Point of View

Found here are romantic stories told primarily through the eye of one narrator, including first-person point of view, romantic diary fiction, and romances from the male point of view.

(List begun 12/03, updated 09/09)

First Person POV
Hero's POV
Medieval Romances   Medieval Romances
Regency Romances   Regency Romances
European Historical Romances   European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances   American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances   Contemporary Romances
Alternate Reality   Alternate Reality

 

First-person POV

Medieval Romances

  • The Rogue (2002) by Claire Delacroix

Regency Romances

  • Come Be My Love (1981) by Diana Brown
  • The Emerald Necklace (1981) by Diana Brown
  • The Scottish Legacy (1999) by Barbara Hazard
  • The Wary Widow (2000) by Barbara Hazard
  • The Gypsy Heiress (1981) by Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis) - CR-644
  • A Heart Too Proud (1978) by Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis) - CR-227
  • Love Lessons (1983) by Elizabeth Mansfield
  • La Casa Dorada (1978) by Janet Louise Roberts - CR-245
  • Memoirs of a Hoyden (1988) by Joan Smith

European Historical Romances

  • Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Bronte
  • The Countess (1999) by Catherine Coulter
  • Rebecca (1938) by Daphne Du Maurier
  • Kilgannon (1999) by Kathleen Givens
  • The Painted Lady (1993) by Lucia Grahame
  • Shining Through (1988) by Susan Isaacs
  • Silent series (2007 - ) by Deanna Raybourn
  • I Capture the Castle (1948) by Dodie Smith
  • A Heart Possessed (1988) by Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Angel in Scarlet (1986) by Jennifer Wilde
  • The Arrangement (1997) by Joan Wolf
  • The Pretenders (1999) by Joan Wolf
  • Pink Carnation series (2005 - ) by Lauren Willig

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • A Season in Eden (1999) by Megan Chance
  • Rachel's Passage (1998) by Paula Reid (Elizabeth Mansfield)
  • Daddy-Long-Legs) (1912) by Jean Webster
  • Dear Enemy (1915) by Jean Webster

Contemporary Romances

  • Backpack (2002) by Emily Barr
  • Playing by the Rules (3/2003) by Beverly Bird - SSE-1529
  • The Boyfriend School (1989) by Sarah Bird
  • The Little Lady Agency (2006) by Hester Browne
  • Little Lady, Big Apple (2007) by Hester Browne
  • All-American Girl (2002) by Meg Cabot
  • Pants on Fire (2007) by Meg Cabot
  • Princess Diaries series (2000 - ) by Meg Cabot
  • Queen of Babble series (2006 - ) by Meg Cabot
  • Size 12 Is Not Fat (2006) by Meg Cabot
  • A Clean Slate (2003) by Laura Caldwell
  • Pink Slip (1999) by Rita Cerisi
  • Girl from Mars (2009) by Julie Cohen
  • Double Trouble (2001) by Claire Cross
  • Third Time Lucky (2000) by Claire Cross
  • Call Waiting (2004) by Michelle Cunnah
  • The Basque Swallow (7/1991) by Leigh Daniels - HI-166
  • This Lullaby (2002) by Sarah Dessen
  • The Truth about Forever (2004) by Sarah Dessen
  • Stephanie Plum series (1995-) by Janet Evanovich
  • Bridget Jones's Diary (1998) by Helen Fielding
  • A Surprise Christmas Proposal (11/2004) by Liz Fielding - HR-3821
  • Secrets of Tyrone (7/1989) by Regan Forest - HI-117
  • When I Was Older (2000) by Garret Freymann-Weyr
  • The Hourglass (1999) by Elizabeth Gage
  • Mr. Commitment (2001) by Mike Gayle
  • Something Blue (2005) by Emily Giffin
  • Something Borrowed (2004) by Emily Giffin
  • Mr. Maybe (2001) by Jane Green
  • Fantasy Man (9/1993) by Sharon Green - HI-244
  • Catch of the Day (2007) by Kristan Higgins
  • Fools Rush In (2006) by Kristan Higgins
  • Just One of the Guys (2008) by Kristan Higgins
  • Too Good to Be True (2009) by Kristan Higgins
  • Mistress of Mellyn (1960) by Victoria Holt
  • High Fidelity (1996) by Nick Hornby
  • Drop Dead Gorgeous (2006) by Linda Howard
  • To Die For (2004) by Linda Howard
  • The Magic Hour (1995) by Susan Isaacs
  • Too Hot to Handle (2009) by Robin Kaye
  • Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married (1999) by Marian Keyes
  • Rachel's Holiday (2000) by Marian Keyes
  • Blue-eyed Devil (2008) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Smooth Talking Stranger (2009) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Sugar Daddy (2007) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Does She or Doesn't She? (2003) by Alisa Kwitney
  • Can You Keep a Secret? (2004) by Sophie Kinsella
  • Remember Me? (2008) by Sophie Kinsella
  • Shopaholic series (2001 - ) by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Undomestic Goddess (2005) by Sophie Kinsella
  • The Ex-Debutante (2008) by Linda Francis Lee
  • Come Together (1999) by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees
  • The Boy Next Door (2002) by Josie Lloyd and Emlyn Rees
  • Second Helpings (2003) by Megan McCafferty
  • Sloppy Firsts (2001) by Megan McCafferty
  • The First Horseman (12/1992) by Elizabeth Morris - HI-208
  • The Last of the Honky Tonk Angels (2003) by Marsha Moyer
  • The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch (2002) by Marsha Moyer
  • Spanish Disco (2003) by Erica Orloff
  • If Andy Warhol Had a Girlfriend (2005) by Alison Pace
  • Heavens to Betsy (2005) by Beth Patillo
  • The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman (1995) by Louise Plummer
  • Me and Mr. Darcy (2007) by Alexandra Potter
  • The Dairy Queen (2006) by Allison Rushby
  • No Place Like Home (2002) by Barbara Samuel
  • Under Venice (3/1991) by Madelyn Sanders - HI-158
  • Love Story (1970) by Erich Segal
  • A Gentle Rain (2007) by Deborah Smith
  • On Bear Mountain (2001) by Deborah Smith
  • A Place to Call Home (1998) by Deborah Smith
  • When Venus Fell (1998) by Deborah Smith
  • Getting Even (10/1989) by Beverly Sommers - HAR-313
  • Madam, Will You Talk? (1956) by Mary Stewart
  • The Moon-Spinners (1963) by Mary Stewart
  • Touch Not the Cat (1976) by Mary Stewart
  • Wildfire at Midnight (1956) by Mary Stewart
  • Sleepwalker (11/1989) by Elaine K. Stirling - HI-126
  • The Sleeping Beauty Proposal (2007) by Sarah Strohmeyer
  • On the Edge of the Woods (2004) by Diane Tyrrel
  • Texas Cooking (2003) by Lisa Wingate
  • Making Minty Malone (2000) by Isabel Wolff
  • A Girl's Best Friend (2003) by Elizabeth Young
  • A Promising Man (and about Time, Too) (2002) by Elizabeth Young

Alternate Reality

  • Bitten (2001) by Kelley Armstrong
  • Stolen (2003) by Kelley Armstrong
  • Goddess by Mistake (2001) by P.C. Cast
  • Wild Orchids (2003) by Jude Deveraux
  • To Hell with Love (2007) by Sherri Erwin
  • The Eyre Affair (2001) by Jasper Fforde
  • Lost in a Good Book (2003) by Jasper Fforde
  • Wolf in Waiting (10/1995) by Rebecca Flanders - SS-57
  • Moonspell (1990) by Regan Forest
  • Outlander series (1991-) by Diana Gabaldon
  • Anita Blake series (1993-) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Merry Gentry series (2000-) by Laurell K. Hamilton
  • Southern Vampire series (2001-) by Charlaine Harris
  • Beauty (1978) by Robin McKinley
  • Rose Daughter (1997) by Robin McKinley
  • Sunshine (2003) by Robin McKinley
  • The Time Traveler's Wife (2003) by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Alice at Heart (2002) by Deborah Smith
  • Poison Study (2005) by Maria Snyder
  • Return to Bloodstone House (4/1993) by Jane Toombs - SS-5
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog(1998) by Connie Willis
  • Uncharted Territory (1994) by Connie Willis

 

Hero's POV

Medieval Romances

  • Island of Ghosts (1998) by Gillian Bradshaw

Regency Romances

  • False Colours (1963) by Georgette Heyer
  • The Quiet Gentleman (1951) by Georgette Heyer
  • The Christmas Ornament in A Regency Christmas (1998) by Carla Kelly
  • Make a Joyful Noise in A Regency Christmas Carol (1997) by Carla Kelly
  • One Good Turn (2001) by Carla Kelly
  • The Wedding Journey (2002) by Carla Kelly

European Historical Romances

  • Flight from the Eagle (1979) by Dinah Dean
  • Sleeping Beauty (1998) by Judith Ivory
  • The Prince of Midnight (1990) by Laura Kinsale
  • Tatiana and Alexander (2003) by Paullina Simons
  • A Man of Many Talents (2003) by Deborah Simmons

American Historical/Frontier Romances

Contemporary Romances

  • Coast Road (1998) by Barbara Delinsky
  • Marriage of Agreement (1/2000) by Judith Duncan - SIM-975
  • Murphy's Child (8/1999) by Judith Duncan - SIM-946
  • The Renegade and the Heiress (11/2001) by Judith Duncan - SIM-1114
  • Your Cheating Heart (1/1985) by Pamela Foxe - SSE-216
  • The Magic Hour (1995) by Susan Isaacs
  • The Book of Reuben (1994) by Tabitha King
  • One on One (1993) by Tabitha King
  • The Older Woman (1/2002) by Cheryl Reavis - SSE-1445
  • Midnight Bayou (2001) by Nora Roberts

Alternate Reality

  • A Spell for Chameleon (1977) by Piers Anthony
  • The Curse of Chalion (2001) by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Hallowed Hunt (2005) by Lois McMaster Bujold
  • The Shape-Changer's Wife (1995) by Sharon Shinn
  • To Say Nothing of the Dog (1998) by Connie Willis

This list is open for submissions.

 

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