The concept of romance was introduced into novels by the Western Culture and most probably in English speaking countries. Novels that have love as their basic theme in which the protagonists or the leading characters fall in love with one another and have to overcome hurdles that come in their way in order to safeguard their love are romantic novels. The settings and plots of these novels make it possible for the reader to predict the climax but the descriptions and use of techniques like flashback or suspense make it interesting to read these novels.
Romantic novels are further classified into sub-genres that include teenage love, erotica, interracial themes, Christian, contemporary, paranormal, vampire romance and historical.
There are millions of romantic novels written by great authors ranging from William Shakespeare, Jane Austen to Nicholas Sparks, Eric Segal and Grisham. It is necessary that you find the one that appeals to you the most. To help you find the best read, here are some of the novels that might interest you and develop a liking for romantic novels.
If you wish to historical romance, Georgette Hever’s novels set in the Regency period is the best pick. ‘Pride and Prejudice’ by Jane Austen written in 1847 is a masterpiece. If you decide to go by the numbers and best selling statistics the novel ‘Pamela’ by Samuel Richardson is highly recommended as five editions of it were sold in just the first eleven months of its publishing.
Examples of contemporary novels are ‘Bet me’ by Jennifer Crusie, ‘Match if you can’ by Susan Elizabeth Phillips, ‘Sugar Daddy’ by Lisa Kleypas are some of the finest ones.
For modern romance you can take up the Harlequin novels or the best love stories publisher Mills and Boon. Nicholas Sparks, Bella Andre, Sophie Kinsella are some of the many romantic authors who include romance as seen in today’s world. Under the category vampire love, the Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer is well known. Also novels like Vampire Diaries and the Host are ideal for vampire romance.
Teenage love is well depicted in Lizzie McGuire novels based on the popular TV show, Perfect chemistry by Simone Elkeles are some of the examples.
The instances for Paranormal romantic novels are Lover Awakened, Lover Mine, and Lover Unbound by J.R. Ward. Paranormal novels are usually recommended for adult readers for the violent descriptions included in them.
The list of romantic novels is infinite and therefore it is recommended that you join an online program like the Goodreads.com or Nexttag that are programmed to suggest you novels as per your priorities. You can also buy romantic novel online from Amazon. It is important to keep in mind that reading modern love stories at the beginning can help you develop interest in romantic novels that you can further scale up to classic romantic novels by Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde and William Blake. Romantic novels are simpler while reading and do not affect the psyche of the readers in any ways.  
So go ahead and get yourself drenched into the romance!

 


Comments




Leave a Reply