What is a great romance novel?

I HATE the romance books that have sex on every other page. My favorite novel is The House of Gentlemen by Kathy Hepinstall. However I found her other books rather boring.

I just want to find a romance novel with a great story line, heartache and true love... not a well written porno.

Please leave multiple suggestions!

Thanks so much!

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  • 1 decade ago
    Best Answer

    A lot of the older Harlequin Presents books are good - From around the 1980s on down - not a lot of sex, some are even closed door.

    Authors like Sally Wentworth, Roberta Leigh, Robyn Donald, Charlotte Lamb, Carole Mortimer, Michelle Reid

    Sally Wentworth, Robyn Donald, and Roberta Leigh have story lines with lots of angst.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Try these books by Lesley Pearse.

    Georgia (1993)

    Tara (1994)

    Charity (1995)

    Ellie (1996)

    Camellia (1997)

    Rosie (1998)

    Charlie (1999)

    Never Look Back (2000)

    Trust Me (2001)

    Father Unknown (2002)

    Till We Meet Again (2002)

    Remember Me (2003)

    Secrets (2004)

    A Lesser Evil (2005)

    Hope (2006)

    Faith (2007)

    Gypsy (2008)

  • 4 years ago

    Outlander series by Diana Gabaldan Into the Wilderness by Sarah Donati Lord of the Rings trilogy--great romance between the hero and an elf.

  • 1 decade ago

    I definatey agree Nicholas Sparks books. Great, sweet romances. There is a bit of sex in some, but it's minor. I'd recommend those.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Definitely Nicholas Sparks. Even if you have seen the movies, still read the books because they are amazing. Also you might like Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.

  • 1 decade ago

    "The Horse Whisperer" by Nicholas Evans

    "The Bridges of Madison County" by Robert James Waller

    "Lady Chatterly's Lover" by D.H. Lawrence

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ANYTHING by Nicholas Sparks! i've read all of his books and they are soo sweet!

    he was the author of The Notebook, Message in a Bottle, A Walk to Remember and Nights in Rodanthe. (they were made into movies) in case you didn't already know that lol

    but seriously, if you've never read his books, i strongly recommend it.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sarah Dessen, Sarah, Dessen, Sarah Dessen!!! She has great romance books, and there is no actual sex, but some intimate parts. They're great, you should read them.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    i don't care how old you are... you can read twilight. i read all the time and didn't think a story about vampires would be worth it but it was and it's the best love story i've read out of hundred's.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    three sister island trilogy

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