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).

SUBMITTING TO THE MARQUESS: A Wickedly Hot Regency Novella (Chateau Debauchery Series Book 4)

by Em Brown


The Marquess of Alastair is trying to be a gentleman for a change, but this Regency miss won't take 'no' for an answer!

 

Mildred Abbott is a proper Regency miss, but she cannot deny the dark desires that torment her body in the quiet of night. Engaged to an uninspiring sycophant, she asks the influential nephew of her patroness in debauchery to interfere and break her engagement. When her appeals to him fail, she decides to take a singular opportunity—a visit to the Château Debauchery—to indulge her most wanton cravings before she submits herself to a life of wedded dullness.

 

The Marquess of Alastair concerns himself with no one, but to appease his aunt on her birthday, he agrees to select one person whose interests he will look after. It was not his intention to choose the plain and simple Miss Abbott, but when she unexpectedly shows up at the Château Debauchery, his hand is forced. Knowing his aunt to be partial to the miss, he grudgingly decides to act the part of a gentleman and preserve Miss Abbott's honor by removing her from the Château.

 

But Mildred refuses to go until she has had her night of wicked debauchery.

 

If you think you can take the heat, get Submitting to the Marquess today to scorch up your reading!

 

READER ADVISORY: This novella is a work of erotic fiction with romantic elements. It contains light bondage, BDSM elements and themes of submission/dominance.

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The Harlow Hoyden: A Charmingly Delightful Regency Romance (Love Takes Root Book 1)

by Lynn Messina


Miss Emma Harlow hasn’t earned the reputation as a hoyden for nothing.

So when the Duke of Trent discovers her in his conservatory stealing one of his orchids, he’s isn’t surprised—charmed, delighted and puzzled, yes, but not surprised. It is Emma who is amazed. She has naturally concluded that the man reading in the conservatory must be the country cousin (who else in London would actually read?) and is quite vexed to discover that he is the Duke of Trent himself—imagine, stealing the duke’s prize Rhyncholaelia digbyana under his very nose!

But her vexation doesn’t last long.

For Emma is a practical young lady with a mission: to end her dear sister Lavinia’s engagement to the villainous (and dreadfully dull!) Sir Waldo Windbourne, and she thinks that the famous libertine is just the man for the job. If he would only seduce her sister away from Sir Waldo…. Well, not seduce exactly, but flirt mercilessly and engage her interest. Perhaps then Lavinia would jilt the baron. The Duke of Trent is resistant, of course.

Despite his reputation, he does not toy with the affections of innocents. And besides, it’s not her sister he longs to seduce.

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Readers find Love Takes Root Series wonderfully splendid:

This book was absolutely delightful! - Noorammk, Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

OMG! I love this series. - PLP, Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Excellent plot and filled with intrigue! I adored the heroine and her hoydish, devil may care attitude! - Lisa, Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It is a delight, and my favorite of the series. It is full of impertinence & delightfully devious thinking. - Barbie, Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Oh, what a grand adventure! The whole story was wrapped in layers of intrigue and distrust. What fun I had peeling those layers away page after page. - Charlotte, Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

 

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A Wish for Christmas

by Lynn Landes


A Blizzard, a Wish and a Lost Treasure…


How hard can it be to entertain a house full of guests, without revealing they are at the wrong Inn? Mila needs the money to satisfy the bank. All she has to do is give them a holiday they won’t forget and not fall in love with Garrett Donnelley and his family.

Mila Vunderberg is in desperate need of money to save her family home. Left caring for an ailing grandmother who spends her days searching for a “treasure” that doesn’t exist, she has been forced to sell off pieces of her lineage to make ends meet. A blizzard blows in help in the form of a family looking for the perfect Christmas.


Garrett Donnelley’s family surprises him with the gift of a perfect Christmas in New York. When the driver drops them off at a beautiful home on the Hudson River they are welcomed like family. Enchanted by Mila, Garrett is seeing visions of a future with her but his hostess has secrets that threaten everything he cherishes.


One man believes the treasure is real and the Donnelley family is in his way. Mila and her treasure will be his, one way or another.

 

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A Small Hotel

by Suanne Laqueur


An American Family. A World War. A First Love. A Small Hotel.

It’s the summer of 1941. Europe is at war, but New York's Thousand Islands are at the height of the tourist season. Kennet Fiskare, son of a hotel proprietor, is having the summer of a lifetime, having fallen deeply in love with a Swedish-Brazilian guest named Astrid Virtanen. But the affair is cut short and the young lovers permanently parted, first by Astrid’s family obligations, then by America’s entry into the war.

The rigors of military life help dull his heartache, but when Kennet’s battalion reaches France, he is thrown into the crucible of front line combat. As his unit crosses Europe, from the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium to Mauthausen concentration camp in Austria, Kennet falls into a different kind of love: the intense camaraderie between soldiers. It's a bond fierce yet fragile, vital yet expendable, here today and gone tomorrow. Sustained by his friendships, Kennet both witnesses and commits the unthinkable atrocities of warfare, altering his view of the world and himself. To the point where a second chance with Astrid in peacetime might be the most terrifying and consequential battle he’s ever fought.

With her signature blend of soul-stirring prose and emotional complexity, Laqueur takes readers on a journey through events that shape an American family’s weakest moments and finest hours. A Small Hotel illuminates the experience of ordinary people thrown into extraordinary circumstances, and their once-in-a-generation camaraderie, courage and resiliency. It’s a novel for the world, a heartbreaking, uplifting story of family, love and human endurance.

 

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Hannah's Hanky (Clover Creek Caravan Book 1)

by Kirsten Osbourne


After the loss of her father two years before, Hannah Moseby has endured resentment from her step-father in order to help her mother get through her new marriage. When her step-father tells her he’s arranged a marriage for her with a preacher going west, and she can either marry the preacher or she can find somewhere else to live, she agrees to meet the man. She’s not a natural fit as a preacher’s wife, and she’s not sure the Oregon Trail is something she can survive.


Jedediah Scott is surprised when a stranger he meets at the general store in Independence offers him his daughter—more than offers, in fact. The man agrees to give Jed the amount of money it would cost to take her west, if he would consent to marry her. Jed agrees to meet the girl, because as a minister, he strongly believes in providence. Upon seeing Hannah, he feels drawn to her and wants her as his wife. God must surely have a hand in their meeting.

Will the two of them be able to see past the circumstances in which their marriage began? Or will life on the Oregon Trail break the fragile connection Jed is sure could blossom into love?

 
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Merciless

by Willow Winters


*** Now a 
USA Today bestselling series! ***

USA Today Best Selling Author, Willow Winters, brings you an EPIC anti-hero brought to his knees in a heart-wrenching, binge-worthy series.

I should’ve known she would ruin me the moment I saw her.
Women like her are made to destroy men like me.
I couldn’t resist her though.
Given to me to start a war; I was too eager to accept.

But I didn’t know what she’d do to me. That she would change everything.
She sees through me in a way no one else ever has.
Her innocence and vulnerability make me weak for her and I hate it.
I know better than to give in to temptation.

A ruthless man doesn’t let a soul close to him.
A cold-hearted man doesn’t risk anything for anyone.
A powerful man with a beautiful woman at his mercy … he doesn’t fall for her.

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Married to the Rake (The Wallflower Brides Book 1)

by Samantha Holt


Wallflowers and rakes do seldom mix well.

Miss Chloe Larkin is completely assured of that. Especially when said rake is a member of the Waverly family—the people responsible for a feud that has been ongoing since practically the dawn of time.
But he comes offering a deal…
The centuries-old feud between the Larkins and the Waverlys has taken its toll. Brook Waverly wants this fight solved. Now. His ageing father cannot take much more of the stress and he’s determined the problem shall be resolved before he comes to inherit.
So he needs her help…
Chloe is distrustful of Mr.Waverly—and rightly so. Not only is he her lifelong enemy but he has a reputation that would make the most experienced of women blush. And boy does he make this wallflower blush! However, she has little interest in continuing the silly feud and, with her little brother set to inherit one day and her father’s failing health, the sooner it is all over, the better.
Working with the handsome, and far too charming Mr.Waverly to get their fathers to come to an agreement is…interesting. Especially when he seems to be less concerned with ending the feud and more interested in her. Can she really trust him or is this just another way for his family to get their revenge on hers?

If you love enemies to lovers and rakes with a heart of gold, buy Married to the Rake today!

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Scarred Mail-Order Bride and the Widower

by Amelia Rose


When the scars of the past make the future seem dark and bleak, could love be the candle you need to light the road to happiness?

In 1882, Daisy Creek was a small town with a dwindling economy, but for Jill Graythorn, it whispered a promise of hope...

Raised in a Boston orphanage, Jill continues to have nightmares about the fire that killed her family, and she still has the scars to remind her of her troubled past. Desperate for a brighter future, she responds to a mail order bride ad, and soon the Deputy of Daisy Creek is her shimmer of light in the darkness.

Deputy Bill Paulson knows grief too. When his wife died in childbirth, he thought he would never find happiness again. Encouraged by his sister, Bill finally begins his search for a wife: he knows his children need a mother, and Jill’s letters are a beacon of hope.

Jill finally makes the journey to Daisy Creek to meet the deputy. With her anxiety about her scars and Bill’s grief about his wife, their union is a gamble for both of them, and they’re surprised by their instant connection.

But no matter how strong a bond, sometimes reality is hell-bent on testing it, and events soon show that the pair’s trials aren’t over. With a crisis that triggers each of their worst fears, the couple is thrown into turmoil.

But they have one thing they didn’t have before: each other. Could it be that this is enough to get them through?

Scarred Mail Order Bride and the Widower is a heart wrenching story of two lost souls determined to find love and correct the course of their future.

Lose yourself in a captivating tale of determination, adventure, and hope as love shines in the darkness: click “Add to Cart” right now.

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Alien Embrace : A Limited Edition Collection of Sci Fi Alien Romances

by Lucee Joie


Aliens move among us—warriors, soldiers, explorers, and more—testing fate and finding love with their true mates. And they’ll do whatever it takes to ensure their human mates remain forever caught in their Alien Embrace.

his hot new collection brings you all the best in science fiction alien romances from New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling authors.

Our heroes and heroines will satisfy your cravings for every kind of alien romance, whether you prefer slow-burn or fast, one hot hero or two…or more.

Get this steamy new collection of alien romances from the best, new, and up-and-coming voices in sci-fi romance.

Scroll up and one-click now to preorder and reserve your copy now!

This boxed set collection of new alien-human romances includes works by:

Celia Kyle & Anne Hale
Milly Taiden
Honey Phillips
Margo Bond Collins
Ella Maven
Jade Waltz
Eva Priest
Lucee Joie
Luna Wren
Ava Ross
Luna Jade
Harpie Alexa
Belle Harper
Libby Campbell
Jessica Grayson
Eli Constant
Sasha Caine
Cass Alex
Skyler Andra
Meg Bawden
Nova Celeste
Tia Didmon
Vivienne Hart
Dee J. Holmes
Debbie Hope
D. F. Jones
Danielle Kaheaku
Katrina S. Karter
Michelle Mcloughney
A.J. Macey
Michele Mills
Alexis Osborne
L. P. Peace
Kat Parrish
C.L. Riley and Sapphire Stone
Jarica Riley
Samantha Rose
Tricia Schneider
Ruby Snow
Star Wing
Aria Winter
Sapphire Winters
Jenn D. Young
Lexi Velvet

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Wagers of a Duke's Daughter (The Duchess's Investigative Society Book 3)

by Samantha Holt


She wanted adventure. He’s about to give her that and so much more…

Lady Demeter Fallon cannot help but want more from life. Now almost a spinster, she’s spent so long in the shadows of her sisters that the desire to do something exciting is nearly driving her mad. Which might explain what she’s doing when he finds her…

 

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Shared by the Cowboys: A Standalone Reverse Harem Romance

by Cassie Cole


I started working at Cassidy Ranch as a research project.
I never expected to fall in love.
But after meeting the rugged Cassidy brothers?
I’m definitely falling head-over-heels for three cowboys.

Mason, the eldest Cassidy brother, goes about his ranch work with a calm confidence--which is as unmovable as his rock-solid body. After stealing sidelong glances at each other, we find ourselves alone in the barn together one night...
As the youngest brother, Cody is as gorgeous as he is charming, and he gives me a very warm welcome to the ranch.
Blake, the grumpy brother with an attitude, hates me from the moment I start working on the ranch. But underneath his tattooed exterior is a cowboy with a heart of gold... if I can just get him to come out of his arrogant shell.

They don’t know I’m here to do research for my novel.
But we're having so much fun that I can't bring myself to tell them.
Will they still love me once they find out,
Or will our scintillating relationship be left in the dust?

SHARED BY THE COWBOYS is a sizzling Reverse Harem love story filled with humor, suspense, and scintillating action. HEA guaranteed!

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The Shameless Flirt (Regency Love Book 3)

by M.A. Nichols

 

A rogue with a silver tongue. A spinster with an iron heart.

Ambrose Ashbrook has spent his life hiding. Even his family see nothing but the roguish facade he has carefully crafted to conceal the secret burdening his heart. But when he finds an abandoned infant, all his pretenses are upended with one look at her dimpled smile. Knowing his sister is far better equipped to deal with the babe, Ambrose strikes out for the country, determined to give her a better future than the foundling homes have to offer.

It is only a day’s journey. An easy distance. Caring for an infant cannot be that difficult…

Mary Hayward cannot abide empty compliments and false flattery. Such things turned her head once and landed her with a shattered heart, and she would never allow that to happen again. So being trapped in a public coach with a gentleman who has an overabundance of both is the last thing Mary wants. But the gentleman is so clearly incapable of caring for his young charge that she had no choice but to step in and lend a hand.

If only the gentleman would stop spouting his flirtatious nonsense! No charming and handsome gentleman could sincerely flatter a plain spinster like herself…Or could he?

Set in Regency era England, The Shameless Flirt is a sweet romance about the lengths people go to protect their fragile hearts and scarred souls, and the happiness to be found in opening up to love. Because the most important journeys to take are those of the heart.

Though part of the Regency Love Series, it is a standalone story, and the entire series can be read in any order.

Buy your copy today and escape into a world of romance!

 

 
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Cavern of Pleasures Boxset: Georgian Regency Romance

by Em Brown

 

Intrepid heroines and wickedly hot noblemen turn up the heat in this collection of three historical romances novels sure to scorch up your reading…

 

What readers have said about these stories:

 

“[B]eyond my wildest expectations. Definitely one of the best authors I have ever read. I could not turn the pages fast enough. I will definitely find more of her books and read them all with pleasure. I will not even tell you anything about the content of the books I will only tell you please read!!!!!” – Kindle Customer

 

“This one made me go WOW! I read it in a few hours which technically I probably should have gotten more sleep, but for me it was that good that I deprived myself of sleep to finish this most awesome story!” -- Goodreads reader review of MASTERING THE MARCHIONESS

 

“I loved this book. Clever dialogue that kept me laughing, delightful characters and a wonderful story. I am not generally one who likes historical fiction but this book carried me along from page one.” -- Goodreads reader review of CONQUERING THE COUNTESS

 

This super hot historical romance boxset includes:

 

Mastering the Marchioness

In a marriage of obligation, the Marquess of Dunnesford and his new wife have an agreement not to interfere in each other’s lives. But when his wife unexpectedly shows up at the Cavern of Pleasures, Dunnesford risks exposing his identity to both protect her and teach her a lesson. He soon discovers, however, this feisty wife of his isn't so easy to tame.

 

Conquering the Countess

Plain and awkward Gertie Farrington has a secret identity as the domineering Lady Athena, ice mistress of the Cavern of Pleasures. But has Lady Athena met her match in Sir Phineas Barclay, a notorious rake returned from exile? He has his sights set on Lady Athena, but will it be Gertie whom he needs to conquer?

 

Binding the Baroness

To save his family estate, Montague Edwards agrees to seduce a young widow, the Baroness de Barlow, away from the son of a disapproving Earl. In doing so, Edwards must enter the dark and seductive world of the Cavern of Pleasures. The last thing he expects to find there is love, but the Baroness may command a price he can’t afford to pay…

If you like your romances scorching, brimming with sumptuous settings, and full of passion with swoon-worthy alphas who have met their match, then dare to enter the Cavern of Pleasures. Grab this boxset today and get ready for some wickedly hot reading!

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My Magical Life to Live: Paranormal Women's Fiction (Midlife Witchery Book 4)

by Brenda Trim


There's no magic in any realm that can fix this mess. I've just got to dig in and get to work.

One day I'm fighting beside my best friends in the Fae realm, and the next I can't light a candle without burning down my house.

I always thought witches weren't supposed to have hot flashes unless we were cursed.

But then the day came when I discovered that I'm cursed.

How?
Well, the pandering ex and the nearly-empty nest would be bad enough on their own.
But did I mention the demonic assassin who's set his sights on me too?
I told you, I'm cursed.

I'm also done with letting life just happen to me. Nothing has been the same in Cottlehill Wilds since my best friend Fiona showed up. Me included.
Fate better stand up and take notice. This witch is just getting better with age.

At forty-four, I know who I am. I have what it takes to fix my wild magic, deal with this killer demon, and save the supernaturals who call my small English town home.

And I can do it all despite the wild magical flares, the stray chin hair, and my new wrinkle.

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Temptations of a Duke's Daughter (The Duchess's Investigative Society Book 2)

by Samantha Holt


Solving a murder is dangerous business. So is falling in love…

Lady Chastity Fallon will not stand idly by while her sister is suspected of murder. Since no one wants to help, she’ll take matters into her own hands. The plan? Simple. She’ll disguise herself as a servant and investigate. But when her ruse leads her to the enigmatic Lord Kendall, Chastity soon realizes nothing in her life will ever be simple again…

As much as Valentine would like to ignore the scheming beauty who claims to be a servant, he simply can’t. He needs her. Bringing his footman’s killer to justice would be impossible without her, because the vivacious Chastity can do what he can’t—talk to people and gain their trust. So, he’ll accept the chaos she brings into his life. Accepting her into his heart, however, is another matter entirely…

Fortunately for Chastity and Valentine, intrigue has a way of putting lovers on the path to happily ever after. But first, they’ve got a killer to catch…

Temptations of a Duke's Daughter, book two in the The Duchess's Investigative Society series, is a light, sexy, opposites attract, regency historical romance full of suspense, emotion, and fun banter. Download today and get ready to fall in love with your next favorite series.

 

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Amish Outsider (River Haven Book 1)

by Marta Perry


The Amish of River Haven offer sanctuary and solace…even to those with a dangerous past.

In the wake of his estranged wife’s murder, widower Michael Forster returns to the Amish community he’d left as a teen. He wants a fresh start for himself and his daughter, Allie, away from those who still believe he’s guilty. In River Haven, a quieter life seems possible. If only Allie’s Amish schoolteacher, Catherine Brandt, was easier to ignore.

A problem solver by nature, Cathy can tell Allie’s withdrawn demeanor isn’t due to shyness. But getting through to Allie also means breaching her father’s hardened defenses. What starts as persistence soon grows into an attraction neither Cathy nor Michael saw coming. When the past suddenly threatens both his daughter and the woman he loves, Michael must risk everything to save them.

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A Midsummer Night's Romance

by Gina Conkle


An Invitation to the Ball…By Fifteen of Your Favorite Historical Romance Authors!


You are cordially invited to the most anticipated event of the Season — Lord and Lady Whitwell’s annual ball! This year’s theme is the most extravagant yet…A Midsummer Night’s Dream, filled with fairytale gardens and fantastical costumes, sparkling champagne, and heartwarming romance. Opportunities abound for secret trysts in the shadows of moonlit walks, mistaken identities, delicious unmaskings, and perhaps even a magical spell or two. But one thing is certain—fifteen pairs of hearts will never be the same again. Enjoy this collection of never-before-released novellas by your favorite historical romance authors!
Grace Burrowes
Erica Ridley
Ella Quinn
Jennifer Ashley
May McGoldrick
Sabrina York
Bronwen Evans
Jade Lee
Anna Harrington
Madeline Martin
Elizabeth Essex
Eileen Dreyer
Alyssa Alexander
Heather Snow
Gina Conkle
 

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Waiting for a Rogue Like You (Rogues of Redmere)

by Samantha Holt

He knows trouble when he sees it.

Fortunately, Drake likes trouble, especially when it comes in a particularly attractive package. While he and his crew of smugglers are waiting for their next job, Julianna makes a welcome distraction from the damned ache in his leg and the scars making his skin itch.

A shame Julianna doesn’t like him one jot then, not even when he rescues her and promises to bring her to her brother. She knows a rogue when she sees one and the last thing she needs is another man in her life telling her what to do. Not even her brother…

A brother who happens to be the face of the smuggling operation Drake partakes in. And a terrifying face at that. Knight is the muscle behind the crew, ensuring their cover remains in place so that they can help the war effort whilst making a pretty penny. Knight won’t be too happy when he finds out Drake has decided Julianna is a challenge he more than welcomes.

It’s a risk he’s more than willing to take.
 

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Pierced Dreams (The Rivers Brothers Book 4)

by Lynn Landes


Inventor Pierce Rivers has his life planned out. Sell his inventions, meet a sweet, mild woman to marry, and start a family with. He can see it all in his dreams at night. His plan didn't include being robbed by a beautiful baker or hunted by a ruthless killer.


Widow, Mia Fischer has a plan. To pay off her debt and take her brother far away from the city to start the bakery her father dreamed of. Everything is going according to plan until her brother Thomas Fischer overhears a plan to murder an inventor. Now she's on the run, fighting for her life and struggling against her feelings.

Pierce knows it’s his fault they are in danger, and now that he's found them, he's not sure he wants to let them go. All his perfect plans shift when he realizes that some dreams find you when you least expect them.

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Not Quite a Princess: A Sweet Victorian Action-Adventure Historical Romance

by Ava Rose


A free-spirited princess determined to challenge the feminine standards of her time.


Princess Mary Armstrong-Leeds enjoys her status as a lady in Boston’s elite society. But she enjoys her job as an apprentice lady detective even more. When a prominent member of her archery club is found murdered, who better to take on the case than Mary herself?

An earl who would rather hunt murderers than snag a debutante.

Bennet Brown may be an earl and a member of Boston's elite, but he revels in his new role as an apprentice for the prestigious society detective, The Right Honorable The Viscount Henry DeHavillend. If only he didn’t have to compete for top spot with Henry’s sister-in-law, Princess Mary.

Henry orders the two competitors-turned-allies to work together on their latest case. They must find a murderer, in a race against time, and in a world that still considers the unconventional scandalous. Will these budding detectives solve their case and save the day, or will lives be lost, reputations ruined and hearts broken in the process?

This is a stand-alone story in the Boston Heiresses series. It features a heroine who flouts every restriction placed on women in 1895—and she does it, with style. If you enjoy sweet action-adventure mystery romance set in the Victorian-era, you'll love this series by historical romance author, Ava Rose.

Boston Heiresses series:
Not Quite a Duchess
Not Quite a Baroness
Not Quite a Lady
Not Quite a Princess


Coming soon: Not Quite a Detective

 
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