Nov 8 2016 8:04am

Who Is Your Go-To Mood Boosting Author?

The days are getting shorter now that Daylight Savings Time is over. That may mean that, with less sunshine in our lives, we're in need of a mood boost from other sources—like romance novels!

What author is a guaranteed mood booster for you? What is it about their writing that gets you happy?

Tell us about it in the comments!

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Barbara Wilmot
1. miadevlin
I was feeling a bit miserable last week so I re-read "Faking It" by Jennifer Crusie. That really cheered me up and got me back into a Crusie state of mind so I'm now reading "Fast Women" and working my way up to the sublime "Bet Me".
2. Nightlight
Lisa Kleypas, always! I know I mention her all the time but I just love her books. If I'm feeling down or if I need a re-charge she is my go-to :-).
3. MonkuSan4Ever
1. Georgette Heyer's The Unknown Ajax is hilarious.
2. Vikram Seth's The Golden Gate is not a conventional romance novel but it is romantic and in verse!
3. All early Susan Elizabeth Phillips.
Carmen Pinzon
4. bungluna
JAK - all her early novels under any pseudonim can cheer me up no end. Love "Scandal" under Amanda Quick.
5. EC Spurlock
Julia Quinn does it for me every time. The Bridgertons have gotten me through many a crisis with my sanity relatively intact.
6. Kareni
Usually it's Thea Harrison, Patricia Briggs, Julie James, Mary Balogh, or Jennifer Ashley (or ... I could add another half dozen names). Currently though I'm having fun re-reading through Laura Florand's oeuvre.
7. PhoebeChase
Does whoever wrote the ingredients list on a box of chocolates count?
8. ErinMickC
Nora Roberts is my go-to when I'm in need of a mood boost. Her Bride Quartet always helps me straighten things out in my head.

Lizbeth Selvig and Candis Terry books also do the trick. I guess I'm looking for contemporaries when I need a pick-me-up!
11. cp7
Linda Howard's heroine,Blair Mallory, in To Die For does it for me every time and anything by Kristen Ashley.
12. Janine Randall
A Harlequin author who has passed, Betty Neels, always cheers me up when I need a little AAWWWW time. Her stories are very sweet and clean, but the h is usually in dire circumstances and handsome, usually Dr, H rescues her. They're all very short, and no twisty, turny story lines, but I can always count on them to make me feel better.
13. wsl0612
Shelly Laurenston. I'm reading her today as I'm very depressed and I need her help!
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