(Originally created in 1996, revamped in 2002, last updated April 16, 2010)

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All About Romance has long offered a number of Special Title Listings of various types of romance. The If You Like… (by setting or genre) is a companion page to If You Like… (by author). We developed the “by author” page to assist readers who enjoy the particular styles of some lead authors in discovering other similar and perhaps lesser-known authors. This “by setting or genre page” is designed to help you find authors who write in a specific time period and setting, such as Regency England, or who write a specific type or sub-genre of romance or women’s oriented fiction, such as Chick Lit.

Please remember that both pages are lists of suggestions for further reading and not guarantees that these authors will read exactly the same.

Many of the authors listed on this page are hyperlinked to articles or interviews at AAR. If you’re interested in any reviews we may have online, use our reviews database on the bottom left of this page.

Medieval Romance – Serious

Shana Abe
Rexanne Becnel
Jo Beverley
Terri Brisbin
Denee Cody
Claudia Dain
Claire Delacroix
Jude Deveraux
Christina Dodd
Elizabeth English
Jane Feather
Roberta Gellis
Madeline Hunter
Samantha James

Brenda Joyce
Susan King
Tamara Leigh
Josie Litton
Merline Lovelace
Elizabeth Lowell
Margo Maguire
Isolde Martyn
Anita Mills
Mary Jo Putney
Patricia Ryan
Deborah Simmons
Tina St. John
Jayel Wylie

Medieval Romance – Light

Jill Barnett
Julie Garwood
Lois Greiman
Jennie Klassel

Lynn Kurland
Kinley MacGregor
Teresa Medeiros

Georgian Set Historical – Serious

Teresa Medeiros
Patricia Potter
Karen Ranney
Julia Ross
Barbara Samuel
Anne Stuart
Patricia Veryan

Traditional Regency Romance – Serious

Mary Balogh
Nancy Butler
Clare Darcy
Elisabeth Fairchild
Anne Gracie
Barbara Hazard
Candice Hern
Georgette Heyer
Carla Kelly
Allison Lane

Edith Layton
Anthea Malcolm
Melinda McRae
Patricia Oliver
Laura Paquet
Donna Simpson
Sheri Cobb South
Joan Wolf
Rhonda Woodward

Traditional Regency Romance – Light

Marion Chesney
Sharon and Tom Curtis
Marian Devon
Diane Farr
Karen Harbaugh
Cindy Holbrook
Emma Jensen
Judith A. Lansdowne
Jane Lynson

Elizabeth Mansfield
Michelle Martin
Barbara Metzger
Kasey Michaels
Nadine Miller
Andrea Pickens
Nonnie St. George

Regency-Set Historical – Serious

Mary Balogh
Jo Beverley
Elizabeth Boyle
Candace Camp
Liz Carlyle
Heather Cullman
Jean Ross Ewing/Julia Ross
Marjorie Farrell
Gaelen Foley
Diane Gaston
Tracy Grant
Emma Jensen
Nicole Jordan
Julia Justiss

Laura Kinsale
Katherine Kingsley
Lisa Kleypas
Julia London
Kat Martin
Judith McNaught
Anita Mills
Mary Jo Putney
Karen Ranney
Barbara Dawson Smith
Mary Spencer/Susan Spencer Paul
Elizabeth Thornton
Gayle Wilson
Joan Wolf

Regency-Set Historical – Light

Victoria Alexander
Loretta Chase
Casey Claybourne
Catherine Coulter
Jacquie D’Alessandro
Suzanne Enoch
Julie Garwood
Karen Hawkins

Sabrina Jeffries
Stephanie Laurens
Johanna Lindsey
Cathy Maxwell
Kasey Michaels
Amanda Quick
Julia Quinn
Deborah Simmons

Victorian Era – Serious

Adele Ashworth
Rexanne Becnel
Connie Brockway
Judith Ivory/Judy Cuevas
Christina Dodd
Patricia Gaffney
Laura Lee Guhrke
Lorraine Heath
Laura Kinsale

Lisa Kleypas
Leslie LaFoy
Candice Proctor
Mary Jo Putney
Barbara Samuel
Robin Schone
Susan Sizemore
Melody Thomas

Victorian Era – Light

Connie Brockway
Patricia Cabot

Christina Dodd
Rebecca Hagan Lee

American Historical

Megan Chance
Eileen Charbonneau
Jude Deveraux
Jane Goodger
Laura Lee Guhrke
Miranda Jarrett
Linda Jones
Betina Krahn

Linda Francis Lee
Wendy Lindstrom
Meagan McKinney
Rebecca Paisley
Patricia Potter
Cheryl Reavis
Patricia Rice
Susan Wiggs

Frontier/Western/Americana – Serious

Catherine Anderson
Kate Bridges
Elizabeth Butler
Heather Cullman
Geralyn Dawson
Dorothy Garlock
Jo Goodman
Elizabeth Grayson
Alexis Harrington
Robin Lee Hatcher
Lorraine Heath
Beverly Jenkins

Jane Kidder
Jill Marie Landis
Susan Kay Law
Elizbeth Lowell
Curtiss Ann Matlock
Maggie Osborne
Patricia Potter
Dana Ransom/Rosalyn West
LaVyrle Spencer
Cheryl St. John
Jodi Thomas
Penelope Williamson

Historical Fiction

Jean Auel
Elizabeth Chadwick
Eileen Charbonneau
Sandra Dallas
Kathryn Lynn Davis
Dorothy Dunnett
Barbara Erskine
Sara Donati
Diana Gabaldon

Roberta Gellis
Phillipa Gregory
Eva Ibbotson
Morgan Llywelyn
Diana Norman
Sharon Kay Penman
Anya Seton
Paullina Simons
Joan Wolf

Contemporary Romance – Serious

Catherine Anderson
Barbara Bretton
Sandra Brown
Eric Jerome Dickey
Neesa Hart
Stef Ann Holm
Linda Howard
Brenda Jackson
Michelle Jerott
Elizabeth Lowell
Curtiss Ann Matlock
Dinah McCall/Sharon Sala

Judith McNaught
Kasey Michaels
Marilyn Pappano
Francis Ray
Emilie Richards
Nora Roberts
Joann Ross
Lynda Sandoval
LaVyrle Spencer
Mariah Stewart
Theresa Weir

Contemporary Romance – Light

Lisa Hendrix
Charlotte Hughes
Trish Jensen
Jayne Ann Krentz
Erin McCarthy
Julie Ortolon
Susan Elizabeth Phillips
Christie Ridgway

Romantic Suspense

Susan Andersen
Linda Anderson
Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Catherine Coulter
Jasmine Cresswell
Dee Davis
Lisa Gardner
Julie Garwood
Heather Graham
Christiane Heggan
Tami Hoag
Kay Hooper

Linda Howard
Iris Johansen
Elizabeth Lowell
Gayle Lynds
Shannon McKenna
Meagan McKinney
Helen R. Myers
Nora Roberts
Meryl Sawyer
Taylor Smith
Erica Spindler
Mary Stewart
Anne Stuart

Series Romance – Serious

Beverly Barton
Beverly Bird
Fiona Brand
Kylie Brant
Sandra Canfield/Karen Keast
Justine Davis
Judith Duncan
Kristin Hardy
Kate Hathaway
Sally Tyler Hayes
Candace Irvin
Brenda Jackson
Janice Kay Johnson
Virginia Kantra
Donna Kauffman
Rachel Lee
Merline Lovelace

Dinah McCall/Sharon Sala
Tara Taylor Quinn
Diana Palmer
Marilyn Pappano
Cheryl Reavis
Emilie Richards
Paula Detmer Riggs
Fay Robinson
M.J. Rodgers
Kathryn Shay
Cheryl St. John
Karen Templeton
Linda Turner
Eileen Wilks
Gayle Wilson
Sherryl Woods

Series Romance – Hot

Stephanie Bond
Fiona Brand
Tori Carrington
Janelle Denison
Marie Donovan
Kristin Hardy
Jo Leigh

Julie Elizabeth Leto
Carly Phillips
Candace Schuler
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Nancy Warren

Series Romance – Light

Leanne Banks
Elizabeth Bevarly
Stephanie Bond
Jan Freed
Trish Graves
Jennifer Greene
Claire King

Julie Kistler
Day Leclaire
Kimberly Raye
Christie Ridgway
Vicki Lewis Thompson
Bonnie Tucker

Crossover Authors who Wrote Series Romance – Serious

Suzanne Brockmann
Sandra Brown
Barbara Delinsky
Kathleen Eagle
Lori Foster
Tami Hoag
Linda Howard
Iris Johansen
Alison Kent

Kathleen Korbel/Eileen Dreyer
Jayne Ann Krentz
Elizabeth Lowell
Nora Roberts
Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Deborah Smith
Anne Stuart
Theresa Weir
Ruth Wind

Crossover Authors who Wrote Series Romance – Light

Janet Evanovich
Jennifer Crusie

Kay Hooper

Romantica

Anya Bast
Jaid Black
Jaci Burton
Rhyannon Byrd
Beverly Havlir
Joey W. Hill
Emma Holly
Sahara Kelly
Angela Knight

Lora Leigh
Sarah McCarty
Lori O’Clare
Shelby Reed
Lisa Marie Rice
Sasha White
Diane Whiteside
Beth Williamson

Women’s Fiction-y Romance

Jeanette Baker
Carole Bellacera
Georgia Bockoven
Robyn Carr
Pearl Cleage
Kathleen Eagle
Barbara Freethy
Kristin Hannah
Marian Keyes
Sandra Kitt

Curtiss Ann Matlock
Marie Alice Monroe
Pamela Morsi
Marsha Moyer
Jeanne Ray
Luanne Rice
Emilie Richards
Barbara Samuel/Ruth Wind
Kathleen Gilles Seidel
Deborah Smith
Jennifer Weiner

Chick Lit

Meg Cabot
Jenny Colgan
Michelle Cunnah
Helen Fielding
Mike Gayle
Emily Giffin
Jane Green

Wendy Holden
Sophie Kinsella
Caren Lissner
Anna Maxted
Sarah Mlynowski
Melissa Senate
Elizabeth Young

Monster Love – Serious

Nancy Baker
Alice Borchardt
Donna Boyd/Rebecca Flanders
Nancy A. Collins
Christine Feehan
Nancy Gideon
Laurell K. Hamilton
Charlaine Harris
Lori Herter
Sherrilyn Kenyon

Angela Knight
Susan Krinard
Linda Lael Miller
Cheri Scotch
Maggie Shayne
Susan Sizemore
Susan Squires
Vickie Taylor
Lynn Viehl
J.R. Ward

Monster Love – Light

MaryJanice Davidson
Katie MacAlister

Lynsay Sands

Paranormal – Serious

Kelley Armstrong
Jeanette Baker
Terri Brisbin
Jessica Bryan
Susan Carroll
Jasmine Cresswell
Jude Deveraux
Quinn Taylor Evans
Tracy Fobes

Barbara Freethy
Diana Gabaldon
Kristin Hannah
Jen Holling
Kay Hooper
Donna Kauffman
Marjorie M. Liu
Maggie Shayne
Susan Sizemore

Paranormal – Light

Jill Barnett
Lisa Cach
Emily Carmichael
P.C. Cast
Janet Chapman
Claire Cross
MaryJanice Davidson
Susan Grant
Kristine Grayson
Sandra Hill
Tanya Huff

Dara Joy
Kathleen Kane
Julie Kenner
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Jayne Ann Krentz
Lynn Kurland
Karen Marie Moning
Judith O’Brien
Rebecca Paisley
Christina Skye
Antoinette Stockenberg

Futuristic/Fantasy Romance – Serious

Catherine Asaro
Anne Bishop
Lois McMaster Bujold
Justine Dare/Justine Davis
Quinn Taylor Evans
Susan Grant

Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Ann Maxwell
Kathleen Morgan
J. D. Robb
Sharon Shinn
Linnea Sinclair
Wen Spencer

Futuristic/Fantasy Romance – Light

Anne Avery
Jayne Castle
Susan Grant

Melanie Jackson
Dara Joy

Inspirational – Historical

Sharon Ewell Foster
Robin Lee Hatcher
Kathleen Morgan
Janette Oke

Jane Orcutt
Tracie Peterson
Francine Rivers

Inspirational – Contemporary

Angela Benson
Terri Blackstock
Robin Lee Hatcher
Kristen Heitzmann
Dee Henderson

Lorena McCourtney
Victoria Christopher Murray
Jane Orcutt
Francine Rivers

Romantic Mysteries – Serious

Deborah Crombie
Roberta Gellis
Elizabeth George
Tracy Grant
Anne Perry

J.D. Robb
P.B. Ryan
Karin Slaughter
Dana Stabenow

Romantic Mysteries – Light

Mary Kay Andrews
Nancy Bartholomew
Jennifer Crusie
Janet Evanovich
Charlaine Harris

Carolyn G. Hart
Suzann Ledbetter
Kasey Michaels
Elizabeth Peters
Dorothy L. Sayers