NPR's Top 100 Romances

It’s not an easy task whittling the vast field of romance down to one hundred titles– but the specialists over at NPR have done an amazing job of picking some of the stand-outs in the field.


Reading this list is like a trip along my bookshelves: M.M. Kaye, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Susanna Kearsley, Judith Merkle Riley, Judith McNaught, Jude Deveraux, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Kristan Higgins….

And I’m so very thrilled that The Secret History of the Pink Carnation is one of the 100!

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(My sixth grade self is hyperventilating a little at being on a list with M.M. Kaye, Victoria Holt, et al.)

So if you’re looking for a good book to read this summer, check out NPR’s top 100 romances!


  1. Sheila on July 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Great list, brought back many memories.

  2. SuzanneH on July 30, 2015 at 10:42 pm

    Well, done Lauren!! You are certainly in great company. It is very well deserved.

  3. Ella on July 31, 2015 at 11:59 am

    A great list! Several were added to my reading list and it was pretty cool to see you and some of my other favorites on the list as well.

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