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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).
Love finds him, in the most devastating manner possible...
In the grief and heartbreak of being separated from his cherished family, young Prince Alejandro denies his feelings and his very being, bonding irrevocably to the only thing he has left: España. As he was born and bred to do, Alejandro gives his life to Spain.
Now grown, Prince Alejandro is charming, dazzlingly handsome, the most powerful man in his country--and unable to connect to either himself or anyone else.
It's the clash of the titan egos between a diva Parisian opera singer and the crown prince of Spain. His royal highness cannot tolerate Nicolette when she speaks, but he must confront the bizarre truth that when she sings, this bewitching prima donna is the miraculous key to his transformation.
An Edwardian Royal Romance.
Rating: Sensual and romantic. The focus is on the romance with adherence to the cultural mores of the time, consistent with historical fiction.
In 1692, a disreputable young man named Kyle Edwards breaks his engagement by accusing his fiancee, Lilly Parris, of witchcraft.
Kyle is a liar; he does not believe in witchcraft, he is simply trying to get rid of Lilly. But Kyle is in for a shock because, as it turns out, Lilly really is a witch.
"Salem Burning" is a fast-paced, brand-new take on the Salem witch trials.
Captured by Comanche as a child, Molly Hart was assumed dead. Ten years later, Texas Ranger Matt Ryan finds a woman with the same blue eyes.
“A rousing, spicy story of long lost love in the gritty Old West. The Wren will make your pulse flutter and your heart sing.” —Ann Charles, USA Today Bestselling Author of the Award-winning Deadwood Mystery Series
Ten years have passed since Molly Hart’s ranch was attacked, her folks murdered and she was abducted. Now, at nineteen, she’s finally returning home to North Texas after spending the remainder of her childhood with a tribe of Kwahadi Comanche. What she finds is a deserted home coated with dust and the passage of time, the chilling discovery of her own gravesite, and the presence of a man she thought never to see again.
Matt Ryan is pushed by a restless wind to the broken-down remains of the Hart ranch. Recently recovered from an imprisonment that nearly ended his life, the drive for truth and fairness has all but abandoned him. For ten years he faithfully served the U.S. Army and the Texas Rangers, seeking justice for the brutal murder of a little girl, only to find closure and healing beyond his grasp. Returning to the place where it all began, he’s stunned to encounter a woman with the same blue eyes as the child he can’t put out of his mind.
A sensuous historical western romance set in 1877 Texas.
2003 CAPA WINNER The Romance Studio ~ Best New Author Traditional
2004 Holt Medallion FINALIST ~ Best First Book
2004 Texas Gold FINALIST ~ Historical Category
“…McCaffrey’s mastery of setting and historic details gives this western gritty realism.” ~ RT Book Reviews
“…a heart wrenchingly emotional story…” ~ Coffeetime Romance
“The main characters were well matched and the secondary characters were just as good. Don’t miss this incredible read in what is sure to be a great series to follow.” ~ The Romance Studio
“Handsome, rugged heroes, strong heroines and a super storyline make The Wren a keeper.” ~ The Best Reviews
“…well written…captivated me from the first line to the poignant last.” ~ Novelspot
Don’t miss all the books in the series~
The Wren: Book 1
The Dove: Book 2
The Sparrow: Book 3
The Blackbird: Book 4
The Shiny Penny: Short Story 4.1 (available free exclusively to Kristy’s newsletter subscribers)
Song Of The Wren: Novella 4.2 (available free exclusively to Kristy’s newsletter subscribers)
The Bluebird: Book 5
Echo of the Plains: Novella 5.5
They will cross time to find each other.
Emilia Shaw’s life is unraveling. She’s lost just about everything. Her family’s company, her reputation as an engineer, and every shred of confidence she had left. Now all she has is guilt.
So when a strange old woman invites her to step through an archway and escape her life, Emilia agrees. Little does she know that it will catapult her into the medieval Highlands—and an angry mob that want her dead.
Rescued by Ross MacAuley, a troubled warrior, all Emilia wants is to escape this perilous time and return home. But as her fate becomes more and more tangled with Ross’s, she begins to realize that there might be a reason for her to stay. If she can figure out the truth of his search for the Fae, and help him face the demons of his past, the enigmatic warrior might hold the key to redeeming her soul and healing her heart.
Promise of a Highlander is the tenth book in the Arch Through Time romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. If you love sexy highlanders, feisty heroines and sizzling passion you’ll love this tale of danger, passion and true love in the Highlands of Scotland. Grab a copy now!
A Promise, A Blizzard, and a Secret Wish.
Aiylin Miller is content working for her father in his workshop and secretly composing her music, but the Lord has other plans.
Sebastian Becker is visiting his mother for Christmas with his six-year-old daughter. He promised her a magical holiday, but he has no idea that the blizzard is blowing in more than snow.
Six-year-old Tinley has a plan. With some help from her Grandmother and a magical lantern all her wishes are about to come true.
One Room at the Inn by Cheryl Bolen: To reach the only person who ever offered help after her husband’s death, destitute Charlotte Hale must travel with her children on the coldest night in a generation—with a handsome stranger she prays she can trust.
Invitation to Pleasure by Bronwen Evans: There can be no love without trust…Will handsome and sexy Daniel Kerrich, Lord de Winter, be able to earn fiercely independent Lady Georgiana’s trust and win her heart in time for Christmas?
A Rogue’s Reputation by Lana Williams: Will Christmas magic and mistletoe unite this unlikely pair?
Dared & Kissed - The Scotsman’s Yuletide Bride by Bree Wolf: A daring lass. An angry Scot. And the happenings of a fateful day.
A Yuletide Highlander by Collette Cameron: A gentlewoman afraid for her life and the Scottish warrior willing to risk all to protect her.
One Enchanted Christmas by Heather Boyd: When Lord Clement finds himself in a marriage wager, finding a woman to love in a scant few months seems impossible…until he rediscovers his best friend’s sister.
Mistletoe and Kisses by Sasha Cottman: It’s Christmas and Cupid’s little helpers are busy at work. The mistletoe has been hung and now kisses await.
Must Love Majors by Samantha Grace: Lady Ambrosia Everly promised to select a husband by Christmas, but when Major Rowland ambushes her at her parents’ house party with a claim to the stray dog she rescued, love becomes a battlefield. Soon the lines between enemies and lovers are blurred, and Ambrosia is faced with a tough decision: follow her heart or marry a man of her parents’ choosing.
A Twelfth Night to Remember by Donna Cummings: Rhys has loved Grace his entire life, but their different stations in life made a future impossible. She eloped with another, but now she has returned—a widow with a young son. Can the magic of the holiday season bring Rhys and Grace together at last?
A Kiss Upon the Wind by Barbara Monajem: Two families feud over a stolen pendant. Will a kiss under the mistletoe spark a love that can end the feud forever?
Miss Hathaway’s Wish by Suzanna Medeiros: Emily Hathaway has given up on marrying for love. But when Sir Jonah Stanton arrives at Hathaway Manor for a Christmas ball after being away for ten years, she realizes there might be more between them than friendship.
The Earl from Christmas Past by Wendy Vella: A feisty Regency miss and an arrogant, sexy Lord. Can a sweet kiss under the mistletoe, and a dangerous secret shared, be enough to rekindle their love?
The Duke She Despised by Alina K. Field: Hiding her true identity, a young vicar’s widow takes a position as housekeeper in a remote Scottish castle at Christmas for a new duke who years ago sabotaged her chance for happiness. She quickly falls for the duke’s charming but not very competent factor, not knowing that he’s hiding something also—he’s the duke she despised!
Publishers note: If you adore Christmas and Regency romance with a bit of heat, you'll love reading this stunning anthology!
This is her last chance and she won’t allow man or nature to rob her of what she’s worked so hard to claim.
In the fall of 1886, Alena Sommer leaves behind a life fraught with disappointments and loss only to arrive in Sawtooth City and find the man she’d pledged to marry has been killed. To return east is unthinkable; to stay is ill-advised, but she resolves to remain and manage the man’s lodging house despite the warnings of winter's deadly storms. More than her stubborn nature influences her decision. From her first glimpse of this mountain valley she falls captive to its wild beauty and begins to sink her roots into its rich earth. Sharing her love of literature with her lodgers before a warming fire, she builds a family of lonesome souls, where dreams awaken.
However, one man stands apart, disturbing her peace with ominous warnings to leave before winter comes. Evan Hartmann knows from personal loss that winter snows bring to these mountains both unimaginable beauty and death. He is also a man conflicted, because as much as he’d like for Lena to leave the mountains, his heart longs for her to stay.
"Rich descriptions and entertaining characters bring to life the beauty and struggle of life in the 19th-century West. This cozy tale grounded in the everyday will surely delight historical romance fans." – Publishers Weekly Starred Review
Lush landscapes, relatable characters, and compelling stories of courageous women are the hallmarks of Samantha St. Claire’s historical fiction.
Be inspired. Fall in love. Discover your next favorite author with COMES THE WINTER.
Only trust can save her….
Sailing to London, Sophia Braighton only hopes to escape certain ruin. But when she arrives, her Great Aunt Daphne has other plans for the American-born beauty. Determined to marry off her niece to a man of means, she propels Sophia into London society, not knowing that the young woman’s trust in men is shattered. In fact, Sophia never expects to ever feel anything for a man. Then again, she never expects to find herself in the
company of the dashing earl of Marlton….
From the moment he sees Sophia, Daniel Fallon feels alive in a way he has not since his broken engagement. Though the vulnerable beauty shies from the passion burning bright between them, Daniel is determined to court her and make her his bride. And when he learns of the painful secret she harbors, he is equally determined to take revenge on the man responsible. But will the quest destroy him—and his future with his beloved?
Waiting for one’s fiancé to set a date is never fun. Especially when it has now officially been years. Particularly when one is a veritable wallflower with little chance of anything better coming along. More so when said fiancé’s brother is paying particular attention to one’s life and causing all sorts of confusing emotions.
All Miss Augusta Snow wants is for Henry to return home and set the date. If that means trying as hard as she can to break out of her quiet temperament to gain his attention, then she’ll do her best.
But it seems she’s attracted the wrong brother’s attention…
The brooding Miles Stanton, Viscount Ashwick has always been quietly fascinating to her. She knows he was a little less than a gentleman in his past but she cannot help be intrigued now that he is showing interest in her wellbeing.
He only intended to protect his brother’s interests…
Miles always had a soft spot for Gus. However, everyone knew she was meant for his brother and all he wants is for her to be happy—especially with the specters of his past hanging over him and guaranteeing to bring trouble. He has to protect Augusta from doing something silly and somehow persuade Evan to cease being a fool and return home.
All the while ignoring his feelings for her…
Augusta’s plans to show Henry that she is not just some dull wallflower seemed doomed to fail and now Miles is back in her life and behaving…well…strangely. She cannot help but wonder if she has been hanging her hopes on the wrong brother this whole time.
An erotic historical romance to heat up your reading…
Lady Pennington is no demure Regency miss, and she has her eyes set on Mr. Cedman Ashley, once an alpha Master at the Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where members engage in taboo forms of debauchery.
But Master Ashley hung up his flogger years ago, vowing never again to take up his wicked ways…until his hand is forced by the beautiful and clever Lady Pennington.
All her ladyship wants is one night of wicked decadence with Master Ashley, and she’s willing to resort to blackmail to get it. Reluctantly, Master Ashley agrees to provide her what she wants. But he’ll do it as a set-down.
By commanding her submission, he’ll make sure that she never again dares to trifle with him.
READER ADVISORY: This erotic Regency romance contains explicit scenes, BDSM elements, acts of submission and dominance and other forms of wicked wantonness.
Bored socialite Tessa craves adventure, and finds it when she becomes a mail order bride to Montana rancher and widowed father Dean Samuels. Can this pair — as different as night and day — find love?
Two erotic historical romances to steam up your reading...
This starter set contains light BDSM and features the following stories:
Submitting to the Rake
Desperate to save her cousin from certain ruin with a notorious rake, Miss Heloise Merrill impersonates her cousin and takes her place at the 'Chateau Debauchery.' Heloise intends to convince the rake -- Sebastian Cadwell, Earl of Blythe -- to turn his attentions elsewhere. What she doesn't intend is to be splayed across his legs and spanked!
Deprived of his intended guest, Sebastian Cadwell intends to provide the meddling Miss Merrill a much deserved set-down. But when his hand connects with her lovely derrière, he finds he wants to do more than just administer a light spanking. He wants her total submission.
Submitting to Lord Rockwell
For debt-ridden Deana Herwood, losing a hand of cards to the wealthy Lord Rockwell is bad enough. But when he proposes that she settle her loss to him by spending one night offering her body up to his pleasure, she finds herself caught in a bind.
After agreeing, she discovers that his carnal appetite includes a preference for the taboo. When she expresses her reservations, he offers an even more outrageous proposition—he will owe her a hundred pounds if she fails to spend at his hands. Can she win the wager or will her body succumb to the wicked attentions of Lord Rockwell?
Abbilene loses her husband and her dreams in the fire that destroys the flour mill. The town is crying out for answers, and the Mayor promises justice. During the reading of her husband's will, Abbilene’s faith is tested when she discovers the true depths of his betrayal. She will inherit the mill and the money to rebuild as long as she adopts his son, left in an orphanage in San Francisco. The son no one knew existed. How can she love a child her husband fathered with another woman?
Tucker Manning, childhood friend and Sheriff, is ordered by the Mayor to uncover the truth of the explosion that took eight lives. He doesn’t believe the rumors around town about Abbilene and Sterling, her husband’s cousin. Could the woman he grew up with have planned and plotted to get rid of her husband and inherit the mill? The past has shown him that some women aren’t to be trusted, but Abbie is different. Isn’t she?
There are those who do not want the mill rebuilt and seek to stop Abbie at all costs. Even if that means harming a child. With Tucker at her side, they must retrieve the child and return home to finalize his adoption.
A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK
"A beautiful novel that's full of forbidden passions, family secrets and a lot of courage and sacrifice."--Reese Witherspoon
After the death of her beloved grandmother, a Cuban-American woman travels to Havana, where she discovers the roots of her identity--and unearths a family secret hidden since the revolution...
Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth.
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.
Four full length second chance romances that will melt your hearts!
Also included is a brand new, never before released full-length novel, Feel My Love.
Book One: Come with Me
Walk into your office to meet your new boss (you already hate him because he’s been hired for a position YOU deserved), and guess what?
He turns out to be your ex!
He’s been so completely honest and open with me and I?
I’ve acted like the biggest jerk, keeping the biggest secret of my life.
A secret that would probably rock his world, hopefully for the better.
But would he be able to forgive me and take a chance with me once again?
Or would this ruin my so perfect happily ever after?
Book Two: Love You Forever
“I’m leaving,” he said, “right now, actually. Well, in about twenty minutes.”
Six years ago Dallas left me without a word.
We were going to graduate together, and after we threw our caps, I was going to reveal the biggest miracle of our lives - I was pregnant.
But he packed up and ran from me, taking my heart with him.
I didn’t tell him about Raya, my precious baby, his baby.
And I decided that I never would.
But now he’s back in town, and he’s trying to get me back.
He and my daughter look so much alike.
Those big, beautiful blue eyes and killer smiles.
There’s no way he can’t tell she is his.
And after six years, I don’t know that I can tell him.
Book Three: Make You Mine
Two broken hearts. Six Years. And a HUGE Secret.
What do you do when you are interviewing for a dream job and the interviewer turns out to be your crush from high school?
The crush who left you without a word six years ago…
Well, apparently, you are supposed to say no to the job!
Unless…you are like me and decide to take revenge.
Yes, I am going to make him fall in love with me all over again.
And then, I am going to break his heart.
Just the way he broke mine…six years ago.
He’s so gonna regret messing with me in the first place!
Book Four: Feel My Love
Four years ago, I let him take my innocence.
He was tall, strong, sexy, and…my brother’s best friend.
And he had abandoned me…right after the act.
My brother discovered me (minus my clothes).
I did my walk of shame,
And answered all questions…alone.
Now Cameron’s back with his oh-so-sweet charm,
And we are roomies.
Oh Boy, the is going to be ….awkward.
And what if my brother discovers us once again.
Download your copy, and enjoy this bestseller box set today!
I’M LIZETTE CLARY, copywriter by day and Epic Fail Girl by night. I’m an internet meme so notorious that I made a brand out of being human wreckage. Now I’m up for a promotion to New Media Editor at my real job, but there’s a catch: I have to compete with some guy named Jason Moon, a Pulitzer-winning photojournalist taller and more gorgeous than any man I've swiped right on.
Jason says he doesn’t want to the New Media Editor job, but a project that inspires him. And right now, he seems inspired to help me stop being an Epic Fail. We have to work together for six months either way. What’s the harm in becoming Jason Moon’s pet project?
I’M JASON MOON. Yes, that Jason Moon. It’s been years since I felt inspiration. My last muse destroyed my life when she left it, and I’ve been looking for a new model to relight the fire inside me. Instead, I have Lizette Clary, a party girl who comes to work hungover with a poop emoji purse. She's brilliant, but the New Media Editor needs more than brilliance. She needs control.
I'll help her learn to "adult," so to speak. Lizette's eager to improve, and by the time I'm done with her, she'll be a great editor. My plan is perfect except for one thing... I’m starting to feel inspired by a human meme. And it’s not just passion for art.
MY FAIR MILLENNIAL is Pygmalion with Snapchat puppy ears. A hilarious contemporary romance filled with slapstick, sexual tension, and enough 2014 pop culture to leave you swinging from the chandelier. First in a new series by really good-looking and hilarious author Elle Hume.
Glenn Ward needs a miracle. His wife is dying and leaving behind twin newborn sons. He returns from the war a changed man. Guilt stains his soul, and anger is growing in his heart.
Anika Coltrane needs a miracle of her own. After burying her husband and newborn daughter on the same day, she is in a desperate situation. How will she care for her six year old daughter?
An answered prayer brings two families together. Anika agrees to become a wet-nurse for the family. Delaney needs a safe place to grow up, away from sorrow and fear. Will they find shelter with the Ward family?
Two broken-hearted families must find a way to move past the pain and choose forgiveness. Will they feed the shadows growing in their hearts or allow God to heal their wounds.
A modern woman braves the dangers of the sixteenth century Highlands and her own dark past to find the one thing she's never had: love.
Eleanor Stevenson’s life is empty. Having sacrificed everything to become a doctor, she throws herself into her work, leaving no room for anything else. But haunted by a tragic mistake from her past, she finds that not even medicine brings the solace she yearns for. So when a strange old woman shows up at her surgery and she’s offered a job in a remote village in the Scottish Highlands with the chance to start over, she takes it.
But when she steps through a living archway on a wind-swept hillside, Eleanor finds herself tossed into the Highlands of the sixteenth century. They’re beautiful, wild, dangerous—and a million miles away from everything she knows. Her only hope lies in the rugged Highlander who comes to her aid—but she’s not sure she can trust him.
Finlay MacAuley is trapped. Cursed by a fateful bargain with the Fae, he’s become everything he hates. Liar. Traitor. Oath breaker. So when he rescues a strange woman from a savage gang of mercenaries, he dares to hope that fate might have given him a second chance. If he can get her home, maybe he can find some sort of redemption.
But fate, it seems, has other ideas. Finn and Eleanor find themselves thrown into a war that threatens not only their lives but the very future as well. Only together can they find a way to stop it. But will their damaged pasts allow them to trust each other? Or will their secrets break them?
Fate of a Highlander is the ninth book in the Arch Through Time romance series and can be read as a standalone novel. If you love sexy highlanders, feisty heroines and sizzling passion you’ll love this tale of danger, passion and true love in the Highlands of Scotland. Grab a copy now!
Based on a true story, spanning half a century, this sweeping tale takes you from upper-class English society, to New York, Boston, and the wilds of the Napa Valley. But life may be found in the most unlikely places—the poverty-stricken streets of Neck End.
1898… Edward turned twenty nine-years-old on the ship. Looking out over the gray water back towards America, his heart ached for both the country he had adopted and loved, and for the woman he had lost there. He was returning to England without having 'made good'. Without any fortune.
When Edward meets Gertrude and is captivated by her youth and beauty, his hope for the future is transformed. But this is an era when the rich and poor of England each have their own firmly defined limits. More than any social boundary is a far greater problem—he’s already married.
Giving a glimpse into the realities of the very wealthy and the desperately impoverished of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, The Prussian Captain is the story of two opposite lives colliding. One is marked by finery, decorum, servants, and first-class adventures crisscrossing the Atlantic. The other is stuck in a life of abuse, alcoholism, and the depressed state of the working poor of industrialized England.
Start reading The Prussian Captain today and discover if Edward and Gertrude risk it all to overcome their stations in life. Will they each find what they are looking for? Find out today!
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?