Historical Romance

Historical Romance

Does the love of yesteryear tug at your heart strings? When you’re looking to download free and discounted historical romance ebooks, this is the place to go. Satisfy your inner passion for bestselling historical romance in this category, and never pay more than what you should. We routinely feature the best authors of historical romance ebooks, and they always promote their ebooks to you--for free or for a discount. 

 

Definition of "Historical Romance Genre": This is a very popular subgenre in the massive Romance category.  As with other subgenres of the Romance category, these books typically include the common elements of a romance ebook.  So, the love and relationship between two people is central to the story, they have to overcome sometimes seemingly insurmountable obstacles to fall in love, but they do end up in love at the end of the stories.  Authors in the historical romance subgenre have another task in their writing, however, in that they need to set their stories not in contemporary times, but in times that typically are over a century in the past.  Thus, if you appreciate history and the details specific to other times in our world as well as a love story this is a fantastic subgenre for you. 

 

Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Historical Romance genre are Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Petra Durst-Benning (The Glassblower), Tracy Brogan (Highland Surrender), and Danielle Steele (Pegasus).

Echo Canyon Brides Box Set - Books 1 - 3

by Linda Bridey


Immerse yourself in the first three stories in the Echo Canyon Brides series that critics describe as “a wonderful blend of hope, passion, romance, mystery, and humor.”

Book 1: Montana Rescue
Josie Bainbridge dreams of finding a husband, but there aren’t any available men in Pullman. Evan Taft thinks mail-order-brides for the single men in Echo might save the town. Can he and Josie overcome evil forces and keep their love alive?

Book 2: Montana Bargain
Dr. Erin Avery and Dr. Winslow Wu, strike a bargain: Echo, Montana needs a doctor, Erin wants her own practice, and he wants a wife. They find love together, but a lurking darkness threatens to kill their dreams of happiness.

Book 3: Montana Adventure
Billy and Nina meet unexpectedly while returning to Echo Canyon. While on their adventure, they fall in love and wind up getting married. Will their love keep burning bright or will it go up in an inferno and die?

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Sealed with a Kiss (Emerald Lake Billionaires Book 1)

by Leeanna Morgan


A billionaire, an emerald lake, and a lifetime's worth of happy endings. USA Today Bestselling Author, Leeanna Morgan, brings you a heartwarming Christmas story of unconditional love, its challenges, its risks and most of all, its rewards.

John Fletcher is used to living his life on the edge. He's an ex-Navy SEAL and the owner of one of the most successful security companies in the world. When his daughter asks for the one thing he can't give her, it breaks his heart.

Rachel McReedy isn't impressed with John Fletcher's money, fast cars, or jet-setting lifestyle. What she cares about is Bella, his eight-year-old daughter. She might not have had the type of life Bella has, but she knows what it's like to be left on her own. Rachel is determined to show John the error of his ways, but she isn't prepared for what she's about to discover.

When a threat to John’s life turns deadly he will do everything he can to keep his daughter safe—even if that means saying goodbye to the one person who could have changed his life forever.

Discover the magic of Emerald Lake in 'Sealed With A Kiss', the first book in the Emerald Lake Billionaires series. All of my series are linked, so if you meet a character you like, you could find them in another book. Happy reading!

Praise for Leeanna Morgan’s books:

“I am addicted to Leeanna Morgan's books! The only problem with them is that I hate coming to the end of one, and can't wait for the next good read. I love how she weaves the characters together, and draws you right into their lives. If you haven't discovered her, please do give her books a try. You won't be disappointed, except for not having found her sooner!”

“I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down. I purchased it today and finished it just now. Captivating story from beginning to end. Definitely a five star book.”

Other Contemporary Romances by Leeanna Morgan:

The Montana Brides
Book 1: Forever Dreams (Gracie and Trent)
Book 2: Forever in Love (Amy and Nathan)
Book 3: Forever After (Nicky and Sam)
Book 4: Forever Wishes (Erin and Jake)
Book 5: Forever Santa: a Montana Brides Christmas novella
Book 6: Forever Cowboy (Emily and Alex)
Book 7: Forever Together (Kate and Dan)
Book 8: Forever and a Day (Sarah and Jordan)

The Bridesmaids Club
Book 1: All of Me (Tess and Logan)
Book 2: Loving You (Annie and Dylan)
Book 3: Head Over Heels (Sally and Todd)
Book 4: Sweet on You (Molly and Jacob)

Emerald Lake Billionaires
Book 1: Sealed with a Kiss (Rachel and John)
Book 2: Playing for Keeps (Sophie and Ryan)
Book 3: Crazy Love (Holly and Daniel)
Book 4: One And Only (Elizabeth and Blake)

The Protectors:
Book 1: Safe Haven (Hayley and Tank)
Book 2: Just Breathe: (Kelly and Tanner)
Book 3: Always (Mallory and Grant)
Book 4: The Promise (Ashley and Matthew)
Book 5: Coming Home (Mia and Stan)
Book 6: The Gift (Hannah and Brett)
Book 7: The Wish (Claire and Jason)

Sapphire Bay:
Book 1: Falling For You (Natalie and Gabe)
Book 2: Once In A Lifetime (Samantha and Caleb)
Book 3: Before Today (Brooke and Levi)
Book 4: The Sweetest Thing (Cassie and Noah)

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Master vs. Temptress Boxset: A Wickedly Hot Historical Romance Trilogy (Red Chrysanthemum)

by Em Brown

 

A passion that will leave everyone in ruins…

 

No man has ever resisted the charms of Miss Terrell before, but Master Gallant refuses to grant her request and have his way with her. Doing so could cost him everything, though it is so very tempting to teach her a lesson…

 

At the Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where patrons indulge in wicked delights, Terrell has never before come across a gentleman like Charles Gallant. His command and deft hand inflame her deepest, darkest cravings. She cannot quell her scorching desire for him.

 

But the wealthy and powerful Sir Arthur, who holds the key to Charles’ bid for Parliament, has his eyes set on Terrell. Insanely jealous, he will destroy anyone else who attempts to possess her.

 

Will the Master find a way to tame the wayward temptress? Can Terrell forsake her heart’s desire, or will passion devastate them both?

 

If you like your Regency romances wickedly hot, get the Master vs. Temptress Trilogy now to steam up your reading!

 

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Stolen Dreams: The Rivers Brothers Book 2

by Lynn Landes


The Winds Of Justice Are Blowing…

U.S. Marshal, Chase Rivers uncovers four dead mail-order brides on his family railcar. Now, he must recover the only witness and hunt the killers. Simple right? If only the witness would listen.

Anika Coltrane travels to the U.S. as a mail-order bride. Her dream becomes a nightmare when she discovers the truth. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to the highest bidder, Anika must fight to survive and leaving behind the other girls is not an option. She has a plan, if only the U.S. Marshall would listen!

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Protecting Scarlett

by R.R. Banks


A tall, sexy, and mysterious man just walked into my shop. 
He turned out to be my protector, my hero, and the man of my dreams. 
But he's also broken and hiding a secret that could destroy everything... 
  
The tragedy of his past still consumed him. 
And after my breakup, I felt alone in this world. 
Then we found each other. 
We shared a night of passion together. 
I gave him something precious. 
But happily-ever-after may only exist in fairy tales. 
  
When I find out the truth about who he is. 
And I find out about my family... 
My world comes crashing down. 
I know Gavin will do anything for me. 
But can I ever forgive him? 
They say you can't outrun The Mob... 
But what do you do when it's your family? 

What will it mean for us and our unborn child? 
 
  

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A Wicked Sea: (Dark Pirate Romance)

by Em Brown

 

Pirates are not for the faint of heart.

The dark passions of Marinette La Croix, the fierce and dreaded captain of the Bloody Baron, have met their match in fellow pirate Harry Edge. Harry, her first mate, is the only member of the crew to have spent a night with her--a mistake she refuses to make twice. Even if he once saved her life. Because pirates can't be trusted.

But Harry is determined to make her his...

There are no heroes in this dark and wicked romance. Only villains. You have been warned.

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Beauty and the Goblin King (Fairy Tale Heat Book 1)

by Lidiya Foxglove


Maybe I was the girl Clara didn’t want me to be. Here I was, with the goblin king, and I didn’t want him to stop.

For the past ten years, the Goblin King has stayed locked away in his caverns. He only opens his doors for one purpose: he will give one gold coin for every night a girl is willing to spend with him. Despite his fearsome reputation, his fangs and claws, the girls come back safe and sound, and they never say a word about it. One must be very desperate to accept such an offer…or very curious. Well, everyone says curiosity has always been my downfall. Too clever for a girl so beautiful.

Now my family is on the brink of losing everything. My sister Clara knows the goblin king’s story has always intrigued me, and she’s willing to sacrifice me to get her hands on his money. But I finally have the chance to sate my curiosity.

What will I find when I get there? A man who is cruelly cursed, haunted by a past misdeed? Or the man who will unlock all of my secret desires?

It has been a long time since the Goblin King trusted anyone, but if he is willing to trust me, I might be able to save him and his people. But the witch who cursed him is close at hand, and she doesn’t play fair.

Beauty and the Goblin King is a fairy tale retelling for those who like an adorable happily ever after with a side of serious steaminess!

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His Many Demands: A Bad Boy Billionaire Novel

by Ali Parker


My Needs.
My Demands.
Your Pleasure.
You're Welcome.


She had one year left of college when our parents got married. And thanks to being raised in poverty, she needed help with her expenses.

My dad, being the benevolent billionaire, stepped up without question.

But there was a catch. She had to intern at the firm for a year. With me.

As her boss. Poor sweet little thing.

She has no clue what she’s up against, but she’ll figure it out soon.

I don’t play typical games, but the ones I do play, I always win.

And regardless of how taboo our relationship might become, I’m all in.

The reward is worth the risk.

I just hope she can keep up with my many demands.

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That Wicked Harlot (A Steamy Regency Romance Book 2)

by Georgette Brown


Revenge is a dish best served hot...

In this steamy Regency romance, Darcy Sherwood holds her own among the cads and rakes who frequent the dubious gaming hall where she works. When she has the opportunity to exact revenge upon the family who wronged her sister, she intends to provide the arrogant Baron Broadmoor the biggest set-down of his life...by requiring him to be her suitor.

But when Lord Broadmoor begins to play his role too well, can she resist falling for the man she's supposed to hate?
Radcliff Barrington, the Baron Broadmoor, has no intention of quietly submitting to Miss Sherwood—even if she does hold the deed that could ruin his family. He intends to turn the tables on Miss Sherwood. She must surrender the deed or surrender herself...

If you love Georgette Heyer, you'll have fun with this super-sexy tribute to Faro’s Daughter!

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Devil Take the Duke (Lords of the Night Book 1)

by Sandra Sookoo


He accepts her, but doesn’t love her... Donovan James Arthur Sinclair, 8th duke of Manchester, is cursed to roam the Earth as a wolf-shifter. He doesn’t mind the beast most days, for the life of a duke is quite splendid, but it is trying if he’s honest with him-self. When he saves a country miss from an out-of-control carriage in a rural village, it occurs to him that he might be wrong.

She loves him, but cannot accept what he truly is... Miss Alice Morrowe, is blind and firmly on the shelf, unloved and unwanted by nearly everyone she’s ever met. While she’s happy with her life, she wants acceptance for who she is. When she is thrown to the ground in a tangle of limbs by a very naked man amidst a thunder of hooves, she cannot help but wonder if her life is about to change.

A marriage of convenience that’s anything but... In her, Donovan sees a way to break his curse if he can seduce her into love. In him, Alice finds solace and the thrill of romance. She’s only too happy to wed him and grasp a life she’s always wanted, but is her love what he needs to banish the beast within? Emotions run high when things don’t turn out the way they’ve each planned. Only discovering truth and genuine love can bring clarity, hope… and happily ever after.

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Claude & Camille

by Stephanie Cowell


A vividly-rendered portrait of both the rise of Impressionism and of the artist at the center of the movement, Claude and Camille is above all a love story of the highest romantic order.

In the mid-nineteenth century, a young man named Claude Monet decided that he would rather endure a difficult life painting landscapes than take over his father’s nautical supplies business in a French seaside town. Against his father’s will, and with nothing but a dream and an insatiable urge to create a new style of art that repudiated the Classical Realism of the time, he set off for Paris.
 
But once there he is confronted with obstacles: an art world that refused to validate his style, extreme poverty, and a war that led him away from his home and friends. But there were bright spots as well: his deep, enduring friendships with men named Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Manet—a group that together would come to be known as the Impressionists, and that supported each other through the difficult years. Even more illuminating was his lifelong love, Camille Doncieux, a beautiful, upper-class Parisian girl who threw away her privileged life to be by the side of the defiant painter and embrace the lively Bohemian life of their time.
 
His muse, his best friend, his passionate lover, and the mother to his two children, Camille stayed with Monet—and believed in his work—even as they lived in wretched rooms and often suffered the indignities of destitution. But Camille had her own demons—secrets that Monet could never penetrate—including one that when eventually revealed would pain him so deeply that he would never fully recover from its impact.

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All's Fair in Love and Debauchery (The Inheritance Clause Book 4)

by Samantha Holt



The Templetons have inherited a fortune but there's a catch...

Theo, the Marquis of Eastbrook, has the easiest of tasks. At least the rest of his family thinks so. Return to his entailed estate and remain there for two months. It should be simple…

But he has refused to set foot there since the death of his wife. 

Theo will do what he must for his family. It’s just, well, he almost forgot his ward still resides there. 

Lucy Jameson is all grown up. Very grown up. So much so that it is becoming distracting. Not only is she attractive but she’s determined to show him how much she’s been looking after his house. The indomitable Lucy can run a household with all the talent of a woman twice her age apparently. 

Every moment around her is like torment—knowing he cannot, must not touch her. 

These two months were going to be challenging enough and now they’ll be even harder knowing he’s attracted to his ward—a young woman who should definitely be off limits. 

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A Soldier's Seduction: A Super Steamy Time Travel Romance

by Em Brown

 

How Hot Can a Time Travel Romance Get?

Pauline San Martin thinks she’s hit rock bottom. Laid off from her job. Dumped by her boyfriend. About to be evicted from her apartment. Reduced to stripteasing for money.

But life is about to get worse.

Mysteriously hurled back in time to one of the bloodiest battles of the Revolutionary War, Pauline is captured by the British and accused of being a rebel spy. What’s a girl to do?

Seduce the handsome army captain…unless he seduces her first.

Because if she doesn’t escape, being stuck in history will be the least of her problems.

Warning: This time travel romance is *extremely* steamy. It is not bashful reading. But if you like your history super hot and sexy, grab A SOLDIER’S SEDUCTION to heat up your reading today!

 

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Princess of Sky, Earth, Fire and Water (The Princess of Nature Series Book 1)

by Cassandra Finnerty


Princess of Sky, Earth, Fire and Water

The Princess of Nature Series, Book One

In 1772, Lady Aisling inherits an army of men and a fleet of merchant ships.
But her greatest legacy is her new powers -- the ability to control sky, earth, fire and water.

Thrust into a new world, she is now part of a secret society, serving as ambassador to kings and courts around the globe.

Hurled onto distant shores, she meets her greatest challenge - a warrior prince whose love is so fierce that it threatens to destroy both their lives.

Together, they face ruthless enemies and royal intrigue, fighting for their very survival, and a chance for enduring love.

If you like fantasy, action-adventure and romance, you'll love this novel by Cassandra Finnerty.

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Once a Wallflower, Always a Wallflower (The Inheritance Clause Book 3)

by Samantha Holt

The Templetons have inherited a fortune but there's a catch...

Minerva Templeton has a reputation for being, well, something of a recluse.  A wallflower, if you will. 
However, due to her grandfather’s demands, all that must change. She must travel to the wilds of Scotland to fetch a mysterious something. Minerva cannot fathom why she should be the one to have to bring home this object but if she does not, their grandfather’s fortune will go to a most underserving man. 

So off she sets to Scotland where she must brave all manner of awful things—things this wallflower avoids at all costs after a traumatic experience as a child. 


But after the death of her beloved Grandpapa, she cannot help wondering if she should be brave. Bolder. Try new things.


Like meeting a handsome Scottish farmer turned wealthy landowner.  
Like kissing him perhaps?  Like falling desperately in love with the brooding, wonderful man?

No, that’s a few too many new things. After all, there’s only so many new experiences a wallflower can have…

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Her Unexpected Hero (Checkerberry Inn Book 3)

by Kyra Jacobs

 

Maddie Frye, the Checkerberry Inn's snarky, introverted chef, just wants to be left alone. But with the inn's upcoming gala, Maddie's boss has matchmaking on the brain. So when the gorgeous new guy in town helps her out for a night, she comes up with the perfect solution to her problem…

Cole Granville is looking for a fresh start. When a part-time job opens in the Checkerberry's kitchen, he takes it without a second thought. The only catch? He's got to help his sexy new coworker snag a date for an upcoming dance. But as he coaches Maddie on attracting her crush, Cole realizes he's the one falling for the curvy brunette.

Each book in the Checkerberry Inn series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Series Order:
Book #1 Her Unexpected Detour
Book #2 Her Unexpected Engagement
Book #3 Her Unexpected Hero

 

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What If (Small Town Big Love Series)

by Kelly Collins

 

She's a town icon. He's all business. Will their rivalry bring ruin or romance?

Graphic artist Lucy Shoemaker has never known a life outside of Blackwood. And she's determined to show the world why she loves her quaint Colorado hometown. But when a billionaire arrives looking to sell the land, Lucy feels both outrage and an irrepressible attraction…

John Blackwood usually gets what he wants. He never expected that selling the Podunk town would send him directly into a firecracker of a local. John knows that Lucy won't stop causing him problems…but is that why he can't get her off his mind?

With compromise off the table, will John and Lucy's passion disappear along with Blackwood or can they discover love's common ground?

What If… is a standalone contemporary romance with sizzling chemistry. If you like headstrong heroines, small-town drama, and a fresh twist on billionaire boyfriends, then you’ll adore Kelly Collins’ sassy saga.

Buy What If… to negotiate romance today!

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A Knight's Persuasion (Knight's Series Book 4)

by Catherine Kean

When Edouard de Lanceau, son of Moydenshire's great Lord Geoffrey de Lanceau, finds an unconscious, wounded woman lying in a river, he's shocked to recognize Lady Juliana de Greyne, to whom he was once almost betrothed. When his bet with a friend to win her kiss went awry, the commitment to her never proceeded. Edouard became honor-bound to marry Juliana's sister instead, Yet, he still desires Juliana. Taking her in his arms, he vows to discover who would want her dead--and why.
 
Edouard rushes her to a nearby castle, but is taken captive by his father's enemies. Chained in a tower, Edouard must fight not only for his life but for Juliana's as well. When she wakes, she has no memory of who she is or what happened to her. She only knows she's a prisoner alongside a man in chains who insists he knows her.
 
For reasons unknown, her feelings for the handsome stranger run strong. Were they once lovers, or is he a cold-blooded killer? Determined to regain her memories and know the truth, Juliana discovers that nothing can vanquish love or the power of a knight's persuasion.

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Forgotten Secrets (Secrets of the Heart Series Book 4)

by Elizabeth Rose


Known as a gossip and for never being able to keep a secret, Morag Douglas longs to change her reputation. She strives to do great things like her sister and cousins, and desires to be a true member of the Followers of the Secret Heart. Then an opportunity arises for her to be mentored in this secret group of strong women. But when she meets up with the mysterious knight, Sir Bedivere, her plans go astray.

Sir Bedivere Hamilton arrives at Rothbury Castle harboring a dark secret. He is an assassin with one more job to do before his debt will be paid. But when his last mission directly involves Morag, a woman who has taken his interest, he must make a choice that could change both their lives forever.

Can a woman who has everything to prove help save a man from making the biggest mistake of his life? And will a man with a debt to pay commit treason to protect the woman he loves?

 

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Matchmade Hearts

by Elizabeth Rose


The Matchmaker:

Lady Philippa Willoughby is known for hosting many gatherings and celebrations at the castle. Somewhat meddlesome at times, she has taken it upon herself to play matchmaker to the villagers. This, along with her carefree ways, causes her to be the brunt of gossip that she is an improper lady. When her father betroths her to a Frenchman she has never met, she rebels, planning on finding a match for herself at her upcoming St. Valentine's Day dance.

The Novice:

Lord Etienne de Beynac, the youngest of six boys, has managed to disgrace his family with his wild ways. When his father and brothers disown him he has no choice but to agree to his father's terms. He joins a monastery as a novice across the channel, in England.

Etienne gets one last chance for redemption before he finalizes his vows to live the rest of his life as a monk. As a favor to his brother, he goes to Grimsthorpe Castle to spy on his brother's betrothed, Lady Philippa. He needs to find out if she is a proper lady with whom his family can align. But once there, he discovers a strong attraction to Lady Philippa that threatens his plans to be a monk.

Will a St. Valentine's Day dance bring two misfits together in love? And will a man slated for a life of celibacy and poverty be able to put down the rosary and pick up the sword to fight for the woman he loves?

 

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