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Subject: The most romantic book you've ever read...
Date Posted: 12/16/2009 4:45 PM ET
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What is theee most romantic book you've ever read.  You know, the one that just hits the mark and makes you think, "that's why I read romance novels."  I ask because I just finished reading Kiss an Angel by SEP (for the second time) and it is just about the most romantic book I can ever recall reading.  Definitely in my top 10.

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 4:59 PM ET
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Hmm.  Well we are all different, but I'd have to say my top 3 are:

Ransom by Julie Garwood.  Still my #1 favorite.  I love Brodick.

Virgin River by Robyn Carr.  Love me some Jack!

Silver Lining by Maggie Osborne. 

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Date Posted: 12/16/2009 6:11 PM ET
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my top 3 are:

Once and Always by Judith Mcnaught

Time Storm by Rosalyn Ashbrooke

Night Secrets and Silk and Steel by Kat Martin

these are the best books i have ever read. they made me cry and laugh :D (hope thats not weird lol)

Date Posted: 12/16/2009 6:17 PM ET
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Flowers From The Storm - Laura Kinsale - is the very best romance novel I have ever read - it is perfection, in my opinion, from start to finish!!!


Date Posted: 12/17/2009 12:11 AM ET
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Once in a Blue Moon by Penelope Williamson is in my top 5.  It's a long, epic story, lots of nearly insumountable obstacles between the H&H and their HEA, and so emotionally overwhelming, I felt like I had given birth when I finished it.  I loved Flowers from the Storm, but For My Lady's Heart is my favorite Kinsale and more romantic, IMO.  The hero is so angsty & so crazy in love with the heroine.  It's not her easiest read between the language and the conflicts, but I think it's by far her best work.  Also in my top 5 are probably Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran and Delicious by Sherry Thomas.  Neither may be what you could call literary perfection, but I adore obsessed heroes who lose and then carry a torch for their heroines over a period of years.  They wrestle with a lot when they find them again, but always realize that they'll never be happy without them.  That, IMO, is hard to beat for romance.

Oh - and Tory, I loved Night Secrets too.  I know a lot of readers would be put off by the hero, but I thought it was a very romantic story - one of Kat Martin's best efforts (she's not one of my fav writers).