Romance book collecting is not just about the words on the page but appreciating the genre’s history and cover art. For bibliophiles looking to elevate their library and show off their love of books, collecting paperbacks is the way to go.
In this article, we’ll look at the latest romance book genre sales statistics and insights into the world of romance novels. Learn about the average reader, the bestselling romance novels of all time, and the evolving trends in the genre.
A Love to Last Forever by Linda Randall Wisdom is a fine romance between two former high school classmates, Stacy McAllister and Clarence “Mike” Harper. It’s 1986 and a 20-year class reunion brings the protagonists together. While Stacy was a popular cheerleader and prom queen who dated the captain/ quarterback of the football team, Mike had been a chubby, pimple-faced nerd who’d been picked on by students like Stacy’s boyfriend. 3 1/2 stars
Margaret St. George’s The Pirate and His Lady isn’t a historical romance, but a time-traveling adventure published through Harlequin’s American Romance line. The romance here is bittersweet, as most time travels romances are. 4 stars
Suzanne Brockmann’s 1997 Time Enough for Love is a different kind of love story for that era, as it entails time travel plus a love triangle. Between one woman and two versions of the same man! 5 stars