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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?

the first book with any romacne was lurlene mcdaniels dont die my love...after i read like devourd her books i  read caroline b cooney's time travel series. its still one of my favs..then i started danielle steel which led to nora roberts...linda lael miller..and then too many to count
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My first ever romance Fiction was" Whirlwind"  Part of Welcome to Tyler series,Author of this one is Nancy Martin,went on to read "Wisconson Wedding " by Carla Neggars. 12 Authors..Each Book is related to 'Welcome to Tyler"  same characters...When I remember I look for other books in the series..Really good......I just started 3,4 yrs ago...then took off to Nora Roberts..Three Sisters Island Trilogy,Anne River Siddons..is she considered a Romance Writer,and just love Dorathea Benton Frank..Sullivans Island...Can't wait for "Return to Sullivans Island"  Oh and Debbie McComber......going to spend more time here very refreshing  Vtc
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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?


Vermontcozy wrote:
My first ever romance Fiction was" Whirlwind"  Part of Welcome to Tyler series,Author of this one is Nancy Martin,went on to read "Wisconson Wedding " by Carla Neggars. 12 Authors..Each Book is related to 'Welcome to Tyler"  same characters...When I remember I look for other books in the series..Really good......I just started 3,4 yrs ago...then took off to Nora Roberts..Three Sisters Island Trilogy,Anne River Siddons..is she considered a Romance Writer,and just love Dorathea Benton Frank..Sullivans Island...Can't wait for "Return to Sullivans Island"  Oh and Debbie McComber......going to spend more time here very refreshing  Vtc
I LOVED the Welcome to Tyler series -- I only saved one of the books, and it was (you guessed it) by Carla Neggers.

 

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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?

first romance book i ever read was twilight. yup. i never would have even thought of picking up a romance novel untill i read twilight
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becke_davis wrote:

Vermontcozy wrote:
My first ever romance Fiction was" Whirlwind"  Part of Welcome to Tyler series,Author of this one is Nancy Martin,went on to read "Wisconson Wedding " by Carla Neggars. 12 Authors..Each Book is related to 'Welcome to Tyler"  same characters...When I remember I look for other books in the series..Really good......I just started 3,4 yrs ago...then took off to Nora Roberts..Three Sisters Island Trilogy,Anne River Siddons..is she considered a Romance Writer,and just love Dorathea Benton Frank..Sullivans Island...Can't wait for "Return to Sullivans Island"  Oh and Debbie McComber......going to spend more time here very refreshing  Vtc
I LOVED the Welcome to Tyler series -- I only saved one of the books, and it was (you guessed it) by Carla Neggers.

 


 

Welcome To Tyler Courthouse Steps  Tyler Brides  I am on a quest for all the "Tyler Books"  ...this summer will be strickly romance for me...will be looking "Just Released" here. A wonderful way for me to discover new Authors Found 2"Tyler Books" placed an order..now for my Quest.. Carla Neggars is a Vermonter..was here At the Northshire Bookstore last year...lots of fun...She has agreat sense of humor. Vtc
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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?

I think those books came out when I was subscribing to all the romance book clubs (they were delivered once a month). I remember I loved the whole series, but there were a few standouts. I'll have to see if I kept any of the others, but I don't think I did.
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I had been reading the "Stephanie Plum" series by Janet Evanovich for a while and at the library, beside her books they'd taped a little card that said something like, "if you like Janet Evanovich, try Jennifer Cruise."  So I grabbed "Welcome to Temptation" from the library and I've been a romance reader ever since :smileyhappy:.  The only mystery books I read now are by Janet Evanovich...I still love Stephanie Plum :smileywink:.
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I think my first was 'The Pregnancy Test' by Erin McCarthy. Actually my older cousin was reading it but then she stopped in the middle of the book so I asked her if I could borrow it and after that I was hooked in Erin.
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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?

Jane Eyre---then Wuthering Heights
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My first big romance novel was Beatrice Small's Skye O'Malley (I realize this dates me). Mom always had harliquin's and I had a whole collection of Barbara Cartland romances.

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thuff wrote:

My first big romance novel was Beatrice Small's Skye O'Malley (I realize this dates me). Mom always had harliquin's and I had a whole collection of Barbara Cartland romances.


The was probably the first "hot" book I ever read.

 

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becke_davis wrote:

thuff wrote:

My first big romance novel was Beatrice Small's Skye O'Malley (I realize this dates me). Mom always had harliquin's and I had a whole collection of Barbara Cartland romances.


The was probably the first "hot" book I ever read.

 


These were some of the others I recall: Fallen Angel by Diana Summers, Drumbeats of Desire by the same author, Princess Daisy by Judith Krantz and pretty much anything by Bertrice Small. And, of course, everything by Kathleen Woodiwiss.
 

 

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Princess Daisy,when I saw it posted,I remembered,Did 90% of Barbara Taylor Bradford,then a few months ago I read Dance upon Air..always saying must must get the next 2..Loved it..

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My first romance novel was One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren and now I am hooked.
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LKayyB wrote:
My first romance novel was One Bite with a Stranger by Christine Warren and now I am hooked.

 

 

 

I loved that book!

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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?

My first romance novel was Haunted by Heather Graham. All of her novels are great as well as novels by Nora Roberts, Nicholas Sparks, Allie Mackay, Diana Gabaldon, and many more!!
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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?

I can't exactly remember my first romance book - probably "Jane Eyre" or "Jamaica Inn".  I remember reading "Nine Coaches Waiting" to my mom while she was driving us to school (she was a teacher and we had a long commute).  But the book that triggered my love of romance books was Kathleen Woodiwiss "So Worthy My Love".  

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The first romance novel I read was by Linda L. Miller. The book was titled Lily and the Major. I feel in love with that book. It took me almost ten years (I was about 14 when I read it), to read the other two books that went with it. The other two books were so hard to find.

 

After I read her book, I realized that I could write romance too.

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Nease wrote:

The first romance novel I read was by Linda L. Miller. The book was titled Lily and the Major. I feel in love with that book. It took me almost ten years (I was about 14 when I read it), to read the other two books that went with it. The other two books were so hard to find.

 

After I read her book, I realized that I could write romance too.


 

Lily and the Major  A great old book, and one to try to find if you haven't read it.

 

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Re: What was the first romance novel you read?

It would have been a romance wrapped in a mystery. Probably something by Victoria Holt, Dorothy Eden, Mary Stewart, Susan Howatch, Velda Johnston or Evelyn Anthony. I started reading those in my late teens. Discovered Mills & Boon/Harlequin in about 1980. I think this was the first one I read: