Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My 100 Most Favorite Historical Romances

This is very difficult to narrow down. I had to cut some great books off the list to represent my overall most loved books. If I could do 200, there would be more books by each of my favorite authors. Alas, I am only allowed to list 100.

*Five star books only
*Keeper for ever and ever
*Made me laugh, cry, or both
*Completely memorable and touching
*Will reread more than once
*Loved the hero and heroine passionately

1. Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase
2. The Shadow and the Star by Laura Kinsale
3. The Texan's Wager by Jodi Thomas
4. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas
5. Seize the Fire by Laura Kinsale
6. A Heart So Wild by Johanna Lindsey
7. My Lord Pirate by Laura Renken
8. Night Shadow by Laura Renken
9. Wicked Lies by Laura Renken
10. Two Texas Hearts by Jodi Thomas
11. When a Texan Gambles by Jodi Thomas
12. Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
13. Born in Sin by Kinley MacGregor
14. Touched by Fire by Kathleen O'Reilly
15. Entwined by Emma Jensen
16. Tallie's Knight by Anne Gracie
17. My Darling Caroline by Adele Ashworth
18. Still in My Heart by Kathryn Smith
19. Only in My Dreams by Eve Byron
20. All Through the Night by Connie Brockway
21. A Dangerous Man by Connie Brockway
22. A Rose at Midnight by Anne Stuart
23. Ruthless by Anne Stuart
24. Lord of Danger by Anne Stuart
25. Shadow Play by Katherine Sutcliffe
26. Annie's Song by Catherine Anderson
27. Surrender by Pamela Clare
28. Untamed by Pamela Clare
29. Maverick Wild by Stacey Kayne
30. Mountain Wild by Stacey Kayne
31. The Arrangement by Lyn Stone
32. Married by Morning by Lisa Kleypas
33. The Prize by Julie Garwood
34. For the Roses by Julie Garwood
35. To Love a Dark Lord by Anne Stuart
36. Shadow Dance by Anne Stuart
37. This is All I Ask by Lynn Kurland
38. Saving Grace by Julie Garwood
39. Warlord by Elizabeth Elliot
40. Lady Gallant by Suzanne Robinson
41. Keegan's Lady by Catherine Anderson
42. Seek Only Passion by Deana James
43. Lady Sophia's Lover by Lisa Kleypas
44. Secrets of a Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas
45. To Pleasure a Prince by Sabrina Jeffries
46. Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
47. A Well-Pleasured Lady by Christina Dodd
48. Rules of Surrender by Christina Dodd
49. Rules of Engagement by Christina Dodd
50. Lost in Your Arms by Christina Dodd
51. One Kiss from You by Christina Dodd
52. Scandalous Again by Christina Dodd
53. Priceless by Christina Dodd
54. Gabriel's Bride by Samantha James
55. Bitterleaf by Lisa Gregory
56. Dark Torment by Karen Robards
57. Nobody's Angel by Karen Robards
58. Claiming the Courtesan by Anna Campbell
59. Untouched by Anna Campbell
60. Fallen by Celeste Bradley
61. Sweetbriar by Jude Deveraux
62. Velvet Angel by Jude Deveraux
63. The Raider by Jude Deveraux
64. The Awakening by Jude Deveraux
65. The Princess by Jude Deveraux
66. Captive Bride by Johanna Lindsey
67. The Prince of Midnight by Laura Kinsale
68. My Dearest Enemy by Connie Brockway
69. Perils of the Heart by Jennifer Ashley
70. The Pirate Hunter by Jennifer Ashley
71. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
72. My Forever Love by Marsha Canham
73. The Wicked One by Danelle Harmon
74. Forbidden by Jo Beverley
75. Taming the Scotsman by Kinley MacGregor
76. A Promise of Love by Karen Ranney
77. The Wedding by Julie Garwood
78. The Sun and the Moon by Patricia Ryan
79. If You Dare by Kresley Cole
80. If You Deceive by Kresley Cole
81. Bridal Favors by Connie Brockway
82. The De Burgh Bride by Deborah Simmons
83. Taming the Wolf by Deborah Simmons
84. My False Heart by Liz Carlyle
85. Savage Thunder by Johanna Lindsey
86. The Last Hellion by Loretta Chase
87. The Wedding Journey by Carla Kelly
88. The Lord Next Door by Gayle Callen
89. Princess by Gaelen Foley
90. Lions and Lace by Meagan McKinney
91. The Mercenary's Kiss by Pam Crooks
92. Hannah's Vow by Pam Crooks
93. His Secondhand Wife by Cheryl St. John
94. Never Love a Cowboy by Lorraine Heath
95. Be Mine by Cait Logan
96. Heartless by Mary Balogh
97. On a Long Ago Night by Susan Sizemore
98. The Price of Innocence by Susan Sizemore
99. The Proposition by Judith Ivory
100.The Smoke Thief by Shana Abe'

Man, that was hard work! *wiping brow*

I will revisit at the end of the year to see if I need to make changes.


Anna Campbell said...

Hey, Danielle, thanks for including two of mine in that fabulous list! I'm stoked to be in such wonderful company! A lot of my favorites are there too!

Tea said...

Danielle, love your list. If it's alright, I want to print out a copy. You're sooooo organized. Send some to me.:)

Tea said...

Love your profile comment and your new blog look too.

Pamela Clare said...

Hi, Danielle — I'm thrilled to find that two of my books made the cut. What an amazing list of novels, and to think SURRENDER and UNTAMED are there... Thanks so much!

Hi, Anna! ::waving::

Danielle said...

Oh, wow! Thanks, Anna, Tea, and Pamela.

I am so honored that you are reading my blog. Tea, I have no problem at all with that. I hope you find some great books. I do recommend checking out Anna Campbell and Pamela Clare. (hint, hint)