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Top 100 Romances Poll

November 2007

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1

Lord of Scoundrels

Loretta Chase

European Historical

1995


2

Dreaming of You

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

1994


3

Pride and Prejudice

Jane Austen

Classic Fiction

1813


4

Outlander

Diana Gabaldon

Time Travel

1991


5

Flowers From The Storm

Laura Kinsale

European Historical

1992


6

Slightly Dangerous

Mary Balogh

European Historical

2004


7

Devil In Winter

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

2006


8

Bet Me

Jennifer Crusie

Contemporary

2004


9

Welcome to Temptation

Jennifer Crusie

Contemporary

2000


10

The Viscount Who Loved Me

Julia Quinn

European Historical

2000


11

Lover Awakened

J.R. Ward

Paranormal

2006


12

Mr. Impossible

Loretta Chase

European Historical

2005


13

The Duke and I

Julia Quinn

European Historical

2000


14

It Had To Be You

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

1994


15

Lord Perfect

Loretta Chase

European Historical

2006

 


16

Romancing Mr. Bridgerton

Julia Quinn

European Historical

2002


17

The Bride

Julie Garwood

Medieval

1989


18

Mr. Perfect

Linda Howard

Romantic Suspense

2000


19

Naked In Death

J.D. Robb

Fut. Rom. Susp.

1995


20

A Summer To Remember

Mary Balogh

European Historical

2002


21

Nobody's Baby But Mine

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

1997


22

Dream Man

Linda Howard

Romantic Suspense

1995


23

The Raven Prince

Elizabeth Hoyt

European Historical

2006


24

Paradise

Judith McNaught

Contemporary

1991


25

As You Desire

Connie Brockway

Historical

1997


26

MacKenzie's Mountain

Linda Howard

Series/Category

1989


27

Dark Lover

J.R. Ward

Paranormal

2005


28

The Secret

Julie Garwood

Medieval

1992


29

Son Of The Morning

Linda Howard

Time Travel

1997


30

Lover Eternal

J.R. Ward

Paranormal

2006


31

Devil's Bride

Stephanie Laurens

European Historical

1998


32

A Knight in Shining Armor

Jude Deveraux

Time Travel

1989


33
Heaven, Texas

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

1995


34

To Have and To Hold

Patricia Gaffney

European Historical

1995


35

Almost Heaven

Judith McNaught

European Historical

1990


36

Match Me If You Can

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

2005


37

The Shadow and The Star

Laura Kinsale

Historical

1991


38

Cry No More

Linda Howard

Romantic Suspense

2003


39

A Kingdom of Dreams

Judith McNaught

Medieval

1989

 


40

Over the Edge

Suzanne Brockmann

Romantic Suspense

2001


41

Sea Swept

Nora Roberts

Contemporary

1998


42

Ravished

Amanda Quick

European Historical

1992


43

Then Came You

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

1993


44

To Die For

Linda Howard

Contemporary

2005


45

Something Wonderful

Judith McNaught

European Historical

1988


46

This Heart of Mine

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

2001


47

The Serpent Prince

Elizabeth Hoyt

European Historical

2007


48

Suddenly You

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

2001


49

The Proposition

Judith Ivory

European Historical

1999


50

Honor's Splendor

Julie Garwood

Medieval

1987


51

Saving Grace

Julie Garwood

Medieval

1993


52

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Bronte

Classic Fiction

1847


53

When He Was Wicked

Julia Quinn

European Historical

2004


54

Persuasion

Jane Austen

Classic Fiction

1818


55

All Through The Night

Connie Brockway

European Historical

1997


56

It Happened One Autumn

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

2005


57

Born In Fire

Nora Roberts

Contemporary

1994


58

Thunder and Roses

Mary Jo Putney

European Historical

1993


59

Kiss An Angel

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

1996


60

Out Of Control

Suzanne Brockmann

Romantic Suspense

2002


61

After The Night

Linda Howard

Romantic Suspense

1995


62

Lady Sophia's Lover

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

2002


63

The Secret Pearl

Mary Balogh

European Historical

1991


64

Once and Always

Judith McNaught

European Historical

1987


65

More Than A Mistress

Mary Balogh

European Historical

2000


66

Untie My Heart

Judith Ivory

European Historical

2002


67

See Jane Score

Rachel Gibson

Contemporary

2003


68

The Rake

Mary Jo Putney

European Historical

1998


69

Dragonfly in Amber

Diana Gabaldon

Time Travel

1992

 


70

Perfect

Judith McNaught

Contemporary

1993

 


71

Whitney My Love

Judith McNaught

European Historical

1985


72

The Duke

Gaelen Foley

European Historical

2000


73

One Perfect Rose

Mary Jo Putney

European Historical

1997

 


74

Shattered Rainbows

Mary Jo Putney

European Historical

1996


75

The Windflower

Laura London

Historical/Pirate

1984


76

Dream A Little Dream

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

1998

 


77

Frederica

Georgette Heyer

Classic Fiction

1965


78

Passion

Lisa Valdez

European Historical

2005


79

Voyager

Diana Gabaldon

Time Travel

1994


80

The Lady's Tutor

Robin Schone

European Historical

1999


81

Morning Glory

LaVyrle Spencer

Americana

1990


82

Worth Any Price

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

2003


83

Winter Garden

Adele Ashworth

European Historical

2000


84

My Dearest Enemy

Connie Brockway

European Historical

1998


85

Where Dreams Begin

Lisa Kleypas

European Historical

2000


86

Devil's Cub

Georgette Heyer

Classic Fiction

1932


87

Gone Too Far

Suzanne Brockmann

Romantic Suspense

2003


88

Anyone But You

Jennifer Crusie

Series/Category

1996


89

For My Lady's Heart

Laura Kinsale

Medieval

1993


90

Rising Tides

Nora Roberts

Contemporary

1998


91

Lover Revealed

J.R. Ward

Paranormal

2007


92

Open Season

Linda Howard

Romantic Suspense

2001


93

Born In Ice

Nora Roberts

Contemporary

1996


94

Ransom

Julie Garwood

Medieval

1999


95

Venetia

Georgette Heyer

Classic

1958


96

Miss Wonderful

Loretta Chase

European Historical

2004


97

Ain't She Sweet

Susan E. Phillips

Contemporary

2004


98

The Notorious Rake

Mary Balogh

Trad Regency

1992


99

The Prize

Julie Garwood

Medieval

1991


100

Slave To Sensation

Nalini Singh

Paranormal

2006

 

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