes in the Wind -- Kathleen Woodiwiss

Ashes in the Wind -- Kathleen Woodiwiss


Top 5 New Titles

Worth the TroubleJamie Beck

Worth the Trouble – Jamie Beck

I Thee WedCeleste Bradley

I Thee Wed – Celeste Bradley

Midnight HeatCat Johnson

Midnight Heat – Cat Johnson

The Rogue Not TakenSarah MacLean

The Rogue Not Taken – Sarah MacLean

Best of My LoveSusan Mallery

Best of My Love – Susan Mallery



My Favorite 5

Bobbie Faye’s Very (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day -- Toni McGee Causey

Bobbie Faye’s Very (Very, Very, Very) Bad Day-- Toni McGee Causey

Trust Me on This -- Jennifer Crusie

Trust Me on This -- Jennifer Crusie

Ain’t She Sweet? -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Ain’t She Sweet? -- Susan Elizabeth Phillips

The Duke and I -- Julia Quinn

The Duke and I -- Julia Quinn

Morning Glory -- LaVyrle Spencer

Morning Glory -- LaVyrle Spencer