We last polled for your Top Ten Hanky reads in 2006 and Cry No More by Linda Howard ran away with first place. Three years later the playing field has evened out and Cry No More tied with Always to Remember by Lorraine Heath for first place.
Six books from 2006 remained on the list and the top 4 titles remained the same. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn is the first newcomer in fifth place, One Perfect Rose by Mary Jo Putney landed in seventh place, Seize The Fire by Laura Kinsale placed ninth and is the earliest published story from 1985 to make the top ten and Virgin River by Robin Carr snagged the final slot and was the more recently published story from 2007.
We invite you to consider these questions and post about these poll results:
- Do you have to be in the right mood to read a two-hanky read, or do you read them at any time?
- Do you agree with the results? Are there any titles that you’re surprised to see that didn’t make the top ten? Are there any authors you expected to see in the top ten that didn’t make the cut?
- How often do you like to read bittersweet or emotionally intense romances? Are they your preference, or do you like a mix of light and dark reads?
Lee Brewer, LinnieGayl, and Cindy Smith