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66 Best Romance Novels of All Time

66 Best Romance Novels of All Time

Romance novels offer readers passionate stories of fantasy, adventure, and of course, romance. Despite romance fiction often being dismissed as frivolous, these stories have resonated deeply for millions of devoted fans across decades, even centuries. Romance spans dazzlingly diverse settings and subgenres, from historical love stories to contemporary page-turners to sci-fi fantasies and beyond, capturing every shade of romantic experience. While narrow “best romance novel” lists do exist, even the most ardent romance readers recognize countless beloved titles and talented authors worth celebrating. So rather than claiming to present any definitive ranking, this overview features especially popular romance novels across romance styles and eras. Of course, with romance fiction’s rich history and extensive catalog, favorites here merely scratch the surface of the expansive, vibrant world of romance reading. From Pride and Prejudice to Outlander to recent hits like Beach Read and The Hating Game, the selected novels showcase romances spanning over 200 years of publishing history. Iconic stories mix seamlessly with modern hits still climbing the charts, highlighting romance’s remarkable staying power. Historical Regency picks …