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20 Great Heartbreak Romance Novels

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Although I would not consider my novel a tear jerker, the characters are tormented and fight to overcome the pain of heartbreak throughout the story. It is the struggle to overcome heartbreak that generally leads to transformative change. Sometimes it is refreshing to experience the intense struggles of others to know that we are not alone in experiencing life's disappointments, tragedies, and thwarted passions. A good cry is therapeutic, an internal cleansing of sorts.

The following is a list of the top 20 romance novels that will break you heart.  Thanks to Amazon romance forum for input.

 Authors Linda Howard, Susan Johnson (particularly Wicked) Julie Garwood, Suzanne Brockman, and Sherilyn Kenyon, Judith McNaught,  are all masters of heartbreak.

In no particular order:

1. Bitter Eden, Sharon Salvato

2. Vulnerable, by Amy Lane

3. Ruby Dynasty Series - Catherine Asaro

4. Enchanted, by Elizabeth Lowell

5. The Notebook, by Nicholas Sparks

6. The Tempting Seals Series, by Lora Leigh, start with Dangerous Games, Hidden Agendas, Killer Secrets, Wild Card.

7. Dream a Little Dream, by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

8. When There is Hope, by Jane Goodger

9. The Crossroads Cafe, by Deborah Smith

10. At First Sight read True Believer first, by Nicholas Sparks

11. Pink Moon, by Stef Ann Holme

12. Jackson Rule, by Dinah McCall

13. Sugar Daddy and The Blue Eyed Devil, by Lisa Kleptas

14. Keegan's Lady, by Catherine Anderson

15. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, by James Patterson

16. To the Ends of , by Elizabeth Lowell

17. Redeeming Love, by Francine Rivers

18. Outlander Series, Diana Gabledon

19, A Knight in Shining Armor, by Jude Devereau

20. A Summer to Remember, Mary Balogh

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