Lately, I’ve been craving a book that will break my heart… and then put it back together again. It’s been so long since I read a romance that made me ugly cry that, honestly, I can’t think of any off the top of my head. Kristan Higgins’ women’s fiction has made me cry–I just reread If You Only Knew and, while doing so, used up a clutch of Kleenex. Circe made me cry but, again, not a traditional romance. The Time Traveler’s Wife destroyed me but, while it is a phenomenal love story, it is most certainly not a romance. I know I’ve read some in the past but my 58 year old brain is drawing a big fat blank.

So help me out, peeps. Hit me with some romance novels that wrecked you and, please, tell me why. You guys are the best!

Dabney Grinnan
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