Thursday, August 18, 2011

National Romance Awareness Month - Yep In August

That's right.  National Romance Awareness Month is in August.  Isn't it great!  A whole month dedicated to romance.  And I thought we only had Valentine's Day to look forward to.  Lol.   As I write romance novels, I thought I'd share a few for you to grab and curl up with.  The top 5 romantic novels of all time (as selected by My-O-MY)...  

See if you agree and let me know what you think.  Any you would add?
The Bride
By Julie Garwood

The Bride

By edict of the King, the mighty Scottish laird Alec Kincaid must take and English bride.  His choice was Jamie, youngest daughter of Barron Jamison...a feisty, violet-eyed beauty.  But Jamie vowed never to surrender to this highland barbarian. 


McKenzie's Mountain

By Linda Howard

Mackenzie's Legacy: Mackenzie's Mountain\Mackenzie's Mission

A great romance novel about Mary, a schoolteacher who just can't let Joe Mackenzie quit.  She sets off up the mountain he lives on with his father, Wolf, to get him back in school.  What she fins is a passion she's never imagined before with a tall, tough and rugged warrior with a past.  Wolf.


It Had to Be You

By Susan Elizabeth Phillips

It Had To Be You

The Windy City isn't quite ready for Phoebe Somerville-the outrageous, curvaceous New York knockout who just inherited the Chicago Stars football team.  And Phoebe is definitely not ready for the Stars' head coach.

Dream Man

By Linda Howard

Dream Man

Detective Dane Hollister has a touch life.  A serial killer is on the prowl and now a psychic who claims to witness the murders through the killer's eyes has come forward to share her visions.  As far as he's concerned, the pschic is as twisted as the slasher...but...


By Diana Gabaldon

English nurse Claire Beauchamp Randall and husband Frank take a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands in 1945.  When Claire wald through a cleft stone in an ancient hedge, she's somehow transported to 1743.  She encounters Frand's evil ancestor, British captain Johnathan "Black Jack" Randall.

And I'd like to add...

Morning Glory

By LaVyrle Spencer

Morning Glory

Tall, dark and handsome Will Parker has served time for the killing of a prostitute, but keeps losing jobs as his reputation becomes known.  In the small town of Whitney, Ga., he answers the ad of a pregnant widow and mother of two who is looking for a husband.

Honor's Splendour
By Julie Garwood

Honor's Splendour

Lady Madelyne 'rescues' the Wolf from her brothers capture...only to find that he invaded the keep to capture her!  You can't help but laugh at the antics of this family, and applaud the heroism shown by Lady Madelyne.  A must read if you enjoy a good laugh and a "sigh-able" romance.

Gone With the Wind
By Margaret Mitchell

Gone with the Wind

Many novels have been written about the Civil War and its aftermath.  None takes us into the burning fields and cities of the American South as Gone With the Wind does, creating haunting scenes and thrilling portraits of characters so vivid that we remember their words and feel their fear and hunger.  With the white-shouldered, irresistible Scarlett and flashy, contemptuous Rhett, Margaret Mitchell not only conveyed a timeless story of survival, she also created two of the most famous lovers. 

What are your picks?

Coming up...

Be sure to stop by on the 26th to visit with the cast of romance writer Danielle Ravencraft's A Trace of Love!    


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