Far from being just shallow, formulaic “bodice-rippers,” romance comes in a variety of settings and styles and can range from sweet to mildly sensual, from sensual to steamy to explicit. If you’re in the mood for love, here are some authors to try.
(Includes a variety of settings, plots and characters, but these authors generally focus on the attempts of a woman to find success and happiness, both professionally and romantically.)
Glitz and Glamour
(Flashy, filled with larger than life characters.)
(The ethnicity of the characters is both important and acknowledged, lending a culturally authentic flavor to the book.)
(Romantic Historicals, which feature real historical figures, and Period Romances, which are simply romances set at a particular time in history.)
(A love story infused with religious values and beliefs.)
Prepared by Nashville Public Library, 2006