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Whether you are looking for romantic stories of southern bells longing for lost lives or steamy, hot romance stories, PublicBookshelf has free online romance novels to meet your romance reading needs.

Today's romance novels are not your mother's romance novels. While some titles still center on lonely women longing for lost loves, today's authors are more likely to include career driven heroines or vampires searching for love in all the wrong places.

There are many types of romance novels - historical, erotic, paranormal, multicultural, inspirational, suspense, and contemporary romance. Each type typically follows the format of traditional romantic stories, but writers today can add their own personal twist and put the hero and heroine in any situation at any place and time.

While the core of any good romantic book is the budding relationship between two characters, don't be surprised if you find some awesome action sequences or side-splitting humor subplots. It is through these attention-grabbing scenes that the characters are allowed to grow and learn more about each other. After all, real life is more than romance, and books typically mirror real life in the most important aspects.

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  1. ELLA OF GREENLAND
    ELLA OF GREENLAND
    by Asha Darwin

    Rating: 1.0/5 (1 vote cast)

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    Greenland, land of people, filled with ice cap and glaciers. It’s an autonomous nation within the kingdom of Denmark. It’s the largest island in the world.

    Categories: Romance, Western Romance

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  2. Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
    Prey on the Prowl - A Crime Novel
    by B S Murthy

    Rating: 1.4/5 (5 votes cast)

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    Even as Detective Dhruva was enamored by Kavya, whom he rescues from her kidnapper, Radha, the alleged murderess gatecrashes into his life, But when Kavya too joins him after her man and her kidnapper were murdered, there ensues the tussle of a love triangle, which gets unraveled in a poignant end.

    Categories: Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Bookies

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  3. Audrey
    Audrey
    by Mary Johnston

    Rating: 1.9/5 (211 votes cast)

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    Into an idyllic scene of a daydreaming child in a sunlit Virginia valley comes a warning. Strangers are approaching the isolated hollow on horseback, bringing war and love, life and death to the once peaceful glen. Mary Johnston's Audrey was a bestselling novel in 1902 and was applauded by critics in the New York Times.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  4. JOURNEY OF TRUE LOVE
    JOURNEY OF TRUE LOVE

    by Asha Darwin

    JOURNEY OF TRUE LOVE
    by Asha Darwin

    Rating: 2.0/5 (8 votes cast)

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    Walking through the midst of dew drops filled path,

    brings back the unfathomable memories of oneness!

    Adorable life’s experience, sings the melodies of roadway,

    to the destination of unforgettable feelings to brightness!

    Seasons of never ending desires, takes the turn towards,

    the narrow gate of relinquished steps of loneliness!

    Hidden passion of quenched communication,

    between the two souls creates the genuine trueness!

    Loyal dedication replenishes the most beautiful,

    relationship to carve the innermost feeling to happiness!

    Soft or hard, true love is a never ending quench of,

    confiding brink for elongated direction of smoothness!

    Journey of true love combines the two strange hearts to,

    the doorway of honest promises with each other’s willingness!

    Categories: Romance

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  5. Clara Hopgood
    Clara Hopgood

    by Mark Rutherford

    Clara Hopgood
    by Mark Rutherford

    Rating: 2.1/5 (85 votes cast)

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    Sisters Clara and Madge, independent young women, venture out from their Fenmarket home to London. Not only are they two single women on their own, there is a newborn baby girl to account for, but no husband. The unconventional story was considered scandalous when it appeared in 1896.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  6. SEX - Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English
    SEX - Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English

    by Henry Stanton

    SEX - Avoided Subjects Discussed in Plain English
    by Henry Stanton

    Rating: 2.1/5 (385 votes cast)

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    This practical and frankly-worded self-help book was written as a guide to sexual behavior and relationships between men and women and to explain the scientific knowledge of the day about sex. The book was was published in 1922, about 35 years after Henry Stanton's death.

    Categories: Romance, Self-help

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  7. Bella Donna
    Bella Donna

    by Robert Smythe Hichens

    Bella Donna
    by Robert Smythe Hichens

    Rating: 2.1/5 (172 votes cast)

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    A British Egyptologist is beside himself when he learns his wife has had an affair with an Egyptian man. Will his jealousy drive him to murder? Will hiding her passions lead his wife to commit a similar crime? Recipes for poisons are on every mind in this whodunit with a love-triangle twist.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  8. No Thoroughfare
    No Thoroughfare
    by Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

    Rating: 2.2/5 (127 votes cast)

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    Walter Wilding visits the foundlings home where as an infant he was left by his desperate mother, who later reclaimed him. But Walter learns that he is not truly the son of the woman he has called mother. His quest to discover his true identity leads him to uncover many secrets and surprises.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  9. Sons And Lovers
    Sons And Lovers
    by D. H. Lawrence

    Rating: 2.2/5 (99 votes cast)

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    This is a story of a gifted young man who is confused about life and relationships - both with his mother and the other women he loves. His confusion causes his family to struggle with strained relationships, high emotions and the challenges of love and lust.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  10. Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo
    Mademoiselle of Monte Carlo
    by William Le Queux

    Rating: 2.2/5 (190 votes cast)

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    This thriller brings the mysterious Mademoiselle into contact with a seemingly unstoppable super criminal known only as The Sparrow. The high society world of Mademoiselle may be the unlikely undoing of the underworld operative who has eluded the best detectives in Europe.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense

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