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As Determined by AAR’s Readers in November 2004

Our Analysis of the Poll

This is AAR’s third annual top 100 romances poll, conducted by Shelley Dodge. This is a weighted poll that considers both the number of votes received by book and its ranking by voters. Given that 88 of the 100 titles listed have earned DIK status, you may want to read reviews of those books.

Top 100 Romances from 2004 Poll
1.Lord of Scoundrels Loretta ChaseEur Hist Romance
2.Flowers From the Storm Laura KinsaleEur Hist Romance
3.Welcome to Temptation Jennifer CrusieContemp Romance
4.As You Desire Connie BrockwayHist Romance
5.Bet Me Jennifer CrusieContemp Romance
6.Dreaming of You Lisa KleypasEur Hist Romance
7.OutlanderDiana GabaldonTime Travel Romance
8.Over the Edge Suzanne BrockmannContemp Romance
9.All Through the Night Connie BrockwayEur Hist Romance
10.Sea Swept Nora RobertsContemp Romance
11.It Had to be You Susan Elizabeth PhillipsContemp Romance
12.A Summer to Remember Mary BaloghEur Hist Romance
13.Morning Glory LaVyrle SpencerAmericana Romance
14.The Proposition Judith IvoryEur Hist Romance
15.A Kingdom of Dreams Judith McNaughtMedieval Romance
16.RavishedAmanda QuickEur Hist Romance
17.FredericaGeorgette HeyerRegency Romance
18.Mrs. Drew Plays Her Hand Carla KellyRegency Romance
19.MacKenzie’s MountainLinda HowardSeries Romance
20.Mr. Perfect Linda HowardContemp Romance
21.The Grand Sophy Georgette HeyerRegency Romance
22.Pride and Prejudice Jane AustenClassic Fiction
23.The Bride Julie GarwoodEur Hist Romance
24.Devil’s Bride Stephanie LaurensEur Hist Romance
25.To Have and to Hold Patricia GaffneyEur Hist Romance
26.Born in Fire Nora RobertsContemp Romance
27.Winter Garden Adele AshworthEur Hist Romance
28.Gone Too Far Suzanne BrockmannRomantic Suspense
29.The Viscount Who Loved Me Julia QuinnEur Hist Romance
30.Saving Grace Julie GarwoodMedieval Romance
31.My Dearest Enemy Connie BrockwayEur Hist Romance
32.In the Midnight Rain Ruth WindWomen’s Fiction
33.The Windflower Laura LondonHist. Romance
34.Naked in Death J.D. RobbFut Romantic Suspense
35.Whitney, My Love Judith McNaughtEur Hist Romance
36.Nobody’s Baby but Mine Susan Elizabeth PhillipsContemp Romance
37.A Knight in Shining Armor Jude DeverauxTime Travel Romance
38.ParadiseJudith McNaughtContemp Romance
39.The Shadow and the Star Laura KinsaleEur Hist Romance
40.Dream Man Linda HowardRomantic Suspense
41.Out of Control Suzanne BrockmannContemp Romance
42.Silk and Shadows Mary Jo PutneyEur Hist Romance
43.See Jane Score Rachel GibsonContemp Romance
44.Shattered Rainbows Mary Jo PutneyEur Hist Romance
45.Thunder and Roses Mary Jo PutneyEur Hist Romance
46.The Duke and I Julia QuinnEur Hist Romance
47.Heart Throb Suzanne BrockmannContemp Romance
48.For My Lady’s Heart Laura KinsaleMedieval Romance
49.Honor’s Splendor Julie GarwoodMedieval Romance
50.Lord Carew’s Bride Mary BaloghRegency Romance
51.Untie my Heart Judith IvoryEur Hist Romance
52.Dream a Little Dream Susan Elizabeth PhillipsContemp Romance
53.The Secret Julie GarwoodMedieval Romance
54.This is All I Ask Lynn KurlandMedieval Romance
55.Slightly Dangerous Mary BaloghEur Hist Romance
56.One Perfect Rose Mary Jo PutneyEur Hist Romance
57.To Love and to Cherish Patricia GaffneyEur Hist Romance
58.Kiss an Angel Susan Elizabeth PhillipsContemp Romance
59.Heaven, Texas Susan Elizabeth PhillipsContemp Romance
60.VenetiaGeorgette HeyerRegency Romance
61.Daughter of the Game Tracy GrantHistorical Mystery
62.The Prize Julie GarwoodMedieval Romance
63.Reforming Lord Ragsdale Carla KellyRegency Romance
64.Prince Joe Suzanne BrockmannSeries Romance
65.The Notorious Rake Mary BaloghRegency Romance
66.HeartlessMary BaloghEur Hist Romance
67.Son of the Morning Linda HowardParanormal Romance
68.Sleeping Beauty Judith IvoryEur Hist Romance
69.Where Dreams Begin Lisa KleypasEur Hist Romance
70.The Devil’s Cub Georgette HeyerRegency Romance
71.The Bronze Horseman Paullina SimonsHistorical Fiction
72.The Time Traveler’s Wife Audrey NiffenegarFiction
73.With This Ring Carla KellyRegency Romance
74.The Lion’s Lady Julie GarwoodEur Hist Romance
75.The Rake Mary Jo PutneyEur Hist Romance
76.Fallen from Grace Laura LeoneContemp Romance
77.Always to Remember Lorraine HeathAmer/West Hist Romance
78.CastlesJulie GarwoodEur Hist Romance
79.One Good Turn Carla KellyRegency Romance
80.Chesapeake Blue Nora RobertsContemp Romance
81.By ArrangementMadeline HunterMedieval Romance
82.Perfect Judith McNaughtContemp Romance
83.My Darling Caroline Adele AshworthEur Hist Romance
84.The Defiant Hero Suzanne BrockmannContemp Romance
85.The Unsung Hero Suzanne BrockmannContemp Romance
86.Guilty Pleasures Laura Lee GuhrkeEur Hist Romance
87.Jane Eyre Charlotte BronteClassic Fiction
88.Kill and Tell Linda HowardRomantic Suspense
89.After the Night Linda HowardContemp Romance
90.More than a Mistress Mary BaloghEur Hist Romance
91.Born in Ice Nora RobertsContemp Romance
92.Miss Wonderful Loretta ChaseEur Hist Romance
93.The Charm School Susan WiggsAmer Hist Romance
94.ScoundrelElizabeth ElliottEur Hist Romance
95.How to Marry a Marquis Julia QuinnEur Hist Romance
96.Angel Rogue Mary Jo PutneyEur Hist Romance
97.Trust Me Jayne Ann KrentzContemp Romance
98.Dancing on the Wind Mary Jo PutneyEur Hist Romance
99.Once and Always Judith McNaughtEur Hist Romance
100.This Heart of Mine Susan Elizabeth PhillipsContemp Romance

Our analysis of this poll
histbutResults of our 2007 Top 100 Romances Poll
histbutResults of our 2000 Top 100 Romances Poll
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