SP: Who won our romance book pack worth RRP $155?

SP: Who won our romance book pack worth RRP $155?

SP: WIN! A romance book pack worth $155

This competition is kindly
brought to you by Bookworld.

Congratulations to Judy Roney, who was the lucky RC reader plucked from the comment draw to win my Bookworld bumper romance book pack worth $155! It’s a surprise pack, but I do know one of the books is a signed copy of Nicholas Sparks’ The Longest Ride – and others could be latest titles from authors such as Joanna Trollope, Kate Morton, Sylvia Day or Hugh Mackay (whose latest book I reviewed just last week). 

Thanks to everyone else who entered and shared their favourite authors, too. I’ve gotten some good ideas from some of you on what I’ll be reading next!

This competition is now closed… but we’ll have another very soon. Make sure you’re subscribed to The Scoop to hear about our upcoming blog and Facebook giveaways!

Freelance journo, blogger, self-appointed advice-giver and co-author of Get Lucky. If you've got a dating or relationship issue, feel free to ask a question. (PS. You can also find me at The Mama Files and Letter To My Ex).


  1. Judy Roney 6 years ago

    Thankyou so much! Just love my books. Will really enjoy reading every book in my mystery pack!!!
    Thanks again Rachel for a great prize.
    Kind Regards from a very happy winner

    • Judy Roney 6 years ago

      Thanks for the great book pack it arrived by courier this week. Looking forward to having a good read on the cold winter nights that are not that far away!
      Thanks again Rachel. Much appreciated.

  2. Teena Lewis 6 years ago

    My favourite author is Stephen King – not that romantic I know, but when I start one of his books, I cant put it down until finished!

  3. Brenda kapsley 6 years ago

    i love nora roberts i love how she combines the mystery with her romance you want to see them beat the criminal and fall in love

  4. Clinton M 6 years ago

    Pride & Prejudice. A classic that will always be studied as beauty in words doesn’t come as swiftly as this. Way to make a grown man cry!

  5. Noelene 6 years ago

    From times long ago it would be Jane Austen from the present it would be Marian Keyes

  6. Peter 6 years ago

    MY favourite author is J. K. Rowling because she has such a vivid imagination and sucks you into her books especially the Harry Potter series. Thanks

  7. Rosslyn Tadd 6 years ago

    I love the romance Meg Benjamin creates.Fun, breezy and contemporary with some suspense and adventure added.

  8. andreea nicolescu 6 years ago

    Love Nora Roberts, her books have a bit of everything and in some have laughed out loud. Defentily captures you in the moment

  9. Janine Marie 6 years ago

    Lee Childs is my fave. His Jack Reacher character just drives me crazy with wanting, him, his life, his strength, his travels, and Lee’s writing is fantastic.

  10. Han E 6 years ago

    This is a very dificult decision … I have so many favourite authors and books! I fell in love with Danielle Steel’s books when I was a teenager and through the years I add great authors to my list of favourites.

  11. mellie jane 6 years ago

    Patricia Cornwall her books always keep me on the edge of my seat and craving for the next installment.

  12. Tara N 6 years ago

    Cathy Kelly is my favourite romance writer – as soon as I start reading one of her books I’m transported to a village with new friends, a great job and a nice guy, and I enjoy every one the journeys we go on.

  13. Karlene 6 years ago

    I love Nick Earls…he’s a Brisbane based author the same age as myself. I love that his books are set in parts of the City that I frequent, and his characters share many of my thoughts and emotions.

  14. AmberB 6 years ago

    I love Nora Roberts. She writes such fantastic female and male characters. I love how her unique love stories are combined with the sexiness of mystery.

  15. My favourite authors are those who write cookbooks – but when it comes to novels, one of my favourites is Karen Rose – she writes crime thrillers with a bit of romance. They are VERY hard to put down! I also love Nora Roberts, Sheila O’Flanagan and Erica James.

  16. Cherie 6 years ago

    I love Darynda Jones books – comedy and romance all in one.

  17. Caroline Gunnulson 6 years ago

    I’m so loving Rachael Johns, she is a fantastic Australian writer and her books are perfect. They are very real and down to earth…

  18. Eliza D. 6 years ago

    I too love Paullina Simons the Bronze Horseman. I read this book to my Russian students who I teach English to. They love this story as it reminds them of home. The love story is just beautiful between Tatiana and Alexander an American boy who is in Russia with his parents. The history is amazing!

  19. LizzyLou 6 years ago

    Paullina Simons is my favourite author and The Bronze Horseman is my favourite book of hers.
    There is three books to continue reading keeping the romance of Alexandra and Tatiana alive.
    Some Russian history from 1936 – 1970. Love her style!

  20. Deb 6 years ago

    Kathy Lette – and in particular, The Boy Who Fell To Earth. Kathy writes in a style I totally envy, she is a natural entertainer!

  21. Melissa Creswell 6 years ago

    My favourite romance novel would have to be the classic romance in Sense and Sensibility, Jane Austen.

  22. Amy 6 years ago

    One Day by David Nicholls is such a tragic love story – it’s the reason why I can’t stop devouring romantic books!

  23. Rae graham 6 years ago

    Jackie Collins -Raunchy,far fetched and completely embarrassing if your caught reading one,but I love her books!

  24. Jeannine Barrett 6 years ago

    Laini Taylor is my favourite, the author of the astonishingly beautiful “Daughter of Smoke and Bone” trilogy which are really fantasy, action, adventure and romance books all rolled into one. I could re-read her books a thousand times and still never be bored. Such a talented woman.

  25. Christina 6 years ago

    Denise Scott and Judith Lucy. Two Australian women who just tell it like it is. Very, very witty, sometimes black humour, sometimes just plain funny, they have never failed to make me laugh out loud at their books – something I just don’t do with anyone else.

  26. Andrew 6 years ago

    My favourite romance novel is John Green’s Looking For Alaska. It is a coming of age story that has so many ups and downs, and reflects experiences that so many of us had in our teenage years. It shows us happiness, heartbreak and despair, and it wraps it all up together in the two main characters. I strongly recommend to any younger readers of RC that if you’re yet to read this novel, please take the time to spend a day doing so – especially if you can read it on a cold winter’s day/night like I did. It is a book that will stay with you forever, and a novel that I hope will be remembered by my generation to pass down to their children, alongside the likes of the Harry Potter novels (which is, in itself, one of the most beautifully crafted series where romance and love take centre stage despite the various other themes contained within the novels).

  27. Bubble Girl 6 years ago

    Jane Green without a doubt . . . funny, down to earth, and usually with a poignant message hidden in there . . . a fav I think shared by a certain Chick 🙂

  28. Elle 6 years ago

    Markus Zuzak’s ‘The Messenger’ – He is an author who can write a beautiful romance novel about the average man, and who reminds us all that we are all capable of wonderful things, especially as sometimes it’s the simplist gestures or efforts that can mean the most.

  29. Judy Roney 6 years ago

    Maeve Binchy for me , just love her books. Have just finished reading her last novel, A Week in Winter.
    It , like all her previous books had a story line that captivated you from the first page .Her books are all filled with compassion and love! May she RIP knowing that she has left behind a wonderful legacy in all her books.

  30. Debbie 6 years ago

    When I want something light I’m a sucker for Marianne Keyes charming books – hilarious characters you can relate to, fun plots, and always a sprinkling of romance too.

  31. Dianne Childs 6 years ago

    I love Patricia Cornwell’s crime novels. The murder, the mystery, the intrigue. Such a great author!

  32. Jacky B 6 years ago

    Jane Eyre is still my favourite romantic novel, great story and beautiful writing and of course theres Mr Rochester.

  33. jan wilson 6 years ago

    im a huge fan of Sophie Kinsella, lots of light hearted laughs and clumsiness in the characters which I can love and relate to

  34. Ariane 6 years ago

    Nora Roberts, great romance and stories too

  35. Lorraine Smith 6 years ago

    V.C. Andrews is my all time favourite author, I loved reading her books in my teenage years.

  36. Stacey Shailer 6 years ago

    I have two favourite authors, Kate Morton and Belinda Alexander! Can’t wait for their new books to come out, their novels are captivating and too-good-to-put-down!

  37. Maria 6 years ago

    “The Jewel of St Petersburg”. It has passion and romance interspersed with intrigue, rebellion and treachery. Include beautiful descriptions of historical St. Petersburg and you have a winner!

  38. Sally Thompson 6 years ago

    I’m a Sheila O’Flanagan, Marian Keyes kinda girl …….. but my interest in romance novels started with the ‘risqué ‘ Lace’ in year 9 …… thankful I turned it around and Pride and Prejudice is an all time favourite!!

  39. Benjamin Travia 6 years ago

    Kurt Vonnegut. He has the inimitable ability to make the reader both laugh and cry with the same sentence.

  40. Paula 6 years ago

    Sheila O’Flanagan’s books make me feel like I am a part of the stories and the characters are my friends!

  41. kelly 6 years ago

    I have different favourite authors depending on what I want to read. As far as romance goes you can’t go past Danielle Steele, I’ve had a few of her books leave me in tears. I also love Richelle Mead, and even though she is more paranormal/fantasy fiction there is still a strong element of romance and fore between her characters. What can I say, I love all books plonk me down with a good one and I’m a happy camper.

  42. Cyndie 6 years ago

    Amélie Nothomb is my favourite writer. Her book “Fear and Trembling” was also made a movie – highly recommended!

  43. Michelle Harrison 6 years ago

    Stephenie Meyer would be my favourite because I loved the twilight series and was a good romance novel

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