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Romance and Love Stories at MSU: Welcome

Here are entered works of fiction dealing with romantic love.

What's in This Guide




These books focus on romantic love and its obstacles, from classic to contemporary works. Happy endings not guaranteed! 



Books in this category combine suspense with the development of a romantic relationship between the main characters. A happily ever after (HEA) is likely. 


PARANORMAL ROMANCE (includes Futuristic Romance)

Rooted in Gothic fiction, paranormal romance deals primarily with relationships but also includes elements of fantasy, science fiction and/or horror. A happily ever after (HEA) is likely.



Books in this category combine elements of romance and historical fiction. A happily ever after (HEA) is likely.



Books in this category are set in the time in which they are written (typically post-World War II). A happily ever after (HEA) is likely.


More Reading Ideas

For more recommendations of Romance novels, see the Romance blog hosted by Kirkus Reviews. Note: if we don't have a particular book in our collection, we can probably get it for you! Just ask a Reference librarian for help.

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