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Winning the Lottery

When outsize wealth stands in the way of love, therein lies a tale.

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I'd Know Her (Voice) Anywhere

For some writers, a sentence is as telling as a fingerprint.

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SF (Not) Seeking M

These women are looking for anything but love.

 

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Parting Shots

Why the most exciting moment in a romance is also the toughest.

 

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Fools of Fate

Is true love a matter of destiny?

 

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Taking Me Back: The Best of 2013

A novel approach to judging the best romance of the year.

 

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I'll Tumble for You

Love's a farce.

 

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Not the Marrying Kind

They can sweep you off of your feet -- but can they commit?

 

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Wounded Heroes

The healing power of love found in deep space, the nineteenth century, and modern homes.

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Forsaking All Others

Divided loyalties can make for passionate drama.

 

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Everybody Knows

Sometimes the biggest -- and most entertaining -- obstacle to true love is the audience.

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Closet Romantics

Literary lovers who pack as much passion in their sentiments as they do in the bedroom.

 

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To Serve and Protect

Peace officers sometimes hide their hearts behind their badges.

 

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Creative Culture

There's an art to romance in these five new novels.

 

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All's Well That Ends Well

Love stories complete with hard-won happy endings. 

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The Rules of the Road

New historical love affairs built on classic Romance commandments.

 

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Fools of Fate

Is true love a matter of destiny? 

 

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Tough Love

These novels find romance even in the direst circumstances.

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Enchanted Refuge

Love stories that offer respites from trying times.

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You Made Me Love You

Love stories in which kisses are coerced.

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Love Is a Battlefield

Can love prevail against the furies of war?

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Believe It or Not

Why some of the most winning romances know how to laugh at themselves.

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Nickel and Dimed

Hardworking love stories for tough times.

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Everybody Knows

Sometimes the biggest -- and most entertaining -- obstacle to true love is the audience.

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Here Comes Trouble

Eloisa James on love stories in which indomitable women aren't ready to stop making waves.

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The Talk of the Town

Stories of love in which reputation means everything -- and nothing at all.

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The Peacock's Partner

Tales of love between plain Janes and their beautiful beaus.

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Baggage Claims

Eloisa James kicks off a new year of Reading Romance with stories of lovers encumbered by the past.

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Angst with a Bow on It

Tips for buying the perfect book for the young reader in your life.

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The Second Time Around

Re-reading a year's worth of favorites.

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About the Columnist
Eloisa James is a New York Times–bestselling author of historical romances, as well as a memoirist (Paris in Love) and professor of English literature teaching Shakespeare at Fordham University. Her latest novel is Three Weeks with Lady X.

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Paradise and Elsewhere

Canadian short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

Pastoral

When a persuasive pastor arrives in a sleepy farm town, his sage influence has otherworldly results (talking sheep, a mayor who walks on water). But can he pull off the miracle of finding kindly local Liz Denny the love of her life?  Small wonder looms large in this charmer from Andre Alexis.

The Hundred-Year House

When a poetry scholar goes digging through the decrepit estate of his wife's family to uncover a bygone arts colony's strange mysteries, he awakens a tenacious monster: his mother-in-law. A wickedly funny take on aging aristocracies from author Rebecca Makkai (The Borrower).