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Looking for books for my Kindle and I figured why not come to you, the experts. 😛 What’s your favorite books of all time? Not necessarily the classics, or the books that make you look good if someone sees the bookshelf. I’m talking your faves. The books you can’t live without having in your possession. Romance, not romance, whatever. Just curious. Name one or five or twenty, I don’t care. Just curious and love to hear what your opinions are.

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  1. Lyndsy Sands – Quick Bite 1st book of hers I read LOVED it. Now I think the series is at book 16. Also her Highlander books are so fun to read.

    J R Ward – The brotherhood books. Yikes! really raw and really good.

  2. A lot of people have my basic list…Nora Roberts, Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Robyn Carr, Nalini Singh, Lisa Kleypas, Eloisa James, Sarah Morgan, Raeanne Thayne, Diana Gabaldon, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Susan Mallery, I am adding Kristin Hannah, Bella Anre and Maisey Yates….and Anne McCaffery, Arthur C Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Anya Seton, Cynthia wright, Roberta Gellis, Kathleen Woodiwiss, Jude Devereaux from my past years of reading….

  3. I read books by many of the authors already listed. My go to book over and over is After the Night by Linda Howard. Gray Rouillard is my fantasy man.

  4. Bella Andre
    Kristan Kiggins
    Susan Mallory
    Robyn Carr
    Susan Wiggs
    Debbie Macomber
    Brenda Novak
    Debbie Mason
    Elizabeth Adler
    Susan Wittig Albert – just the China Bayles ones.
    Mary Kay Andrews
    Carolyn Brown
    Sandra Brown
    Nora Roberts
    W. Bruce Cameron
    Samantha Chase
    Mary Higgins Clark
    You of course!!

  5. I devour and re-read the Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers books by John Sandford. (You’d LOVE Virgil Flowers. 🙂 ) Dean Koontz, Patricia Briggs, HelenKayDimon, Suzanne Halliday, & Christine Feehan , like Jill Shalvis, are my “buy it/pre-order it, doesn’t matter what it’s about, you’ll love it” books that I’ve read & re-read…err listened to and re-listened to. ( I have morphed to audio (Audible) books. Plug in my ear phones and have every book I own at my disposal. And I can be putzing around doing whatever while I’m listening.)

  6. Harry Potter of course – I reread them every 2 years or so.

    And I highly recommend Julie James and Brenda Novak !

  7. Johanna Lindsey the Mallory Family books, anything by Vicki Lewis Thompson her latest are the McGavin Brothers, andTawny Weber. Anything in the Harlequin Desire series right now my favorite author in that is Karen Booth and the Texas Cattlemans Club series. This is just to name a few.

  8. Wow, what a variety for you listed here. I believe mine will be a repeat of them. While I have favorite “series” or books by the following authors, while I’m waiting for their”newest” book I just pick an author and start reading. Authors I “collect”. Your books of course, Nora Roberts/JDR, Susan Mallory, Robyn Carr, EL James (yes Ms. Price I reread them too), Vince Flynn (although he is now deceased), and lastly, Christopher Paolini the Inheritance books. Have fun.

  9. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman. The Human Comedy by William Saroyan. Daddy-Long-Legs by Jean Webster. 84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff. Anything by P.G. Wodehouse, but particularly the short stories and Leave It To Psmith. Janet Evanovich’s books, particularly Stephanie Plum and the early romances. Lori Foster’s books. Lucy Parker’s books. Eliza Gordon’s books. Donna Kauffman’s books. Many, but not all, of Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ books. And I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t love your books.

  10. My all time favorites, copies replaced when I wore them out, is Rosamunde Pilcher’s Coming Home and September. Other authors that I love are Jill Sanders, Kristen Higgins, Kimberly Kincaid, Kim Law, and of course you…to name a few.

  11. The Witness by Nora Roberts is a great mystery! Kay Hooper’s FBI Bishop series is also fantastic-paranormal, yes but fascinating! Anything by Mary Stewart and Phyllis Whitney would also be good for you! Enjoy!!

  12. Virgin River series, In Death series, Harry Potter series, Fool’s Gold series, MacGregor’s series by Nora Roberts. These are my go-to audiobooks. I listen to these series at least once a year.

  13. Anything Nora Roberts, Stuart woods, James Patterson, Susan Mallory, Jonathan Kellerman, you!!

  14. Nora Roberts/JD Robb, Nalini Singh, Linda Howard, Linda Castillo, Jana Deleon, Tanya Huff, Eileen Wilks, Jim Butcher, Anne Bishop. Pretty much everything all these authors have written.

  15. Bet Me, Welcome to Temptation and Faking It by Jennifer Crusie. The Visitation series by Lori Foster. The Chinook Hockey series by Rachel Gibson.

  16. Penelope Sky
    Alessandra Torre
    Laurelin Paige
    Helen Hardt
    Christina Lauren
    E.L. Todd
    CD Reissue
    Lauren Blakely
    Lauren Layne
    K. Bromberg
    Meridith Wild
    J. Kenner
    J. S. Cooper

  17. Other than your books, I love Sharon Sala’s Blessings, GA series, and every other book that she has written. The Blessings, GA series is lighter than Sharon’s romantic mystery books, and deliver every emotion you have, in a warm welcome way.

  18. Jeaniene Frost
    Kerrelyn Sparks
    Lynsay Sands
    Debbie Mason
    Dakota Cassidy
    Sabrina Jefferies
    Kresley Cole
    Robyn Peterman
    Lori Foster
    Sarah MacLean
    Tessa Dare
    Darynda Jones
    Lori Wilde

  19. Specifically, I will go with a few books that I have reread many times: Draw by Cora Brent, The Bride or Hot Shot by Julie Garwood, Perfect by Judith McNaught, Breaking up with Barrett by Katy Regnery, The Best Man and Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins.
    You can’t go wrong with anything by Jayne Ann Krentz, Julie Garwood, Judith McNaught, SEP, Susan Mallery, Lori Foster, Robyn Carr and you of course.

  20. Of course all of yours, Kristan Higgins & Nora Roberts!! 😍 But also … Harry Potter Series, Hunger Games Trilogy, Fifty Shades trilogy (come on … you know all of you wanted to say it!!😂) and Gone Girl plus Sharp Objects & the third one but can’t recall the title. 🤔

  21. I love Jeaniene Frost, Night Huntress and Night Prince series and Sherrilyn Kenyon, The Dark Hunter and The League series. Also Kristin Ashley and Debbie Macomber.

  22. Pamela Clare – I Team series
    Jeaniene Frost – Night Prince series but only after Night Huntress
    Laurann Dohner
    Lyndsay Sands
    Kerryln Sparks – Love Love the new Embraced series

  23. Harlen Coben’s Myron Bolitar series is a MUST READ. They are awesome….read in order! You won’t be sorry. I’ve read everything he’s written. His stand alones are awesome as well.

    Julie Anne Long’s contemporary Hellcat Canyon series ….OMG, soooooooo good. Laughing one second and crying the next. Actually reminds me a lot of you : )

    Also highly highly recommend Scarlett Cole’s Second Circle Tattoos Series and also her Preload series….exceptionally good.

  24. I love and have read Heart of the West by Penelope Williamson several times. Love Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series, love to listen to Tom Clancy books (cuz I can’t come close to understanding foreign names) and besides you, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Jude Deveraux, Diana Gabaldon and Linda Lael Miller are some of my most favorite authors.
    I can’t wait to find new authors in comments to your post!

  25. Almost anything by Kristin Ashley (everything but Honey series). The Stage Dive and Dive Bar series by Kylie Scott. Anything Nora Roberts/ JD Robb. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Books. The Charley Davidson series.

  26. Rhys Bowens Her Royal Spyness series
    Your book, The Trouble with Mistletoe
    Author Deanna Raybourn
    A Knight in Shining Armor by Jude Deveraux
    Whitney My Love by Judith McNaught
    Author Julia Quinn
    Just one of the Guys by Kristen Higgigns
    Author Nalini Singh
    Author Kristin Ashley
    Author CS Harris

  27. You, Toni Anderson, Norah Wilson, Pamela Clare, Kristen Ashley, Linda Howard, Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown, Sharon Sala, Lori Foster, Julie James, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lisa Kleypas, Elizabeth Hoyt are a few of my auto buys

  28. Sandra Brown and Harlan Coben are two of my faves!!! I also loved The Discovery of Witch series by Deborah Harkness!

  29. My downtime is for Linda Lael Miller, Cynthia Luhrs, Glyniss Campbell, Carolyn Brown, Kristin Hannah, Kristin Higgins, Annie Boone, all Harry Potter books, and of course you!

  30. Jayne Krentz, Julie Garwood, Linda Howard, Lori Foster, some Nora Roberts and you–guess that last one doesn’t help your reading list. Lots of others but that is the core group.

  31. Anything by Jennifer Crusie, Summer in Sonoma by Robyn Carr, anything by Kristan Higgins, your books, and the earlier books by Lori Foster.

  32. Anything by Nalini Singh, Jennifer Ashley, Shelly Laurenston/G. A. Aiken, Robin D. Owens, Alanea Alder, Kristen Painter…

  33. My favorites, besides yours, are: Penny Reid’s Knitting in the City series, & be sure & start with book #1, Neanderthal Seeks Human. Rosalind James Escape to New Zealand series, & start with Just This Once (Hannah & Drew), the first in the series. Penny Watson’s Christmas series, The Klaus Brothers (there are 5 books in the series, & the first is Sweet Inspiration)–you’ll never think of the North Pole, or Santa, Mrs. Claus, and the elves in the same way.

  34. Britt-Marie Was Here, Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, The Gerbil Farmer’s Daughter, Half Broke Horses, Kristen Ashley books and so many more.

  35. First, you are my go to author and everything you have written has made me happy. My non-Jill book that I love is The Scent of Rain and Lightning by Nancy Pickard. It’s a mystery with a love story mixed in. There is a twist you will never see coming.

  36. First and foremost, Elizabeth Peters’ Amelia Peabody stories. Ms Peters made me laugh every time I read her books. These are basically cozy mysteries set in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Egypt and villains and a woman who thinks she is always right.

    Then the Chicago Stars books by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Again, they make me laugh. These books have some of the best conversations between hero and heroine I have ever read. The only bad thing, I always felt like I was never gonna be that clever.

    Early Julie Garwood books which are filled with characters which make me laugh. These books were fun to read. There were villains and danger, but basically they were light reads.

    I also enjoy the one word titles by Amanda Quick. Or anything by Fanny Flag.

    And finally, Martha Grimes books about Inspector Richard Jury. The mysteries always hold my interest.

    Do you see a pattern here?

    Yes, I generally want books which make me laugh out loud.

  37. Outlander series
    Anything by Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick
    Christine Feehan
    Lori Foster
    Brenda Novak
    Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb
    Preston & Child
    Kate Martin
    Iris Johansen
    etc, etc, etc
    I also try new authors through advance reader options and free kindle books.

  38. I’ve recently discovered the “Outlander” series by Diana Gabaldon and the Starz series of Outlander as well – I was busy with a newborn and a toddler when the first book was published and completely missed them – currently finishing book 7 “An Echo in the Bone” – but did take a break to read your “Rainy Day Friends “ – I so loved that book! I’ll re-read later this summer (as I do periodically with your books – once is never enough. I also loved “The Obsession “ by Nora Roberts (one of many of her books) – I’ve re-read that too !

  39. Judith McNaught’s PARADISE, Jude Deaveraux’s SWEET LIAR, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and Jayne Ann Krentz’s, ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY. I have all of those books in both print and digital forms, and have read them many, many times. The other books are Kathleen Woodiwiss, FLAME AND FLOWER AND SHANNA.

  40. Judith McNaught’s PARADISE, Jude Deaveraux’s SWEET LIAR, PRIDE AND PREJUDICE, and Jayne Ann Krentz’s, ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY. I have all of those books in both print and digital forms, and have read them many, many times.

  41. I love the Emberverse series by S.M. Stirling. There are now 15 books in the series, I think, and some short stories/novellas in anthologies. I re-read the entire series whenever a new one comes out. The books are HUGE — think George R.R. Martin or Diana Gabaldon huge. Not romances, although there are some beautiful love stories woven through the three generations covered so far.

  42. Anything by Ilona Andrews especially the Kate Daniels and the Hidden Legacy series…..if you like historical romance Lisa Kleypas is good…I could go on and on

  43. Little Women, since age 7. Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie. Grace Grows by Shelle Sumners, In Death series (early books).

  44. Almost anything by Susan Wiggs and Barbara Delinsky. Just finished Jacqueline Sheehan’s Lost and Found (was wonderful)which is currently an ebook price of 1.99 and was recommended by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I love all of her books as well. Of course, anything Jill Shalvis, Susan Mallery and Robyn Carr.

  45. I have thoroughly enjoyed the Kait Nolan Wishful and Misfit Inn books recently. For years I have been reading the China Bayles Mysteries by Susan Wittig Albert. I love anything by Jude Deveraux. I also enjoy time travel romance by various authors. I also just discovered I love Kristin Hannah and Jayne Ann Krentz. Of course your books , Kristin Higgins, Nora Roberts, Debbie Macomber and Robyn Carr.

  46. Very hard to pick just a few. After yours I think Chasing Fire and Obsession by Nora Roberts and the KGI series by Maya Banks.

  47. Lauren Blakely’s books are great, but if you get a chance to listen to the audio….oh, sooo much better!!!! Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series is great (I love the audio). J. D. Robb… that goes without saying! One book that I thoroughly enjoyed, totally out of this genre, was Heaven is Real. Based on a true story. Fabulous read. Highly recommend!

  48. Ilona Andrews Kate Daniels series.
    Ilona Andrews Hidden Legacy series.
    Ilona Andrews Innkeeper Chronicles.
    Kresley Coles Immortals After Dark Series and the Arcana Chronicles.

  49. A classic: The Count of Monte Cristo (amazing!)
    A recent, non romance favorite: A Man Called Ove
    A fav romance Series: The Kowalski family series by Shannon Stacey – it’s a small town series, I’ve read it more than once and really enjoy it.

    Thanks for posting this blog – looking forward to getting some of these highly recommended books onto my Kindle too! 🙂

  50. So hard to pick just a few! Robyn Carr, Nora Roberts, Suzanne Brockmann is an all time favourite – her Navy Seals are awesome. Rachel Gibson wrote a great series on Hockey players. JR Ward and Kristen Higgins and about the only male writer is Harlan Coben.
    Just found a Aussie YA author here in Australia Fleur Ferris who is an ex cop and pretty awesome.
    and you…

  51. I don’t like to read a book more then once but the in death series I have read or listen to more then once. If I’m bored they are my go to books to read. With that said I also like Robyn carr’s Books and Catherine Anderson’s book which I have reread a few of.

  52. Anne Bishop all of hers but especially her Others books. David Eddings, The Belgariad, The Mallorean, The Tamuli. You, of course, lol. Susan Mallery, Nora Roberts but just the trilogies/quads. Jennifer Ryan, especially Dylan’s Redemption. Linda Howard any and all but Sarah’s Child and Mr. Perfect – Mr. Perfect is a f*g riot in places. and makes me cry too. I’m 66 and have been reading since I was 4 … lol … so I have a LOT of favorites and books that stick in my memory.

  53. I really enjoyed “The Book of Separation” by Tova Mirvis. It is the autobiographical story of her journey that led to her leaving Orthodox Judaism in her early 40s.
    I also just reread Robyn Carr’s “A Summer In Sonoma” (I rarely reread a book) , the story of 4 best friends overcoming personal obstacles to find their way to happiness.
    Also anything by Jessica Scott, a US Army Major who writes romances about military men and women who have been deployed.
    I also enjoy anything written by Nancy Thayer and Dorothea Benton Frank.

  54. Catherine Coulter FBI Series. I have everyone of her books either in hardback or paperback. I even have my hubby addicted to her books. Catherine has a new FBI book coming out the end of the month that I have pre-order ordered for my hubby and I. We will argue on who will read it first and why that person needs to read it first. LOL! to help we have decided to flip a coin on who reads it first. I also own everyone one of Catherine Coulter’s British FBI Series.

    Oh, and Harlequin Texas Cattlemen’s Series are one of my favorite. Plus, Secret Baby/babies stories. I love my Harlequin Books. My favorite Harlequin Romantic Suspense Author is Carla Cassidy. She knows how to put the action in her books. They are action packed from beginning to end. Most authors put all the action in the end of the book and it drives me crazy and those books don’t get high ratings with my reviews.

    There is also Karen Harper. I have read 60 of her books and down half of them. I lost many books years ago due to a tornado. I’m slowly building my collection back up.

  55. My all time favorite book is Deception Point by Dan Brown. I loved the Harry Potter series. Knowing I’m in for a great read, I order every book written by you, Nora Roberts and Susan Mallory.

  56. Love romance! Especially the KGI series by Maya Banks and anything by Kristen Ashley. Si many good rimance authors.

  57. The whole “In Death” series by JD Robb.
    The Charlie Stone series by Karen Robards
    The All Souls books by Deborah Harkness.

    Those are my re-read go to’s when I have nothing else waiting. (Not lately tho)

  58. Each and every book by Helen Bianchin, I’ve read and re-read so many times I’m surprised the books are still in one piece

  59. Susan Mallery’s Fools Gold series with Until We Touch my favorite within the series

    Claudia Connor Worth the Fall

  60. I love John Sanford books. All of his series. Lee Child’s Jack Reacher series. All of Nora Roberts and Marie Force and yours of course.

  61. My three favorites are Nora Roberts, Obsession. Sharon Sala’s, I’ll Stand By You. The third book(s) are yours. I can’t pick just one.

  62. Well anything Lori Foster. And then I love the Villa, Three Fates, the Obsession, Come Sundown, and the McKade series by Nora Robert’s. The Wedding by Julie Garwood. And Then Came You and the rest from that series

  63. My favorites, besides you of course, are: Nora Roberts, JD Robb, Susan Mallery, Jayne Anne Krentz and all her pseudonyms, Anne Perry… many others.

  64. Lori Foster, Jill Shalvis, Eddie Cleveland, and Chance Carter are my favorite authors. I have digital copies of Eddie Cleveland’s and Chance Carter’s books. The books by Eddie Cleveland are Shared By The Firemen, Tinderella, Ridin’ Lil Red Hard, The Beauty’s Beast, and American Bad Boy to name a few. Chance Carter’s books are Mister Diamond, Protecting Her Heart, Stranded, and Lieutenant Commander Stud to anme a few of Chance’s books.

  65. Any books by Susan Mallory, Marie Force, Devney Perry, Kristen Ashley, Brenda Novak just to name a few

  66. I love your books and have reread them all several times! But besides yours, I adore Aunt Dimity’s Death By Nancy Atherton, a mystery without a murder. And I loved Erin Morgenstern ‘s The Night Circus. Currently though, I’m obsessed with Penny Reid’s books.

  67. Anything Tami Hoag, Kay Hooper… Bishop series, Andrea Kane
    Susan Mallery, Nora Roberts . Besides you those are my main go to.

  68. Besides all of yours, of course, my recent awesome reads were Susan Mallery’s Mischief Bay series especially A Million Little Things and Sisters Like Us. My all time favorite series (again except for your Heartbreaker Bay series) is Marie Force’s Fatal series. These are the only paperback books I kept and the only books I have ever reread. Can’t recommend them highly enough! 🌼

  69. I tend to get all of an author’s titles. They may be new or one that’s been published for a while. But I like to read all of their stuff and if it’s really good, I keep them. Anything by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, you, and the Virgin River series from Robyn Carr are among my favorites.

  70. i like all of yours, janet evanovitch, susan mallery, jill sanders and linda lael miller mostly. i fill in various other authors when i can’t get any of them at a price i can afford.

  71. The Bride, Ransom or Highland Laird’s from Julie Garwood. Nora Roberts Inn @Boonesboro,. Something paranormal probably either Katie Reus, Carrie Ann Ryan or Alexandra Ivy and probably Lauren Dane for steamy

  72. J.D. In Death series. I’m reading it again, some for the 4th time.
    Your books, Susan Mallory, Lisa Kleypas, Debbie Macomber. I could keep going.

  73. Any and all of Kristen Ashley. The entire Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.

    When I first read Outlander twenty-something years ago, I couldn’t put it down and worked at a job with a lot of down time, so I read between calls. My supervisor wanted us to literally sit and stare at walls if we weren’t on a call and decreed we could only read official work material. I started coming to the office early and copying about 100 pages of my book before anyone got there for the day and putting it in a work binder. She thought I was being a great employee. I would shed the pages at the end of every shift.

    I really-read the series every year and always smile at that memory.

  74. Anything you write is good to have on hand.

    I will confess I am having trouble finding other authors that catch my eye. Some I try just don’t grab me.

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