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These are the best Romance books for 2011 according to Publishers Weekly. I have read none although I am waiting anxiously for Scandalous Desires!
The Secret Mistress
Mary Balogh (Delacorte)
This delectable Regency reminds readers why Balogh is one of the foremost romance novelists of our time. An adorable pairing of a breathless, insecure debutante and a noble but nerdy earl is elevated by well-drawn secondary characters and abundant, colorful period details.
No Proper Lady
Isabel Cooper (Sourcebooks Casablanca)
A warrior from the future travels to Victorian England, where she falls in love with a magician who can help her destroy the demons that plague her dystopian time. Cooper’s synergy of science fiction and historical romance could—and, we hope, will—spawn an entire new subgenre.
A Maiden Lane Novel
Elizabeth Hoyt (Grand Central)
In Hoyt’s third novel of passion and drama in the 18th-century London slums, a widow who runs a foundling home helps a notorious pirate rediscover his ability to love. Historical accuracy, including an unflinching look at poverty and politics, sets this series well above its fellows.
An Eternity Springs Novel
Emily March (Ballantine)
March (a pseudonym for Geralyn Dawson) breathes new life into the contemporary cozy romance with this sweet but never cloying tale, set in a small town where romance is bolstered by true friendship and community.
Fitzwilliam Darcy, Rock Star
Heather Lynn Rigaud (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Rigaud’s entertaining fan fiction for Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice deserves its promotion to paperback. Austen fans looking for something new will thrill to see familiar characters in a modern setting with a pounding backbeat and electrified vibe.
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Seems very odd, with all the time I spend reading romance blogs and such, that I haven't even *heard* of some of those.
The Secret Mistress was Balogh's best book in awhile, but hardly one of the best of the year. I wonder what their criteria is.
Read both the Balogh and the Hoyt. Gotta admit it was my favorite Balogh in a while. But, no, would I put it in my personal top 5? Nope. But then not alot of authors these days are "hittin' outta the park" for me.
These were the books they chose in 2010 (at least these were some books I have actually heard of):
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I just finished Angel's Rest and really liked it. There a 3 books in the series and I am starting on the second so I hope it is a good as the first. I also have the third. So little time so many great books