Romance is the most overrated genre in literature. Don’t get me wrong, I didn’t mean that it’s a bad thing because it is the opposite. It has a lot of patrons from the era of Jane Austen until today. Perhaps people read romance books because of the warmth and delightful feelings that they give to the readers’ hearts. There is just something amazing about love that makes people want to jump right into the story and feel the magic of how wonderful it is to love and be loved.
Some of the widely read romance books of all time are A Walk to Remember, Royal, The Proposal, Honeysuckle Season, Can You Keep a Secret?, Match Me if You Can, Nobody’s Baby but Mine, and Confessions of a Shopaholic. Do you ever wonder about who are the brilliant minds behind these awesome masterpieces? If you do, then this must be your lucky day! Listed below are among the best of the best romance book authors that you should check out.
Nora Roberts was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland. Her given name is Eleanor Marie Robertson. Apart from her popular author name, she also has many pen names including J.D. Robb, Jill March, and Sarah Hardesty. Roberts has written over 225 romance books that have been occupying the bookshelves of every bookstores and bookworms worldwide. She is, in fact, the very first author who was included in the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her novels have been adapted into different adaptations. These novels that transcended its literary success to film include Sanctuary, Carolina Moon, Midnight Bayou, Tribute, Blue Smoke, Montana Sky, and Northern Lights. Moreover, Nora Roberts has won multiple awards because of her talent and her works, such as the Golden Medallion awards, RITA awards, Quill awards, and more.
In December 31, 1965 at Omaha, Nebraska, Nicholas Charles Sparks — one of the best romance novelists was born. He attended the University of Notre Dame in College, a private school located at Notre Dame, Indiana. He currently lives in North Carolina, where some of his stories are set. He is a renowned author of romantic fiction and romantic drama, who have sold more than 115 million copies all across the world. There are at least 11 of his books that were adapted into films and were fairly patronized by the audience. The said novels are The Choice, The Longest Ride, A Walk to Remember, The Notebook, Dear John, Safe Haven, Nights in Rodanthe, The Last Song, The Best of Me, The Lucky One, and Message in a Bottle. Aside from film adaptations, Sparks’ novels also conquered both the New York Times and international bestselling lists
Monique Boyd is the author of the amazing romance novel titled Jasmine: A Woman of Color. She was born in New Jersey but grew up in Kansas. Boyd has been on Kansas since she was 2 years old until today. For 31 years, she has been in realm of office administration having served Boeing Company and Spirit AeroSystems. Monique served as a Senior Executive Assistant to a Senior Vice President for the past 21 years. Her book journey started upon the publication of her first book in 2018. After that, she has been putting her all in writing the sequels for her first book; hence, making it a series when the following books will be released. According to Monique, “this is truly a blessing and I’m so grateful for this unexpected blessing.” She has been trying to become better in handling her social media, such as Instagram, blog, and Facebook page.
In Sulphur Springs, Texas on December 11, 1979, best-selling author Margaret Colleen Fennell – Hoover was born. She attended Texas A&M-Commerce in college and took up a bachelor’s degree in social work. Hence, she has served as a social worker and a teacher before she became an author. Her first novel was Slammed, which was inspired from the Avett Brothers’ song lyric that goes “decide what to be and go be it.” Hoover had no plans of publishing her work which she finished in 2011. But in 2012, tables had turned and she self-published Slammed, which opened the literary doors for her. There were a lot of novels that followed after Slammed, such as Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, November Nine, Confess, It Ends with Us, Without Merit, and Verity.