Top 5 Favorite Romances

Welcome to Friday Five where every Friday I list five of my favorite things then ask you to do the same. Today I’m listing my five favorite romances and discovered, after I wrote my list that all of them, except #5, are historicals. Huh. Figures my top five are the same genre I like to write.

Again, these are in no certain order:

1. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon





I read this book over ten years ago and still, to this day, the characters have stayed with me. I just recently downloaded the Kindle version and when I get time, I’m going to read it for the third time.


2. A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux

I remember reading this book twenty-two years ago. Yes, that’s how old it is. But its timeless and, again, another book where the characters just stay inside you. This is more time-travel than historical, but still an excellent book.

3. The Bride by Julie Garwood

Julie Garwood’s historicals are comfort reads to me. I read them over and over when I’m feeling down, or can’t settle into a good book. I absolutely love every one of her heroes.

4. Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen

I just recently read this one and didn’t want it to end (the hallmark of a great book). I loved the characters and the fact they are married but didn’t really know much about each other. Some of my favorite stories are about couples who are couples before the book even begins.

5. Second Chances by Sharon Sala

When I first started even thinking about writing romance I knew I wanted to write emotion like Sharon Sala. This book is packed full of it. The journey these two characters take really spoke to me.

Okay. Your turn. Name five of your favorite romances. One… Two… Three… GO!


9 thoughts on “Top 5 Favorite Romances

  1. I like Julie Garwood too. She writes great Medievals. Man, there are so many romances, it’s hard to pick.
    1 – An Offer From A Gentleman – Julia Quinn (which is saying something b/c I usually can’t stand Regency)
    2 – The Man From Stone Creek – Linda Lael Miller
    3 – Born to Darkness – Suzanne Brockman
    4 – Born of Shadows – Sherrilyn Kenyon
    5 – The Notebook – Nicholas Sparks

  2. …and now I have more books to add to my TBR – #2, 3 & 4 are new-to-me. Mine:

    Summerhouse (both of them) by Jude Deveraux
    Snow Bride by Margery Hilton
    PS I Love You by Barbara Conklin (YAs are allowed, right? because this was was sooooo good!)
    Don’t Look Down by Suzanne Enoch
    Night Drifter by Susan Carroll

    there are more..but these are the 5 that first popped into my head.

  3. Some great picks here!
    Unfortunately, i don’t have a top five list for this genre, but I’m still glad I “blog hopped” over here..

  4. This is hard, but here goes, no particular order:

    1. Devilish by Jo Beverley (may actually be my number 1)
    2. Something Wicked by Jo Beverley
    3. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    4. The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss
    5. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas

  5. Good choices all. Here are mine.
    Eloisa James- The Ugly Duchess
    Mary Jo Putney- No Longer a Gentleman
    Susan Elizabeth Phillips- Call me Irresistible
    Maya Banks- Her Highland Series of three “Loved Them”
    Catherine Anderson-Comanche Heart Series (Comanche Heart being my Favorite!!)

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