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Friday, August 14, 2009

What was the first romance novel you ever read?

As a teenager when I visited my grandmother I would often dig through her many, many paperbacks and find a Victoria Holt or Phyllis Whitney to read while she read her book. I truly enjoyed those wonderful authors, but it was the day I discovered the book SHANNA by Kathleen Woodiwiss on my mother's dresser that I knew I had found what I was looking for. The drama, the adventure, and of course the romance at the heart of that book hooked me for life. I read in between my classes at school, sometimes even during! I read at night until the wee hours of the morning. I was very upset when I found that I couldn't read in the car because my stomach would get upset. So what was your first romance novel? Did you know immediately that it was what you had been looking for?


  1. It was such a long time ago, that I don't remember the title, but I know why I bought it. Fabio! I saw that half-nude bod, the long hair and strong jaw, and said, "GRRRRRRRRRRR!" And I'm still a fan!

  2. Hi Laura,

    I guess that says a lot about why we choose a book. Covers are so important. I have to admit to a certain interest in Fabio covers way back then. It was because he was on the cover that I started reading Johanna Lindsey books. Speaking of covers, your new one looks awesome!