Feb 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).


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.


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

  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!!

  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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