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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. Young Hearts
    Young Hearts
    by P. T. Dilloway

    Rating: 3.6/5 (164 votes cast)


    Part III of Children of Eternity series. Now a teenager, Samantha Young and her friends are forced to undertake a perilous journey from the island of Eternity to the mainland. Samantha hopes to finally learn who she is and where she came from, but what she discovers could destroy her.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

  2. Young Family
    Young Family
    by P. T. Dilloway

    Rating: 3.7/5 (266 votes cast)


    Part II of Children of Eternity series. Five years after waking up on the island of Eternity with no memory of who she is or where she came from, Samantha yearns to leave the island and search for her family. Samantha finds a wrecked ship on the beach with a man who claims to be her uncle.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

  3. Xander's Chance
    Xander's Chance
    by Lizzy Ford

    Rating: 3.8/5 (1764 votes cast)


    Book I in the Damian Eternal Series. A continuation of the "War of Gods" saga. The most powerful vampire on the planet meets his match in Jessi, a woman immune to his magic - and his charm.

    Categories: Romance, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

  4. Wuthering Heights
    Wuthering Heights
    by Emily Bronte

    Rating: 3.1/5 (433 votes cast)


    This is the love story of a tormented foundling who falls in love with the daughter of his benefactor. They long for each other and have to share the violence and misery caused by their attraction.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

  5. Women in Love
    Women in Love
    by D. H. Lawrence

    Rating: 2.6/5 (147 votes cast)


    Two sisters, a teacher and an artist, meet and fall in love with two men. The two couples become friends, often with very differing views on society and relationships. This sexually-charged book was the basis a 1969 film for which Glenda Jackson won an Academy Award for Best Actress.

    Category: Romance

  6. Wolf Wood (Part One)
    Wolf Wood (Part One)
    by Michael Edward Dixon

    Rating: 3.4/5 (161 votes cast)


    Alice de Lambert thought she would die an old maid then she moved from the nunnery to become matron of a local almshouse. Her caring ways brought her into contact with Harald Gascoigne, the loving son of a ferocious family, and her life was changed forever.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

  7. Wives and Daughters: An Every-Day Story
    Wives and Daughters: An Every-Day Story
    by Elizabeth Gaskell

    Rating: 3.0/5 (123 votes cast)


    When young Molly's father remarries, Cynthia, a new worldly stepsister, enters her life. Together Molly and Cynthia grow into women with independent values, while the strict Victorian society around them gossips, watches and comments on everything they do.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Romance

  8. Whisper In The Wind
    Whisper In The Wind
    by Susan Richmond

    Rating: 3.3/5 (565 votes cast)


    Caitlin Chadwick, 30, returns home to Valley View and the Double C Ranch after her grandfather dies. Time spent with Garrett Winston, 40-year-old ranch owner and family friend to the Chadwick’s, leaves Caitlin wanting more. Is it possible for them to be more than friends? For this to happen, Garrett must move beyond the past, his divorce, and not struggle with their age difference. Then Scott MacKay blows into town, turning Valley View upside down. Caitlin’s heart is further lost and confused, especially after he kisses her. How can she be attracted to this man when she loves another? As Garrett and Caitlin argue over Scott’s true reasons for being in Valley View, Garrett kisses Caitlin. Now two men are vying for her heart and soul. Caitlin wonders where it will lead her. They are different men, igniting passion on two different levels. Which one has her heart? Which one has her soul? Can one man have both?

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance, Western Romance

  9. When You Were Young
    When You Were Young
    by P. T. Dilloway

    Rating: 3.7/5 (376 votes cast)


    Part IV of Children of Eternity series. As Samantha Young faces the most important decision of her life, an old adversary from her past appears. In order to stop this new threat, Samantha and her friends must finally realize the truth about who they were and how they came to Eternity.

    Categories: Romance, Romantic Suspense, Fantasy & Paranormal Romance

  10. When We Love
    When We Love
    by Lynette Ferreira

    Rating: 2.7/5 (181 votes cast)


    Chrissie Taylor received a scholarship to The Cornwall Academy in Charleston. Her parents are happy and proud, and her father privately says that now she won't have to go to school with so many black kids. But a black kid at the Academy catches her eye the moment she sees him.

    Categories: Romance, Contemporary Romance


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