In this post of ‘My Favourite Romance Authors’, I am going to be a little nostalgic… Ok, a tad bit more nostalgic. I would be reminiscing about the days when I was a teenager at the cusp of becoming an adult.
I was a romantic as any other young girl is in her late teens and early twenties. Those were the times when I was too much into romantic novels. Although I use to read too many Mills and Boon there were few other authors apart from them who were dear to me.
Today, I have picked 5 romance authors among the ones whom I loved reading during that time. I still re-read the books written by them but during those years, I was pretty crazy about them.
Here are the reasons why:
1) LUCY WALKER
Many may have not heard about her. She was an Australian writer (Dorothy Lucie Sanders) who had written books under many pseudonyms. I came across her books in my school library. She wrote 39 books under this name and I have read all of them. The love stories are based on the outback life of Australia. The Cowboys, the cowgirls, their lifestyle in ranches used to mesmerize me. The descriptions were so vivid that I fell in love with the land of Australia. The stories were simple but emotional and that is what I loved about them.
I was so influenced by her stories at that age of 16-17 that I had decided to go to Australia when I grow up and start earning. I had started watching documentaries and the map of Australia was known to me as the back of my hand. It was around this time when I had a serious crush on Hugh Jackman and believe me I have still not gotten over it 😉
2) GEORGETTE HEYER
I liked reading romance novels which belonged to the olden times. Maybe that is why I liked Lucy Walker and then bent towards Georgette Heyer. Georgette Heyer wrote historical romance (Regency Romance to be precise) along with detective fiction.
Her Regency romance novels were the ones I liked. Her stories may not have been fast-paced ones but they had a smooth flow to them and I loved reading them. I was curious about those times, their fashion trends, the culture. Their way of speaking intrigued me and I used to read the novels in one sitting.
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3) JUDITH McNAUGHT
After getting a taste of historical romances, I looked out for more authors who wrote in this genre and came across books by Judith McNaught. Though she wrote Regency romance, her stories were more fast-paced and bold in nature. That is how she caught my interest.
I loved the way her stories used to unfold. The romance was more intense and the characters well-defined. Moreover, her female protagonists were stronger compared to other Regency Romance novels I had read before. That really made me happy as a reader. Even her contemporary romance novels were lovely.
To name a few of her works– Whitney, My love; Something Wonderful; Almost Heaven; Someone to Watch Over Me; Remember When and many more…
4) DANIELLE STEEL
As I grew, so did my taste in books. Happens with everyone, isn’t it? Stories with more emotions and mature characters enticed me. I also moved on from historical romances to love stories which involved not only good story-line but other facets of life as well. How these emotions and happenings in one’s life affect the love between two people- Steel captures it in her books brilliantly.
5) NICHOLAS SPARK
He can rattle hearts with his writing. His romance novels are to die for. Such strong emotions ooze out from his novels.
When I read, I enjoy story-lines and love the characters in the book; but still, the understanding that this is happening in a story and the emotions portrayed in there are being felt by the character always remains with me. However, when it comes to Spark… his writing compels me to feel all emotions (happy or sad) by myself. It leaves me shaken in a good way. His books give deeper meaning to this emotion of love.
Whenever I read his books, it takes me a while to read another. It is because the stories, the feelings of that novel, by Nicholas Spark, stay with me for a considerable amount of time.
And so these are 5 of my favourite Romance Authors whom I have loved reading from a very young age.
Which ones among the above are your favourite? Do you have any other Romance Authors which you simply adore? Tell me about them in the comment section below.
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