A good romance novel entices the reader to follow the story of two people who are in love, are forced apart by a misunderstanding or tragic event, and end up in each other's arms again by the end of the book. Did you know there are at least five subgenres of romance novels? Some of the more popular ones are historical, regency, inspirational, supernatural, and suspenseful. Here are some suggestions that can be found in the CNIB Library:
The veiled vixen by Virginia Bown
Lady Alicia resists her father's attempts to arrange her marriage to an aristocrat. Yet when the man her father had in mind in turn scorns Alicia, she does an about face, and becomes determined to win his attentions. However, she does not expect to fall in love.
A place called home by Lori Wick
In 1887, when nineteen-year-old Christine Bennett's grandfather dies, she receives a startling note from his associate informing her she is in danger and should leave town. Arriving in Baxter, Christine is robbed and stabbed. After the town doctor, Mark Cameron, arranges for her to live with his grandmother, the Cameron family brings God into Christine's life. As her past catches up with her, Christine falls in love.
Series: Harvest House fireside romance
Supernatural or paranormal romance
Undead and unemployed by Mary Janice Davidson
Being royally undead isn't all it's cracked up to be--there are still bills to be paid. Luckily, new Queen of the Vampires Betsy Taylor lands her dream job selling designer shoes at Macy's. But when a string of vampire murders hits St. Paul, Betsy must enlist the help of the one vamp who makes her blood boil: the oh-so-sexy Sinclair. Now, she's really treading on dangerous ground--high heels and all. Some strong language, descriptions of sex and violence.
Series: Berkley sensation paranormal romance
Whisper of warning by Laura Griffin
Courtney Glass has been in trouble all her life, but nothing tops being an up-close witness to a brutal murder - until she's accused of the crime. Every scrap of evidence points to her guilt, so Courtney has to prove that she's not a murderer, but one of the killer's intended victims. She has two choices: run, or trust Will, the brooding, sexy detective who's made it clear she's his prime suspect. Descriptions of sex, some descriptions of violence, some strong language.
So, let your inhibitions go and surrender yourself to the world of amorous encounters, forbidden love, or sweet reunions and indulge in a romance novel, ah….