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Thursday, January 1, 2015

MY FAVOURITE "ROMANCE" AUTHORS



The main objective of the blog: 

A COZY MURDER IS ANNOUNCED

...is to recommend wonderful authors of:

--Golden-Age Mystery
--Cozy Mystery 

However, this particular section is dedicated to my favourite authors of:

--Classic Romance
--Historical Romance
--Contemporary Romance
--Contemporary Romantic Suspense
--Contemporary Romantic Comedy/Chick-Lit
--Classic Romantic Comedy
--Children/Juvenile





CLASSIC ROMANCE
  • Jane Austen

HISTORICAL ROMANCE
  • Adrienne Basso
  • Anne Gracie
  • Georgette Heyer
  • Sabrina Jeffries
  • Kieran Kramer
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Johanna Lindsey
  • Sara Lindsey
  • Barbara Metzger
  • Judith McNaught
  • Sara MacLean
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • Julia Quinn
  • Patricia Veryan

CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE / CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC COMEDY / CHICK-LIT
  • Rachael Anderson
(Books Not Yet Read: "Meet Your Match #1" onwards)
  • Robin Bielman
(Books Not Yet Read: "Secret Wishes #2" onwards)
  • Diane Darcy
(Books Not Yet Read: "A Fairy Tale Romance #1" onwards)
  • Kristan Higgins
  • Julie James
(Books Not Yet Read: 
--"Practice Makes Perfect"
--and the "FBI/US Attorney Series", 
except "Suddenly One Summer")
  • Coleen Kwan
(Books Not Yet Read: "Real Men # 1" onwards)
  • Kieran Kramer
  • Lisa Kleypas
(Books Not Yet Read: "Travis Family Series")
  • Sophie Kinsella 
(Books Not Yet Read: 
--"The Undomestic Goddess"
--and "I've Got Your Number")
  • Lauren Layne
  • Ashlee Mallory
(Books Not Yet Read: "The Sorensen Family #2" onwards) 
  • Judith McNaught
  • Jennifer Shirk
(Books Not Yet Read: "Anyone But You #2" onwards)

CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC SUSPENSE:
  • Sandra Brown
  • Roxanne St. Claire
(Books Not Yet Read: "Bullet Catcher Series")
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Cindy Gerard
(Books Not Yet Read:
--The Bodyguards Series
--Black Ops Inc. Series
--One-Eyed Jacks Series)
  • Linda Howard
  • Nora Roberts
  • Karen Rose

SOUTH ASIAN CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
  • Zeenat Mahal 
  • Shilpa Suraj

CLASSIC ROMANTIC COMEDY
  • P.G. Wodehouse
(Books Not Yet Read: 
--Money in the Bank
--A Gentleman of Leisure
--Uneasy Money
--Sam the Sudden
--Indiscretions of Archie
--Big Money
-- and The Blandings Castle Series)

CHILDREN/JUVENILE
  • Louisa May Alcott
  • Enid Blyton
  • Susan Coolidge
  • L. M. Montgomery 
(Book Not Yet Read: The Blue Castle)
  • J. K. Rowling



Readers and authors of Romance books are most welcome to join my Goodreads group:

HAPPILY EVER AFTER

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/161133-happily-ever-after

Hope you enjoy ☺
Thanks...! ☺ 




11 comments:

  1. If Anne of the green gable can be written here, how could not my favourite JO from Louisa May Alcot not be mentioned. Little Women, Good Wives, Little Men & Jo's Boys. Ever Green novels. I have forgotten how many times I have read these 4 books & still not tired of them. They have a special place in my library.

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    1. Thanks for reminding me. "Little Women", "Good Wives", "Little Men" and "Jo's Boys" are definitely among my favourite books of "CHILDREN/JUVENILE CLASSIC" genre, and I am updating the list right now to include Louisa May Alcott...! Please do mention any other authors that you think worthwhile to add to my list, especially in the "MYSTERY" genre. Thanks again...!

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  2. I just love Judith McNaught. Her writing style is one of the best that I have read so far. Her characters are so well written and with great personalities. Her heroes and heroines ate both strong yet sensitive individuals. I really like her novel Once and Always. Also the hero of that novel. Oh I could keep on gushing about the book. Maybe someday I would or you should Ramla ;)

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    1. Well, though I do like "Once & Always" (and it's hero too...!) but think I have 'gushed' enough for now...! Lolz ;-) However, please, you are welcome to elaborate further over here, any time you wish to...!

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    2. NOTE: The content to which these comments refer, has been taken to the following blogpost:

      http://acozymurderisannounced.blogspot.de/2015/10/book-excerpts-part-1-include-details.html?m=0

      Thanks! :-)

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  3. "Mockingbird" author, 88, to publish a sequel of sorts. It will be released on July 14th.This is in an article in the newspaper,Tribune, I subscribe to. Harper Lee published To Kill A Mokingbird at age 34 which was an instant classic. The sequel takes place 20 years later featuring ageing Atticus Finch and grown daughter Scout. Will the sequel " Go Set A Watchman" have the same impact? Is a good question. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch can never be forgotten. A fantastic novel and a terrific movie.

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    1. Yes, a truly wonderful novel. I highly enjoyed both the book ...and the movie as well...!

      Thanks a lot for sharing this information ...looking forward to reading the sequel :-)

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  4. Originally the first novel was Go Set A Watchman. When it was taken to the editor, he was intrigued by the past flashbacks of memory of Scout. So he advised Ms Harper Lee to first write the book describing the childhood of Scout. So she then wrote To Kill A Mokingbird. It was an instinct classic. Harper Lee then never wanted to publish the book which originally she wrote. Whenever asked about it she always said the manuscript was lost! Her lawyer of today ( her sister used to be her lawyer but she died a year ago) found the manuscript while going through her documents. Persuaded Ms Harper Lee to get it published. I am waiting for it to come on the shelves. 2 million copies will be published first.

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    1. Thanks a lot for sharing this extremely interesting information...! :-)

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  5. Hi again, Ramia. As you suggested, we have posted on your other page some information about our latest novel, ANIMAL FUTURE.
    Here's the link to your page--

    http://acozymurderisannounced.blogspot.com/2015/01/mystery-authors-recommended-by-readers.html?showComment=1424976671063#c5155170158510824899

    We hope your readers enjoy it. :O)

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    1. Hi

      It's a pleasure and an honour to have you comment on my blog :-)

      Thanks for sharing information about your book. I have already responded to your previous comment on the link you mentioned . From the description and the reviews, the book seems very interesting...!

      In any case, I have added you to the "list of authors recommended by the readers as well as the esteemed authors who honour this blog through their visit" ...and am also looking forward to reading it myself :-)

      Regards,
      Ramla Zareen

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