That was made me think. Not many of the books I've read over the last 60 years had that in the title. I've read many romances, written romances, but usually they didn't have love in the title.
My wife on the other hand went through a phase of reading Janet Oke. Most of her books used the word. Back in the day when we would gather up books we finished reading and take them to Don't Paperback Book Exchange. Still in business btw, but the daughter is running it now. Anyway, we'd trade in a sack full of books and walk out with five or six books for less than a dollar. Wife didn't like my Sci-Fi books, but as an avid reader when I was done with my books I also read hers. You can now get eight of those books in a collection.
Between marriages as I was floundering I read a lot of Mickey Spillane, Harold Robbins and even Jaqueline Suzanne. Guess what? She had a book with love in the title. They even made it into a movie. Absolutely dreadful, the movie anyway. The only good thing to come from that movie was a song that launched the career of Barry Manilow called Mandy.
I blogged with a guy years ago that was an absolute freak about Steve McQueen. Every year he had a McQueen special where he did a blow by blow review of every one of his movies and he interviewed anyone who was involved in the movies letting them tell stories of working with the great actor. One of those interviews was a co-star in Junior Bonner. Low and behold Barara Leigh wrote a book about McQueen and others, which has the word love in it. It's now on my TBR list.
Harlan Ellison's book does look interesting. Sorry to hear your divorce was so hard on you.
Thanks for stopping by my post earlier today.
Wow! Some GREAT blasts from the past here! Mickey Spillane, Harold Robbins, Jaqueline Suzanne, and Steve McQueen! Memory Lane indeed!
Harlan Ellison was one of my true role model for writing. Thanks for coming by, Lydia.
Glad to lead you down it, Lisa.
That was a well written collection😊 Thank you for stopping by my post too..
It was a pleasure, Starry-eyed.
A very interesting list! I don't think I read many books with the word "love" in the title either.
I went through a Janette Oke phase when I was in high school. I read most of the Love Comes Softly books, as well as her Canadian series (that started with When Calls the Heart).
kristy, nice to know. Thanks for coming by.
I've enjoyed the series of When Calls the Heart. Wife and mother read the books. Thanks for coming by, Charissa.
Fun mix of books! :)
Glad you appreciate them, Lark.
I love that you shared your experiences with each of these books!
Thank you, Brittaney.
I've heard of Harlan Ellison, even though I haven't read his work yet. I'm so glad to hear that it resonated with you during a tough time in your life!
Sammie, to me Harlan was one of the greatest authors of all time. Thanks for your thoughts.
I've always wanted to read Harlan Ellison!
Lisa, give him a try. Thanks for stopping by.
Great list! Thanks for sharing a bit about each book/author.
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Great list! ♡
Unusual list, I haven't read any actually
Emma, thanks for coming by and sharing.
I've been meaning to pick up some of Harlan Ellison's work, I continue to hear such incredible things--I'm never sure where to start, though!
Jordan, try Deathbird Stories. You'll either love him or hate him. Thanks for coming by.
A very unique, personal list. It's nice to see some variety. Thanks for sharing - and visiting my blog earlier.
It was my pleasure, Carol.
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