Looking for a Classic Read? Start Here

by Karen Green

A great story stands the test of time and a great love story is indeed timeless. With an updated look and an enduring appeal, these six romances have remained favorites for a reason, offering readers all the tension, drama, flirtation and HEA hopefulness we look for in a classic.

Whether you enjoy contemporary, paranormal, suspense or high-stakes romance, you’ll be glad you discovered—or rediscovered—these favorites. Add these six classics to your holiday to-be-read list today!

 

Secret Star (Stars of Mithra) by Nora Roberts

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Originally published 1998

Grace Fontaine should be dead. Yet when Lieutenant Seth Buchanan arrives at the murder scene and finds Grace is very much alive, his homicide investigation is thrown into turmoil. Seth finds it hard to remember there’s any mystery more important to solve than that of Grace herself—and to figure out how she came to possess one of the huge blue diamonds known as the Stars of Mithra.

Secret Star by Nora Roberts

Back on Blossom Street (A Blossom Street Novel) by Debbie Macomber

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Originally published 2007

The women that have joined Lydia Goetz’s new knitting class all know a thing or two about spinning a yarn. From a hesitant bride-to-be to a young widow with a secret, everyone in the group is dealing with her own challenges—and as they continue to meet, they discover there’s a solution to every problem and another woman can usually help you find it.

Back on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber

True Love (Madaris Family Saga) by Brenda Jackson

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Originally published 2000

Corporate executive Shayla Kirkland has landed her dream job with one of Chicago’s top new firms, Chenault Electronics. Now she’s in a perfect position to destroy the company for unjustly ruining her mother’s career. But she never expected that handsome CEO Nicholas Chenault would spark a passion that challenges her resolve—and makes her surrender to the most irresistible desire.

True Love by Brenda Jackson

Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris

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Originally published 2004

Rue LeMay is desperate for cash when she takes a job as a dancer at Blue Moon Entertainment. Her tough childhood has prepared her to handle just about anything, including the enigmatic vampires she has to dance with at Blue Moon. But she isn’t prepared for the sparks that fly when she meets her regular dance partner, the inscrutable Sean McClendon, a three-hundred-year-old redheaded vampire from Dublin. And when Rue finds herself hunted by a terrifying stalker, Sean may be the only one she can trust.

Dancers in the Dark by Charlaine Harris

A Cold Creek Holiday (The Cowboys of Cold Creek) by RaeAnne Thayne

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Originally published 2009

All Emery Kendall wanted was to flee painful memories of Christmases past. She craved distraction and healing, and the mountains of Idaho offered both—but when she meets her host, rancher Nate Cavazos, she hardly gets a warm welcome. The former army ranger’s hands are full as guardian of two orphaned nieces and that’s all the involvement he could handle right now. Still, Nate can’t ignore his fierce attraction to Emery or his nieces’ instant attachment to her—until Emery’s secret threatens to shatter their happiness.

A Cold Creek Holiday by RaeAnne Thayne

A Year and a Day by Inglath Cooper

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Originally published 2005

Audrey Colby’s perfect life is all a facade. Her seemingly devoted husband is really a monster. Their high-society “friends” protect his ugly secrets. The mansion they live in is just a gilded prison for her and her son, Sammy. Everything hinges on escape. If only former state prosecutor Nicholas Wakefield Nicholas would stop interfering. He’s seen some terrible things and knows there are some injustices he can’t make right. But he won’t fail Audrey…

A Year and a Day by Inglath Cooper

 

 

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