Favorite Books By Favorite Authors

September 3, 2009:

The bouquets of romance shown here are a result of polls for favorite books by favorite authors. For each author the bouquet can be 12 titles large - if their backlist is at least that - or more if there are ties. We originally conducted eight polls over a two year period ending in 2002. We re-polled to update and add to these bouquets in 2006, and then in 2008 began once more to update and add to them. These bouquets can be extremely useful to readers looking to try a new author.

The authors may have published 100 books or only five; the titles listed here are the favorites for our readers as they ranked them during the voting process. Readers who participated submitted their ranked lists of up to (but no more than) 12 titles per author, with 1 as their favorite. You'll find the results below; all authors for whom bouquets were added or updated in July 2009 are noted.

Cindy, Lee, and LinnieGayl examine the results for August's poll here.

Author Bouquets
Author Bouquets
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  • Shana Abe
  • Cherry Adair
  • Michele Albert/Michelle Jerott
  • Victoria Alexander
  • Susan Andersen
  • Catherine Anderson
  • Keri Arthur
  • Adele Ashworth
  • Mary Balogh
  • Leanne Banks
  • Jill Barnett
  • Rexanne Becnel
  • Elizabeth Bevarly
  • Jo Beverley
  • Jessica Bird
  • Roseanne Bittner
  • Elizabeth Boyle
  • Celeste Bradley
  • Barbara Bretton
  • Kate Bridges
  • Pamela Britton
  • Suzanne Brockmann
  • Connie Brockway
  • Sandra Brown
  • Nancy Butler
  • Meg/Patricia Cabot
  • Stella Cameron
  • Candace Camp
  • Marsha Canham
  • Liz Carlyle
  • Robyn Carr
  • Susan Carroll
  • Kathryn Caskie
  • Kimberly Cates
  • Janet Chapman
  • Megan Chance
  • Loretta Chase
  • Pamela Clare
  • Kresley Cole
  • Catherine Coulter
  • Jennifer Crusie
  • Jacquie D'Alessandro
  • Justine Dare/Davis
  • MaryJanice Davidson
  • Sylvia Day
  • Barbara Delinsky
  • Jude Deveraux
  • Christina Dodd
  • Shannon Drake
  • Kathleen Eagle
  • Suzanne Enoch
  • Diane Farr
  • Jane Feather
  • Christine Feehan
  • Katie Fforde
  • Gaelen Foley
  • Suzanne Forster
  • Lori Foster
  • Barbara Freethy
  • Patricia Gaffney
  • Dorothy Garlock
  • Julie Garwood
  • Roberta Gellis
  • Rachel Gibson
  • Colleen Gleason
  • Jo Goodman
  • Anne Gracie
  • Heather Graham
  • Susan Grant
  • Jennifer Greene
  • Philippa Gregory
  • Laura Lee Guhrke
  • Kristin Hannah
  • Robin Lee Hatcher
  • Karen Hawkins
  • Lorraine Heath
  • Kristen Heitzmann
  • Dee Henderson
  • Virginia Henley
  • Candice Hern
  • Georgette Heyer
  • Donna Hill
  • Sandra Hill
  • Colby Hodge/Cindy Holby
  • Emma Holly
  • Stef Ann Holm
  • Kay Hooper
  • Linda Howard
  • Elizabeth Hoyt
  • Jillian Hunter
  • Madeline Hunter
  • Judith Ivory/Judy Cuevas
  • Brenda Jackson
  • Monica Jackson
  • Eloisa James
  • Samantha James
  • Tara Janzen/Glenna McReynolds
  • Miranda Jarrett
  • Sabrina Jeffries/Deborah Martin
  • Beverly Jenkins
  • Emma Jensen
  • Iris Johansen
  • Susan Johnson
  • Joan Johnston
  • Dara Joy
  • Brenda Joyce
  • Julia Justiss
  • Andrea Kane
  • Carla Kelly
  • Sherrilyn Kenyon
  • Jenna Kernan
  • Lynn Kerstan
  • Marian Keyes
  • Laura Kinsale
  • Sophie Kinsella
  • Sandra Kitt
  • Lisa Kleypas
  • Angela Knight
  • Kathleen Korbel/Eileen Dreyer
  • Betina Krahn
  • Jayne Ann Krentz
  • Susan Krinard
  • Lynn Kurland
  • Stephanie Laurens
  • Edith Layton
  • Jade Lee
  • Rachel Lee/Sue Civil-Brown
  • Lora Leigh
  • Laura Leone
  • Johanna Lindsey
  • Josie Litton/Maura Seger
  • Marjorie M. Liu
  • Julia London
  • Laura London/Sharon & Tom Curtis
  • Julie Anne Long
  • Merline Lovelace
  • Elizabeth Lowell
  • Katie MacAlister
  • Kinley MacGregor
  • Debbie Macomber
  • Susan Mallery
  • Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Deirdre Martin
  • Kat Martin
  • Dinah McCall
  • Erin McCarthy
  • Sarah McCarty
  • Judith McNaught
  • Teresa Medeiros
  • Barbara Metzger
  • Kasey Michaels
  • Karen Marie Moning
  • Karyn Monk
  • Pamela Morsi
  • Linda Needham
  • Constance O'Day-Flannery
  • Janette Oke
  • Maggie Osborne
  • Diana Palmer
  • Marilyn Pappano/Rachel Butler
  • Kayla Perrin
  • Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Jane Porter
  • Patricia Potter
  • Candice Proctor
  • Mary Jo Putney
  • Amanda Quick
  • Julia Quinn
  • Karen Ranney
  • Francis Ray
  • Cheryl Reavis
  • Lisa Marie Rice
  • Emilie Richards
  • Paula Detmer Riggs
  • Francine Rivers
  • Karen Robards
  • J.D. Robb
  • Nora Roberts
  • Suzanne Robinson
  • Karen Rose
  • JoAnn Ross
  • Julia Ross/Jean Ross Ewing
  • Nan Ryan
  • Sharon Sala
  • Barbara Samuel
  • Lynsay Sands
  • Robin Schone
  • Dallas Schulze
  • Kathleen Gilles Seidel
  • Maggie Shayne
  • Gena Showalter
  • Deborah Simmons
  • Linnea Sinclair
  • Nalini Singh
  • Susan Sizemore
  • Christina Skye
  • Bertrice Small
  • Lass Small
  • Deborah Smith
  • LaVyrle Spencer
  • Roxanne St. Claire
  • Tina St. John
  • Mary Stewart
  • Marianne Stillings
  • Anne Stuart
  • Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Hope Tarr
  • Karen Templeton
  • Jodi Thomas
  • Elizabeth Thornton
  • Patricia Veryan
  • J.R. Ward
  • Theresa Weir
  • Susan Wiggs
  • Penelope Williamson
  • Gayle Wilson
  • Ruth Wind
  • Joan Wolf
  • Kathleen Woodiwiss


    Here are our Bouquets - (Abe thru Enoch)

    Shana Abe

    September 2008
    The Smoke Thief
    The Dream Thief
    The Secret Swan
    Queen of Dragons
    The Truelove Bride
    The Promise of Rain
    A Kiss at Midnight
    Intimate Enemies
    The Last Mermaid
    A Rose in Winter
    Cherry Adair

    March 2006
    Kiss and Tell
    In Too Deep
    Hide and Seek
    Out of Sight
    On Thin Ice
    Hot Ice
    Take Me
    The Mercenary
    Seducing Mr. Right
    Dance with the Devil (Date with A Devil)
    Michele Albert/Michelle Jerott

    March 2006
    Off Limits
    Getting Her Man
    Absolute Trouble
    All Night Long
    Her Bodyguard
    One Way Out
    A Great Catch
    Victoria Alexander

    May 2009
    Love with the Proper Husband
    The Husband List
    The Marriage Lesson
    The Wedding Bargain
    A Little Bit Wicked
    What a Lady Wants
    The Secrets of a Proper Lady
    The Pursuit of Marriage
    Let It Be Love
    A Visit from Sir Nicholas
    The Lady in Question
    The Prince's Bride
    Susan Andersen

    June 2009
    Be My Baby
    Head Over Heels
    Baby I'm Yours
    Baby Don't Go
    Hot & Bothered
    Getting Lucky
    All Shook Up
    Just for Kicks
    Coming Undone
    Catherine Anderson

    April 2009
    Annie's Song
    Baby Love
    Phantom Waltz
    Sweet Nothings
    Keegan's Lady
    Comanche Moon
    My Sunshine
    Blue Skies
    Coming Up Roses
    Forever After
    Bright Eyes
    Keri Arthur

    July 2008
    Full Moon Rising
    Kissing Sin
    Tempting Evil
    Dangerous Games
    Embraced by Darkness
    The Darkest Kiss
    Beneath a Rising Moon
    Beneath a Darkening Moon
    Adele Ashworth

    April 2009
    Duke of Sin
    Winter Garden
    My Darling Caroline
    Stolen Charms
    A Notorious Proposition
    Duke of Scandal
    The Duke's Indiscretion
    When It's Perfect
    Someone Irresistible
    Mary Balogh

    June 2009
    Slightly Dangerous
    A Summer To Remember
    Slightly Married
    More Than A Mistress
    The Secret Pearl
    Simply Love
    Slightly Scandalous
    First Comes Marriage
    Lord Carew's Bride
    The Notorious Rake
    Then Comes Seduction
    Slightly Tempted
    Leanne Banks

    April 2006
    Some Girls Do
    Feet First
    When She's Bad
    The Lone-Rider Takes A Bride
    The Playboy & Plain Jane
    Millionaire Dad
    Expectant Father
    Santa Slave (short story 1)
    A Rancher in Her Stocking (short story 2)
    Between Duty and Desire
    The Five-Minute Bride
    The Secretary And The Millionaire
    Jill Barnett

    May 2006
    Just a Kiss Away
    Carried Away
    Sentimental Journey
    The heart's Haven
    Daniel & the Angel (A Holiday of Love)
    Surrender a Dream
    Rexanne Becnel

    May 2006
    The Heartbreaker
    The Matchmaker
    A Dove at Midnight
    Dangerous to Love
    The Bridemaker
    The Maiden Bride
    The Troublemaker
    Where Magic Dwells
    The Knight of Rosecliffe
    The Mistress of Rosecliffe
    Heart of the Storm
    The Rose of Blacksword
    Elizabeth Bevarly

    July 2009
    My Man Pendleton
    How to Trap a Tycoon
    Her Man Friday
    Beauty and the Brain
    Just Like a Man
    You've Got Male
    The Virgin and the Vagabond
    Fast and Loose
    Married to His Business
    The Ring on Her Finger
    Jake's Christmas
    "Ever True" in A Sprinkle of Fairy Dust
    Jo Beverley

    September 2009
    My Lady Notorious
    St. Raven
    A Most Unsuitable Man
    A Lady's Secret
    Winter Fire
    An Unwilling Bride
    An Arranged Marriage
    Secrets of the Night
    Something Wicked
    Jessica Bird

    July 2008

    The Billionaire Next Door
    A Man in a Million
    An Irresistible Bachelor
    An Unforgettable Lady
    Beauty and The Black Sheep
    From the First
    His Comfort & Joy
    Heart of Gold
    Leaping Hearts

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    Roseanne Bittner

    June 2006
    Embers of the Heart
    Outlaw Hearts
    In the Shadow of the Mountains
    Montana Woman
    Sioux Splendor
    Oregon Bride
    Prairie Embrace
    Into the Wilderness
    Sweet Mountain Magic
    Thunder on the Plains
    Chase the Sun
    Full Circle
    Elizabeth Boyle

    September 2009
    Something About Emmaline
    Love Letters from a Duke
    This Rake of Mine
    Tempted by the Night
    Confessions of a Little Black Gown
    It Takes a Hero
    His Mistress by Morning
    Once Tempted
    No Marriage of Convenience
    One Night of Passion
    Stealing the Bride
    Memoirs of a Scandalous Red Dress
    Celeste Bradley

    July 2009
    The Pretender
    The Impostor
    To Wed a Scandalous Spy
    The Spy
    The Duke Next Door
    Desperately Seeking a Duke
    Duke Most Wanted
    The Rogue
    The Charmer
    One Night with a Spy
    Surrender to a Wicked Spy
    Barbara Bretton

    April 2006
    Shore Lights
    The Day We Met
    Girls of Summer
    A Soft Place to Fall
    Chances Are
    At Last
    Sleeping Alone
    One And Only
    Once Around
    *Sentimental Journey (The 40s)
    Someone Like You
    *Stranger in Paradise (The 50s)
    *From Harlequin's A Century of Romance
    Kate Bridges

    July 2008
    The Surgeon
    The Midwife's Secret
    Klondike Fever
    Klondike Wedding
    Klondike Doctor
    The Proposition
    The Engagement
    The Doctor's Homecoming
    The Bachelor
    Shotgun Vows (Western Weddings)
    The Commander
    Luke's Runaway Bride
    Pamela Britton

    April 2006
    In The Groove
    Dangerous Curves
    Enchanted by You Kisses
    "Wanted: One Hot Blooded Man" in Honk If You Love Real Men
    My Fallen Angel
    Cowboy Trouble
    Cowboy Lessons
    "Big, Bad Santa" in Red Hot Santa
    Suzanne Brockmann

    July 2009
    Gone Too Far
    Over The Edge
    The Unsung Hero
    Hot Target
    Out of Control
    Prince Joe
    Frisco's Kid
    Force of Nature
    All Through the Night
    The Defiant Hero
    Breaking Point
    Connie Brockway

    April 2008
    As You Desire
    All Through the Night
    My Dearest Enemy
    Bridal Favors
    The Bridal Season
    My Pleasure
    My Seduction
    A Dangerous Man
    My Surrender
    The Ravishing One
    Promise Me Heaven
    The Reckless One
    Sandra Brown

    September 2000
    Slow Heat in Heaven
    Texas! Chase
    Mirror Image
    Texas Lucky
    Texas Sage
    The Witness
    Where There's Smoke
    French Silk
    Sunset Embrace
    Adam's Fall
    Breath of Scandal
    Fanta C
    Nancy Butler

    June 2006
    Reclaiming Lord Rockleigh
    Prospero's Daughter
    The Rake's Retreat
    The Ramshackle Suitor
    Castaway Hearts
    The Discarded Duke
    The Bartered Heart
    Lord Monteith's Gift
    The Prodigal Hero
    Keeper of the Swans
    Christmas With Dora Davenport (Regency Christmas Courtship)
    The Kindness of a Rogue
    The Barkin Emeralds
    Meg/Patricia Cabot

    September 2009
    The Princess Diaries: Volume 1
    The Boy Next Door
    She Went All The Way
    Portrait of My Heart
    Queen of Babble
    Size 12 Is Not Fat
    Educating Caroline
    Where Roses Grow Wild
    Boy Meets Girl
    Avalon High
    A Little Scandal
    Every Boy's Got One
    Pants on Fire
    Stella Cameron

    March 2006
    Sheer Pleasure
    Guilty Pleasures
    True Bliss
    Dear Stanger
    Yes is Forever
    Pure Delights
    Finding Ian
    Only by Your Touch
    Now You See Him
    Candace Camp

    July 2009
    So Wild a Heart
    The Courtship Dance
    A Stolen Heart
    The Bridal Quest
    The Wedding Challenge
    The Marriage Wager
    The Hidden Heart
    No Other Love
    Swept Away
    A Dangerous Man
    Marsha Canham

    September 2008
    The Iron Rose
    Pale Moon Rider
    Across a Moonlit Sea
    The Pride of Lions
    Blood of Roses
    The Last Arrow
    Through a Dark Mist
    My Forever Love
    Under the Desert Moon
    Dark and Dangerous
    Straight for the Heart
    In the Shadow of Magic
    Liz Carlyle

    April 2009
    The Devil You Know
    No True Gentleman
    A Woman of Virtue
    The Devil To Pay
    Beauty Like the Night
    Never Romance a Rake
    Never Deceive a Duke
    Never Lie to a Lady
    A Deal With The Devil
    A Woman Scorned
    My False Heart
    Tempted All Night
    Robyn Carr

    July 2008
    Virgin River
    Shelter Mountain
    Whispering Rock
    Just Over the Mountain
    Deep in the Valley
    Down by the River
    Never Too Late
    The Wedding Party
    Runaway Mistress
    Blue Skies
    The House on Olive Street
    Informed Risk
    Susan Carroll

    April 2009
    The Bride Finder
    The Night Drifter
    Midnight Bride
    Brighton Road
    The Dark Queen
    The Courtesan
    The Silver Rose
    The Lady Who Hated Shakespeare
    The Wooing of Miss Masters
    The Bishop's Daughter
    The Huntress
    Kathryn Caskie

    July 2008
    Rules of Engagement
    How to Seduce a Duke
    Lady in Waiting
    A Lady's Guide to Rakes
    How to Engage an Earl
    How to Propose to a Prince
    Love is in the Heir
    Kimberly Cates

    March 2006
    Stealing Heaven
    Briar Rose
    Gather the Stars
    Lily Fair
    Morning Song
    Angel's Fall
    The Raider's Bride
    The Raider's Daughter
    "Gabriel's Angel" in A Gift of Love
    Picket Fence
    Crown of Dreams
    Fly Away Home
    Restless Wind
    Only Forever
    The Mother's Day Garden
    Megan Chance

    May 2006
    The Portrait
    An Inconvenient Wife
    A Candle in the Dark
    The Way Home
    The Gentleman Caller
    After the Frost
    Susannah Morrow
    A Heart Divided
    Fall From Grace
    A Season in Eden
    The Fatal Key
    Janet Chapman

    July 2009
    Charming the Highlander
    Wedding the Highlander
    Loving the Highlander
    The Seduction of His Wife
    Tempting the Highlander
    The Seductive Impostor
    Only with a Highlander
    The Man Must Marry
    The Stranger in Her Bed
    Secrets of the Highlander
    The Dangerous Protector
    Loretta Chase

    July 2009
    Lord of Scoundrels
    Lord Perfect
    Mr. Impossible
    The Last Hellion
    Your Scandalous Ways
    Miss Wonderful
    Not Quite a Lady
    Don't Tempt Me
    Captives of the Night
    The Lion's Daughter
    The Devil's Delilah
    Knaves' Wager
    Pamela Clare

    June 2009
    Hard Evidence
    Unlawful Contact
    Ride the Fire
    Extreme Exposure
    Sweet Release
    Carnal Gift
    Kresley Cole

    June 2009
    A Hunger Like No Other
    Dark Desires After Dusk
    No Rest for the Wicked
    Wicked Deeds on a Winter's Night
    Dark Needs at Night's Edge
    Kiss of a Demon King
    If You Deceive
    If You Desire
    If You Dare
    "The Warlord Wants Forever" in Playing Easy to Get
    The Price of Pleasure
    The Captain of All Pleasures
    Catherine Coulter

    May 2006
    The Sherbrooke Bride
    Night Fire
    The Wild Baron
    The Hellion Bride
    The Wyndham Legacy
    The Heiress Bride
    Night Shadow
    Moonspun Magic
    The Scottish Bride
    Calypso Magic
    Earth Song
    Fire Song
    Jennifer Crusie

    September 2008
    Bet Me
    Welcome to Temptation
    Crazy for You
    Fast Women
    Anyone But You
    Faking It
    Tell Me Lies
    Charlie All Night
    Getting Rid of Bradley
    Agnes and the Hitman
    Strange Bedpersons
    Jacquie D'Alessandro

    June 2009
    Sleepless at Midnight
    The Bride Thief
    Confessions at Midnight
    Tempted at Midnight
    Red Roses Mean Love
    Who Will Take This Man?
    Seduced at Midnight
    Love and the Single Heiress
    Whirlwind Wedding
    Not Quite a Gentleman
    Kiss the Cook
    Never a Lady
    Justine Davis/Dare

    May 2002
    The Morning Side of Dawn
    Dangerous Games
    Night Fires
    Lord of the Storm
    The Skypirate
    Dangerous Ground
    Clay Yeager's Redemption
    Stevie's Chase
    Leader of the Pack
    A Whole Lot of Love
    One Last Chance
    Angel for Hire
    Left at the Altar
    MaryJanice Davidson

    May 2006
    The Undead and Unwed
    Undead and Unemployed
    Undead and Unappreciated
    Derik's Bane
    Undead and Unreturnable
    The Royal Treatment
    Dead and Loving It
    Love's Prisoner
    Hello, Gorgeous
    The Royal Pain
    Jared's Wolf
    Biting in Plain Sight
    3. Bite
    Sylvia Day

    July 2008
    Ask for It
    The Stranger I Married
    A Passion for Him
    Passion for the Game
    Bad Boys Ahoy
    Don't Tempt Me
    Heat of the Night
    Pleasures of the Night
    "Wish List" (stand-alone short story)
    Mischief and the Marquess
    "Awaken the Fantasy" in Alluring Tales
    Declassified: Dark Kisses
    Barbara Delinsky

    March 2006
    Heart of the Night
    The Stud
    Lake News
    The Vineyard
    Flirting With Pete
    The Passion of Chelsea Kane
    More Than Friends
    Coast Road
    Together Alone
    Twelve Across
    Montana Man
    The Summer I Dared
    The Outsider
    Jude Deveraux

    September 2000
    A Knight In Shining Armor
    Highland Velvet
    Sweet Liar
    Velvet Angel
    Velvet Promise
    Velvet Song
    The Black Lyon
    Twin of Ice
    The Raider
    Twin of Fire
    The Princess
    Christina Dodd

    September 2009
    Rules of Engagement
    That Scandalous Evening
    Rules of Attraction
    Scent of Darkness
    Rules of Surrender
    Tongue in Chic
    A Well Favored Gentleman
    Trouble in High Heels
    Thigh High
    Into the Shadow
    Touch of Darkness
    Into the Flame
    Shannon Drake

    May 2006

    Beneath a Blood Red Moon
    When Darkness Falls
    Conquer the Night
    The Knight Triumphant
    Deep Midnight
    Seize the Dawn
    Come the Morning
    The Lion in Glory
    No Other Man
    Princess of Fire

    Kathleen Eagle

    May 2006
    What the Heart Knows
    Reason To Believe
    The Night Remembers
    This TIme Forever
    The Last True Cowboy
    The Last Good Man
    A Class Act
    Carved in Stone
    Once Upon a Wedding
    Sunrise Song
    Private Treaty
    You Never Can Tell
    Suzanne Enoch

    September 2009
    London's Perfect Scoundrel
    England's Perfect Hero
    Flirting with Danger
    A Matter of Scandal
    The Rake
    Always a Scoundrel
    Meet Me at Midnight
    Don't Look Down
    Reforming a Rake
    Billionaires Prefer Blondes
    A Touch of Minx
    Something Sinful


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