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).

Age of Wolves: An urban fantasy romance (Fated Book 1)

by Mariah Stone


Her suspect. Her lover. Her doom.

Boston police detective Ella O’Connor’s job is on the line. And only busting port owner Channing Hakonson for drug smuggling will satisfy her boss. But there’s more to the tattooed billionaire than she imagined—something mystical and ancient.

Wolves protect him. Time traveling Viking assassins stalk him. The mafia bails him out of prison.

And even Ella’s own mysterious powers can’t stop Channing from dooming them all—or occupying her every thought.
With an unprecedented early winter causing food shortages around the globe, and chaos reigning in the streets, it feels like an apocalypse is coming. And somehow the Nordic giant is responsible for Ragnarök.

To keep her family off the streets, she must put him behind bars.

To save the world, she must kill him.

But she breaks the most important rule in the book: Do not fall in love with the suspect.

Scroll up and 1-click to start reading this edge-of-your-seat, slow burn, urban fantasy romance today!
*** Previously published as Eternal Fire, book 1 of Threads of Time series. ***

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "What a fantastic start to this new trilogy!"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "Simply impossible to put this book down!"
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ "OMG! I really want the next book right now."

This is the first part or a trilogy with an epic cliffhanger and not a standalone.

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A Little Hotel in Cornwall: Books 1-8

by Laura Briggs


All eight novellas in the UK bestselling series A LITTLE HOTEL IN CORNWALL are now available in one collection! Follow aspiring young author Maisie Clark as she stumbles into a role as a maid in the idyllic hotel by the sea, where there’s never a dull moment, from her quest to track down a reclusive English novelist, to her brush with jewel thieves and a whirlwind trip through Paris and London to name a few. All the while, she finds herself falling for the handsome and enigmatic groundskeeper Sidney Daniels. Could the key to unlocking her dreams be right in front of her?

This collection contains A Little Hotel in CornwallA Spirited Girl on Cornish ShoresSea Holly and Mistletoe KissesThe Cornish Secret of Summer’s PromiseA Train from Penzance to ParisA Cornish Daisy’s KissA Stargazy Night Sky, and The Cornish Key to Happiness.

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In The Viscount's Arms (Staunton Sisters Book 1)

by Allyson Jeleyne


Reeling from the death of her parents, eldest daughter Octavia strives to be a source of strength for her sisters. She defies their grandfather's high-handed meddling--and his desire to see the Staunton girls married. She forges her own path to independence, which leads to the gates of Caswell Hall. There, the governess has just quit her post, leaving a vacant spot in the local lord's household.


Simon, Viscount Althorne, is impressed by the sensible, dark-haired beauty, and hires her to teach his wayward young niece. He resents the loss of his carefree bachelor days, and longs to see the child settled so that he may return to London. But one perfect English summer turns their plans upside down, and he becomes hopelessly drawn to the one woman he cannot have--the governess.

Can Simon convince her that he is a gentleman worth loving? Will Octavia allow herself to fall for a man beyond her reach? Or will class and duty separate them forever?


Romance Heat Level: Warm (3.5 out of 5)

 
 
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Daughters of War

by Dinah Jefferies


A new sweeping historical novel of World War II from the international bestselling author of The Tea Planter’s Wife

France, 1944.

 
In an old stone cottage, on the edge of a beautiful French village, three sisters long for the end of the war.
 
Hélène, the eldest, is trying her hardest to steer her family to safety, even as the Nazi occupation becomes more threatening.

Elise, the rebel, is determined to help the Resistance, whatever the cost.

And Florence, the dreamer, just yearns for a world where France is free.

Then, one dark night, the Allies come knocking for help. And Hélène knows that she cannot sit on the sidelines any longer. But secrets from their own mysterious past threaten to unravel everything they hold most dear… 

The first in an epic new series from the #1 international bestselling author, Daughters of War is a stunning tale of sisters, secrets and bravery in the darkness of war-torn France…

Praise for Daughters of War:

“A rich tapestry of courage, passion and family secrets beneath the dark shadows of war” —Hazel Gaynor, bestselling author of When We Were Young and Brave

“A glorious page-turner … a novel to disappear into” —Gill Paul, bestselling author of The Secret Wife

“An outstanding novel, beautifully written. Rich in courage, love and sacrifice, but chilling and taut in its portrayal of the horrors of war”—Kate Furnivall, bestselling author of The Guardian of Lies

“As layers of long-hidden family secrets emerge, you are sure to be hooked to the very last page”—Liz Trenow, bestselling author of The Forgotten Seamstress

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Honor and Redemption (Regency Love Book 4)

by M.A. Nichols


A childhood love longing to make amends. A daughter fighting to break free. A mother struggling to protect her. Tormented by the past, can they build a better future?

Six years ago, tragedy tore Eloise and Patrick apart. Shouldering the burden of his brother’s death, he spent years drinking himself into oblivion. Now freed from that darkness, Patrick Lennox returns to reclaim the heart of the young lady he left behind.

Can she forgive the man who abandoned her without a word?

Eloise Andrews has enough troubles in her life without Patrick stirring things up. Her mother is a heartless beast who controls every aspect of her life, and Eloise is determined to break free of her—even if it means destroying the perfect reputation her mother is desperate to save.

But not all wounds can be seen, and perhaps something more lurks beneath her mother’s frosty demeanor…

Years of torment taught Emmeline Andrews the power of shielding one’s heart behind a sterling reputation, and she will do everything she can to ensure her children are protected against society’s cruelty. But with her daughter determined to ruin herself and Emmeline’s own marriage crumbling to pieces, she has to decide whether or not that precious reputation is a shield or a jail.

Jumping between two generations, Honor and Redemption is a story about how our mistakes can shape our world and how the bond between mother and daughter, friends and sweethearts can break when we are afraid to open our hearts.

The Regency Love Series is a spin-off series of the Victorian Love Series, and together, they make the Generations of Love Series. Each book is a standalone sweet romance and can be read in any order.

 

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Burning Bright (The Extraordinaries Book 1)

by Melissa McShane


In 1812, Elinor Pembroke wakes to find her bedchamber in flames—and extinguishes them with a thought. As an Extraordinary, gifted with powerful magical talent, she is respected and feared, but her father intends to control her and her talent by forcing her to marry where he insists. Trapped between the choices of a loveless marriage or living penniless and dependent on her parents, Elinor takes a third path: she joins the Royal Navy.


Assigned to serve under Captain Miles Ramsay aboard the frigate Athena, she turns her fiery talent on England’s enemies, vicious pirates preying on English ships in the Caribbean. At first feared by her shipmates, a growing number of victories make her truly part of Athena’s crew and bring her joy in her fire. But as her power grows and changes in unexpected ways, Elinor’s ability to control it is challenged. She may have the power to destroy her enemies utterly—but could it be at the cost of her own life?

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What's a Rogue Got To Do With It (Rogues of Redmere Book 4)

by Samantha Holt


The final book in the #1 bestselling Regency romance series!

Lewis Knight left behind his life as the son of nobleman years ago. The rough, scarred man is quite content to use his brute force and bad reputation to help the Earl of Redmere with his smuggling—a ruse to aid the war effort. Knight doesn’t care too much about the reasons behind the subterfuge, so long as he gets paid.

And stays busy enough to forget his past for good.

That’s not so easy, however, when he’s forced to return home. And thanks to the earl’s meddling, he’s accompanied by the woman who plagues his thoughts far too often…

Louisa has been too busy running her inn to think too much about the dark, brooding Knight. Even if she does steal the occasional glance at those broad shoulders. However, when a man arrives in Cornwall with lifechanging news and Louisa’s inn is threatened, she must investigate. With Knight’s help, she digs into this stranger’s past and stirs up more danger than she thought possible.

Now that Knight is driven to protect her, the barriers between them feel harder than ever to keep in place. Somehow, she keeps working her way under his unyielding exterior. But Knight knows he’s not worthy of a woman like Louisa—not while his past shadows his every move.

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Heartthrob Hotel: The Complete Billionaire Series

by Tabatha Kiss


Five must-read romances from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tabatha Kiss!

A family of handsome billionaire men and the sassy women who steal their hearts. This is Heartthrob Hotel. You can check out, but you’ll never want to leave!

Includes all five books in this steamy and hilarious series, including an excerpt from the spin-off romantic comedy Ego Trip:
JUST A TOUCH: A Second Chance Billionaire Romance (Graham’s Story)
JUST A KISS: A Fake Boyfriend Billionaire Romance (Hayden’s Story)
JUST A FLING: A Secret Baby Billionaire Romance (Ira’s Story)
JUST A CRUSH: A Rockstar Billionaire Romance (Jonah’s Story)
JUST A KING: A Billionaire Romance (Kingston and Fiona’s Story)

 
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Discerning Grace (The White Sails Series Book 1)

by Emma Lombard


As the first full-length novel in The White Sails Series, DISCERNING GRACE captures the spirit of an independent woman whose feminine lens blows the ordered patriarchal decks of a 19th century tall ship to smithereens.

Wilful Grace Baxter, will not marry old Lord Silverton with his salivary incontinence and dead-mouse stink. Discovering she is a pawn in an arrangement between slobbery Silverton and her calculating father, Grace is devastated when Silverton reveals his true callous nature.

Refusing this fate, Grace resolves to stow away. Heading to the docks, disguised as a lad to ease her escape, she encounters smooth-talking naval recruiter, Gilly, who lures her aboard HMS Discerning with promises of freedom and exploration in South America.

When Grace's big mouth lands her bare-bottomed over a cannon for insubordination, her identity is exposed. The captain wants her back in London but his orders, to chart the icy archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, forbid it. Lieutenant Seamus Fitzwilliam gallantly offers to take Grace off the fretting captain's hands by placing her under his protection.

Grace must now win over the crew she betrayed with her secret, while managing her feelings towards her taciturn protector, whose obstinate chivalry stifles her new-found independence. But when Grace disregards Lieutenant Fitzwilliam's warnings about the dangers of the unexplored archipelago, it costs a friend his life and she realises she is not as free as she believes.

DISCERNING GRACE is historical women's fiction that will appeal to fans of feisty historical female leads.

 

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Balance

by Inghild Økland


A runaway princess. Time-twisting magic. What she doesn’t want? A knight to the rescue.

As Vildi, the less important princess of Rimdalir, my duty is to marry, and marry well. To the glacial chasms of hell with that!

I want adventure. A nice, suitor-free yet fairy-tale adventure. I can even endure rants about a tragic prince, if it brings me honey cake. Throw in a few mysteries, a sprinkle of old magic, and I’m happy.

That's what I thought.

Yet upon arriving in Lakari, Land of the Sun, I wander through familiar streets. I recognize the people, the taverns, even the black cat strolling as royalty through the market square. In this new land, no one was supposed to know my name, and yet I'm hunted.

Already they have killed me many, many times. And so I start over.

When a stranger finds me in the desert night, will he be my savior, or my undoing?

After a childhood watching Disney, speckled with a touch of The Prince of Persia and inspired by Re:Zero, Balance is a story about a headstrong heroine, the clutches of magic, and a prince's secrets.

If you like fantasy, romance, and a fairy-tale adventure, let yourself be whisked away on Vildi’s journey, only one click away.

 

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Only Scandal Will Do (House of Pleasure Book 1)

by Jenna Jaxon


He has the woman of his dreams, but can he find a way to win her heart?


Kidnapped, displayed on the auction block of a notorious brothel, and sold to the highest bidder, Lady Katherine Fitzwilliam is furious and vows to fight her way out. Unfortunately, the rogue who bought her is way too charming and attractive to make that easy. He seduces Kat almost to the point of ruin, but she manages to escape him, although thoughts of him tend to linger long after she's free.

Duncan, Marquess of Dalbury succumbs to temptation one night and purchases a fiery beauty whose very looks fill him with hot desire. When she insists she's a lady, he scoffs, but is surprised when she flees before he can claim his pleasure. When he discovers she's sister to a peer, Duncan is horrified to have compromised her. He offers marriage to scotch the scandal and gain an heir. However, the dazzling charms of the red-haired beauty, coupled with her astonishing skill with a sword, ensnares his heart and soul. If only Katarina didn't hate him with a fury hotter than three hells...

Can he manage to turn her anger against him into a passion for him? Or will they be doomed to live together, but forever apart?

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Meet Stan, the Billionaire: A Fake Relationship Romance

by Laura Olsen


Meeting your new billionaire boss sounds exciting…
Until he turns out to be your unforgettable one-night stand from yesterday.

Next day he summons me to his office and tells me that he wants me…
…he wants me to be his fake girlfriend to prove that no one can tell fake love from the real thing.

I don't even have to sleep with him… but I kind of want to.

I need the money to help my parents, but I feel that the price is too high.

He is the ultimate bosshole playboy and I really hate the day I met Stan, the Billionaire.

No cheating, no cliffhangers. HEA guaranteed! Can be read as a standalone.

 

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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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Texas Firebrand Volumes 1-3

by Barb Han


USA TODAY Bestselling Author Barb Han guarantees danger lurking around every corner, hearts on the line, and romantic suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Join her Firebrand family in Lone Star Pass, Texas as they break through deep-rooted family feuds and find their way to love.

RANCHER TO THE RESCUE

A momentary act of bravery puts girl-next-door Prudence Owens in the line of fire. Suddenly responsible for an infant, she finds herself in the crosshairs of a kidnapper intent on taking the baby back--and leaving no witnesses. Texas Rancher Adam Firebrand has no idea how or why his name came up in association with a kidnapping, but he'll stop at nothing to keep a baby girl and her guardian angel safe.

DISARMING THE RANCHER

Once a starry-eyed kid with big dreams, Raleigh Perry is all grown up and climbing to the top of the country music charts. After a bomb threat derails her concert tour, she heads home to the safety of the small town where she grew up, and her childhood crush. The last thing Rancher Brax Firebrand expects when he runs into Raleigh is their explosive attraction, or the danger that has followed her home.

RANCHER UNDER FIRE

A dead raccoon. A moment of panic. An SOS text. And Liv Holden’s past comes knocking. Someone seems intent on scaring her out of town…or worse. She doesn’t want Rancher Corbin Firebrand’s help as much as she needs it. Corbin knows one thing is certain, Liv Holden is off limits. She may have once been his best friend but helping her will put him in the line of fire with his family…and a determined criminal.

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C is for Carter: A Secret Baby Mountain Man Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain)

by Natasha L. Black


The woman of my dreams,
Showed up when I wasn’t looking.


With a new logging business to run,
I don’t need distractions.
Just because I helped Lauren dodge her pushy ex,
Doesn’t mean I’m looking for a relationship with her.

I hire her as my receptionist.
We see each other every day.
The sexual tension is off the charts.
One thing leads to another,
And I break all my own rules.

It’s tough to sneak around,
When I’m crazy about her.
But once her ex gets aggressive, I’m done hiding.
Nobody goes near my woman.

Lauren’s pulling away from me.
She won’t tell me why.
I’ve got to get her to trust me with her secret
Before it’s too late.

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Georgette Brown Boxset: A Collection of Steamy Regency Romance

by Em Brown writing as Georgette Brown

 

Regency Romances -- as hot as they come! Indulge in a world of passion and romance with headstrong heroines and rakish noblemen. This boxset of eight stories will give you hours and hours of steamy hot reading…

What readers say about the stories:


“It had me on the edge of my seat. I LOVED all the steamy drama!” – Verified Purchase of The Countess and the Rake


“Captivating from Beginning to End!” – Verified Purchase of That Wicked Harlot


“Earth Shattering” – Verified Purchase of Pleasuring Lady Pennington


Surrendering to the Rake

The Earl of Blythe turns the tables on a meddling miss determined to save her cousin from his roguish ways…

 

That Wicked Harlot

Can a gaming hell cardsharp resist falling for the arrogant Baron Broadmoor, a man she’s supposed to hate?

 

Tempting A Marquess

Miss Abbott, a proper Regency miss, refuses to take ‘no’ for an answer when the overbearing Marquess of Alastair insists on protecting her from the debauchery at an infamous chateau.

 

Tempting A Marquess for Christmas

When it comes to acting the gentleman, this marquess is damned if he does…and damned if he doesn’t.

 

The Countess and the Rake

Lord Barclay has never met a woman he can’t seduce…until now.

 

Pleasuring Lady Pennington

Will her ladyship’s plans to blackmail the handsome Cedman Ashely into her bed backfire?

 

Surrendering to the Baron

Lord Ramsay discovers that the seduction of his own wife might be the hardest part of his marriage.

 

An Improper Proposition

Desperate to keep the debt collectors at bay, Miss Deana Herwood makes a most improper proposition to wealthy Lord Rockwell.

 

If you enjoy clever dialogue, the rich settings of Jane Austen or Georgette Heyer’s world, and passion that’s HOT, HOT, HOT, you’ll love these scintillating romances from Em Brown writing as Georgette Brown.

 

Get this boxset today to give yourself the ultimate steamy “me” time!

 

 
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Dust and Dreams (The Rivers Brothers Book 1)

by Lynn Landes


A sweeping story of love and new beginnings…
Cassandra Wolfe has one goal, to make them pay.
Gold. It washed across the land, claiming everyone. No one was immune to the sickness. She begged her family to listen, but greed, envy, and a lust for more destroyed them all. They thought they had crushed her dreams, but retribution burns in her soul, an ember waiting for a wind.
Dalton Rivers has one dream, to make her his.
He is a man on a mission to bring the railroad to his family ranch in Wyoming. When Cassandra saves his life in San Francisco, he finds a new dream worthy of fighting for. Now, he has to convince her to fan the flames of hope in her soul and dream once more.

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A Wicked Revenge, Book 1: A Steamy Historical Romance

by Em Brown


He's out for revenge, but she might prove too hot for him to handle.

Miss Primrose needs to be punished.

A member of the wicked Inn of the Red Chrysanthemum, where the most indecent pleasures are indulged, Miss Primrose—or Mistress Primrose, as she prefers—left Nicholas Edelton a shell of a man. Now his older brother, Spencer Edelton, the Marquess of Carey, intends to provide her a set-down she will never forget.

Weary from exacting her revenge upon the man who assaulted her sister, Beatrice Primrose has had her fill of men of privilege and presumption, but she accepts a fateful invitation from a handsome nobleman to spend a sennight at his estate for a grand sum of money. She soon learns, however, that she will not get to reprise her role as Mistress. To her horror, she finds his lordship expects her to submit to him!

But Beatrice won’t give in so easily.

In a clash of wills, fueled by vengeance and desire, Lord Carey and Miss Primrose wrestle for dominance in, and out of, the bedchamber. Their biggest struggle, however, may be against their own passions…

Can Miss Primrose take what she dishes? And will Lord Carey succumb or succeed with her punishment?


HEAT ADVISORY: On a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the hottest heat level, this enemies-to-lovers Regency historical romance is a 6! Read only if you enjoy scorching, wicked chemistry with themes of submission and dominance as well as elements of revenge and discipline.

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Seductions of a Duke's Daughter (The Duchess's Investigative Society Book 4)

by Samantha Holt


They’ll work together, but love is not part of the plan. Or so they assumed…

Men have no interest in Eleanor, and she has no interest in them. The handsome rake who spends entirely too much time trying to charm and seduce her is no exception. Which makes it all the more frustrating that she must now work with him to determine who is attempting to ruin her sister’s wedding…

Lord Oliver Hart, Viscount Ashford hasn’t a clue what he did to make an enemy of Ellie. But he has no doubt he’ll win her over eventually. For now, he’ll focus on uncovering who has been trying to sabotage his best friend’s wedding. And if the investigation also helps him win over his prickly little wallflower…all the better.

When a dedicated spinster and a confirmed bachelor join forces to solve a mystery, is happily ever after even a possibility?

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Everly: A Historical Mail Order Bride Romance (Wilder West Book 1)

by Kay P. Dawson


A SWEET, CLEAN, MAIL-ORDER BRIDE ROMANCE!

The terms of her father's will leave Everly with no choice but to marry before her 21st birthday to ensure the security of her family.

Will she be able to get over her anger towards men in enough time to find someone to marry?

Answering an ad for a mail-order bride, she finds Ben – a man who needs a woman to help him raise his two nieces left in his care. Can they find love while dealing with both a vindictive stepmother who wants to stop her from marrying, and a meddling woman who is determined to take the children from Ben? They will both have to learn to trust, even as the past threatens to ruin everything.

“Tangles of emotions, a little bit of suspense and then a happy ending! Everything to make a beautiful clean romance set in the old west!” – Reader

 

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