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Complete list of books quoted in


They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes when the subject is writing, a very few well-chosen words are worth most of all. Throughout On Writing Romance, I quoted various books and authors to illustrate points or show particular techniques.

This is the complete list of books which are discussed or excerpted within the text, so you can more easily look up the full text and see how the author carried out her story.

Alexander, Victoria. The Marriage Lesson, Avon, 2001

Bernard, Hannah. Catch and Keep, Harlequin Duets, 2003

Bevarly, Elizabeth. Youíve Got Male, HQN, 2005

Beverly, Jo. The Devilís Heiress, Signet, 2001

Blair, Annette. The Kitchen Witch, Berkley Sensation, 2004

Boyle, Elizabeth. Something about Emmaline, Avon, 2005

Boyle, Elizabeth. This Rake of Mine, Avon, 2005

Braun, Jackie. In the Shelter of His Arms, Harlequin Romance, 2005

Cach, Lisa. Return to Sender, Dorchester Love Spell, 2005

Castell, Dianne. A Fabulous Wedding, Harlequin American Romance, 2005

Chase, Rachelle, Out of Control, Red Sage Secrets #13, 2005

Child, Maureen. Expecting Lonerganís Baby, Silhouette Desire, 2006

Child, Maureen. Some Kind of Wonderful, St. Martinís, 2004

Cornelison, Beth. In Protective Custody. Silhouette Intimate Moments, 2006

Cornick, Nicola. The Rakeís Bride, Harlequin Historical, 2002

Cornick, Nicola. The Season for Suitors, HQN, 2005

Cote, Lyn. Chloe, Faithwords, 2005

Coulter, Cara. That Old Feeling, Silhouette Romance, 2006

Cross, Claire. Double Trouble, Berkley Sensation, 2001

Cross, Claire. Third Time Lucky, Jove, 2000

Davidson, Mary Janice. Undead and Unemployed, Berkley Sensation, 2004

Davidson, Mary Janice. Undead and Unwed, Berkley Sensation, 2004

Delacroix, Claire. The Warrior, Warner, 2004

Denison, Janelle. One Wilde Weekend, Kensington Brava, 2004

Dunaway, Michelle. Legally Tender, Harlequin American Romance, 2006

Feather, Jane. Almost a Bride, Bantam, 2005

Ferrarella, Marie. Dad by Choice, Harlequin Books, 2000

Fielding, Liz. The Billionaire Takes a Bride, Harlequin Romance, 2004

Fox, Roz Denny. The Secret Wedding Dress, Harlequin American Romance, 2005

Galloway, Shelley, Cinderella Christmas, Harlequin American Romance, 2005

Gibson, Rachel. See Jane Score, Avon, 2003

Gracie, Anne. The Virtuous Widow, Harlequin Historical, 2002

Graham, Heather. Bougainvillea, Mira, 2003

Hale, Deborah. Cupid Goes to Gretna, Harlequin Historical, 2002

Hamilton, Diana. The Italianís Price, Harlequin Presents, 2006

Hardy, Kristen. Under the Mistletoe, Harlequin American Romance, 2005

Holm, Stef Ann. Girlsí Night, Mira, 2002

James, Arlene. Deck the Halls, Steeple Hill Love Inspired, 2005

Jarrett, Miranda. A Gift Most Rare, Harlequin Historical, 2002

Kinsella, Sophie. Can You Keep a Secret?, Random House, 2004

Kinsella, Sophie. Confessions of a Shopaholic, Dell, 2001

Lee, Rachel. An Officer and a Gentleman, Silhouette Books, 1998

Lennox, Marion. The Doctorís Rescue Mission, Harlequin Medical Romance, 2005

Macomber, Debbie. Thursdays at Eight, Mira, 2001

Markham, Wendy. The Nine Month Plan, Warner Forever, 2003

Marr, Patt. Promise of Forever, Steeple Hill Love Inspired, 2006

Marton, Sandra. Captive in His Bed, Harlequin Presents Uncut, 2006

Marton, Sandra. The Desert Virgin, Harlequin Presents Uncut, 2006

McClusker, Penny. Noah and the Stork, Harlequin American Romance, 2005

Michaels, Leigh. The Corporate Marriage Campaign, Harlequin Romance, 2005

Michaels, Leigh. The Daddy Trap, Harlequin Romance, 1996

Michaels, Leigh. The Husband Sweepstake, Harlequin Romance, 2004

Michaels, Leigh. Maybe Married, Harlequin Romance, 2003

Michaels, Leigh. Promise Me Tomorrow, Harlequin Romance, 1991

Michaels, Lynn. Mother of the Bride, Ballantine, 2002

Michaels, Tanya. The Maid of Dishonor, Harlequin Duets, 2003

Monroe, Lucy. The Greekís Innocent Virgin, Harlequin Presents, 2005

Phillips, Susan Elizabeth. First Lady, Avon, 2000

Quinn, Julia. The Viscount Who Loved Me, Avon, 2000

Quinn, Julia. When He Was Wicked, Avon, 2004

Rustand, Roxanne. A Montana Family, Harlequin Superromance, 2001

Rustand, Roxanne. Almost a Family, Harlequin Superromance, 2005

Rustand, Roxanne. Operation: Second Chance. Harlequin Superromance, 2004

Ryan, Sydney. High-Heeled Alibi, Harlequin Intrigue, 2006

Sala, Sharon. Capsized, Mira, 2003

Thayne, Raeanne. Daltonís Undoing. Silhouette Special Edition, 2006

Weston, Sophie. In the Arms of the Sheikh, Harlequin Romance, 2006

Woods, Sherryl. The Backup Plan, Mira, 2005

For further reading about romance novels, I recommend:

Dixon, jay (sic). The Romance Fiction of Mills & Boon 1909 -1990s, UCL Press, 1999.

Krentz, Jayne Ann (ed). Dangerous Men and Adventurous Women: Romance Writers on the Appeal of the Romance, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1992.

Grescoe, Paul. The Merchants of Venus: Inside Harlequin and the Empire of Romance, Raincoast, 1997.

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