Top 10 Tuesday: Valentine’s Freebie!

9 Feb

Thanks to the folks at The Broke And The Bookish for hosting Top Ten Tuesday. This week is a freebie with a Valentine twist. To find out what books, authors and bookish things other bloggers are sending Valentine’s, click HERE.



I have to admit that romances are not my favorite fiction genre. Give me a page-turning suspense, a puzzling whodunit or a detailed historical any day. But there are a couple of authors that write romance so well, that I will pick up their books without hesitation. So here are my favorite romance novelists.

Top 4 Favorite Romance Writers

Jane Austen

Can anyone write romance as well as Jane? I think not. Her books are classics and not just because of the romances contained in the pages. But if you are looking for swoon-worthy heroes and plucky heroines, you cannot go wrong with any of her books. My all time favorites are Pride And Prejudice, Emma and Persuasion.



Now on to contemporary writers that I think write outstanding romance fiction.

Irene Hannon

Irene writes in both the contemporary romance and romantic suspense categories. She does both very well. I especially liked Hope Harbor, Trapped, and Deceived.


Rachel Hauck

Rachel writes contemporary romance that is so much more. Several of her novels are modern-day fairy tales and others involve the realistic struggles involved in relationships. My favorites are The Wedding Dress, The Wedding Chapel and Once Upon A Prince.


Beth Vogt

Beth Vogt’s romances combine a bit of the light-hearted with the heart-touching. My favorites by her are Somebody Like You, Catch A Falling Star and Wish You Were Here.


Who are your favorite romance writers?

11 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday: Valentine’s Freebie!”

  1. Carrie February 9, 2016 at 10:20 am #

    i absolutely agree with you and could add oodles to your list lol!! (I’m sure this does not surprise you.) My TTT


    • rbclibrary February 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm #

      It doesn’t surprise me in the least. 🙂 One of the reasons my list is so short is because I often pass on reviewing romances and I rarely buy them. I know I probably miss out on some great authors, but I have to draw the line somewhere when it comes to the towering, teetering stacks of books in my house! 😉

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      • Carrie February 9, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

        Haha I know that all too well


  2. Literary Feline February 9, 2016 at 7:16 pm #

    I am still working my way through Jane Austen’s books, but I just love what I’ve read by her. I enjoy a love a good love story now and then. I haven’t read any of the other books or authors you mention, but I’m definitely adding them to my wish list.


    • rbclibrary February 9, 2016 at 8:44 pm #

      Persuasion is my all time favorite Austen novel. Love Captain Wentworth. Hope you enjoy the Austens and other great authors out there. Thanks for stopping by.


  3. Karen Collier February 10, 2016 at 8:41 am #

    What a fun list! I think I need to pay more attention to the Top Ten Tuesday prompts and join in on some of them. 🙂

    I’m nearly finished listening to Hope Harbor on audiobook now. So good! Irene Hannon is one of my favorite authors. Somebody Like You has been on my wish list for ages, but somehow I haven’t had a chance yet. And I loved Rachel Hauck’s Royal Wedding series.


    • rbclibrary February 10, 2016 at 8:50 am #

      Somebody Like You was an unusual love story. I wasn’t sure how Vogt was going to pull it off, but I loved it! I like TTT because it makes me stretch a bit in my blogging and is a great way to meet other bloggers.


  4. Lauren @ Always Me February 11, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    You can never go wrong with Austen! 🙂

    Check out my TTT.


    • rbclibrary February 11, 2016 at 5:28 pm #

      You are so right! Thanks for stopping by and sharing your list!


  5. Rissi February 15, 2016 at 11:52 pm #

    *Happy sigh*

    Rachel and Beth are both AMAZING romance authors, and of course, Jane Austen’s stories are always classics. 🙂


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