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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

The Best Romance Novelists Writers
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    Judith McNaught Paradise/Tender Triumph, A Kingdom of Dreams, Double Standards

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    Mercy, The Clayborne brides, Come the spring

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    Captive Bride, The Devil Who Tamed Her, Gentle Rogue

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    Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound

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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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    Lisa Kleypas Sugar Daddy, Avon Books Presents, Scandal in Spring

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    Susan Elizabeth P Romance author list can never miss Susan Elizabeth Philips name!!!

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

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    The Last Song, The Notebook, A Walk to Remember

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    Kathleen E. Woodiwiss So Worthy My Love, The Wolf and the Dove, Petals on the river

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    Take 5, Volume 2, Falling awake

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

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    74 Seaside Avenue, Navy husband, Navy baby

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    LaVyrle Spencer 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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    Outlander, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Voyager

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    Mirror Image, Jewels, Message from Nam

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

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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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    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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    Silent Melody, Dancing with Clara, Counterfeit Betrothal

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

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

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    Gena Showalter

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

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

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    Kristen Ashley Deacon, Fire Inside, Rock Chick Revolution

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    Remember, To Be the Best, Hold the Dream

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    Jo Beverley Something wicked, Winter fire, Tempting fortune

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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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    Amanda Quick

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

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    The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, AN INDECENT OBSESSION

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    Jennifer Probst A Sweet Life, The Marriage Bargain, The Marriage Mistake

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    Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse

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

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    Jodi Ellen Malpas One Night: Promised, This Man, This Man Confessed

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    Gabriel's Inferno, Gabriel's Rapture, Gabriel's Redemption

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    Shadow Game, Dark Celebration, Dark Demon

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    Firefly Lane, Distant shores, True Colors

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    Christina Lauren Beautiful Bombshell, Beautiful Stranger, Beautiful Bitch

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

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    Ugly Love, Slammed, Losing Hope

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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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    J. Kenner

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    Jessica Sorensen The Destiny of Violet & Luke, The Secret of Ella and Micha, The Ever ...

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