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Best Romance Fiction Books You Must Read

While there are many courses and tutorials online, learning from a book is still one of the best ways to greatly improve your skills. Below I have selected top Romance Fiction books.

1. What the Wind Knows (2019)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadAnne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.The Ireland of 1921, teetering on the edge of war, is a dangerous place in which to awaken. But there Anne finds herself, hurt, disoriented, and under the care of Dr. Thomas Smith, guardian to a young boy who is oddly familiar. Mistaken for the boy’s long-missing mother, Anne adopts her identity, convinced the woman’s disappearance is…
Author(s): Amy Harmon

2. Mask Of Duplicity (The Jacobite Chronicles) (Volume 1) (2015)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadFollowing the death of their father, Beth’s brother Richard returns from the army to claim his share of the family estate. However, Beth’s hopes of a quiet life are dashed when Richard, dissatisfied with his meagre inheritance and desperate for promotion, decides to force her into a marriage for his military gain. And he will stop at nothing to get his way. Beth is coerced into a reconciliation with her noble cousins in order to marry well and escape her brutal brother. She is then thrown into the glittering social whirl of Georgian high society and struggles to conform. The effeminate but witty socialite Sir Anthony Peters offers to…
Author(s): Julia Brannan

3. A Dangerous Legacy (2017)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadLucy Drake’s mastery of Morse code has made her a valuable asset to the American news agencies as a telegrapher. But the sudden arrival of Sir Colin Beckwith at rival British news agency Reuters puts her hard-earned livelihood at risk. Newly arrived from London, Colin is talented, handsome, and insufferably charming. Despite their rivalry, Lucy realizes Colin’s connections could be just what her family needs to turn the tide of their long legal battle over the fortune they were swindled out of forty years ago. When she negotiates an unlikely alliance with him, neither of them realizes how far…
Author(s): Elizabeth Camden

4. A Taste Of Love (The Village Romance Series) (2019)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadSingle since forever, Natalie Hill has all but given up on love. She’s convinced herself and everyone else she wants a quiet life. But if a tall, dark and gorgeous stranger turned up on her doorstep, her plans might change…Enter Ellie Knap, who’s jump-starting her life in the Cotswolds after bailing on her relationship and her career. Her plan? To open an ice cream shop and melt into the village.When the two meet it’s far from love at first sight, but then slowly, they become friends. Then one night, on a moonlit bridge, everything changes… But can Ellie pack up her old life in time to embrace the…
Author(s): Clare Lydon

5. Homecoming (Sweet Hearts of Sweet Creek) (2017)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadA heart broken twice from love and family. Can a trip to the ranch give her a second chance with both?Sheryl Kyle isn’t the trusting type. After all, her abusive late husband and her disapproving stepfather haven’t given her much reason to feel otherwise. But when a rugged rancher named Mark seeks her out she learns her stepfather is on his deathbed. And his dying wish is for her to return to Sweet Creek for one last chance to reconcile…Mark can’t help but be fascinated by Sheryl. Despite hearing the worst about her from her stepbrother, he’s…
Author(s): Carolyne Aarsen

6. Treasured Grace (Heart of the Frontier) (2017)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadGrace Martindale has known more than her share of hardship. After her parents died, raising her two younger sisters became her responsibility. A hasty marriage to a minister who is heading to the untamed West seemed like an opportunity for a fresh start, but a cholera outbreak along the wagon trail has left Grace a widow in a very precarious position.Having learned natural remedies and midwifery from her mother, Grace seeks an opportunity to use her skills for the benefit of others. So when she and her sisters arrive at the Whitman mission in "Oregon Country," she decides to…
Author(s): Tracie Peterson

7. Tamed: A Sci-Fi Alien Warrior Romance (Tribute Brides of the Drexian Warriors) (2019)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadTaken to a high-tech space station designed to entice human women, LA socialite Mandy is anything but impressed. She’s not falling for their holographic fantasy suites, their promise of a dream wedding, or their gorgeous, brawny warriors. Especially not the abrasive, arrogant guy she’s been matched with.The last thing Dorn wants is a mate. He craves battle and discipline, not a weak female.As a Drexian commander tasked with defending his people from a menacing enemy, he has no desire for a frail human mate. Even if they are his species’ last chance for survival. Especially not one…
Author(s): Tana Stone

8. Tabitha (Girls from the Mountain) (2015)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadFrom the author of the groundbreaking series, A Prairie Heritage, comes the compelling story of fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Tabitha Hale. Rescued from a life of depravity, Tabitha gives her heart to God and her life to nursing. As this tenacious, redeemed woman perseveres toward her vocation, her temper and stubborn independence threaten to derail her aspirations. Will Tabitha pass the trial by fire that is necessary for God to truly use her? And what is Tabitha to do with her feelings for Mason Carpenter, the man who simply refuses to give up on her? Is it even possible for God to ordain a shared future for two such…
Author(s): Vikki Kestell

9. Leaving Oxford (Southern Hearts Series) (Volume 1) (2016)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadLeaving OxfordSouthern Hearts Series ~ Book 1 Escaping home to Oxford, Mississippi, seemed like a good idea. Until it wasn't.A year after a tragic accident in Los Angeles flipped her world upside down, advertising guru Sarah Beth LeClair is still hiding away in her charming hometown of Oxford, Mississippi. And she may well be stuck there forever. Suffering from panic attacks, she prays for healing. Instead, her answer comes in the form of an arrogant football coach and an ugly puppy.Former celebrity college quarterback Jess McCoy dreamed of playing pro…
Author(s): Janet W. Ferguson

10. The Promise: A World War 2 Historical Romance Novel (2019)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must ReadHow far would you go to keep a promise? In the heat of battle, one man’s promise to another will be tested. – As Britain is gripped by the fear and uncertainty of war, Tom Armitage stands to gain the one thing that he never thought possible – his freedom.Rosie Elliot sees her future crumbling to dust as Will Aarons leaves Whitby with Jimmy Chappell to fight in the war. As she begins work at The Turnstone Convalescent Home, Rosie finds something she thought she had lost. Friendship. But friendship soon turns to love. Can this new love replace Will? It’s a story of love,…
Author(s): Kathleen Harryman, Lucy Marshall

11. Summer at Firefly Beach: The perfect feel good summer romance (2019)

 Best Romance Fiction Books You Must Read‘ It’s not often that I come across a story that … .’ Mixing Reality With Fiction, 5 stars favorite place in the world is her great ’s beautiful beachside house, with its inviting wraparound porch and enchanting views across the sparkling turquoise ocean. For Hallie, going to , filled with magical memories, feels like coming home, but in As always, Aunt Clara has thought of everything. In her last letter she included a bucket list Hallie wrote as a child, for Hallie to complete. Leaving her dead-end job and predictable schedule, Hallie returns to…
Author(s): Jenny Hale

Best Romance Fiction Books You Must Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some romance fiction books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Author(s): Karen Sullivan
Publisher: University of Chicago Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2366587

The Chivalric Romance and the Essence of Fiction

Author(s): Dani Cavallaro
Publisher: McFarland, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1511537

Romance’s Rival: Familiar Marriage in Victorian Fiction

Author(s): Talia Schaffer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2016, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2384680

Romance, Emotion, and Erotica Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus for Authors of All Romantic Fiction, including Contemporary, Historical, ... and Suspense (Writers' Phrase Books Book 7)

Author(s): Jackson Dean Chase
Publisher: Jackson Dean Chase, Inc., Year: 2016, Size: 592 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2561560

Romance, Emotion, and Erotica Writers' Phrase Book: Essential Reference and Thesaurus for Authors of All Romantic Fiction, Including Contemporary, ... Suspense

Author(s): Jackson Dean Chase
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2016, Size: 756 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2562021

Making Meaning in Popular Romance Fiction: An Epistemology

Author(s): Jayashree Kamblé
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2014, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1480467

Sibling Romance in American Fiction, 1835–1900

Author(s): Emily E. VanDette
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2013, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1478972

The Golden Age of Gay Fiction

Author(s): DREWEY WAYNE GUNN (editor)
Publisher: Man Love Romance Press, Year: 2009, Size: 3 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1502863

Staging Early Modern Romance: Prose Fiction, Dramatic Romance, and Shakespeare (Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature & Culture)

Author(s): Valerie Wayne:
Publisher: , Year: 2008, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 461204

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are truly best-sellers according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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