Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Top 10 list of romance novels (I cheated a little)

I have read a whole lot of books in my life, the majority of them being romance. There are some stories which have stayed with me even years after having read them. I have created a listing of my favorite romance novels of all time. My favorites list is way more extensive than these ten, but a limit had to be made somewhere.


Note that the books are in no particular order.
1. The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson - This woman has not written a book that I don't love. She has a gift for touching my heart. This book was the first one I read by her so it’s dear to me, plus it has chocolate in it

2. Waiting to Exhale by Terry McMillan  - The book was better than the movie, but the movie was awesome

3. The Gift by Julie Garwood - I’m actually including all of her historical romance novels on the list, they are all spectacular novels

4. Twin Flames by Debbie Christiana  - I can't say enough about this book. If you don't believe in soul mates, you will after you read Twin Flames

5. The Gambler by Lavyrle Spencer - The woman has a way of writing romance novels about real life characters that is captivating

6. Most Eligible Bachelor by Empi Baryeh  -It was the first book I read that was set in Ghana where the writing was amazing, the characters were engaging, and the romance was touching (I left out hot)

7. Some Things I Never Thought I’d Do by Pearl Cleage - My aunt recommended it to me calling it a ‘true romance.’ I was amazed by her portrayal of past lives and her beautiful writing style.

8. The Stephanie Plum books by Janet Evanovich - all of them- I’ve read up to 17 so far. I know I’m going way beyond cheating but I can’t single out one

9. Bachelor Undone by Brenda JacksonShe writes books I wish I had written

10. Love Through Time by Nana Prah -I know no one expected me to make a list of my favorite books without including mine. I absolutely love my book. It will be out this year so keep a look out so you can include it on your favorite book list too.

12 comments:

  1. The Stephanie Plum books definitely! I haven't read the others. I've read some Julie Garwood and will take a look at The Gift, thanks!

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  2. Nana, I loved Julie Garwood's books and Dorothy Koomson.

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    1. I'm impressed that you've read Dorothy Koomson. We'll have to have a chat about it later.

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  3. Well, if you don't love your own book, who will? Cool list. :)

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    1. Thanks Kiru. I'm glad you agree.

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  4. Great list, Nana, thanks for including me :) I used to read Julie Garwood, I haven't in a while, I should check her out again and who doesn't love Janet? I saw the movie "Waiting to Exhale" but didn't read the book? You have me intrigued about Some Things I thought I'd never do - past lives? I'm in!

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    1. LOL. It was a conscious remembering past lives story. Loved it.

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  5. These kinds of posts always cost me money...
    ;)
    Nice list, Nana!

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  6. Oh Nana, you must love your own book of course. I'm eager to read it when it comes out. My fav. romance book, I can't even remember them. Like you I used to read so many of them, just so many. But I do remember Johanna Lyndsay's Captive Bride. And more recently Empi Baryeh's MEB sent me reeling

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    1. Johanna is a great writer. And you know I love Empi's work.

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