By: Rebecca Irvine
Yesterday being Valentine's Day, I have recently been rereading some of my favorite romance novels. There are so many great ones out there, but here are a few of my favorites, which I tend to re-read over and over again (in no particular order).
Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare)- I love Shakespeare's comedic romances even a little more than his classic tragic romances. Much Ado has a few romantic story lines to enjoy.
Sense and Sensibility (Austen) - Jane Austen does romance better than most and I melt every time I read S&S. Eleanor's character is one of my favorites, in particular.
Oldies, but Goodies
Gone with the Wind (Mitchell) - Scarlett O'Hara taught me to think about my troubles tomorrow. I just wish Rhett Butler was one of the troubles I had to think about ;-).
It's a Great World (Loring) - As one of Emilie Loring's true works, this is one of her best. Not only is it a good romance, but there is mystery and intrigue as well.
More Recent Favorites
In Search of Heaven (Stansfield) - This whole series by Stansfield is well done; however, the first book is my favorite of the four. Very romantic!
Icing on the Cake (Strain) - A fun romantic read; Strain's sequel, Previously Engaged, is up for a Whitney award this year.
What the Doctor Ordered (St. James) - I laugh out loud every time I read this book. The romance is charming and the subplot very creative.
Santa Maybe (Mace) - Another book that has been nominated for a Whitney award this year. My kids even loved this book when I read it to them on a trip.
This list is by no means complete, so be sure to leave a comment with a few of your romantic favorite novels. I am always looking for another good (clean) romance to read.