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Historical Romance

Historical romances are often described by the time period during which the story takes place. The novels on this list are grouped by the most common time periods for romance novels. Most are set in either Great Britain or the United States. If you don’t see your favorite author or historical era, just Ask Us!


Magic in His Kiss
Shari Anton

Possessed by the Highlander
Terri Brisbin

Shadow Music
Julie Garwood

The Knave and the Maiden
Blythe Gifford

Virginia Henley

Highland Avenger
Hannah Howell

With Every Breath
Lynn Kurland

Danger’s Kiss
Sarah McKerrigan

Charming the Prince
Teresa Medeiros

The Border Lord and the Lady
Bertrice Small

Knight’s Ardor
Teresa Swift

A Knight’s Enchantment
Lindsay Townsend

Kathleen Woodiwiss


TUDOR PERIOD (1485-1603)

My Secret Protector
Pam Binder

By His Majesty’s Grace
Jennifer Blake

The Queen’s Lady
Shannon Drake

At the King’s Pleasure
Kate Emerson

Kissed by Shadows
Jane Feather

A Dangerous Love
Bertrice Small

The Maiden’s Hand
Susan Wiggs


GEORGIAN PERIOD (1714 - 1810)

A Scandalous Countess
Jo Beverley

To Desire a Devil
Elizabeth Hoyt

Desperate Duchesses
Eloisa James

Ruthless: The House of Rohan
Anne Stuart

Dangerous to Love
Elizabeth Thornton


REGENCY PERIOD (1811 - 1820)

The Proposal
Mary Balogh

Never Dare a Duke
Gayle Callen

Nicola Cornick

Prince of Ravenscar
Catherine Coulter

A Week to Be Wicked
Tessa Dare

To Tempt a Rake
Cara Elliott

Lady Amelia’s Mess and a Half
Samantha Grace

The Irish Duke
Virginia Henley

Dangerous in Diamonds
Madeline Hunter

A Lady Never Surrenders
Sabrina Jeffries

To Desire a Wicked Duke
Nicole Jordan

The Silent Governess
Julie Klassen

The Revenge of Lord Eberlin
Julia London

The Naked King
Sally MacKenzie

No Longer a Gentleman
Mary Jo Putney

The Angel in My Arms
Stefanie Sloane

The Orchid Affair
Lauren Willig


VICTORIAN PERIOD (1837 – 1901)

My Wicked Little Lies
Victoria Alexander

Return of the Viscount
Gayle Callen

Taken by the Prince
Christina Dodd

The Winter Rose
Jennifer Donnelly

The Seduction of an Unknown Lady
Samantha James

Tempt Me at Twilight
Lisa Kleypas

A Rogue of My Own
Johanna Lindsey

How Do I Love Thee?
Nancy Moser

The River Knows
Amanda Quick

The Darkest Sin
Caroline Richards

A Bewitching Bride
Elizabeth Thornton

Straw in the Wind
Janet Woods



Tamera Alexander

Promise Me Forever
Diane Amos

Lucky Penny
Catherine Anderson

No Place for a Lady
Maggie Brendan

Dawn Comes Early
Margaret Brownley

Paper Roses
Amanda Cabot

Wind Dancer
Jamie Carie

Sheriff’s Choice
Jane McBride Choate

Love in Disguise
Carol Cox

Love Finds You in Golden, New Mexico
Lena Nelson Dooley

The Colonel’s Lady
Laura Frantz

Kissing Comfort
Jo Goodman

A Vote of Confidence
Robin Lee Hatcher

Emma Lang

McKettrick’s Choice
Linda Lael Miller

The Counterfeit Bride
Nancy J. Parra

A Dream to Call My Own
Traci Peterson

Spring for Susannah
Catherine Richmond

Bobbi Smith

The Parlor House Daughter
Joanne Sundell

Open Country
Kaki Warner

A Most Unsuitable Match
Stephanie Grace Whitson

The Hidden Valley: A Frontier Story
Jeanne Williams

Short-Straw Bride
Karen Witemeyer



Wonderland Creek
Lynn Austin

Dangerous Heart
Tracey Bateman

Winds of Time
Mary A. Benton

Evening Star
Carolyn Brown

Sandra Brown

Sonoma Rose: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
Jennifer Chiaverini

The Miner’s Daughter
Alice Duncan

Song of the Road
Dorothy Garlock

Water for Elephants
Sara Gruen

Dancing in the Rain
Amanda Harte

The Bridegroom: A Stone Creek Novel
Linda Lael Miller

The Longest Road
Jeanne Williams


Websites for Historical Romance readers:

Historical Romance Writers – search by title, author, time period, series, character type & more

Goodreads Favorite Historical Romance Novels 

The Romance Reader Historical Romance Reviews 


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