Historical Romance

Historical Romance

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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).

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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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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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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Domnall (Immortal Highlander, Clan Mag Raith Book 1): A Scottish Time Travel Romance

by Hazel Hunter

A highlander from the ancient past, a woman from the present day, and a torrid déjà vu that threatens to overwhelm them.

Jenna Cameron has sacrificed much for her career as an architect, particularly when it comes to love. But when the collapse of a building sends her back to 14th century Scotland, the brawny highlander who finds her changes all that—almost in an instant.

Domnall Mag Raith can scarce believe Jenna’s sudden appearance in the enchanted forest. He and his band of brothers once landed there in exactly the same way. Not only does the lass bear the same baffling tattoos as he and his men, but a powerful attraction binds him to her for reasons he cannot comprehend.

But as Jenna and Domnall search for any clue that could help, one of the oldest and grimmest of all Celtic legends is about to find them.

Domnall is the first book in the Immortal Highlander Clan Mag Raith series. If you love hard-bodied heroes, their mythic world, and the brave heroines who win their hearts, then you’ll love this sizzling series. Visit the romantic realm of the Immortal Highlanders by picking up a copy of this book today. Mature readers comfortable with dark themes only please.

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Her Boyfriend's Friend

by Mia Ford


I thought I had everything I needed - then Nate walked into my life.
 

I noticed his eyes first, deep luscious pools I wanted to dive in and drown.
The broad shoulders, mighty fine muscles, and dimpled smile didn't hurt either.
And as soon as I met him, I just felt... warm and protected. Safe.

One hitch though - Nate's my fiancé's friend.
And I'm not the type to cheat.

Unlike my jerk of a fiancé.
Yeah, guess what I just found out.
Good old Jack has been playing around.

Of course, it's one rule for him and another for me.
I know what Nate and I have is real.
So real there's a baby growing to prove it.
But if Jack finds out he'll destroy us.
He's the billionaire that runs this town.

Is true love worth the price?

 

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Protect and Obey (Rich and Royal Book 2)

by Jen Katemi


Catriona
Dav might be a prince, but he's still a bastard. Not the kind where mama had him out of wedlock, but the "I screwed over my brother and tried to take his crown" kind of bastard. Yeah, that kind. The kind I ought to hate.

So why am I letting him get close enough to affect me this way? Why does my breath catch in my throat and my heart skip a beat every time he's near?

Why does my body crave his touch, when everything inside is screaming the exact opposite?

Run, Cat. Run.

Davide
Cat is nothing like my usual kind of lover. She's blonde, for starters. Quite stocky. And short. And she doesn't seem to mind getting her hands dirty.

I need a woman I can be proud to show off to the family, and then tame her into submission in the bedroom.

I need anyone but my new bodyguard, Cat.

So why can't I stop obsessing over a woman who clearly thinks I'm worth less than the dirt on her scuffed ex-Army boots?

Maybe I should bed her anyway. Scratch the itch. Get these wild thoughts of her out of my system for good.

Come, Cat. Come.

A sizzling new stand-alone romance in the Rich & Royal series by a USA Today bestselling author. If you enjoy steamy royal scandals, billionaires and bodyguards, then you'll love this one! Guaranteed happy-for-now ending.

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Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire Book 1)

by Sherry D. Ficklin

A decadent look at one of the most intriguing monarchs in history…

“A must read romance!”~ Serena Chase, Special for USA TODAY                                                                                       

Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother's quest to put her on the throne of Russia--at any cost.

Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family--and herself--Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans.

Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she's willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be.
In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?

Don't miss the series dubbed a “must-read romance” by the USA Today and “An entertaining and racy read” by School Library Journal. Fans of the hit TV show REIGN will devour this scandalous glimpse into the life of one of the most vibrant women in history. This series is complete with all three books available to read today.

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The Grand Masquerade (Bold Women of the 19th Century Series Book 1)

by Amanda Hughes


For readers who like historical fiction with a bit of a love story.

It is a life built on secrets, lust, and lies, and Sydnee Sauveterre is at the center of the charade. Used as a source of income at a stand on the Natchez Trace, she escapes at a young age to start a new life in Louisiana. Gifted with visions and a knowledge of Hoodoo, Sydnee must find her way through the quagmire of danger and deceit that is 19th Century New Orleans. She bands together with four friends to create an illusion within the elegant, high society of the Louisiana Creole. It is a risky charade meant to fulfill all of their secret desires, and Sydnee gambles everything, including love, to lead this double life. Will she survive the grand masquerade?

"Once again Amanda Hughes splashes the pages with gritty adventure and love stories about audacious women in the 18th and 19th Century. Her page-turning tales will keep you on the edge of your seat as you take wild rides through dramatic and dazzling periods of history."

 

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A Rake Never Changes His Spots (The Inheritance Clause Book 2)

by Samantha Holt

Lord Seth Templeton has no desire for life to change. He enjoyed every minute of his bachelor existence. Anyway, his older brother, the Marquis of Eastbrook, partakes in enough seriousness for one family. His reputation as a rake has never caused him any problems…until now.

Now, he must find a wife. And quickly.

According to the terms of the inheritance, he must be engaged within two months or forfeit his grandfather’s money—money that would save his family. Finding a wife would be easy enough for a man like Seth but he’s certainly not ready to settle down. Surely there must be a way out of this situation…?

In search of a solution, Seth finds himself in the depths of a place in which he never thought he’d set foot...

A library.

He also finds himself spending time with the clever Miss Prudence Hartley. The woman is a whizz with books and the law, and is thus, extremely useful to Seth. He needs her—for her strangely vast brain only of course.

After all, what does it matter if he likes the way she pouts as she reads a book or furrows her brow in concentration? He’s a rake. And nothing will change that.

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Time Enough to Love

by Jenna Jaxon


When Lady Alyse de Courcy is betrothed to Sir Geoffrey Longford, she has no choice but to make the best of a bad bargain. The hulking knight is far from her ideal man, and although he does possess some wit and charm, he is no match for the sinfully sensual man she secretly admires, Thomas, Earl of Braeton, her betrothed’s best friend.

From the first, Sir Geoffrey finds himself smitten by Lady Alyse, and, despite her infatuation with his friend, vows to win her love. When Geoffrey puts his mind to wooing Alyse, he is delighted to find her succumbing to his seduction. But when cruel circumstances separate them, Geoffrey must watch helplessly as Thomas steps in to protect Alyse—and falls in love with her himself.

As the three courtiers accompany Princess Joanna to her wedding in Spain, they run headlong into the Black Plague. With her world plunged into chaos, Alyse struggles with her feelings for both the men she loves. But which love will survive?

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Piper: The Casanova Club #1

by Ali Parker

The Casanovas.

Twelve of the world’s most eligible bachelors are personally invited to take a seat on this exclusive, private match-making club. (Piper: Sharing is caring?)

The purpose? To find the perfect wife. Ten women are considered, but only one is chosen. Each of these men are after one lucky girl’s heart. Vetting these ladies is a year long event. Contests. Forms. Interviews. Demonstrations. Galas. (Piper: All of which I missed. Darn.)

The prize? One million dollars or a ring from the bachelor of her choice after the yearlong mutli-engagement period is over. Lady’s choice. (Piper: Show me the money.)

The problem? Me. I need cash more than anyone could possibly understand, and there’s no way in hell I’d ever be invited to woo twelve men for a chunk of change. (Piper: Good thing I know the coordinator.)

The promise? To save my family from losing their house, their business and their hope. All I need is a shot at the position. (Piper: Determination, haircare products and a strut like I own the place will do the rest.)

Piper: These boys are in for a treat. Maybe. Possibly. What did I just get myself into?

The Casanova Club – Only one can win her heart.

Note to the Reader: This is a 13 book sexy romantic comedy series with monthly releases in 2019. We'll be following the journey of Piper, one funny, down-to-earth young woman, and her willingness to give up everything to save her family. The books are standalone in nature, but do have references to the books before as Piper will spend a month with each member of the 2019 Casanova Club. Voting will begin in early February and run all year long. That's right. You get to vote on who Piper ends up. More to come on that! Enjoy. I did.

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There Are Plenty More Dukes in the Sea (The Inheritance Clause Book 1)

by Samantha Holt


The Templeton siblings have inherited a fortune. But there’s a catch…

I, George Lockett, do decree that my grandchildren, herein named, will inherit my fortune in its entirety, so long as they fulfill the following terms. Each person must complete their task to my lawyer’s satisfaction or their share of the inheritance shall be forfeit.

There are many reasons Lady Angel Templeton needs her grandfather’s money. Of course she wants to be less of a burden to her oldest brother but, goodness, once she has even more money, she can have her pick of the men! A certain Duke of Norwick would be a fool to ignore her…

Unfortunately, their beloved grandfather decided not to make it easy on the Templetons, though Angel is convinced her task must be the hardest. To fulfill the terms of the will, she must perform unpaid duties as a lady’s companion for two months to the entirely unmanageable Mrs. Stone.

Two whole months of work.

What’s worse, Mrs. Stone is determined to be an even bigger handful than Angel herself.

No…what’s worse, is the lady comes along with a miserable wretch of a nephew. While she cannot deny he is handsome in that dark, brooding way so many women adore, Angel does not enjoy the company of serious men—especially when they have already declared they do not trust her one jot.

Well, she doesn’t trust him either. It soon becomes obvious why the stern Mr. Hunter is determined to haunt her every move—he must want Mrs. Stone's money!

Well, Angel cannot allow anything happen to her new friend, especially when she risks losing everything.

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Where Shadows Linger (Intertwined Souls Series: Eva and Zoe Book 2)

by Mary D. Brooks


A breathtaking romance - two strong women and their unbreakable love. At the end of World War II, lovers Eva and Zoe flee to Australia to seek refuge and forge a new life. But can their passion survive the dangers that follow them? Eva struggles with the ramifications of her tortured past as she tries to overcome the mental constraints forced upon her. She is unable to physically show her love for Zoe without feeling the effects of the aversion treatments she was subjected to as a teenager. Eva tries to find a way to break the mental shackles but it's harder than she anticipated.

Zoe will never be described as a patient woman but for Eva she is willing to wait for those shackles to be broken. In the meantime, Zoe is working in a restaurant and not following her dreams. Zoe's life long dream of being an artist is just a dream but Eva has a plan to make that happen even if means working at a menial, back breaking job.

Shadows from their past and machinations of old enemies plunge them into mortal danger. They are about to find out the hard way that moving thousands of miles away does not protect them from those that wish them harm.

Awards:

- Bronze Award Winner - Historical Romance 2015 Readers' Favorite Awards
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Rocky Mountain Miracle

by Christine Feehan


No Christmas will ever be the same after Cole and Maia meet on a snowy western ranch… Find out why in #1 New York Times bestselling author Christine Feehan’s romantic holiday e-novella!

When Cole Steele, a womanizer rumored to have killed his father, meets Maia Armstrong, a veterinarian rumored to practice magic, the sizzling romance could melt all the snow on his Wyoming ranch. And when an injured horse brings them together, Cole can’t help but believe that Maia casts spells on animals—and men. What else could explain the burning passion he feels for her and the thawing of his heart just in time for Christmas?

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Henrietta Jones: The Boy with the Broken Nose

by CST Harding


Victorian London, 1895….Henrietta Jones is about to snap!

Wild and unmanageable, “Harry” runs away to buy a horseless carriage and a pair of red buttoned up boots. She instantly dislikes an arrogant American, and when she can’t intimidate him, she falls in love with his automobile, needles him, taunts him, flaunts her ice maiden look until he is driven mad, and then plots to straighten his nose.

The first Henrietta Jones was blessed with a daughter who has grown up to be more extreme and full of the devil than anyone else in Victorian England. After being ridiculously trained to cheat at life and kill men with two fingers she rebels. She’s had enough.

But somebody wants Joshua dead. She discovers a murderous scheme to destroy England, and upsets the beautiful but brutal red-lipped cigarette-smoking Magda von Uxhuell-GIllenband, who tries to seduce Joshua and then tries to kill him.

She postpones plans to turn wild, to unravel automobile murders, a deadly secret treaty, and save a stupid boy. She seems to be England’s top spy but nobody has told her. She becomes a brilliant detective but steals the evidence. She enters the first London to Brighton Automobile Race, and fights a femme fatale in the last duel in Hyde Park.

Only Harry can save the country from chaos, but can Joshua stand the pace?
And how will she fix that infuriating broken nose!

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