Having read a whole lot of books this year, I have decided to do a sum up of the different genres and list my favorite books among those read in 2020!
These posts will help me with the final round-up of favorite books read in 2020 at the end of the year (in another 15 days! :D)
In this post, I am summarizing the list of Romance novels that I read and enjoyed this year! They are not listed in any particular order and I truly enjoyed all of them. It is interesting to note that I have read many books by the same authors this year and a lot are continuation books in series.
I have provided summaries or snippets from my reviews of the books. To read the complete review, you can click on the book title.
Read on to get to know some of the books I read this year!
Return to Virgin River (Virgin River #19) by Robyn Carr
The famous Virgin River series, this book’s release happened around the time of the season 2 premier of the TV series on Netflix. The series has gained quite a viewership and I must say that I have enjoyed watching the series just as much as reading the books.
The story is well-written and a simple read. The book can be finished in one sitting depending on the reader’s time. A wonderful heart-felt story, this will tug at the reader’s heartstrings and take us on an emotional rollercoaster. Once again Robyn Carr brings us happiness and nostalgia all in one neat package!
Sunrise on Half Moon Bay by Robyn Carr
Sunrise on Half Moon Bay follows the lives of two sisters, born twenty years apart and with a very weak relationship save for the common link that is their parents.
The story is well-written and though it gets a little monotonous, the message is wonderful and heartfelt! This is a wonderful story to read at your leisure and it has all the right elements of a family story filled with love and romance.
Summer at Hope Haven (Dune Island #1) by Kristin Harper
The book introduces us to Emily, the main protagonist dealing with the loss of her family in a terrible accident and a broken engagement. To get away, Emily comes down to Hope Haven, to stay at the house her family vacationed at every summer.
The story is quite enjoyable and as Emily becomes stronger and accepts her life, the secrets, the people at Dune Island, she also starts to consider opening herself up to love. This is a great read for all the romance fans out there!
Aunt Ivy’s Cottage by Kristin Harper
This book is another simple beach read that can be read in one sitting, but will tug at the heart-strings much more than the previous book did. This story explores the concepts loss and the importance of family and support.
Overall this is a pleasant read albeit sad at times and is worth picking up for all fans of Romance out there!
Ten Days with a Duke by Erica Ridley
Ten Days with a Duke is a heart-warming romance with a strong, independent female character, Olivia and the hero, Elijah, who prefers horticulture and has been in love with Olivia for years.
This book is a pleasant and quick read set in the time of Christmas in a rather picturesque village! It is indeed the season of love!
Forever Your Duke (12 Dukes of Christmas #12) by Erica Ridley
The final book in the 12 Dukes of Christmas Series, Forever Your Duke is short and simply gorgeous! The basic theme of the story is to follow your heart inspite of Duty. This is a quick read which I thoroughly enjoyed.
A Christmas time romance read, this book is wonderful for a quick break from a busy day with a nice mug of coffee or hot chocolate!
Prejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match #1) by Rachael Anderson
This is a lovely book of self-discovery, family, parenting and of finding love in the most unlikely of places and in the unlikeliest person. This is a wonderfully light read and the characters are delightful though a little unrealistic at times. But sometimes, all a reader wants is a perfect ending and happiness! This story delivers it all!
Wrong Place, Right Time by E.B. Roshan
Wrong place, right time follows the lives of Anna Belko and Boris Merkovich as they navigate a war torn world. Set in the make-believe world of Sevia, the author has done a wonderful job of bringing this world to life.
This story is worth the read especially since it has all the elements of romance mixed with suspense making it an emotional ride in a very short time!
Lucy’s Last Chance by Elle Sweet
The author keeps the story and the pace simple and straightforward. However, even though some parts of the story may become predictable, the reader is sure to enjoy this book!
I definitely enjoyed reading about Lucy and how she learns to trust again, how she learns to forgive and move on. Her strength and tenacity are inspiring.
Rescuing Lord Inglewood (Inglewood #1) by Sally Britton
A pleasant read, Rescuing Lord Inglewood follows Esther Fox as she navigates high society in the absence of her older brother and is forced to marry his best friend, the Earl of Inglewood to preserve her reputation. What ensues is a series of events that could either bring the two together or force them further apart.
The story is well-written and a quick and enjoyable read! This is a must read for fans of romance.