A summer pastime

Nora was selected to Quirk Books’ Literary Baseball All-Star Team!  She’s playing the hot corner, just like her favorite baseball player, Brooks Robinson.

This got me to thinking:  who would I vote onto a Romance All-Start Baseball team?

I’m not going to choose positions, but for me, Nora would captain a team of Romance vets including Jane Austen, Mary Stewart, Georgette Heyer, Linda Howard, Mary Balogh, Nalini Singh, Jill Shalvis and Sarah Morgan.

Who would play on your Romance All-Star team?



26 thoughts on “A summer pastime”

  1. My lineup would have to be, in no particular order, Nora Roberts (of course), Catherine Coulter, Lindsay McKenna, Mary Balogh, Dixie Browning (as she’s from NC like me), Julie Tetel, Emma Goldrick, Jane Austen and Johanna Lindsey.

  2. Well, Nora of course! Then Jayne Ann Krentz, Kay Hooper, Stella Cameron, Mary Stewart, Dana Stabenow (I know, but there’s some romance in her books and I think she’d be a great player!), Linda Howard, Catherine Coulter and Iris Johansen.

  3. Well, besides Nora and several of the ones others mentioned, how could you not include Julia Quinn, Linda Lael Miller and one of my favorites, Roxanne St. Clair.

  4. Nora (of course,) Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Diana Palmer, Pamela Morsi, Debbie Macomber, Linda Howard and my newest discovery Hope Ramsay

  5. I wonder whether Charlotte Brontë would be interested in pitching… Just a thought 🙂

  6. My picks: Nora Roberts, Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell, Lynn Kurland, Karen Marie Moning, Christina Skye, M.M. Kaye, Mary Stewart, Margaret Mitchell.

  7. Besides Nora, I would include Jayne Ann Krentz, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Catherine Coulter, Dana Stabenow, Dee Davis, Susan Mallery, and Mariah Stewart.

  8. Hmm, Nora Roberts, Jane Austen, and Jayne Ann Krentz, Amanda Quick, and Jayne Castle (yes, I know they’re the same person 🙂 )

  9. Nora Roberts/JD Robb,Catherine Coulter, Julie Garwood, Nalini Singh,Sherrilyn Kenyon, Stephanie Laurens, Karen Moning, Keri Arthur,Lynsay Sands

  10. Congratulations to Nora on the hotspot. Given the number of times I’ve reread all the In Death books, Nora would definitely be the team captain. Georgette Heyer would be honorary captain, since she’s no longer with us — she started me off on adult romances. Gladys Malvern, who wrote historical romances for young people would be on the Little League team. Joining Nora on the main team would be Linda Howard, Christina Dodd, Jayne Ann Krentz, Mary Balogh, Kay Hooper, Jo Beverly, Mary Stewart, Victoria Holt, Jane Aiken Hodge, and Barbara Michaels (The Master of Black Tower). I’m making a list of everyone else’s favorites and look forward to diving in to new authors.

  11. Nora, Juie Garwood, Amanda Quick, Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Christina Dodd, Julie London. Lisa Kleypas, Karen Robards and Elizabeth Lowell.

  12. Nora, Linda Howard, Elizabeth Lowell, Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall,Stephanie Laurens, Mary Stewart, Anne McCaffrey, Elsie Lee, Barbara Delinsky, Jayne Ann Krentz/Amanda Quick/Jayne Castle and Diana Palmer.V There are others but this is my varsity team!

  13. My line up would have to include Nora Roberts, Julie Garwood, Diana Gabaldon, Sara Donati, Elizabeth Lowell and of course Janet Evanovich. And I really can’t leave out one of the first author’s I read, Louisa May Alcott……

  14. Nora of course, Jayne Ann Krentz ,Elizabeth Lowell , Catherine Coulter, Jude Deveraux, Susan Elizabeth Phillps, Johanna Lindsay , and of course Jane Austen

  15. Hmmmm, field a team of nine. Mine would include Nora, Anne Stuart (The Impeccably Demure), Julie Garwood, Linda Howard, Sharon Sala/Dinah McCall, Janet Chapman, Deborah Harkness, Maya Banks, and Amanda Quick.

    Relief pitchers: Iris Johansen, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Mary Balogh.

    Naturally I’d have to have angels in the outfield, so I’d call up Arnette Lamb and Penny Jordan.


  16. Hmm, Nora, Jayne Ann Krentz, Christine Feehan, Merline Lovelace, Cindy Gerard, Naomi Horton, Carole Buck, Jill Shalvis, nalini Singh, Shannon Stacey, Lee Magner, Marcia Evanick, Julie Miller, and Meg Benjamin.

  17. Nora, Jennifer Crusie, Loretta Chase, Kristan Higgins, Jill Shalvis, Deanna Raybourn, Linda Howard, Sherry Thomas, Jennifer Greene, with additional roster spots going to Susan Donovan, Kathleen Korbel, Carla Kelly, Rachel Lee and Kelly Hunter.

  18. Nora Roberts would definitely be the captain of my Romance All-Star Team, which would include members Jane Austin, Gaelen Forbes, Linda Lael Miller, Mary Balogh, Kat Martin, Julia Quinn, Karen White, Patricia Veryan, and stand-bys Celeste Bradley, Kay Hooper and Heather Graham. Actually, I could make up two or three more teams. This is hard because I have many authors I enjoy!

  19. First would be Nora and then Carla Neggers, Agatha Christie, Suzanne Brockmann, Heather Graham, Jessica Beck and Kay Hooper

  20. Always Nora first, then Rosamunde Pilcher, Mary Stewart, Susanna Kearsley, Rachel Hore, Lucinda Riley, Tatiana de Rosnay, Mary Nickson, Deborah Lawenson & Natasha Solomons..

  21. Well Nora of course, along with; Jayne Ann Krentz, Nalini Singh, Christine Feehan,Linda Howard,Maya Banks and Kay Hooper. They would be my top picks, but of course there are so many wonderful authors to choose from, you could make up several more teams 🙂

  22. I would have to go with Nora, Linda Howard, Kay Hooper, Catherine Coulter, Sandra Brown, Luanne Rice, Mariah Stewart and Karen Slaughter

  23. I would go with Nora, Victoria Holt, Mary Stewart, Phyllis A. Whitney, Agatha Christie, Linda Howard, Maya Banks, Kay Hooper, and Stephanie Laurens.

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