The Best Romance Novelists

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The best romance novelists are writers who draw readers in with a beautiful love story and keep them interested with compelling details. Romance novels have come a long way in recent years. No longer are romance fans limited to mere "bodice-rippers": Now best selling romance authors are churning out elaborate tales that incorporate elements of historical fiction and even science fiction. Whether it's contemporary romance, paranormal romance or historical romance novels, I've tried to compile a comprehensive list of the top romance novelists around. That's a tough task, and I'm pretty certain I've missed more than a few. Romance novel fans, if you don't see your personal favorite author on this list, please add them! Also, be sure to vote for your favorite romantic novel writers.

I've included several popular contemporary romance novelists on this list, but I also tried to list some of the classic romance writers as well. Good example? Jane Austen. No list of the best romance novelists would be complete without adding Jane Austen! Another example? Margaret Mitchell, author of the epic romance novel Gone With the Wind. Some of the authors I've included on this list are winners of the RITA Award, given by the Romance Writers of America (RWA). Among them: Nora Roberts, LaVyrle Spencer, and Diana Gabaldon. Roberts is one of the best-selling romance writers of all-time. Gabaldon's epic Outlander series is without question my favorite historical romance series ever.

If you're a huge reader, you might also be interested in these lists of famous historical novelists, fantasy authors, crime authors and young adult authors
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    Paradise/Tender Triumph, A Kingdom of Dreams, Double Standards

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    Mercy, The Clayborne brides, Come the spring

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    Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound

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    Captive Bride, The Devil Who Tamed Her, Gentle Rogue

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    Counterfeit Lady, The Velvet Promise, Legend

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    Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility

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    Sugar Daddy, Avon Books Presents, Scandal in Spring

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    Susan Elizabeth P is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Romance Novelists

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    It's in His Kiss, The Secret Diaries of Miss Miranda Cheever, On the Way ...

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    To die for, I can Read About Dinosaurs, Strangers in the night

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    So Worthy My Love, The Wolf and the Dove, Petals on the river

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    The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember

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    Take 5, Volume 2, Falling awake

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    74 Seaside Avenue, Navy husband, Navy baby

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    Outlander, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Voyager

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    The Fulfillment, Hummingbird, That Camden summer

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    Charlie All Night, Getting Rid of Bradley, Liebe auf den zweiten Kuss.

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    A Hunger Like No Other, If you dare, Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night

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    Silent Melody, Dancing with Clara, Counterfeit Betrothal

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    Mirror Image, Jewels, Message from Nam

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    Frederica, The Foundling, Regency Buck

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    Gone with the Wind, Lost Laysen, Talking Business - French

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    Amanda Quick

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    Calder pride, Lone Calder star, The Proud and the Free

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    Knightly love, Finger prints, Moment to moment

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    Playing With Fire, Mysteria, The Darkest Pleasure

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    Deacon, Fire Inside, Rock Chick Revolution

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    Bared to You, Pleasures of the Night, A Passion for Him

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    Rebecca, Mary Anne, The Birds II: Land's End

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    Shadow Game, Dark Celebration, Dark Demon

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    Secrets of a Perfect Night, The reasons for marriage, A lady of ...

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    Something wicked, Winter fire, Tempting fortune

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    Fear, Forever My Love, Vollmond- Fieber. Vier Romane in einem Band

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    Remember, To Be the Best, Hold the Dream

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    Chris Lange is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Romance Novelists

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    Chris Lange

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    Ugly Love, Slammed, Losing Hope

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    Redeeming Love, The Last Sin Eater, Mark of the Lion

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    The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, The Princess Diaries, Boy Meets ...

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    A Sweet Life, The Marriage Bargain, The Marriage Mistake

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    Firefly Lane, Distant shores, True Colors

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    Who in Hell . ., The Saint-a-Day Guide, The Birthday Book of Saints

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    The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, AN INDECENT OBSESSION

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    Beautiful Bombshell, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Bitch

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    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse

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    Fall From India Place, Down London Road, Into the Deep

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    Coulda Been A Cowboy, A husband of her own, A home of her own

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    Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker, Fifty Shades Freed Author of Fifty Shades Trilogy. Movie who have a highest View in Youtube in year 2014.

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    A Rogue by Any Other Name, One Good Earl Deserves a Lover, No Good Duke ...

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    One Night: Promised, This Man, This Man Confessed

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