"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a great fortune must be in want of a wife." -- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice, 1813.
Romance novels appeal to the heart and celebrate the power of love.
- The Rita Awards are given by the Romance Writers of America in several different categories for romance writing.
- The Romantic Novel Awards are given by the Romantic Novelists' Association.
- Rebecca (1938) by Daphne DuMaurier
- Sandra Brown
- Barbara Freethy
- Kristan Higgins
- Tami Hoag
- Iris Johansen
- Jayne Anne Krentz
- Debbie Macomber
- Nora Roberts
- Danielle Steel