Updated 5/27/98

  Readers Favorite Romances
Compiled by Jean Mason
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To read TRR contributors Top Ten Lists.

Well, the first batch of reader favorites is in, and it demonstrates one thing clearly: that our readers are as determined to get as many books on their top ten lists as they can manage. Thus far, the prize goes to Maryam who has managed to come up with a Top Ten List that includes 18 books.

Peruse your fellow romance readers' lists. Perhaps you will discover a classic you didn't know about. And, if you get a chance, send your own Top Ten List in to share. See if you can beat Maryam and squeeze more than 18 books onto your top ten list!

Send your lists to: Jean Mason.


Char gave it her best shot....but still has some favs that had to be left off.

1) Mary Jo Putney, The Fallen Angels series- Regency Historical
2) Jude Deveraux,The Velvet Series- Historical
3) Catherine Coulter, The Magic Series- Historical
4) Linda Howard, After the Night- Contemporary Suspense
5) Christina Skye, Bride of the Mist- Paranormal
6) Candace Camp, Bitterleaf- Historical
7) Lynn Kurland, Stardust of Yesterday- Time Travel
8) Jayne Ann Krentz, Gift of Gold and Gift of Fire- Paranormal
9) Jayne Ann Krentz, Midnight Jewels- Contemporary
10) Jennifer Cruise, Sizzle- Category

There are so many more.


Great idea! I enjoyed reading everyones list, and comparing. I'm going to do this off the top of my head, otherwise I'll drive myself crazy trying to pick just ten!

Caren picked these off the top of her head so she wouldn’t drive herself crazy!

1) J.D. Robb. ”In Death" Series- Futuristic Suspense
2) Judith McNaught, Whitney My Love- Regency Historical
3) Judith McNaught, Paradise- Contemporary
4) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You- Contemporary
5) Linda Howard, Dream Man- Contemporary Suspense
6) LaVyrle Spencer, Family Blessings- Contemporary
7) Terri Herrington, One Good Man- Contemporary
8) Anne Stuart, Night Fall- Contemporary Suspense
9) Virginia Henley, Desired- Historical
10) Linda Lael Miller, Forever and the Night-Vampire


Fran found this very difficult, but has re-read all of the following several times.

1) Linda Howard, Duncan's Bride- Contemporary (ALL TIME FAVORITE!)
2) Linda Howard, Dream Man- Contemporary Suspense
3) Julie Garwood, Lyon's Lady- Historical
4) Elizabeth Lowell, Only Mine- Western
5) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had To Be You- Contemporary
6) Amanda Quick, Desire- Medieval
7) Nora Robert, Honest Illusions- Contemporary Suspense
8) Mary Jo Putney, One Perfect Rose- Regency Historical
9) Elizabeth Elliot, Warlord- Medieval
10) Michelle Martin, The Butler Who Laughed- Regency


BruinGal found this truly a hard task since she’s been reading about two romance novels a week since 1975. There's no particular order except #1.

1) Susan Johnson, Sinjun- Historical
2) Kathleen Woodiwiss. Shanna- Americana
3) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Flame and the Flower- Americana
4) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove- Medieval
5) Virgina Henley, The Pirate and the Pagan- Historical
6) Judith McNaught, Something Wonderful- Regency Historical
7) Julie Garwood, The Bride- Medieval
8) Beatrice Small, The Kadin- Historical
9) Jude Devereux, Knight in Shining Armor- Time Travel
10) Johanna Lindsey, Gentle Rogue- Historical


Melissa’s Top 10 List is of specific authors more than specific books, and Roberta Gellis is at the top of her list.

1) Roberta Gellis - Knights Honor, Bond of Blood, The Sword and the Swan Roselynde Chronicles, Tapestry of Dreams, Fires of Winter, Masques of Gold, and A Silver Mirror- Medievals
2) Roberta Gellis - her Mythology series
3) Joan Smith Regencies - always a good story and wonderful characters
4) Barbara Metzger - always hysterical - Regencies
5) Jo Beverley Regencies - the characters carry over from book to book, allowing them to develop more
6) Cincy Holbrook Regencies
7) Leslie Lynn, The Rake's Redemption and Scandal's Child- Regencies
8) Jane Lynson, The Duke's Downfall- Regency
9) Martha Jean Powers, The Gray Fox Wagers- Regency 10) Jane Austen - anything
11) Georgette Heyer - almost anything


Sally in Salt Lake City chose the following favorites.

1) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander Series- Time Travel/Historical
2) Julie Garwood, The Wedding- Medieval
3) Julie Garwood. The Bride- Medieval
4) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna- Americana
(my first romance novel - I've read it 4 or 5 times)
5) Johanna Lindsay, Say You Love Me/Love Me Forever- Regency Historical
6) Sandra Brown, Texas series- Contemporary
7) Nora Roberts, Born in Shame- Contemporary
8) Jude Devereaux, Knight in Shining Armor- Time Travel
9) Maggie Osborne, The Promise of Jenny Jones- Western 10) Caroline Davidson, Gerrity's Bride- Western
Honorable Mentions include Jude Devereaux, Mountain Laurel and The Invitation and Amanda Quick’s Mischief.


Cynthia made no attempt to limit her list of favorites and just sent us her Top 22!

1) Susan Johnson, The Hazard-Black series-Western
2) Susan Johnson, Pure Sin-Historical
3) Susan Johnson, Taboo- European Historical
4) Andrea Kane, Wishes in the Wind- Historical
5) Andrea Kane, Samantha- Historical
6) Sabrina Jeffeies, Pirate Lord- Historical
7) Debra Dier, The Devil’s Honor- Historical
8) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream a Little Dream- Contemporary
9) Kathleen Harrington, Fly With The Eagle- Western
10) Gail Link, Encantadora Series- Western
11) Jo-Ann Power, Never Before- Victorian
12) Elizabeth Lowell, Till Ends of the Earth- Contemporary
13) Linda Howard, All That Glitters- Catogory Reprinted
14) Dorothy Garlock, With Hope- Western
15) Allison Lane, The Second Lady Emily- Regency
16) Leigh Greenwood, The Seven Brides- Western
17) Julie Garwood, For the Roses- Western
18) Nora Roberts, Homeport- Contemporary Suspense
19) Andrea Kane, The Last Duke- Victorian Historical
20) Jayne Ann Krentz, Perfect Partners- Contemporary
21) Joan Johnston, Captive- Regency Historical
22) Amanda Quick, Ravished- Regency Historical


Sabena has been reading romance for 22 years and found this very tough

1) Jude Deveraux, The Velvet Series- Historical
2) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove- Historical
3) Rebecca Brandywne, Upon a Moon Dark Moor- Hist.
4) Johanna Lindsey, Gentle Rogue- Historical
5) Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels- Historical
6) Jude Devereux, Knight In Shining Armor- Time Travel
7) Judith McNaught, Until You/Whitney, My Love-
8) Mary Jo Putney, Fallen Angels Series- Historical
9) Jill Barnett, Wonderful- Medieval
10) Julia Quinn, Splendid- Historical
Honorable Mention
11) Connie Brockway, As You Desire- Historical
And always, always, ANYTHING (I love them all - contemporary or historical), by Judith McNaught.


Patysue likes the following books (and didn’t stop at 10!

1) Diane Gabaldon, The Outlander Series- Time Travel
2) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna- Historical
3) Judith McNaught, Something Wonderful- Historical
4) Jude Deveraux, Knight in Shining Armor- Time Travel
5) Bertrice Small, Skye O'Malley- Historical
6) Susan Johnson, Outlaw- Historical
7) Linda Howard, Son of the Morning- Fantasy/Suspense
8) Virginia Henley, The Pirate & the Pagan- Historical
9) LaVyrle Spencer, Twice Loved- Americana
10) Brenda Joyce, The Darkest Heart- Historical
11) Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm- Historical
12) Mary Jo Putney, Uncommon Vows- Medieval
13) Something by Stella Cameron and Linda Lael Miller (can't remember which titles I liked best!)


Cindy didn’t try to cheat; she just sent us 20 entries

1) Francine Rivers, Sarina- Historical
2) Judith McNaught, Whitney, My Love- Historical
3) E. M. Hull, The Sheik- Classic
4) Jan Wescott, The Hepburn- Scottish
5) Shannon Drake, Blue Heaven, Black Night- Medieval
6) Kathleen Woodiwess, The Wolf and The Dove-
7) Janet Dailey, Touch the Wind- Historical
8) Laura London, Windflower- Historical
9) Mary Mayer Holmes, Wind Rose- Historical
10) Elaine Coffman, My Enemy, My Love- Historical
11) Catherine Coulter, Devil's Embrace- Historical
12) Elizabeth Thornton, Passionate Prude- Historical
13) Both Mary Brendan books
14) Johanna Lindsay, Prisoner of My Desire- Historical
15) Shannon Drake, Lie Down In Roses- Medieval
16) Aleen Malcolm, The Taming-Historical
17) Susan Johnson, Seized by Love-Historical
18) Jude Deveraux, Velvet Series- Historical
19) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Risen Glory- Historical
20) Karen Robards, Island Flame and Sea Fire- Historicals


Mary has these in no particular order

1) Carla Kelly, Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand, Regency
2) Susan Wiggs, Vows Made In Wine, Historical
3) Kathleen Eagle, Reason To Believe, Contemporary
4) Suzanne Robinson, Lady Gallant, Historical
5) LaVyrle Spencer, Morning Glory, Americana
6) Tom & Sharon Curtis, The Windflower, Historical
7) Judith Merkle Riley, The Oracle Glass, Historical
8) Laura Kinsale, Flowers From the Storm, Historical
9) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had To Be You, (1994)
10) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove, (1974)
Honorable Mentions:
11) Lynn Kurland, This Is All I Ask, Historical (1997)
12) Jennifer Crusie, Getting Rid of Bradley, Category
13) Judy Cuevas, Dance, Historical (1996)


Heather's Top Ten

1) Judith McNaught, Whitney My Love- Historical
2) Judith McNaught, Once and Always- Historical
3) Judith McNaught, Kingdom of Dreams- Historical
4) Judith McNaught, Something Wonderful- Historical
5) Julie Garwood, The Wedding- Historical
6) Julie Garwood, The Bride- Historical
7) Julie Garwood, Prince Charming- Historical
8) Jo Goodman, The Dennehy Sisters Series- Historical
9) All Johanna Lindsay books
10) Christine Dorsey, My Seaswept Heart- Historical


This reader likes variety, but has some favorite authors

1) Sharon Sala, When You Call My Name- Category
2) Sharon Sala, Annie and the Outlaw- Category
3) Dinah McCall, Jackson Rule- Contemporary
4) Linda Howard, The Mackenzies (all of them)-
5) Linda Howard, Duncan's Bride- Category
6) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nobody's Baby But Mine-
7) Sandra Brown, Another Dawn- Western
8) Bobbi Smith, Bayou Bride- Historical
9) Nan Ryan, Desert Storm- Western
10) Jennifer Crusie, Anyone But You- Category


Karen chooses these ten but in no particular order

1) Susan E. Phillips, Nobody's Baby But Mine -
2) Linda Howard, After the Night - Contemporary
3) Linda Howard, Dream Man -
4) Slow Heat in Heaven - Sandra Brown- Contemporary
5) Susan E. Phillips, Dream A Little Dream -
6) Judith McNaught, Perfect - Contemporary
7) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander - Time Travel
8) Nora Roberts, Montana Sky - Contemporary
9) Julie Garwood, The Wedding - Historical
10) Kristen Hannah, Once in Every Life -Historical


Elizabeth thinks these books have something a little bit different about them

1) Julie Garwood, Saving Grace- Historical/Medieval
  2) Julie Garwood, The Secret- Historical
  3) Amy J. Fetzer, My Timeswept Heart- Time Travel
  4) Amy J.  Fetzer, Dangerous Waters- Hist.
  5) Rachel Lee, Imminent Thunder- Category
  6) Kay Hooper, Wizard of Seattle Fantasy
  7) Iris Johansen, Golden Barbarian- Historical
  8) Elizabeth Lowell, Untamed- Medieval
  9) Constance O'Day-Flannery, Timeless Passion- TT
  10) Nora Roberts, Captivated, Entranced, Charmed- Category/Fantasy

 


Rosanne has been reading romance for a long time

1) Natasha Peters, Dangerous Obsession (it's at least 20 years old and I've probably read it about 10 times)
2) Rosemary Rogers, Wicked, Loving Lies- Historical
3) Parris Afton Bonds, Lavender Blue-Hist.
4) Linda Howard, Heart of Fire and Dream Man- Cont.
5) Judith Ivory, Beast and all the Judy Cuevas books
6) Just about anything by Anne Stuart
7) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna- Historical


Shalini likes futuristics and historicals.

1) Justine Davis, Lord of the Storm & The Skypirate-Futuristic (tied for first place)
3) Susan Johnson, Blaze-Historical
4) Judith McNaught, A Kingdom of Dreams & Paradise (tied for fourth place)
6) Dara Joy, Knight of a Trillion Stars- Futuristic
7) Susan Kay, Phantom (It's not a romance, but one of the most fascinating books I have ever read)
8) Julie Garwood, The Secret- Historical
9) Kristin Hannah, If You Believe- Paranormal
10) Judith McNaught, Whitney, My Love- Historical


Kyla's Top Ten List: She's a Nora fan.

1) Bertrice Small, Hellion - Historical
2) Maggie Shayne, Twilight Series - Vampire
3) Nora Roberts, Donovan Legacy Series: Captivated, Entrance, Charmed - Witchcraft
4) Nora Roberts, Montana Sky - Contemporary
5) Nora Roberts, Seaswept - Contemporary
6) Nora Roberts, Night Tales Series - Category (Yes!! I love Nora Roberts)
7) Maeve Binchy, Evening Class - Contemporary
8) Rebecca Flanders, Heart of the Wolf Series - Silh.Shadows
9) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander Series - Time Travel
10) J.D. Robb, "In Death" Series - Future/suspense


Ri favors the following, in no particular order

1) La Vyrle Spencer, Morning Glory- Americana
2) Justine Davis, The Morning Side of Dawn- Category
3) Pamela Morsi, Courting Miss Hattie, Wild Oats-
4) Jo Beverley, Deirdre and Don Juan- Regency
5) Julie Garwood, Honour's Splendor- Historical
6) S. E. Phillips, It Had to be You- Contemporary
7) Laura Kinsale, Flowers From the Storm- Historical
8) Johanna Lindsey, Hearts Aflame- Historical
9) LaVyrle Spencer, Sweet Memories- Contemporary
10) Jo Beverley, Emily and the Dark Angel- Regency
11) Jude Deveraux, Wishes- Fantasy/Historical
Honorable Mention:
Anne Stuart, Cinderman-
Rebecca Paisley, Rainbows and Rapture-
Beverly Jenkins, Topaz,- Historical
Johanna Hailey, The Paradise series-
Elizabeth Stuart, Where Love Dwells- Historical
Elaine Coffman, If My Love Could Hold You- Americana
Can I add Jo Beverley's Rothgar book even though it's not out yet? :)


Rachel G's Top Ten List; she's read them all many times

1) Laura LondonThe Windflower - Historical
2) Elizabeth Stuart, Without Honor - Historical
3) Judith McNaught, Whitney, My Love- Historical
4) Sharon and Tom Curtis, Sunshine and Shadow-
5) Georgette Heyer, Sylvester, or The Wicked Uncle-
6) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander- Time Travel
7) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had To Be You-
8) Bride of the Lion - Elizabeth Stuart, Historical
9) Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm- Historical
10) Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendor- Historical


Janice had a hard time chosing her Top Ten list!

10) Pamela Morsi, Garters- Historical
9) Virginia Henley, Desired- Historical
8) Judith McNaught, Almost Heaven- Historical
7) Julie Garwood, Saving Grace- Historical
6) Julie Garwood, Castles- Historical
5) Judith McNaught, Whitney, My Love- Historical
4) Jude Devereaux, Knight in Shining Armor- Time Travel
3) Susan E. Phillips, Kiss An Angel- Contemporary
2) Susan E. Phillips, Heaven Texas- Contemporary
... AND FOR HER FINALE:
1) Susan E. Phillips, Nobody's Baby But Mine (And ALL of her books)


Gretchen's Top Ten List

1) Mary Balogh, Indiscreet- Historical
2) LaVyrle Spencer, Small Town Girl- Contemporary
3) LaVyrle Spencer, Years- Historical
4) Linda Howard, Dream Man- Contemporary
5) Susan Eliz. Phillips, Dream a Little Dream-
6) Carla Kelly, The Lady's Companion- Regency
7) Amanda Quick, Ravished- Historical
8) Julie Garwood. Saving Grace- Historical
9) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You- Contemporary
10) Nora Roberts, Born in Fire- Contemporary


Michelle just loves romantic suspense

1) Sandra Brown, Mirror Image- Contemp Suspense
2) Sandra Brown, Charade- Contemp Suspense
3) Judith McNaught, Perfect- Contemporary
4) Sandra Brown, French Silk- Contemp Suspense
5) Sandra Brown, Breath Of Scandal- Contemp Suspense
6) Barbara Delinsky, Together Alone- Contemporary
7) Barbara Delinsky, Heart Of The Night- Contemporary
8) Tami Hoag, Still Waters- Contemp Suspense
9) Sandra Brown, The Witness- Contemp Suspense
10) Linda Howard, After The Night- Contemporary


sean@acornworld.net lists these favorites

1) Katherine Sutcliffe, A Fire in the Heart- Historical
2) Judith McNaught, Until You- Historical
3) Judith McNaught, Once and Always- Historical
4) Brenda Joyce, Bragg Series- Historical
5) Katherine Sutcliffe, Dream Fever- Historical
6) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Ashes in the Wind- Historical
7) Johanna Lindsey, Gentle Rouge- Historical
8) Charlotte Lamb, Desire- Category
9) Johanna Lindsey, So Speaks the Hear- Historical
10) Kathleen Woodiwiss, A Rose in Winter- Historical


Lori tells us that these aren't in any particular order

1) Bertrice Small, The Skye O'Malley Series - Historical
2) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Ashes in the Wind- Historical
(I've read it 4 times!)
3) Jude Devereux, Knight in Shining Armor - Time Travel
4) Jennifer Blake, Royal Seduction- Historical
5) Jennifer Blake, Royal Passion- Historical
6) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna - Historical
7) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove - Historical
8) Kathleen Woodiwiss, So Worthy My Love- Historical
9) Bertrice Small, The Hellion - Historical
10) Bertrice Small, The Kadin - Historical


One reader's favorites (in no particular order)

1) Laura Kinsale, The Shadow and The Star - historical
2) Laura Kinsale, Prince of Midnight - historical
3) Laura Kinsale, Flowers From the Storm - historical
4) Susan Elizabeth Philllips, Kiss An Angel - contemporary
5) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven, Texas - comtemporary
6) Tom & Sharon Curtis, Windflower - historical
7) Dara Joy, High Energy - contemporary
8) Kathleen Eagle, Reason to Believe - contemporary
9) Kathleen Eagle, This Time Forever - contemporary
10) Kathleen Eagle, Sunrise Song - contemporary
11) Kathleen Eagle, Fire and Rain - contemporary


Livia has read all these books at least three times

1) Michelle Reid, Ultimate Betrayal- Harlequin category
2) Merline Lovelace, Undercover Man & Perfect Double-Category
3) Linda Howard, Mackenzie's Mountain- Category
4) Julie Garwood, For The Roses- Historical
5) Lisa Gregory, Rainbow Season-Historical
6) LaVyrle Spencer, Separate Beds- Contemporary
7) Sandra Brown, Another Dawn- Historical
8) Catherine Anderson - Annie's Song - Historical
9) Cheryl Reavis, A Crime Of The Heart - category
10) Cheryl St. John, A Husband By Any Other Name-Category


This reader likes the following books best

1) Justine Davis, Lord of the Storm- Futuristic
2) Susan Johnson, Blaze- Historical
3) Judith McNaught, Whitney, My Love- Historical
4) Judith McNaught, Once and Always- Historical
5) Judith McNaught, Something Wonderful- Historical
6) Justine Davis, The Skypirate- Futuristic
7) Judith McNaught, Paradise- Contemporary
8) Jude Devereaux, The Raider- Historical
9) Johanna Lindsay, Gentle Rogue-Historical
10) Julie Garwood, The Secret- Historical


Author Lori Foster's Top Ten "in no particular order because I LOVE them all!"

1) Linda Howard, Dream Man- Contemporary Suspense
2) Catherine Coulter, Sherbrooke Bride- Historical
3) Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels- Historical
4) Judith McNaught, Kingdom of Dreams- Historial
5) Johanna Lindsey, Warrior Woman- Futuristic
6) Catherine Coulter, Calypso Magic, Historical
7) Sandra Brown, Long Time Coming- Category
8) Sandra Brown, Slow Heat in Heaven- Contemporary
9) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream a Little Dream (and all her others)-Contemporary
10) Linda Howard, MacKenzie Series Category (I know it's cheating, but I love ALL the MacKenzie books!)


Dina, from California, likes the following best:

1) Susan Johnson, Outlaw, Irish/English
2) Brenda Joyce, Bragg Series, Historical
3) Jill Barnett, Bewitching, Fantasy
4) Heather Graham, Surrender, American Historical
5) Stephanie Laurens, Devil's Bride, Historical
6) Nora Roberts, McGregor Series, Category
7) Judith McNaught, Kingdom of Dreams, Historical
8) Elizabeth Lowell, Untamed, Medieval
9) Rexanne Becnel, Where Magic Dwells, Welsh Historical
10) I add anything by Brenda Joyce, she's great!!


D.J. has chosen the following, but not in any order

1) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Honey Moon- Contemporary
2) Judith McNaught, Perfect- Contemporary
3) LaVyrle Spencer, Hummingbird- Americana
4) Kathleen Gilles Seidel, Til the Stars Fall- Contemporary
5) Kathleen Korbel, Isn't It Romantic- Category
6) Jayne Ann Krentz, Family Man- Contemporary
7) Barbara Delinsky, Heart of the Night- Contemporary
8) Johanna Lindsey, A Heart So Wild- Historical
9) Nora Roberts, Public Secrets- Contemporary
10) Elaine Coffman, Angel in Marble


Nancy lists "just a few of my all time favorites!!!"

1) Jill Barnett, Bewitching- Fantasy
2) Katherine Sutcliffe, My Only Love- Historical
3) Barbara Freethy, Daniel's Gift- Contemporary
4) Nora Roberts, Born-In Series- Contemporary
5) Elaine Coffman, The Mackinnon Series- Americana
6) Jo Goodman, The Dennehy Sisters Series- Americana
7) Lavyrle Spencer, Morning Glory & November of the Heart- Americana
8) Mary Jo Putney,The Fallen Angels Series- Regency
Historical
9) Catherine Anderson, Annie's Song- Americana
10) Judith McNaught, Perfect & Paradise- Contemporary


An Anonymous reader sent the following Top Ten

1) Judith McNaught, Perfect- Contemporary
2) Judith McNaught, Paradise- Contemporary
3) Judith McNaught, Whitney, My Love- Historical
4) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven, Texas- Contemporary
5) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel- Contemporary
6) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Fancy Pants- Contemporary
7) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Hot Shot- Contemporary
8) Jennifer Crusie, Anyone But You- Category
9) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Ashes in the Wind- Historical
10) Meryl Sawyer, Unforgettable- Contemporary


Gretchen Groth's Top Ten List (Gretchen sent two lists, which were a little differnt, so I included all the books she listed. What a sneaky way to get more than ten choices)

1) Mary Balogh, Indiscreet- Regency Historical
2) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream a Little Dream- Contemporary
3) LaVryle Spencer, Small Town Girl- Contemporary
4) LaVryle Spencer, Years- Historical
5) Carla Kelly, The Lady's Companion- Regency
6) Nora Roberts, Born in Fire- Contemporary
7) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You- Contemporary  8) Julie Garwood, The Wedding- Historical
9) Carla Kelly, Reforming Lord Ragsdale- Regency
10) Nora Roberts, Finding the Dream- Contemporary
11) Linda Howard, Dream Man-Contemporary Suspense
12) Julie Garwood, Saving Grace-Historical
13) Mary Balogh, Dancing with Clara- Regency
      


Diane limited her list to ten - then look what she did!

1) LaVyrle Spencer, Years- Americana
2) LaVyrle Spencer, Vows- Americana
3) LaVyrle Spencer, Hummingbird- Americana
4) Lisa Gregory/Candace Camp, The Rainbow Season- Americana 5) Pamela Morsi, Garters- Americana
6) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven,Texas- Contemporary
7) Dorothy Garlock, Homeplace- Western
8) Pamela Morsi, Courting Miss Hattie- Americana
9) Sandra Brown, Texas Chase- Contemporary
10) Robin Lee Hatcher, Gemfire- Western Americana

I wish I could include: (Your wish is my command!)

11) Anne Mather, The Sanchez Tradition(Category,1973)
12) Carole Mortimer,Taggart's Woman(Category,1988)
13) Helen Bianchin, Dangerous Alliance(Category,1995)
14) Linda Lael Miller, Snowflakes on the Sea (Category,1984
15) Kristin James/Candace Camp, The Yankee- Historical,1990
16) Sandra Brown, Where There's Smoke- Contemporary,1993
17) Sandra Brown, 22 Indigo Place- Category,1986
18) Erin St.Claire/Sandra Brown,Two Alone(Category,1987)
19) Erin St.Claire/Sandra Brown, Honor Bound- Category,1986
20) Janet Dailey, Wildcatter's Woman- Category,1982
21) Linda Howard, Sarah's Child- Category,1985
22) Janet Dailey, Leftover Love- Category,1984
23) Kerry Allyne, Legally Bound- Category,1984
24) Judith McNaught, Paradise- Comtemporary,1991
25) Linda Howard, Tears of the Renegade- Category,1985

 


Carol's Top Ten:

1) Linda Howard, Heart of Fire- Contemporary
2) Linda Howard, Son of the Morning- Time Travel
3) Linda Howard, McKenzie series- Contemporary/Category
4) Jayne Ann Krentz. Midnight Jewels- Contemporary
5) Jayne Ann Krentz, Wildest Hearts- Contemporary
6) Dara Joy, High Energy Contemporary
7) Johanna Lindsey, Savage Thunder- Historical
8) Marilyn Campbell, Topaz/Stardust Dreams- Futuristic/Alt World
9) Karen Robards, One Summer- Contemporary
10) Raine Cantrell, Darling Annie- Historical


Jacki lists these favorites, but likes any book by Judith McNaught, Mary Jo Putney, Julie Garwood, Kathleen Woodiwill, Debra Dier and Cathy Maxwell

1)  Judith McNaught, Almost Heaven--Historical
2)  Kathleen Woodiwiss, Ashes in the Wind--Historical
3)  Judith McNaught, Paradise--Contemporary
4)  Day Taylor, The Black Swan--Historical 
(Great Book!  Does anyone have any information on this author?  I have only found two of her books, The Black Swan, and the sequel Moss Rose.)
5) Kathleen Woodiwiss, A Rose in Winter--Historical
6) Julia Quinn, Dancing at Midnight--Historical
7) Debra Dier, Shadow of the Storm--Historical
8) Julie Garwood, For the Roses--Historical
9) Mary Jo Putney, The Fallen Angel Series--Historical
10) Elaine Coffman, The MacKinnon Series--Americana

I can't do it I have to add one more--
11) Cathy Maxwell, You and No Other--Historical


Tracy Allen's Real Top Ten List (Sorry for the mix-up)

1) Linda Howard, Mackenzie's Pleasure- SIM 691
2) Linda Howard, After the Night- Contemporary
3) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander Series- Time Travel/Historical
4) Jennifer Crusie,The Cinderella Deal- LOVESWEPT 807
5) Linda Jenkins, Tall Order- LOVESWEPT 612
6)Susan Kay Law, One Lonely Night- Western
7) Debbie Macomber, Morning Comes Softly- Contemporary
8) Cheryl St. John, Land of Dreams- Harl. Historical
9) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had To Be You- Contemporary
10) Elizabeth Lowell, Love Song for a Raven- Contemporary


Beth loves romance novels and these are her Top Ten Favorites

1) Laura London, The Windflower - Historical
2) Judith McNaught, Whitney, My Love - Regency Historical
3) Laura London, The Bad Baron's Daughter - Regency
4) Judith McNaught, Almost Heaven - Regency Historical
5) Johanna Lindsey, Say You Love Me - Regency Historical
6) Judith McNaught, Remeber When - Contemporary
7) Amanda Quick, Mistress - Regency Historical
8) Jude Deveraux, Velvet Series (Montgomery Brothers) - Historical
9) Laura London, A Heart Too Proud - Historical
10) Johanna Lindsey, A Pirate's Love - Historical


Sharon's Top Ten List:

1) Robin Lee Hatcher, Patterns of Love - Amercana
2) LaVyrle Spencer, Then Came Heaven- Americana
3) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander - Time Travel/Historical
4) Kathryn Lynn Davis, Too Deep for Tears - Historical
5) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel- Contemporary
6) Jude Devereaux, Knight in Shining Armour- Time Travel
7) Judith Ivory, Beast- Historical
8) Linda Howard, After the Night- Contemporary
9) Julie Garwood, The Wedding- Historical
10) Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels- Historical


Diane likes the following books best

1) Patricia Gaffney, To Love and to Cherish - Historical
2) Joan Wolf, His Lordship's Mistress - Regency
3) Sharon and Tom Curtis, The Windflower - Historical
4) Joan Wolf, The Edge of Light - Historical Fiction
5) Sharon Shinn, Archangel - Fantasy
6) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander - Time Travel/Historical
7) Connie Brockway, All Through the Night - Historical
8) Katherine Kingsley, No Sweeter Heaven - Historical


Sheila found this an intriguing challenge and decided to stick with writers that she's have been reading for years

1) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove- Medieval
2) Lisa Gregory, Rainbow Season- Historical
3) Linda Howard, iamond Bay- Contemporary
4) Roberta Gellis, Bond of Blood- Medieval
5) Elizabeth Lowell, Warrior- Historical
6) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander series- Time Travel/Historical
7) Mary Jo Putney, One Perfect Rose- Regency Historical
8) Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm- Historical
9) Curtiss Ann Matlock, Annie in the Morning- Comtemporary
10) Carla Kelly, With This Ring- Regency


Sue provides this varied list of her favorites.

1) Judith McNaught, Whitney My Love (1985)- Historical
2) Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove (1974)-Historical
3) Elizabeth Lowell, Untamed, Enchanted, Forbidden (1993-94)- Medievals
4) Judith Ivory, Beast (1997)- Historical
5) Marsha Canham, Across A Moonlit Sea (1996)- Historical
6) Shannon Drake, Princess of Fire (1989)- Medieval
7) Johanna Lindsey, Warrior's Woman (1990)- Historical
8) Nancy Block, Once Upon a Pirate (1995)- Time Travel 9) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nobody's Baby But Mine (1997)- Contemp
10) Laura K. Hamilton, Anita Blake Series: Bloody Bones, Circus of the Damned, Lunatic Cafe, The Killing Dance, Guilty Pleasures, The Laughing Corpse


This reader likes suspense (and Nora Roberts). Could it be that she has gotten more than 100 books on her list thanks to #10?

1) J.D. Robb, In Death Series- Futuristic Suspense
2) Nora Roberts, Born in Fire- Contemporary
3) Nora Roberts, Night Tales- Category
4) Beverly Bird, With Every Breath- Contemporary Suspense
5) Tami Hoag, Dark Paradise- Contemporary Suspense
6) Karen Robards, Walking After Midnight- Contemp Suspense
7) Lisa Gardner, Perfect Hustband- Contemporary Suspense
8) Susan Isaacs, Magic Hour- Contemporary
9) Ann Maxwell,
Ruby-
10) Anything by Nora Roberts!


Diane just started reading romances, but out of the fifty or so that she's read, she's enjoyed these ten:

1) Connie Brockway, All Through the Night- Historical
2) Teri Lynn Wilhelm, Storm Prince- Paranormal/Historical
3) Iris Johansen, The Magnificent Rogue- Historical
4) Michele Stegman, Fortune's Mistress- Historical
5) Stella Cameron, Charmed-
6) Stella Cameron, Fascination-
7) Stephanie Laurens, Captain Jack's Woman- Historical
8) Jo Beverley, Something Wicked- Historical
9) Christina Dodd, A Well Pleasured Lady- Historical
10) Kat Martin, Dangerous Possessions- Historical


Kathy clearly prefers historicals, as her Top Ten list demonstrates.

1) Roberta Gellis, Bond of Blood (Medieval, 1967)
2) Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels (Historical regency, 1995)
3) LaVyrle Spencer, Hummingbird (Americana, 1983)
4) Virginia Henley, Tempted (Medieval, 1992)
5) Mary Jo Putney, Uncommon Vows (Medieval, 1991)
6) Jane Feather, Velvet (Historical regency, 1994)
7) Judith McNaught, A Kingdom of Dreams (Medieval, 1989)
8) Brenda Joyce, Promise of the Rose (Medieval, 1993)
9) Suzanne Robinson, Lady Gallant (Elizabethan, 1992)
10) Patricia Gaffney, To Love and to Cherish (Victorian England, 1995)

(This excludes the collected works of Mary Balogh, Carla Kelly & Joan Wolf because there are too many to list - kg)


Judy, whose personal all-time Top Ten list contains 56 books, managed to come up with the following list of favorites

1) Patricia Gaffney, The Wyckerley Trilogy (especially To Love and to Cherish)- Historical
2) LaVyrle Spencer, The Hellion- Contemporary
3) Linda Howard, Shades of Twilight- Contemporary
4) Mary Jo Putney, Dearly Beloved- Contemporary
5) Dorothy Garlock, Homeplace- Americana
6) Sandra Brown, The Witness (or Honor Bound - can't decide which)- Contemporary
7) Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendor (or Saving Grace - ditto)
8) Catherine Coulter, The Night Series- Historicals
9) Karen Robards, Maggy's Child (or One Summer - ditto)- Contemporary
10) Catherine Anderson, Cheyenne Amber (or Annie's Song or Keegan's Lady - ditto)- Western

Could I add just three more - the three Susans?:
(Well, OK, since you asked -begged-so nicely.)

11) Susan Andersen, Exposure- Contemporary
12) Susan Johnson, Outlaw- Historical
13) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Heaven, Texas- Contemporary


Julia prefers medievals, but includes some classics on her Top Ten List.

1) Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice-Classic
2) E.M. Hull, The Sheik- Classic
3) Johanna Lindsey, Captive Bride- Historical
4) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna- Americana
5) Mary Jo Putney, Uncommon Vows- Medieval
6) Pamela Morsi, Something Shady- Americana
7) Elizabeth Lowell, Untamed- Medieval
8) Elizabeth Stuart, Bride of the Lion- Medieval
9) Jo Beverley, Dark Champion- Medieval
10) Susan Wiggs, The Lily and the Leopard- Medieval


Elvera found these to be the ten immortal romances that make her feel good and take her mind off the problems of daily life.

1) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove- Historical
2) Kathleen Woodiwiss, A Rose in Winter- Historical
3) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Flame and the Flower- Historical
4) Johanna Lindsey, A Pirate's Love- Historical
5) Johanna Lindsey, Fires of Winter- Historical
6) Laurie McBain, Moonstruck Madness- Historical
7) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kiss an Angel- Contemporary
8) Samantha James, My Lord Conqueror- Historical
9) Rexanne Becnel, The Maiden Bride- Historical
10) Lisa Ann Verge, Heaven in His Arms- Historical


Joan's Top Ten numbers 20. Could this be a new record?

1) Laura Kinsale, Shadow and the Star, Uncertain Magic and Flowers from the Storm- Historicals
2) Judith McNaught, Kingdom of Dreams and Almost Heaven- Historicals
3) Diana Gabaldon, The Outlander Series- Historical/Time-Travel
4) Anita Mills, Autumn Rain- Historical
5) Mary Jo Putney, Silk and Secrets and Dearly Beloved-
6) Elizabeth Lowell, Untamed- Historical
7) After Innocence by Brenda Joyce- Historical
8) Elizabeth Chadwick (the English one), Marcher Lord Series (The Wild Hunt, The Running Vixen, and The Leopard Unleashed)- Historicals
9) Jude Devereux, Lyon's Lady and The Knight in Shining Armor- Historical and Time-Travel
10) Arnette Lamb, Chieftain- Historical


Debora offers the following list, "in no particular order" of her ten (actually eleven) favorite authors!

1) Constance Gluyas, The King's Brat- Historical
2) Linda Howard, McKenzie's Mission and Midnight Rainbow-Contemporary
3) Janis Laden, Bewitching Minx- Regency
4) Elizabeth Elliott, The Warlord and Scoundrel- Historical
5) Roberta Gellis, Alinor- Medieval
6) Elizabeth Mansfield, Her Man of Affairs- Regency
7) Janet Dailey, No Quarter Asked
8) Edith Layton, The Duke's Wager- Regency
9) Mary Balogh, Lord Carew's Bride, The Temporary Wife, The Christmas Bride- Regency
10) JoAnn Ross, Star-Crossed Lovers and Moonstruck Lovers- Categories
11. Johanna Lindsey, So Speaks the Heart- Historical


Maudeen Wachsmith's Top Ten List
(This is exceedingly difficult but here goes:)

1) Deborah Smith, A Place to Call Home- Contemporary
2) Kristin Hannah, If You Believe- Historical
3) Celeste DeBlasis, The Proud Breed- Historical
4) Lorraine Heath, Parting Gifts- Historical
5) Elizabeth Grayson, A Place Called Home- Historical
6) Pamela Morsi, Garters- Historical
7) Rosanne Bittner, In the Shadow of the Mountains-Historical
8) Diana Gabaldon, The Outlander series- Time-travel
9) Georgia Bockoven, The Beach House- Contemporary
10) Penelope Williamson, The Passions of Emma- Historical


Wendy's Top Ten List (In defense of authors who are not named Roberts, McNaught, Howard, Krentz, Quick, etc.)

1) Suzanne Brockmann, Kiss and Tell- Category
2) Jennifer Crusie, The Cinderella Deal- Category
3) Jennifer Crusie, Getting Rid of Bradley- Category
4) Georgette Heyer, The Grand Sophy- Regency
5) Carla Kelly, Miss Chartley's Guided Tour- Regency
6) Betina Krahn, The Last Bachelor- Historical
7) Edith Layton, Lady of Spirit- Regency
8) Elizabeth Mansfield, Passing Fancies- Regency
9) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream a Little Dream- Contemporary
10) Beverly Sommers, Silent Night- Category
(**This list subject to change at any moment!)


Susan Clark's Top Ten List

1) Johanna Lindsey, A Heart So Wild- Historical
2) Jayne Ann Krentz, Hidden Talents- Contemporary
3) Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendour- Historical
4) Nora Roberts, Lawless- Western
5) Linda Howard, Mackenzie's Mountain- Category
6) Rachel Lee, Miss Emmaline and the Archangel- Category
7) LaVyrle Spencer, Morning Glory- Historical
8) Catherine Coulter, Night Fire- Historical
9) Celeste DeBlasis, Tiger's Woman- Historical
10) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove- Historical


Katherine's Top Ten List

1) Catherine Coulter, The Sherbrooke Bride - Regency Historical
2) Jude Deveraux, The Velvet Series (4 books) - Medieval
3) Joan Wolf, Born of the Sun - Dark Ages England
4) Judith McNaught, Until You - Regency Historical
5) Lucia St. Clair Robson, Ride the Wind - Western
6) Judith McNaught, Once and Always - Regency Historical
7) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander - Time-Travel
8) Julia Quinn, Brighter than the Sun - Regency Historical
9) Amanda Quick, Mistress - Regency Historical
10) Danielle Steel, Zoya - Historical


L.B.'s Top Ten List

1) Loretta Chase, Lord Of Scoundrels- Historical
2) Laura Kinsale, Flowers In the Storm- Reg Historical
3) Judith McNaught, Once and Always- Reg Historical
4) Linda Howard, After The Night- Contemporary
5) Lisa Kleypas, Dreaming Of You- Reg Historical
6) LaVyrle Spencer, Hummingbird- Americana
7) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander- Time Travel/Historical
8) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna- Historical
9) Margaret Mitchell, Gone With The Wind- Americana
10) Colleen McCullough, The Thornbirds- Saga


Debbie Criscitiello's Top Ten List

  1) Sharon & Tom Curtis, Sunshine & Shadow, Contemp.
2) Sharon & Tom Curtis, The Windflower, Historical
3) Susan Elizabeth Philips, Heaven, Texas, Contemporary
4) Judith McNaught, Double Standards, Contemporary
5) Linda Howard, White Lies, Contemporary
6) Judith McNaught, Perfect, Contemporary
7) Nora Roberts, In Death Series, Futuristic Suspense
8) Linda Howard, MacKenzie Series, Contemporary
9) Elizabeth Lowell, Fever, Contemporary
10) Judith McNaught, Once & Always, Historical


Kim's Top Ten List (This was very hard to do!)

1) Catherine Hart, Summer Storm - Historical
2) Karen Robards, Walking After Midnight - Contemporary
3) Dinah McCall, Jackson Rule - Contemporary
4) Jude Deveraux, A Knight in Shining Armor - Time Travel
5) Sandra Canfield, Night into Day - Harlequin Superromance
6) Ginna Gray, Where Angels Fear - Silhouette Special Edition
7) Dinah McCall, Dreamcatcher - Time Travel
8) Judith McNaught, Paradise - Contemporary
9) Sharon Sala, The Gambler's Daughters Trilogy - Contemporary
10) Joan Johnston, Sisters of the Lone Star Trilogy - Historical


Allison's Top Ten List

1) Jude Devereaux, A Knight in Shining Armor - Time Travel
2) Jane Goodger, When There is Hope - Time Travel
3) Jasmine Cresswell, Secret Sins - Contemporary
4) Connie Mason , Caress & Conquer - Historical
5) Erica Spindler, Fortune - Contemporary
6) Candice Proctor, Night in Eden - Historical Australia
7) Peggy Murphy Petkus, Millionaire's Row - Historical
8) Barbara Bickmore, The Moon Below - Historical Australia
9) Barbara Benedict, A Taste of Heaven - Time Travel
10) Sandra Hill, Frankly My Dear - Time Travel


Kathy L.'s Top Ten List

1) Colleen McCullough, The Thorn Birds - Australia
2) Penelope Williamson, Keeper of the Dream - Medieval
3) Kathleen Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove - Medieval
4) A Rose in Winter - Kathleen Woodiwiss - Historical
5) Heather Graham, Viking Series - Historical
6) Heather Graham, Civil War Series - Americana
7) Bertrice Small, Blaze Wyndham - Tudor England
8) Marsha Canham, Pride of Lions/Blood of Roses - England
9) Julie Garwood , For the Roses - Americana
10) Judith McNaught, Until You - Regency Historical


EP's Top Ten Favorite Romances since 1970
(Note that this excludes books by such favorite authors of mine as Jane Austen, Daphne Du Maurier, Georgette Heyer, Susan Howatch, Elizabeth Linington, Margaret Mitchell, Baroness Orczy, and Mary Stewart).

1.) Mary Balogh, Longing- Historical
2.) Jo Beverley, Emily and the Dark Angel- Regency
3.) Loretta Chase, Lord of Scoundrels- Historical
4.) Sharon & Tom Curtis, Sunshine and Shadow- Contemporary
5.) Patricia Gaffney, To Love and To Cherish- Historical
6.) Eva Ibbotson, A Company of Swans- Historical
7.) Carla Kelly, Reforming Lord Ragsdale- Regency
8.) Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm- Historical
9.) Mary Jo Putney, (revised as The Rake)- Regency Historical 10.) Joan Wolf, His Lordship's Mistress- Regency


Joann D's Top Ten List

1.) Judith McNaught, Paradise- Contemporary
2.) Julie Garwood, The Bride- Historical
3.) Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendor- Historical
4.) Judith McNaught Something Wonderful- Historical
5.) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, It Had to Be You- Contemporary
6.) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Dream A Little Dream- Contem.
7.) Nora Roberts, Dream Series- Contemporary
8.) Nora Roberts, Stars of Mirthra Series - SIM- Category/Suspense
9.) Jill Barnett, Bewitching Historical/Fantasy
10.) Nora Roberts, Montana Sky- Contemporary Suspense


Maryam Salim's Top Ten List (This was very hard)

(And Maryam, you managed to get 18(!) books on your top ten; a new record! Congratulations! JHM)

1.) Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendor, Historical
2.) J.D. Robb, In Death Series- Futuristic Suspense
3.) Linda Howard, Mackenzie's Mountain and Mackenzie's Mission, SIM- Category
4.) Linda Howard, Dream Man, - Contemporary Suspense
5.) Kay Hooper, Hagen Strikes Again Series, Loveswept, 87-89
6.) Elizabeth Lowell, Untamed, Forbidden and Enchanted, Avon
7.) Julie Garwood, Lion's Lady, Pocketbooks- Historical
8.) Hannah Howell, Compromised Hearts, Leisure -Historical
9.) B.J. James, Tears of the Rose, Silhouette Desire, 1992
10.) Nora Roberts, McGregor's Series,SSE, 1985-1987


Kathleen Eppinger's Top Ten Romances

1. Judith McNaught, Whitney My Love, Hist. (Regency Period)
2. Judith McNaught, A Kingdom of Dreams Medieval
3. Judith McNaught, Once and Always, Hist. (Regency Period)
4. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, The Wolf and the Dove, Medieval
5. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss, Shanna, Historical (Colonial America)
6. Julie Garwood, The Secret, Scottish Medieval
7. Julie Garwood, The Bride, Scottish Medieval
8. Elizabeth Elliott, Scoundrel, Historical (Regency Period)
9. Shannon Drake, The Golden Warrior, Medieval
10. Judith McNaught, Perfect, Contemporary


Abbey Christman's Top Ten List

1.) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander Series- TT/Historical
2.) J. Suzanne Frank, Reflections in the Nile- Time Travel
3.) Mary Jo Putney, Fallen Angel Series- Historical
4.) Sharon Kay Penman, Here Be Dragons- Historical
5.) Roberta Gellis, The Silver Mirror- Historical
6.) J.D. Robb, In Death Series- Futuristic Suspense
7.) Jayne Ann Krentz, Grand Passion- Contemporary
8.) Nora Roberts, Honest Illusions- Contemporary Suspense
9.) Joan Wolf, The Deception- Historical
10.) Judith Merkle Riley, The Oracle Glass-Historical

(Sorry, I know I have too many series, but I just couldn't choose!)


Leticia's "One" Top Ten List (There are others!)

1.) Margaret Chittenden, This Time Forever-
2.) Gayle Wilson, The Gambler's Heart- Historical
3.) Nina Beaumont, Across Time- Time Travel
4.) Georgette Heyer, These Old Shades - Regency
5.) Sandra Brown, Mirror Image - Contemporary Suspense
6.) Jude Deveraux, Twin of Ice- Historical
7.) Joahanna Lindsey, When Love Awaits- Historical
8.) LaVyrle Spencer, Sweet Memories - Contemporary
9.) Judith McNaught, Paradise- Contemporary
10.) Judith McNaught, Almost Heaven - Historical


Gerrie DeCleene's Top ten List

1.) Lucy Grijalva, Undercover Love- Contemporary
2.) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna- Historical
3.) Jill Barnett, Bewitched- Historical/Paranormal
4.) Sharon & Tom Curtiss, The Windflower - Historical
5.) Judith McNaught, Kingdom Of Dreams- Historical
6.) Dara Joy, Knight Of A Trillion Stars- Science Fiction
7.) Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendor- Historical
8.) LaVryle Spencer, The Fulfillment- Americana
9.) Lorraine Heath, Sweet Lullaby- Western/Americana
10.) Kathleen Harrington, Dream Catcher- Fantasy


Julia Badenhope's Top Ten List

1.) Amy J. Fetzer, Dangerous Waters, Zebra 1997- TT/Hist.
2.) Suzanne Enoch, Lady Rogue, Avon 1997- Historical
3.) Jane Austin, Persuasion- Classic
4.) Diana Gabaldon, Outlander Series- Time Travel/Historical
5.) Elizabeth Lowell, Winter Fire, Avon 1996- Historical
6.) Maggie Osborne, The Promise of Jenny Jones, Warner-Hist.
7.) Lucia St. Clair Robson, The Tokaido Road, Ballantine 1991- Historical
8.) Mary Jo Putney, Angel Rogue, Topaz 1995, Historical
9.) Connie Brockway, All Through the Night, Dell, Historical
10.) Candice Proctor, Night in Eden, Ivy Books 1997- Historical


Bernardine Fagan's Top Ten List

1.) Stephanie Mittman, The Courtship- Americana
2.) Stephanie Mittmand, The Marriage Bed- Americana
3.) Stephanie Mittman, Sweeter Than Wine-Americana
4.) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Nobody's Baby But Mine
5.) Pamela Burford, Twice Burned-Category
6.) Pamela Burford, Jacks Are Wild - Category
7.) LaVyrle Spencer, That Camden Summer- Americana
8.) Roberta Gellis, Enchanted Fire- Fantasy
9.) Suzanne Foster, Blush- Contemporary
10.) Beatrice Small, The Hellion- Historical


An Anonymous Reader's Top Ten List

1.) Laura Kinsale, Flowers from the Storm- Historical
2.) Laura Kinsale, The Prince of Midnight - Historical
3.) Annette Reynolds, Remember the Time- Contemporary
4.) Kathleen Woodiwiss, Shanna- Historical
5.) Mary Balogh, Hearthless- Historical
6.) LaVyrle Spencer, Morning Glory- Americana
7.) J.D. Robb, Naked in Death- Futuristic Suspense
8.) Maggie Osborne, The Wives of Bowie Stone- Western
9.) Diana Gabaldon, The Outlander Series-
10.) Kathleen Eagle, Reason to Believe- Contemporary


Unknown Reader's Top Ten List

1.) Lynn Kurland, This is All I Ask- Historical
2.) Judith McNaught, Almost Heaven- Historical
3.) Sharon Sala, Chance McCall- Contemporary
4.) Jayne Ann Krentz, Wildest Hearts- Contemporary
5.) Mary Jo Putney, Fallen Angels Series- Historical
6.) Michelle Martin, Stolen Moments- Contemporary Suspense
7.) Jennifer Crusie, Anyone But You- Category
8.) Teresa Medeiros, Thief of Hearts- Historical
9.) Kathy DiSanto, For Love or Money- (?)
10. Kimberly Cates, Crown of Dreams- Historical



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