Two-Hanky Reads

These are the romances that make you cry, not just a tear or two, but those those that tend to be cathartic and intense.

(List begun 03/96, updated 08/09)

Medieval Romances
Regency Romances
European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances
Alternate Reality
Miscellaneous

 

Medieval Romances

  • Velvet Bond (1995) by Catherine Archer
  • A Dove at Midnight (1993) by Rexanne Becnel
  • This Is All I Ask (1997) by Lynn Kurland
  • Warrior Bride (1994) by Tamara Leigh
  • The Wind from Hastings (1979) by Morgan Llywelyn
  • Prisoner of my Desire (1991) by Johanna Lindsey
  • Kingdom of Dreams (1989) by Judith McNaught
  • Katherine (1954) by Anya Seton
  • Keeper of the Dream (1992) by Penelope Williamson

Regency Romances

  • Dancing with Clara (1994) by Mary Balogh
  • The Obedient Bride (1989) by Mary Balogh
  • The Plumed Bonnet (1996) by Mary Balogh
  • A Precious Jewel (1993) by Mary Balogh
  • The Secret Pearl (1991) by Mary Balogh
  • The Temporary Wife (1997) by Mary Balogh
  • Silent Melody (1997) by Mary Balogh
  • Lady Jane (1984) by Norma Lee Clark
  • Tallie's Knight (2001) by Anne Gracie
  • The Lady's Companion (1996) by Carla Kelly
  • Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand (1994) by Carla Kelly
  • Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind (1998) by Carla Kelly
  • One Good Turn (2001) by Carla Kelly
  • Reforming Lord Ragsdale (1995) by Carla Kelly
  • The Major's Mistake (2000) by Andrea Pickens
  • Lord St Claire's Angel (1999) by Donna Simpson

European Historical Romances

  • Longing (1994) by Mary Balogh
  • Simply Love (2006) by Mary Balogh
  • Bewitching (1993) by Jill Barnett
  • Stealing Heaven (1995) by Kimberly Cates
  • Red, Red Rose (1999) by Marjorie Farrell
  • To Love and To Cherish (1995) by Patricia Gaffney
  • Gallant Waif (2001) by Anne Gracie
  • His Captive Lady (2008) by Anne Gracie
  • The Pirate & The Pagan (1990) by Virginia Henley
  • Broken Wing (2008) by Judith James
  • Shadow of the Moon (1979) by M.M. Kaye
  • No Greater Love (1992) by Katherine Kingsley
  • Flowers from the Storm (1992) by Laura Kinsale
  • My Sweet Folly (1997) by Laura Kinsale
  • Seize the Fire (1989) by Laura Kinsale
  • The Shadow and the Star (1991) by Laura Kinsale
  • Again the Magic (2004) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Then Came You (1993) by Lisa Kleypas
  • Almost Heaven (1990) by Judith McNaught
  • Whitney, My Love (1985) by Judith McNaught
  • Fleeting Splendor (1993) by Julie Moffett
  • Once an Angel (1993) by Teresa Medeiros
  • Basket of Wishes (1995) by Rebecca Paisley
  • Dearly Beloved (1990) by Mary Jo Putney
  • One Perfect Rose (1997) by Mary Jo Putney
  • When He Was Wicked (2004) by Julia Quinn
  • Tapestry (1995) by Karen Ranney
  • The Bronze Horseman (2001) by Paullina Simons
  • Tatiana and Alexander (2003) by Paullina Simons
  • A Fire in the The Heart (1990) by Katherine Sutcliffe
  • Once in a Blue Moon (1993) by Penelope Williamson

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • Annie's Song (1996) by Catherine Anderson
  • The Proud Breed (1978) by Celeste DeBlasis
  • Sweet Everlasting (1994) by Patricia Gaffney
  • Captive (1996) by Heather Graham
  • If You Believe (1993) by Kristin Hannah
  • A Taste of Heaven (1996) by Alexis Harrington
  • Always to Remember (1996) by Lorraine Heath
  • Parting Gifts (1994) by Lorraine Heath
  • Sweet Lullaby (1994) by Lorraine Heath
  • Texas Destiny (1997) by Lorraine Heath
  • Texas Glory (1998) by Lorraine Heath
  • A Matter of Honor (1996) by Mandalyn Kaye
  • Day Dreamer (1996) by Jill Marie Landis
  • Jenny's Mountain (1989) by Elaine Long
  • Only series (Only His [1991], Only Mine [1992], Only You [1992], Only Love [1995], Winter Fire [1996]) by Elizabeth Lowell
  • Mail-Order Bride (2000) by Maureen McKade
  • A Reason to Live (2006) by Maureen McKade
  • The Marriage Bed (1996) by Stephanie Mittman
  • Simple Jess (1996) by Pamela Morsi
  • No Regrets (1998) by Mildred Riley
  • Paint the Wind (1989) by Cathy Cash Spellman
  • The Coming Home Place (1994) by Mary Spencer
  • The Endearment (1982) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Forgiving (1991) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Hummingbird (1983) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Morning Glory (1989) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Twice Loved (1984) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Years (1986) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Heart of the West (1996) by Penelope Williamson
  • The Passions of Emma (1998) by Penelope Williamson

Contemporary Romances

  • Annie's Wild Ride (1998) by Alina Adams
  • P.S. I Love You (2004) by Cecelia Ahern
  • Forever After (1998) by Catherine Anderson
  • Never Change (2001) by Elizabeth Berg
  • One Reckless Summer (2009) by Toni Blake
  • Girls of Summer (2003) by Barbara Bretton
  • A Crack In Forever (1998) by Jeannie Brewer
  • Sunshine and Shadow (1986) by Sharon and Tom Curtis
  • Sunrise Song (1996) by Kathleen Eagle
  • Angel Falling Too Close to the Ground (1997) by Annie Garrett
  • Everlastin' Love (1998) by Gay G. Gunn
  • Angel Falls (2001) by Kristin Hannah
  • Home Again (1996) by Kristin Hannah
  • Twelve Days (2000) by Teresa Hill
  • Her Perfect Life (2006) by Vicki Hinze
  • Cry No More (2003) by Linda Howard
  • Anybody out There? (2006) by Marian Keyes
  • Jackson Rule (1996) by Dinah McCall
  • Paradise (1991) by Judith McNaught
  • The Real Deal (2004) by Lucy Monroe
  • Dream A Little Dream (1998) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Honey Moon (1993) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Kiss an Angel (1996) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
  • Remember the Time (1997) by Annette Reynolds
  • Home Fires (1995) by Luanne Rice
  • Summer Light (2001) by Luanne Rice
  • Born in Ice (1995) by Nora Roberts
  • Public Secrets (1990) by Nora Roberts
  • Annie and The Outlaw (10/1994) by Sharon Sala - SIM-597
  • Sweet Baby (2003) by Sharon Sala
  • No Place Like Home (2002) by Barbara Samuel
  • Till the Stars Fall (1996) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel
  • Miracle (1991) by Deborah Smith
  • A Place to Call Home (1998) by Deborah Smith
  • Come Summer (2004) by Sandra Steffen

Alternate Reality

  • Lord of the Storm (1994) by Justine Davis
  • The Skypirate (1995) by Justine Davis
  • A Knight in Shining Armor (1989) by Jude Deveraux
  • To Hell with Love (2007) by Sherri Erwin
  • Outlander (1991) by Diana Gabaldon
  • Dragonfly in Amber (1992) by Diana Gabaldon
  • Flashback (5/1993) by Terri Herrington (Tracy Hughes) - SS-7
  • If Only in My Dreams (2006) by Wendy Markham
  • The Time Traveler's Wife (2003) by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Lover Awakened (2006) by J.R. Ward

Miscellaneous

  • Too Deep For Tears (1989) by Kathryn Lynn Davis (set in Scotland, England, China, and India)
  • All We Hold Dear (1995) by Kathryn Lynn Davis
  • Somewhere Lies the Moon (1999) by Kathryn Lynn Davis (set in Scotland, France, and India)
  • Pearl Stallion (1996) by Rae Muir HH-308 (worldwide setting)
  • Night in Eden (1997) by Candice Proctor (set in Australia)

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