Saturday, January 1, 2011

Share your favorite romance!

Hello everyone!

Your response to my last post was absolutely wonderful.  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  We have a great reader's advisory in progress for all us romance readers.  So, with that in mind, I've decided to pose a new question, and post all your suggestions: Who is your favorite romance author?  Send your favorite author or title and I will post them below.

Hope to see you in our library someday soon,
Jan

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22 comments:

  1. I used to read all of Catherine Coulter's midieval romances, and her current FBI series is great.

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  2. Linda Howard
    Even her first books are good "Mackenzie's Mountian"
    also try "Now You see her" and "Son of the Morning"

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  3. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. All her books make me laugh.

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  4. I would have to say that my favorite author is Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick. This author uses different names for the different romance genres. Jayne Ann Krentz is for her contemporary romance, Amanda Quick is for the historical romance and Jayne Castle is used for her futuristic romances. While I enjoy her writing as Jayne Ann Krentz and Amada Quick I have a harder time getting in to her Jayne Castle books

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  5. Suzanne Brockmann

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  6. Nora Roberts latest book The Search was a really entertaining read. Mystery and romance with funny moments, a strong leading lady, and a story line involving search and rescue dogs. One of her best!

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  7. Here's a couple of suggestions that don't go far from home... Charming the Highlander by Janet Chapman, and Mortal Sin by Laurie Breton, are two amazing books by a couple of very talented Maine authors.

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  8. I loved Fast women by Jennifer Crusie. There are some laugh-out-loud moments in that book.

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  9. Too many to list, but recently I have really enjoyed His at Night by Sherry Thomas.

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  10. Jennifer Crusie is a favorite of mine as well. Fast women had so many wonderful moments. I love the fact that the herione is in her forties, and the scene at the table, where she's finally standing up to her ex-husband about her share of the business was awesome, a definite laugh-out-loud moment! :o)

    RRRJessica, thank you for the recommendation. I'm going to order this book for the library, but I'm not sure I can wait. I might have to download this one for myself! I haven't read Sherry Thomas but this book looks REALLY good.

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  11. I'm just going to have a whining moment... His at Night by Sherry Thomas wasn't available for download to my IPad... I have to wait for the book to come in--- after I order it. :o( I may have to take a trip to Borders on my lunch break tomorrow! Lisa Kleypas gave Thomas an amazing review, and I LOVE Lisa Kleypas.

    For all you historical romance readers, Love In the Afternoon by Lisa Kleypas was quite lovely. It started as a sympathy letter to a man at war that became an endearing correspondence, and eventually turned into love. The first few chapters are mostly letters to each other. The last third of the book lacked the traditional angst and physical tension, but I didn't mind that because the author had drawn me into her characters. I just wanted them to see a happy ending. When a story hangs onto my heart, I know the author has a gift. Read the first few pages of this book, which happens to be the last "love letter" written, and you'll be hooked.

    I think I'm going to add Love In the Afternoon to the list above, and A Summer To Remember by Mary Balogh, another book that has always held onto my heart. I need to stop now or I'll be here all night! :o)

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  12. The Switch and Envy by Sandra Brown, heavy on the mystery/suspense and less on the romance, but both are very good reads.

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  13. I have not read The Switch, but Envy is one of my favorite Sandra Brown books. I'm thinking of nominating it for one of our book group reads, because the story has a good mix of romance and mystery.

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  14. I'm not usually a romance reader, but I'll admit I've read a Jane Feather or two. She has written some interesting takes on history.

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  15. I, too, enjoy Jane Feather's books, and I always use her as an example of why we shouldn't trust Amazon reviews! Her stories are heavy on historical elements, to a point where one heroine is the best friend of Marie Antoinette in The Diamond Slipper, and I thought Feather weaved a believable environment for that time period. I feel Feather uses a more realistic version of history that strengthens her characters and their choices, and she does it well. My favorite book by Jane Feather is The Silver Rose, book 2, in her charm bracelet series. Flaming Chili Pepper in this one, maybe that’s why it’s my favorite! :o)

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  16. I just finished His At Night by Sherry Thomas and it was a lovely read. Thomas is a wonderful new voice in historical romance. Thank you for introducing her to me! Her herione's back story pulled at my heart strings, and her actions had a purpose I understood, exactly what I want in that genre.

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  17. Do you need to read the Jane Feather series in order? I noticed the Silver Rose is "billed".

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  18. I know, that is so frustrating. I have reordered The Silver Rose. If you put a hold on the record, the book should be in soon. This series, I believe, is called The Bracelet series, and does NOT need to be read in order. The only connection is a charm bracelet that appears in each book. The Silver Rose is my favorite. I loved the hero in this book, with his crooked teeth, injured leg, and undeniable honor!
    Jan

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  19. If you like vampires, try Lara Adrian. Kathryn Smith has a dream world series started that is pretty good. I also love Sherrilyn Kenyon.

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  20. I love all the authors listed here. I'll add Kresley Cole to the list.

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  21. I've read a few Lara Adrian Books and enjoyed them, another take on vampires in leather, but the stories and characters are compelling, enough so that I've read the first three or four books. I will have to catch up with the rest of her series.

    I've never read a Kresley Cole, but I know she's really popular. Do you have any recommendations?

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