The 12 Most Popular Romance Novels
“That minx, Catherine Linton, or Earnshaw, or however she was called wicked little soul! She told me she had been walking the earth these twenty years: a just punishment for her mortal transgressions, I’ve no doubt!”
A favorite book of many romance readers, this is the classic tale presented as a fullcolor graphic novel, featuring beautiful handpainted watercolor artwork. The traditional approach taken to the art creates a wonderful sensory experience to engage any reader, while staying true to the original prose novel by utilising authentic text and dialogue.
Audrey Niffenegger and Cathleen Schine pay tribute to Jane Austen’s beloved first novel in this graphic deluxe edition commemorating its 200th anniversary.
Marianne and Elinor Dashwood are sisters. Marianne always acts impulsively, while Elinor is painfully sensitive to social convention. When each falls in love, they come to realize that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find happiness. First published in 1811, Sense and Sensibility inaugurated the brilliant career of one of the world’s most beloved literary figures and ranks among her most popular novels.
Although there are several novels that cover the Civil War and all its hardship, none have managed to so clearly depict the burning fields and cities of the American South like Gone With the Wind. It provides us with meaningful scenes and characters that make us remember their words and feel their fear forever.
Her Serene Highness Olympia of Oriens longs to return to her tiny, embattled land and lead her people in peace and equality. But with her evil uncle plotting against her, she needs a protector, and Captain Drake seems like the answer to her dreams. Captain Sheridan Drake has fought his way to acclaim. Now destitute, desperate, and tortured by nightmares of the carnage he’s seen, he plans to steal Olympia’s jewels as well as her innocence, but is ignited by a passion so intense he can think of nothing but protecting her, even from himself. Without each other, they might not survive, but their love threatens to tear them both apart.
Deep in the dungeons of Newgate Prison, a secret lover’s pact is made between a doomed criminal and a beautiful heiress. He has consented to wed her if she provides him with just one night of incredible pleasure. Unfortunately she does not keep her word and she breaks the promise and runs away to a tropical paradise, leaving him to suffer the fate of being hanged. But Ruark Beauchamp’s ultimate destiny is to be forever intertwined with this temptress Shanna, and there are no shackles that will contain the passion he has for her; he will not be denied the ecstatic romance that was promised to him.
Two strongwilled characters maintain 11 years of unwarranted hostility based on a series of misunderstandings in this engaging romance, Teenage socialite heiress Meredith Bancroft has a quick and disastrous secret marriage to unsuitably penniless Matt Farrell. Her domineering father tells each of them a series of damaging lies and speedily arranges a divorce. A decade later, Meredith, now vicepresident of a departmentstore chain and engaged to a prominent banker, meets Matt again. The highly successful CEO of his own conglomerate, Matt has a welldeserved reputation as a ruthless corporate raider, and when he hears of Meredith’s aggressive plans for her chain’s expansion the two clash explosively.
Claire Beauchamp Randall and her husband Frank decide to have a second honeymoon in the Scottish Highlands. As Claire strolls around the stones of an ancient ruin, she suddenly finds herself in 1743. She is confronted by Frank’s ancestor, Captain Black Jack, and joins a clan where she nurses James Fraser, a redheaded gallant soldier and the two commence a whirlwind romantic adventure that involves the evil Black Jack. Eventually Claire finds her way back to her own time and has to decide which life she wants, the one with Frank or her joyous, existence with James.
Detective Dane Hollister’s life is difficult enough but when a manic serial killer starts attacking women with a knife and Marlie Keen a psychic claims she can see the murders through the killer’s eyes he begins to believe that the psychic is as crazy as the killer. Marlie is sorry she offered her help because he just treats her visions with scepticism. But Hollister investigates her past and is convinced she is genuine. They spend countless hours together in her home as he listens to her terrifying clairvoyance experiences. There is sexual tension between them which threatens to take them overwhich makes it a steamy romantic story.
Christian Langland, Duke of Jerveaux is the ultimate hero and a rather contradictory mathematician who has a stroke which leaves him speechless and his family thinking him mad put him in a sanitarium. As fate would have it Maddy, a Quaker realizes that Christian is not insanehe just can’t talk. Maddy has depth of character, and possibly is the only person who has the patience to understand and accept a life dealing with Christian’s pent up frustration. Maddy never thought her gentle, healing ways would change his and her life completely binding them together in necessity, arousal and love.