Vintage Romance Covers

This is a gallery of vintage romance novel covers from my bookshelves.

If you’ve visited my page100romance Instagram, you’ll know that I am a big fan of these old school painted book covers. I really do miss these illustrations on new releases, with their love-clinched couples and embossed, metallic titles. Some of the themes and situations in these books may be problematic (and trigger warning worthy), but great cover art is timeless.

You can click the thumbnails below to see larger scans of the book covers. I’ll be adding to the gallery so be sure to check back for updates!

Kicking off the gallery with some of my all time favorite romance covers. These are all books by Johanna Lindsey, and the covers are by Robert McGinnis and Elaine Duillo.