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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

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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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    Irish Thoroughbred, Sweet revenge, Spellbound

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    Counterfeit Lady, The Velvet Promise, Legend

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    Captive Bride, The Devil Who Tamed Her, Gentle Rogue

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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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    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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    74 Seaside Avenue, Navy husband, Navy baby

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

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

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    LaVyrle Spencer The Fulfillment, Hummingbird, That Camden summer

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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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    Frederica, The Foundling, Regency Buck

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

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

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

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    Remember, To Be the Best, Hold the Dream

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

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    Gena Showalter

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

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    Silent Melody, Dancing with Clara, Counterfeit Betrothal

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    Jo Beverley Something wicked, Winter fire, Tempting fortune

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

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    The Thorn Birds, An Indecent Obsession, AN INDECENT OBSESSION

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    Firefly Lane, Distant shores, True Colors

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

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    Hello, Brothers for Life, 2 States

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    Anya Seton The Winthrop Woman, Dragonwyck, Avalon

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    AJ Harmon 2012

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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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    Dee Dee M. Scott

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    Ashley Gardner The Glass House, A Covent Garden Mystery, The Sudbury School murders

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    PS, I Love You, Where Rainbows End

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    AJ Harmon

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    Take This Man, A Baby? Maybe, A Wedding In Paris

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    Escape from Havana, Michael Gonzalez

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