So you've exhausted the Nicholas Sparks library (or you've realized his books are all the same, it's one of two usually). Here's some books/authors to check out next.
Why: Another popular romance author with a HUGE selection to choose from. I haven't read her myself yet (I'm thinking about starting this next year, if any of you have advice on where to start, by all means, let me know) but from what I see, she should be appealing to Sparks fans.
Why: Again, haven't read her. But I know lots of Sparks fans who adore her stuff. She seems to have that loving the beach thing that Sparks has if her covers are anything to go by.
Why: Another author with a huge backlist of books to choose from. She seems to write everything from romance to mystery and in between.
Why: Cute romance about a woman trying to get over her husband's death and he had a bunch of letters to be sent to her after he died to try and help her move on. I confess, that again, I haven't read this (can you tell contemporary romance isn't my thing?) but I have seen the movie which is very cute and should appeal to Sparks fans. She also has a couple of other contemporary romances out if you find you like this.
Why: Another romance that I haven't read (no reason, just lack of interest) but have seen the movie. It's got the same sort of dramatic love that Sparks has but with historical fiction and a circus setting.