One of the most popular genres today is the romance novel. I've read a few cross-genre mystery/romance novels myself. Okay, maybe they were romance/mystery novels. My point is, romance novels are popular and I haven't really posted any links to them. Also, Valentine's Day is just a few weeks away. So, here are some links to get you started, I'll post more general source listing later.

A few links to individual romance novels:

Historia Calamitatum (12th Century) by Peter Abelard | Project Gutenberg | Medieval Sourcebook |

The Love Letters of Abelard and Heloise (?) by Anonymous | Sacred Texts |

Pamela, or Virtue Rewarded (1740) by Samuel Richardson | Project Gutenberg | Google Book Search |

Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen | Project Gutenberg |

The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (1845) | Project Gutenberg |

Jane Eyre (1847) by Charlotte Brontë | Project Gutenberg |

Wuthering Heights (1847) by Emily Brontë |Project Gutenberg |

The Scarlet Pimpernel (1905) by Baroness Orczy | Project Gutenberg |

Phantom of the Opera (1909) by Gaston Leroux | Project Gutenberg |

The Enchanted Barn (1918) By Grace Livingston Hill | Google Book Search |

The Sheik (1919) by E M Hull | Project Gutenberg |

The Black Moth (1921) by Georgette Heyer | A Celebration of Women Writers | Georgette-Heyer.com |

Mavis of Green Hill (1921) by Faith Baldwind | Google Book Search |

I Married a Ranger (1930) by Dama Margaret Smith | Tale Wins |

Other links of interest to readers of the romance genre are:

Project Gutenberg doesn't have a Romance Novel bookshelf, but it does have a Love bookshelf and an Erotic Fiction bookshelf.

Check Wikipedia for information about the history of the Romance Novel. Also on Wikipedia is the List of romantic novelists.

The Romancewiki is a specialized wiki just for romance novels.

Romance Writers of America a group for romance writers in America.

The Romantic Novelist Association a group for romance writers in the United Kingdom.