Regis on Canonical Romance Writers in The New Yorker

"Real Romance,"  a New Yorker  profile of novelist Nora Roberts, quotes Penn Press author Pamela Regis.

Regis writes, "The five writers who belong in any list of canonical twentieth-century romance writers are Georgette Heyer, Mary Stewar, Janet Daily before her self-admitted plagiarism, Jayne Ann Krentz, and Nora Roberts."

Would most romance fans agree with Professor Regis? In A Natural History of the Romance Novel, Regis examines the history of that popular genre and what it means to its many readers.