I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember. My mother was a veracious reader. She didn’t graduate from high school, but she loved to read. She would buy me books whenever we had a little extra money.
Like a lot of kids, I started out with the traditional books like Charlotte’s Web, Black Beauty, and Nancy Drew. I only read a few Nancy Drew books. I actually preferred the Dana Girls. Do any of you remember them?
As I grew older my tastes changed and I started reading romance novels. I had a lot of Harlequin Romance books in my home. I can’t remember the first true romance novel I read, but I’m sure it was from Harlequin.
When I began writing, I was still interested in and reading a lot of romance – romance only without the mystery or fantasy elements that I lean toward today. There is something to be said for a good, simple boy meets girl happily-ever-after. That is what I tried to do with my Holton Series. My books will never make a top 10 or even 100 list, but they all have a perfect HEA.
So what is the greatest romance book of all time? It’s completely subjective, but I reviewed several lists and found that the books below make all the lists. What order would you put them in?