Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty-three novels, including It Ends with Us, All Your Perfects, Ugly Love, and Verity. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded a nonprofit called The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly book subscription service that has donated over $1,000,000 to various charities to date. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys.More from this author
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Top Contemporary Romance Writers
The amount of current romance books is truly innumerable, but there are several authors worth noting as they've crafted some of the top romance novels on the shelf. Writers Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, and Danielle Steel have become household names by penning some of the best contemporary romance novels. Other writers garnered fame for starting beloved series, such as Robyn Carr with the California-based Virgin River series and Julia Quinn with the Regency-era Bridgerton series.
Numerous authors have used their unique voices to carve out a niche for themselves, fusing romance with other genres. Readers who enjoy western romances can read Carolyn Brown novels, while readers who prefer historical love stories may appreciate Lisa Kleypas books. Alyssa Cole typically writes historical romance but occasionally mixes science fiction and thriller genres, adding a unique twist into her stories. Jayne Ann Krentz, also known as Amanda Quick, Amanda Glass, and Jayne Taylor, combines suspense with her contemporary and historical romances. If you like love stories enveloped in mystery or paranormal themes, dive into some of the books by Jude Deveraux.
Those who favor humorous love stories may enjoy the work of Susan Elizabeth Phillips, who is known as the "Queen of Romantic Comedy." Readers who prefer a critical approach to the genre may like Sarah MacLean, who often explores gender studies in her novels. Colleen Hoover is another prominent romance writer who specializes in stories for younger adults.
Best Classic Romance Novels
Fall in love with the classics. ThriftBooks offers a diverse collection of classic romance novels from around the world for voracious romance readers. Discover iconic stories that have inspired many romance writers today, such as Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, and American romance classics like The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell.
If you're looking to expand your collection to love stories from non-English speaking writers, consider the French classics Les Liaisons Dangereuses by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert. You can also add the Russian romance classics like Leo Tolstoy's Anna Karenina and Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago.
Other Romance Genres on ThriftBooks
The breadth of the romance genre allows writers to blend love stories with several other genres and themes and cultivate relationships with readers with diverse tastes in literature. At ThriftBooks, you'll find multiple unique sub-genres under romance, including:
You can also explore specific subjects within romance novels, such as religion or LGBT themes. For guidance in selecting the next romance novel to add to your collection, explore our Featured Authors and Featured Series selections.
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