Love through the Generations: Series Romance about Families

There’s nothing romance readers love as much as a series, and there’s something especially warm and comforting about reading a series books with characters from the same family. You get to know them as secondary characters in one book, and cheer for them when they get their own book, with their own Happily Ever After. Here’s a trove of family series novels in a variety of genres, from historical to paranormal to contemporary, linked to their Booklist reviews when possible. 

I Dream of DragonsI Dream of Dragons, by Ashlyn Chase (Series: Boston Dragons)  

After being run out of their ancestral home, a family of shape-shifting dragons finds their way to Boston. Tall, dark, fire-breathing Rory Arish finds an apartment that caters to supernaturals, but there’s a catch: The last remaining apartment has been rented out to Amber McNally, a flight attendant who just happens to be Mother Nature’s latest recruit as a Modern Muse. If these two could only put aside their pride, they’d see that they’re perfect for each other. Fun, sexy and snarky.

Luck is No LadyLuck is No Lady, by Amy Sandas (Fallen Ladies)

Emma Chadwick takes her position as eldest sibling very seriously. After her father’s death, she’s determined to do whatever it takes to ensure that her sisters find husbands and financial security. Her determination leads her to take a job as a bookkeeper for a notorious gambling house run by notorious rake Roderick Bentley. Emma can’t allow herself to fall for him—but we all know Lady Luck works her magic however she sees fit. Emma and Roderick fit together in the most delicious and scandalous ways.

Brave the HeatBrave the Heat, by Sara Humphreys (The McGuire Brothers)

When Jordan McKenna left Old Brookfield, she left part of her heart there. Fire Chief Gavin McGuire hasn’t forgotten what he and Jordan shared as teens, or how much he wants her back in his life. When she moves back home, Jordan hopes that it won’t be too awkward seeing Gavin again, but she’s not prepared for the sparks that still remain. When they work together to solve a series of arsons, the heat ramps up.


Here’s oodles more family fun:

Anything but Sweet, by Candis Terry (Sweet Texas)

The Best Kind of Trouble, by Lauren Dane (The Hurley Boys)

Cold-Hearted Rake, by Lisa Kleypas (The Ravenels)

Destiny’s Embrace, by Beverly Jenkins (Destiny)

Devil’s Bride, by Stephanie Laurens (Cynster)

Dragon Actually, by G.A. Aiken (Dragon Kin)

Exclusively Yours, by Shannon Stacey (Kowalski Family)

First Comes Marriage, by Mary Balogh (Huxtable Quintet)

Forgotten Sins, by Rebecca Zanetti (Sin Brothers)

Heir to the Duke, by Jane Ashford (The Duke’s Sons)

How to Abduct a Highland Lord, by Karen Hawkins (MacLean Curse)

Just Like Heaven, by Julia Quinn (Smythe-Smith Quartet)

Lady Bridget’s Diary, by Maya Rodale (Keeping up with the Cavendishes)

The Look of Love, by Bella Andre (The Sullivans)

Magic in the Wind, by Christine Feehan (Drake Sisters)

Maid for Love, by Marie Force (The McCarthys of Gansett Island)

Much Ado about You, by Eloisa James (Essex Sisters)

The Perfect Play, by Jaci Burton (Play by Play)

A Royal Pain, by Megan Mulry (Unruly Royals)

Simply Irresistible, by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor)

Thornbrook Park, by Sherri Browning (Thornbrook Park)




About the Author:

Ilene Lefkowitz is a supervising librarian at the Denville Public Library in Denville, New Jersey. Along with C. L., co-author of Read On . . . Romance (2014). When she is not reading romances she can be found cooking up a storm or attempting to be crafty. Follow her on Twitter @ilefkowitz. C. L. Quillen is the director of the Spotswood Public Library. In her spare time, she likes to get creative in the kitchen, travel, and spoil her already very spoiled Siamese-mix cat. She is the co-author of Read On . . . Romance (2014). Follow her on Twitter at @cielle.

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