RT All-Time Favorites

 This is a list of RT's all-time favorite books compiled from RT reviewers' favorites (years 1982 - 2000) and books with 4 1/2 GOLD ratings (years 2001 and after).

1982

AGAIN THE MAGIC Lee Damon Galen

HIS LORDSHIP'S MISTRESS Joan Wolf Signet

HIGHLAND VELVET Jude Deveraux Pocket Books

THE TIGER'S WOMAN Celeste DeBlassis Dell

UNCONQUERED Bertrice Small Ballantine

THE COPELAND BRIDE Justine Cole Dell

THE VALLEY OF HORSES Jean Aeul Crown

FOREVER MY LOVE Rebecca Brandewyne Warner

THE CORNISH HEIRESS Roberta Gellis Dell

LOVE STORM Susan Johnson Playboy

GLORIOUS ANGEL Johanna Lindsey Avon


1983

HUMMINGBIRD LaVyrle Spencer Jove

LOVE, CHERISH ME Rebecca Brandewyne Warner

LAUGH WITH ME, LOVE WITH ME Lee Damon Second Chance

LIGHTNING THAT LINGERS Sharon & Tom Curtis Loveswept

ON WINGS OF MAGIC Kay Hooper Ecstasy

RAVEN'S PREY Stephanie James Silh. Intimate Moments

REFLECTIONS Nora Roberts Silh. Special Edition

THE RELUCTANT LARK Iris Johansen Loveswept

THE TESTIMONY Robin James To Have and Hold

CINDERS TO SATIN Fern Michaels Fawcett

THE RAINBOW SEASON Lisa Gregory Jove

LION OF IRELAND Morgan Llewelyn

DESIRE AND DESTINY Linda Lael Miller Pocket

EMERALD AND SAPPHIRE Laura Parker Pocket

CHRISTIE'S RAPTURE Veronica Sattler

REBELLIOUS LOVE Maura Seger Pocket

LOVE ME WITH FURY Janelle Taylor Zebra


1984

BITTERLEAF Lisa Gregory Jove

ONCE MORE, MIRANDA Jennifer Wilde Warner

STORMFIRE Christine Monson Avon

TIMELESS PASSION Constance O'Day-Flannery Zebra

WILLOW Linda Lael Miller Pocket Books

C.J.'S FATE Kay Hooper Loveswept

FABULOUS BEAST Stephanie James Silh. Desire

GHOST OF A CHANCE Jayne Ann Krentz Harl. Temptation

ROMANTIC CAPER Melinda McKenzie Rapture

SHADES OF MOONLIGHT Laurel Chandler Rapture

THE TRUSTWORTHY REDHEAD Iris Johansen Loveswept

WHEN MORNING COMES Judith Duncan Harl.Superromance

RIVER OF LOVE Rosanne Bittner Zebra

LOVE ONCE AGAIN Jo Ann Simon Avon

ALL THE SWEET TOMORROWS Bertrice Small Ballantine

THE WINDFLOWER Laura London Dell

DECEIVE NOT MY HEART Shirlee Busbee Avon

FOR HONOR'S LADY Rosanne Kohake Avon

SPRING FIRES Cynthia Wright Ballantine

TO SEE THE DAISIES...FIRST Billie Green Loveswept

A GENTLE DIPLOMACY Melinda McKenzie Rapture


1985

LADY MOONLIGHT Rita Rainville Silh. Romance

QUEEN OF HEARTS Heather Graham Dell Supreme

SARAH'S CHILD Linda Howard Silh. Secial Edition

A STRANGER CALLED ADAM BJ James Loveswept

WOLFE'S PREY JoAnn Robb Rapture

EYE OF THE STORM Maura Seger Worldwide

PROBE Carol Nelson Douglas Tor

TO LOVE A MAN Karen Robards Warner

A TAPESTRY OF DREAMS Roberta Gellis Berkley

WHITNEY, MY LOVE Judith McNaught Pocket Books

SUNSET EMBRACE Sandra Brown Bantam

HER ROYAL DESTINY Carol Maxwell Eady

SILKEN SAVAGE Catherine Hart Leisure

PASION'S BRIDE Jo Goodman Zebra

TENDER IS THE STORM Johanna Lindsey Avon

DAWN OF THE WHITE ROSE Mary Pershall

RISEN GLORY Susan Elizabeth Phillips

CHARADE Evelyn A. Crowe Harl. SR

ASHES AND ECSTACY Catherine Hart Leisure


1986

DEFY THE EAGLE Lynn Bartlett Worldwide

LOVE ONLY ONCE Johanna Lindsey Avon

PIECES OF SKY Marianne Willman Worldwide

MIDNIGHT RAINBOW Linda Howard Silh. Intimate Moments

ONE SUMMER Nora Roberts Silh. Special Edition

QUEST OF THE EAGLE Maura Seger Silh. Intimate Moments

A SPECIAL MAN Billie Green Silh. Special Edition

CRYSTAL FLAME Jayne Ann Krentz Warner

SUNSHINE AND SHADOW Sharon & Tom Curtis Bantam

TELL ME NO LIES Elizabeth Lowell Worldwide

WILD ORCHIDS Karen Robards Warner

LOVE'S CHARADE Jane Feather Zebra

SOUTHERN RAPTURE Jennifer Blake Ballantine

JASMINE ON THE WIND Mallory Dorn Hart Pocket

WHEN THE SPLENDOR FALLS Laurie McBain Avon

ONCE AND ALWAYS Judith McNaught Pocket

LIGHT AND SHADOW Lisa Gregory Jove

THE GOLDEN LADY Shirl Henke Warner

OUTLAW'S EMBRACE Francine River Berkley

NIGHTFIRE Valerie Vayle Dell

TENDER TRIUMPH Judith McNaught Harl. SR

SWEET STARFIRE Jayne Ann Krentz Warner

EDGE OF DAWN Maura Seger Worldwide


1987

THE BARGAIN Veronica Sattler Worldwide

BLAZE Susan Johnson Jove

LOVING JULIA Karen Robards Warner

DANGER ZONE Doreen Owens Malek Silh. Intimate Moments

DIAMOND BAY Linda Howard Silh. Intimate Moments

MORGAN WADE'S WOMAN Amii Lorin Dell Ecstasy

JADE STAR Catherine Coulter Signet

SOUTHERN RAPTURE Jennifer Blake Ballantine

NO CHOICE BUT SURRENDER Meagan McKinney Dell

PIRATE'S LADY Robin Lee Hatcher Leisure

UNCERTAIN MAGIC Laura Kinsale Avon

LADY OF FIRE Anita Mills Signet

TO LOVE AN EAGLE Joanne Redd Dell


1988

CLOUDCASTLE Nan Ryan Dell

A CRIME OF THE HEART Cheryl Reavis Silh. Special Edition

MYSTERY LOVER Annette Broadrick Silh. Romance

ONE LAVENDER EVENING Karen Keast Silh. Special Edition

SUMMER OF THE WOLF Patricia G. Evans Silh. Intimate Moments

WHATEVER IT TAKES Patricia G. Evans Silh. Intimate Moments

A DIFFERENT BREED Jessie Ford Ballantine

THE PRIDE OF LIONS Marsha Canham Paperjacks

REBELLIOUS ANGELS Laura Parker Warner

RENEGADE LOVE Katherine Sutcliffe Avon

SATAN'S ANGEL Kristen James Harlequin Historical

SOMETHING WONDERFUL Judith McNaught Pocket Books

TENDER REBEL Johanna Lindsey Avon

TIME KEPT PROMISES Constance O'Day Flannery Zebra

HOSTAGE HEART Eileeen Nauman Harlequin

SWAMP FIRE Patricia Potter Harlequin

FRONTIER WOMAN Joan Johnston Pocket

BENEATH THE TEXAS SKY Jodi Thomas Zebra


1989

DESPERATE MEASURES Paula Detmer Riggs Silh. Intimate Moments

FOUL PLAY Steffie Hall Second Chance

MACKENZIE'S MOUNTAIN Linda Howard Silh. Intimate Moments

TOGETHER ALWAYS Dallas Schulze Harl. American

THE ENGLISH WITCH Loretta Chase Avon

THE ERRANT EARL Marlene Suson Fawcett

THE RAKE AND THE REFORMER Mary Jo Putney Signet

THE BRIDE Julie Garwood Pocket Books

A KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOR Jude Deveraux Pocket Books

THIS FIERCE SPLENDOR Iris Johansen Bantam

RECKLESS LOVE Elizabeth Lowell Harlequin Historical

SEDUCTION Amanda Quick Bantam

THE BLOOD OF ROSES Marsha Canham Paperjacks

SWEET TALKIN' STRANGER Lori Copeland Dell

TOO DEEP FOR TEARS Kathryn Lynn Davis Pocket

PRINCESS OF FIRE Shannon Drake Berkley

WILDFLOWER Theresa DiBenedetto Pageant

THUNDER'S TENDER TOUCH Carol Finch Zebra

SWEET TREASON Particia Gaffney Leisure

THE LION'S LADY Julie Garwood Pocket

A KINGDOM OF DREAMS Judith McNaught Pocket

TWIN PASSIONS Miriam Minger Paperjacks

THEY CALL HER DANA Jennifer Wilde Ballantine

SOMEBODY'S BABY Marilyn Pappano Silh. IM


1990

THE DEVIL AND MS. MOODY Suzanne Forster Loveswept

IN SAFEKEEPING Naomi Horton Silh. Intimate Moments

MIRACLES Mary Kirk Silh. Special Edition

STRANGERS NO MORE Naomi Horton Silh. Intimate Moments

STREETS OF FIRE Judith Duncan Harl. Superromance

TENDER OFFER Paula Detmer Riggs Silh. Intimate Moments

THE DEDICATED VILLAIN Patricia Veryan St. Martin's

A NATURAL ATTACHMENT Katherine Kingsley Signet

VISCOUNT VAGABOND Loretta Chase Avon

FOLLOW THE WIND Janelle Taylor Zebra

ESCAPE NOT MY LOVE Elaine Coffman Dell

WISHES Jude Deveraux Pocket

SEDUCTION Amanda Quick Bantam

HEAVEN AND EARTH Kathleen Eagle Harlequin

BOLD DESTINY Jane Feather Avon

NIGHTROSE Dorothy Garlock Warner

THE VIKING'S WOMAN Heather Graham Dell

WARRIOR'S WOMAN Johanna Lindsey Avon

MIDNIGHT RIDER Colleen Shannon Berkley

BEYOND THE SAVAGE SEA Jo Ann Wendt Warner

STRANGERS NO MORE Naomi Horton Silh. IM

THE DEDICATED VILLAIN Patricia Veryan STMS


1991

CANDLE IN THE WINDOW Christina Dodd Harper

HIGHLAND ROGUE Arnette Lamb Pocket Books

LADY RELUCTANT Maggie Osborne St. Martin's

A MOMENT IN TIME Bertrice Small Ballantine

ONE WORE BLUE Heather Graham Dell

OUTLANDER Diana Gabaldon Delacorte

TATTERED SILK Elaine Barbieri Zebra

A ROSE FOR MAGGIE Kathleen Korbel Silh. Intimate Moments

NIGHT SHADOW Nora Roberts Silh. Intimate Moments

COURTING MISS HATTIE Pamela Morsi Bantam

THE DRAGON AND THE JEWEL Virginia Henley Dell

THE ENCHANTMENT Kristin Hannah Fawcett

FLOWERS FROM THE STORM Laura Kinsale Avon

JUST A KISS AWAY Jill Barnett Pocket Books

KEEPER OF THE DREAM Penelope Williamson Dell

REDEEMING LOVE Francine Rivers Bantam

THE RUBY Christina Skye Dell

COMANCHE MOON Catherine Anderson Harper

THE PRINCE OF MIDNIGHT Laura Kinsale Avon

TILL DAWN TAMES THE NIGHT Meagan McKinney Dell

HEAVEN SENT Pamela Morsi Bantam

SCANDAL Amanda Quick Bantam

THE LUCK OF THE DEVIL Barbara Metzger Fawcett

THE SECRET PEARL Mary Balogh Signet

UNCOMMON VOWS Mary Jo Putney NAL

AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN Rachel Lee Silh. IM
1992

ANGEL FOR HIRE Justine Davis Silh. Desire

EXILE'S END Rachel Lee Silh. Intimate Moments

FROM A DISTANCE Emilie Richards Intimate Moments

EMILY AND THE DARK ANGEL Jo Beverley Avon

A HIGHLY RESPECTABLE WIDOW Melinda McRae Signet

LILY Particia Gaffney Leisure

SHADOWPLAY Katherine Sutcliffe Signet

ONE WORE BLUE Heather Graham Dell

NIGHT WIND'S WOMAN Shirl Henke Leisure

RAINBOW Patricia Potter Bantam

MACKENZIE'S MISSION Linda Howard Silh. IM

NO GREATER LOVE Katherine Kingsley NAL

THROUGH A DARK MIST Marsha Canham Dell

KEEPER OF THE DREAM Penelope Williamson Dell

THE LION'S DAUGHTER Loretta Chase Avon

DIVINE EVIL Nora Roberts Bantam

NIGHT OF THE PHANTOM Anne Stuart Harlequin


1993

THE LAST HIGHWAYMAN Katherine O'Neal Bantam

NO SWEETER HEAVEN Katherine Kingsley Signet

SANTANA ROSE Olga Bicos Dell

COME SPRING Jill Marie Landis Berkley

LOST WARRIORS Rachel Lee Silh.Intimate Moments

DRAGONSLAYER Emilie Richards Silh. Intimate Moments

QUINN EISLEY'S WAR Patricia Gardner Evans Silh. Intimate Moments

A WISH AND A KISS Margaret St. George Harl. American

DEIRDRE AND DON JUAN Jo Beverley Avon

TAPESTRY Maura Seger Harper

THE LION'S DAUGHTER Loretta Chase Avon

AND ONE WORE GRAY Heather Graham Dell

SINFUL Susan Johnson Bantam

LEGACY OF THE ROSE Kasey Michaels Pocket

MORE THAN A NIGHT Connie Reinhold Dell

WICKED COMPANY Ciji Ware Bantam

MY ONLY LOVE Katherine Suttcliffe Jove

SOMEWHERE OUT THERE Emilie Richards Silh. IM

CONVINCING ALEX Nora Roberts Silh. Sp. Ed.

A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE Kathleen Korbel Silh. IM

SHAMELESS Glenna McReynolds Loveswept


1994

IT HAD TO BE YOU Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon

HIDDEN RICHES Nora Roberts Bantam

LORD OF THE STORM Justine Davis NAL

WHEN LIGHTNING STRIKES Kristin Hannah Fawcett

PHANTOM LOVER Millie Crisswell Harper

THE COURTESAN Diane Haeger Pocket

SPLENDOR Catherine Hart Avon

VOYAGER Diana Gabeldon Dell

OUTLAW Susan Johnson Bantam

MISS EMMALINE AND THE ARCHANGEL Rachel Lee Silh. IM

CINDERMAN Anne Stuart Harlequin


1995

THE WIVES OF BOWIE STONE Maggie Osborne Warner

LOVE BITES Margaret St. George Harl. American

NIGHT OF THE HAWK Victoria Leigh Loveswept

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL Marilyn Tracy Silh.Shadows

NAKED IN DEATH J. D. Robb Berkley

NIGHTFALL Anne Stuart Onyx

NIGHT SINS Tami Hoag Bantam

PURE DELIGHTS Stella Cameron Zebra

THE SKYPIRATE Justine Davis NAL

THE DOOR AJAR Joan Overfield Zebra

ROSES FOR HARRIET Patricia Oliver Signet

BEYOND SCANDAL Brenda Joyce Avon

THE PERFECT MISTRESS Betina Krahn Bantam

A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN Barbara Dawson Smith St. Martin's

IMAGINE Jill Barbett Pocket

LORD OF SCANDAL Jo Beverley
SWEETER THAN DREAMS Olga Bicos Zebra

THE OUTCAST Emily Carmichael
BRIDE OF THE LION Elizabeth Stuart St. Martin's

A BASKET OF WISHES Rebecca Paisley Dell

HEART OF THE WEST Penelope Williamson
SIMPLE JESS Pamela Morsi Avon

SHADOW IN VELVET Haywood Smith St. Martin's

BRIDGE OF DREAMS Christina Skye Avon

COME MIDNIGHT Suzanne Forster Berkley

TRUE BETRAYALS Nora Robert Putnam

FOR THE ROSES Julie Garwood Pocket


1996

PRINCE OF DREAMS Susan Krinard Bantam

FOREVER BLUE Suzanne Brockmann Silh. Intimate Moments

PRINCE JOE Suzanne Brockmann Silh. Intimate Moments

JACKSON RULE Dinah McCall Harper

STARDUST OF YESTERDAY Lynn Kurland Jove

THE DEVIL'S DUE Rita Boucher Signet

THE BAD LUCK WEDDING DRESS Geralyn Dawson Bantam

SHATTERED RAINBOWS Mary Jo Putney Topaz

YOU AND NO OTHER Cathy Maxwell Avon

A DANCE IN HEATHER Julie Beard Jove

HEART OF THE STORM Rexanne Becnel St. Martin's

ACROSS A MOONLIT SEA Marsha Canham Dell

THE THIEF'S MISTRESS Gaytle Feyrer Fawcett

AUTUMN LOVER Elizabeth Lowell Avon

SUNRISE SONG Kathleen Eagle Avon

BAREFOOT IN THE GRASS Judith Arnold Harlequin

THE OUTSIDER Penelope Williamson Warner

A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN Barbara Dawson Smith St. Martins

THE MARRIAGE BED Stephanie Mittman Dell

GATHER THE STARS Kimberly Cates Pocket


1997

ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY Jayne Ann Krentz Pocket Books

FINDING LAURA Kay Hooper Bantam

REJAR Dara Joy Leisure

SON OF THE MORNING Linda Howard Pocket Books

VENGEANCE IN DEATH J. D. Robb Berkley

CAMILLA'S FATE Judith A. Lansdowne Zebra

MY WAYWARD LADY Evelyn Richardson Signet

BEAST Judith Ivory Avon

CAPTAIN JACK'S WOMAN Stephanie Laurens Avon

FAIRY TALE Jillian Hunter Pocket Books

NIGHT IN EDEN Candice Proctor Fawcett

NOTHING BUT VELVET Kat Martin St. Martin's

TEXAS DESTINY Lorraine Heath Avon

DREAM LOVER Virginia Henley Dell

SWEETER SAVAGE LOVE Sandra Hill Leisure

HARMONY Stef Ann Holm Pocket

SPLENDOR Brenda Joyce St. Martin's

THE RAVEN'S MOON Susan King Signet

JUST ONCE Jill Marie Landis Jove

FOR LOVE OR MONEY Kathy DiSanto Loveswept

BAD FOR EACH OTHER Kate Hathaway Silh. IM

REFLECTIONS IN THE NILE J. Suzanne Frank Warner

STOLEN HEARTS Michelle Martin Bantam

HUSBAND, LOVER, STRANGER Suzanne Forster Berkley

UNFORGETTABLE Meryl Sawyer Zebra


1998

A PLACE TO CALL HOME Deborah Smith Bantam

CHERISH Catherine Anderson Avon

HIS SEDUCTIVE REVENGE Susan Crosby Silh. Desire

IT CAME UPON A MIDNIGHT CLEAR Suzanne Brockmann Silh. Intimate Moments

THE NOWHERE MAN Rebecca York Harl. Intrigue

AMAZING GRACIE Sherryl Woods Zebra

SHADOWS ON THE AEGEAN Suzanne Frank Warner

THE STARRY CHILD Lynn Hanna Onyx

A WOMAN'S HEART JoAnn Ross Pocket Books

BEST LAID SCHEMES Emma Jensen Fawcett

BALMORROW'S BRIDE Judith A. Lansdowne Zebra

ANOTHER CHANCE TO DREAM Lynn Kurland Jove

THE BRIDE FINDER Susan Carroll Fawcett

THE LAST HELLION Loretta Chase Avon

NOBODY'S DARLING Teresa Medeiros Bantam

MY DEAREST ENEMY Connie Brockway Dell

THE PIRATE PRINCE Gaylen Foley Fawcett

STRANGER IN MY ARMS Lisa Kleypas Avon

CRIMSON LACE Linda Francis Lee Jove

DEVIL'S BRIDE Stephanie Laurens Avon

WRITTEN IN THE STARS Katherine O'Neal Bantam

THE BODYGUARD'S BRIDE Jean Brashear Silh. Sp. Ed.

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon

THE PERFECT HUSBAND Lisa Gardner Bantam

FRENCH QUARTER Stella Cameron Kensington

BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST Karen Moning Dell

A ROSE IN WINTER Sharon Abe Bantam


1999

THE ADMIRAL'S BRIDE Suzanne Brockmann Silh. Intimate Moments

CLAY YEAGER'S REDEMPTION Justine Davis Silh. Intimate Moments

HEART OF MIDNIGHT Fiona Brand Silh. Intimate Moments

UNEXPECTED FAMILY Laurie Campbell Silh. Special Edition

THE KILLING GAME Iris Johansen Bantam

THE OTHER DAUGHTER Lisa Gardner Bantam

MARIGOLD'S MARRIAGES Sandra Heath Signet

BEYOND THE HIGHLAND MIST Karen Marie Moning Dell

FLOWERS UNDER ICE Jean Ross Ewing Berkley

THE LADY'S TUTOR Robin Schone Zebra

LILY FAIR Kimberly Cates Pocket Books

ONE NIGHT FOR LOVE Mary Balough

BRAZEN TEMPTRESS Elizabeht Boyle Dell

MY FALSE HEART Liz Carlyle Dell

RANSOM Julie Garwood Pocket

THE STARGAZER Michelle Jaffe Pocket

THE LAST WARRIOR Kristen Kyle Bantam

DARING THE DEVIL Leslie La Foy Bantam

THE CHARM SCHOOL Susan Wiggs Mira

SECRET BABY SANTOS Barbara McCauley Silh. Desire

SCANDAL'S BRIDE Stephanie Laurens Avon

HEART OF MIDNIGHT Fiona Brand Silh. IM

HOMEPLACE JoAnn Ross Pocket

CRAZY FOR YOU Jennifer Crusie STMS

THE WILD CHILD Mary Jo Putney Ballantine


2000

THE WAY HOME Irene Hannon Steeple Hill

UNDERCOVER BRIDE Kylie Brant Silh. Intimate Moments

CINDERELLA & THE SPY Sally Tyler Hayes Silh. Intimate Moments

IN THE MIDNIGHT RAIN Ruth Wind Harper

WELCOME TO TEMPTATION Jennifer Crusie St. Martin's

DEVILISH Jo Beverley Signet

MORE THAN A MISTRESS Mary Balogh Dell

THE RECKLESS ONE Connie Brockway Dell

A SEASON IN EDEN Megan Chance Harper

THE NIGHT DRIFTER Susan Carroll Ballantine

INDISCRETION Jillian Hunter Pocket

THE STONE MAIDEN Susan King Signet

THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST Teresa Mederios Bantam

CHINA BRIDE Mary Jo Putney Ballantine

MERELY MAGIC Patricia Rice Signet

DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS Linda Warren Harl. SR

A MAN APART Ginna Gray Silh. Sp. Ed.

WILD WAYS Naomi Horton Silh. IM

ON DANGEROUS GROUND Maggie Price Silh. IM

A PREGNANCY AND A PROPOSAL Mindy Neff Harl. Am.

DEVIL'S EMBRACE Catherine Coulter Jove
2001

OUT OF NOWHERE Beverly Bird (Silhouette, SERIES)

THE DRAGON QUEEN: THE TALES OF GUINEVERE Alice Borchardt (Del Ray, HISTORICAL)

KUSHIEL'S DART Jacqueline Carey (Tor, FANTASY)

MIDNIGHT BRIDE Susan Carroll (Ballantine, HISTORICAL)

ONCE FORBIDDEN... Carla Cassidy (Silhouette, SERIES)

CAST A ROAD BEFORE ME Brandilyn Collins (Broadman & Holman, INSPIRATIONAL)

IN THE COMPANY OF OTHERS Julie Czerneda (Daw, SCIENCE FICTION)

HIGHLAND LADY Colleen Faulkner (Zebra, HISTORICAL)

TAMING THE BEAST Amy J. Fetzer (Silhouette, SERIES)

OVERNIGHT CINDERELLA Katherine Garbera (Silhouette, SERIES)

FOR THE SAKE OF HIS CHILD Lucy Gordon (Harlequin, SERIES)

OUT OF THIS WORLD J.D. Robb, Susan Krinard, Maggie Shayne, Laurell K. Hamilton (Jove, PARANORMAL)

DESTINY Elizabeth Haydon (Tor, FANTASY)

RHYTHMS Donna Hill (St. Martin's, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

MR. PERFECT Linda Howard (Pocket, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE)

A FAMILY REUNION Brenda Jackson (St. Martin's, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

RENEGADE WITH A BADGE Claire King (Silhouette, SERIES)

NO EYE CAN SEE Jane Kirkpatrick (Waterbrook, INSPIRATIONAL)

THE PROVOCATIVE PROPOSAL Day Leclaire (Harlequin, SERIES)

THE MARRIAGE PROJECT Day Leclaire (Harlequin, SERIES)

SON OF THE SHADOWS Juliet Marillier (Tor, FANTASY)

THE ALVARES BRIDE Sandra Marton (Harlequin, SERIES)

WHITE CLOVER Tricia McGill (JacobyteBooks.com, PARANORMAL)

SOMETHING WONDERFUL Judith McNaught (Pocket Books, HISTORICAL)

SHENANDOAH HOME Sara Mitchell (WaterBrook Press, INSPIRATIONAL)

SOMETHING TO TALK ABOUT Laurie Paige (Silhouette, SERIES)

THE TURNING POINT Francis Ray (St. Martin's, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

THIRTY NIGHTS JoAnn Ross (Harlequin, SERIES)

BACK IN KANSAS Debra Salonen (Harlequin, SERIES)

ONE AND ONLY Lynda Sandoval (Encanto, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)


2002

NO COMPROMISE Rochelle Alers (BET/Arabesque, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

AN ACCIDENTAL GODDESS Megan Sybil Baker (LtdBooks, SCIENCE FICTION)

KUSHIEL'S CHOSEN Jacqueline Carey (Tor, FANTASY)

LAIR OF THE LION Christine Feehan (Leisure, HISTORICAL)

THE SURVIVORS CLUB Lisa Gardner (Bantam, MYSTERY)

BRIDE BY CHOICE Lucy Gordon (Harlequin, SERIES)

THE OTHER BOLEYN GIRL Philippa Gregory (Touchstone, HISTORICAL)

GETTIN' MERRY: A HOLIDAY ANTHOLOGY Francis Ray, Beverly Jenkins, Monica Jackson, Geri Guillaume (St. Martin's, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

LADY LIBERTY Vicki Hinze (Bantam, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE)

THE CHRISTMAS STAR Catherine Lanigan (Banbury Pub, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

HOT AS ICE Merline Lovelace (Silhouette, SERIES)

COLE CAMERON'S REVENGE Sandra Marton (Harlequin, SERIES)

IN DEEP WATERS Melissa McClone (Silhouette, SERIES)

RIVER OF EDEN Glenna McReynolds (Bantam, MAINSTREAM)

MOTHER OF THE BRIDE Lynn Michaels (Ivy, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

ACROSS A THOUSAND MILES Nadia Nichols (Harlequin, SERIES)

CRIME SCHOOL Carol O'Connell (Putnam, MYSTERY)

BREATHING ROOM Susan Elizabeth Phillips (Morrow, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

SAFE HARBOR Luanne Rice (Bantam, MAINSTREAM)

ALICE AT HEART Deborah Smith (BelleBooks, FANTASY)


2003

AT CLOSE OF DAY Joseph Bentz (Bethany House, INSPIRATIONAL)

THE BREATHTAKER Alice Blanchard (Warner, MYSTERY)

KUSHIEL'S AVATAR Jacqueline Carey (Tor, FANTASY)

RAGTIME IN SIMLA Barbara Cleverly (Carroll and Graf, MYSTERY)

ONE OF THESE NIGHTS Justine Davis (Silhouette, SERIES)

CITY GIRL IN TRAINING Liz Fielding (Harlequin, SERIES)

THE BRIDESMAID'S REWARD Liz Fielding (Harlequin, SERIES)

DEAFENING Frances Itani (Atlantic Monthly, HISTORICAL)

DANCE WITH THE DEVIL Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

SOME MEN'S DREAMS Kathleen Korbel (Silhouette, SERIES)

TRUTH OR DARE Jayne Ann Krentz (Putnam, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE)

THE BEST OF GOOD Sara Lewis (Atria, MAINSTREAM FICTION)

SOMEBODY'S KNOCKING AT MY DOOR Francis Ray (St. Martin's, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

THE PERFECT SUMMER Luanne Rice (Bantam, MAINSTREAM)

AND THE SHOFAR BLEW Francine Rivers (Tyndale, INSPIRATIONAL)

CRADLE AND ALL M.J. Rodgers (Harlequin, SERIES)

SINGLE WHITE VAMPIRE Lynsay Sands (Love Spell, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

THE CHRISTMAS BLESSING Donna VanLiere (St. Martin's, MAINSTREAM)


2004

THE LADY AND THE UNICORN Tracy Chevalier (Dutton, HISTORICAL)

THE ENEMY Lee Child (Delacorte, MYSTERY)

BACK TO LIFE Wendy Coakley-Thompson (Dafina, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

MAJOR DADDY Cara Colter (Silhouette, SERIES)

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE Angie Daniels (Genesis, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

DOUBLE SHOT Diane Mott Davidson (William Morrow, MYSTERY)

THE UNKNOWN DAUGHTER Anna DeStefano (Harlequin, SERIES)

HEAD GAMES Eileen Dreyer (St. Martin's, MYSTERY)

THE WELL OF LOST PLOTS Jasper Fforde (Viking, MAINSTREAM)

NOTHING TO LOSE Alex Flinn (HarperTempest, YOUNG ADULT)

DEAD WITCH WALKING Kim Harrison (HarperTorch, FANTASY)

THE FAIRY GODMOTHER Mercedes Lackey (Luna, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

KING'S RANSOM Jan Beazely and Thom Lemmons (Waterbrook Press, INSPIRATIONAL)

CLAIMING HIS LOVE-CHILD Sandra Marton (Harlequin, SERIES)

A HOME OF HER OWN Brenda Novak (Harlequin, SERIES)

DRAGONSPELL Donita K. Paul (Waterbrook Press, FANTASY)

MY SISTER'S KEEPER Jodi Picoult (Atria, MAINSTREAM)

DANCE WITH ME Luanne Rice (Bantam, MAINSTREAM)

BEACH GIRLS Luanne Rice (Bantam, MAINSTREAM)

IRRESISTIBLE FORCES Catherine Asaro, Lois McMaster Bujold, Mary Jo Putney, Deb Stover, Jo Beverley, Jennifer Roberson (NAL, FANTASY)

KILLER SMILE Lisa Scottoline (HarperCollins, MYSTERY)

ANGEL-SEEKER Sharon Shinn (Ace, FANTASY)

KISSING YOUR EX Brooke Stevens (NAL, MAINSTREAM FICTION)

OBSESSION Katherine Sutcliffe (Pocket, HISTORICAL)

THE AMATEUR MARRIAGE Anne Tyler (Knopf, MAINSTREAM)

THE SECOND SISTER Carrie Weaver (Harlequin, SERIES)

CIRCLES OF LOVE Karen White-Owens (BET/Arabesque, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

THE OCEAN BETWEEN US Susan Wiggs (Mira, MAINSTREAM)

LONE STAR CAFE Lisa Wingate (Onyx, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)


2005

THE RAIN FROM GOD Mark Ammerman (RiverOak, INSPIRATIONAL)

THE FIXER UPPER Judith Arnold (Mira, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

THE HALLOWED HUNT Lois McMaster Bujold (EOS, FANTASY)

WILD ROSES Deb Caletti (Simon and Schuster, MAINSTREAM FICTION)

MOON'S WEB C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp (Tor, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

THE LAST TRAIN TO MEMPHIS Elsa Cook (Genesis Press, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

FLIRTING WITH DANGER Suzanne Enoch (Avon, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE)

HOT STUFF Flo Fitzpatrick (Zebra, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE)

BEYOND THE BLUE Leslie Gould (WaterBrook Press, INSPIRATIONAL)

THE ICE QUEEN Alice Hoffman (Little, Brown, MAINSTREAM FICTION)

SEIZE THE NIGHT Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

THE HISTORIAN Elizabeth Kostova (Little, Brown, MYSTERY)

UNDRESSING MERCY Deanna Lee (liquidsilverbooks.com, EROTICA)

TIGER EYE Marjorie M. Liu (Love Spell, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

OUT OF CONTROL Shannon McKenna (Brava, ROMANTIC SUSPENSE)

COURTESAN Dora Levy Mossanen (Touchstone, HISTORICAL)

THE FUTURE WIDOWS' CLUB Rhonda Nelson (Harlequin Signature Select, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

G-SPOT: AN URBAN EROTIC TALE Noire (Striver's Row, EROTICA)

THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF RANGERGIRL Tim Pratt (Bantam Spectra, FANTASY)

KNOCKIN' BOOTS Tracy Price-Thompson (One World, EROTICA)

SUMMER'S CHILD Luanne Rice (Bantam, MAINSTREAM FICTION)

PINKERTON'S SISTER Peter Rushforth (Macadam/Cage, HISTORICAL)

MIRACLE IN THE MIST Elizabeth Sinclair (Medallion, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

LIGHT YEARS Tammar Stein (Knopf, MAINSTREAM FICTION)


2006

I KNOW I'VE BEEN CHANGED ReShonda Tate Billingsley (Pocket, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE)

KUSHIEL'S SCION Jacqueline Carey (Warner, FANTASY)

MUCH ADO IN THE MOONLIGHT Lynn Kurland (Jove, PARANORMAL ROMANCE)

THE PRIVILEGE OF THE SWORD Ellen Kushner (Bantam Spectra, FANTASY)

THE DEAD LETTERS Tom Piccirilli (Bantam Spectra, Science Fiction)

SANDCASTLES Luanne Rice (Bantam, MAINSTREAM FICTION)

MISTBORN Brandon Sanderson (Tor, FANTASY)

ADORA Bertrice Small (Romance Book Classics, HISTORICAL)

FARTHING Jo Walton (Tor, SCIENCE FICTION)

THE BOOK THIEF Markus Zusak (Knopf, MAINSTREAM FICTION)



2007

SUMMER OF LIGHT W. Dale Cramer (Bethany House, INSPIRATIONAL)

DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE Marie Ferrarella (Harlequin, SERIES)

YSABEL Guy Gavriel Kay (Roc, FANTASY)

THE JERICHO PACT Rachel Lee (Mira, MYSTERY)


2008

THE HERO OF AGES Brandon Sanderson (Tor, FANTASY)

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