Monday, February 15, 2010

Romantic Novels

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).

Classics

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.

3 comments:

  1. I loved Mace's voice in Spare Change. I look forward to reading Santa Maybe. Thanks for the list!

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  2. I, too, loved Santa Maybe. I'm enjoying reading all the nominees for this year's romance Whitney's.

    Being the shameless self-promoter that I am, I'll just slyly mention that my next romance, "Courting Miss Lancaster," comes out on March 1st!!

    And my favorite Austen is "Persuasion"--if anyone hasn't read it, you should! Fantastically done!!

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  3. :Hmmm...I think I'll treat myself to reading a few of these after my final in a couple of weeks. Thanks!

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