Back in the '70s, romance novels were disguised as family sagas, spanning generations, and following multiple couples through to an eventual HEA.
Colleen McCulloch's Thorn Birds, Belva Plain's Evergreen, Barbara Taylor Bradford's Emma Harte series, Susan Howatch's books—if you wanted a thick book rife with description of historical places and passionate men and women, there were plenty of books from which to choose.
Did you read any of these family sagas? Which were your favorites? And have you ever gone back for a reread?