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).

Soul of a Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Arch Through Time Book 13)

by Katy Baker


A modern woman trying to discover her past. A Highland warrior on a desperate mission. Only together can they safeguard the future.

Sophie MacCullough feels like she doesn’t belong.
 Having grown up in the care system, she’s spent her life wondering why her parents abandoned her and who she really is. So, when a strange old woman appears out of nowhere and tells her the answers might lie in the Highlands of Scotland, she decides to follow the trail.

But when she stumbles through an archway in an abandoned graveyard Sophie finds herself catapulted into the fifteenth century – and onto a collision course with a brooding Highland warrior and a centuries old struggle that might hold the key to unlocking her past.

Callum Sutherland’s duty weighs heavily on him. As the head of an order that has vowed to protect the dark secrets of the Fae, he knows enemies are closing in on all sides. So, when a beautiful woman claiming to be from the future is suddenly thrown into his path, he doesn’t know whether she is friend or foe. But he’s sure of one thing: he must protect her with his life. The fate of all the Highlands – and Callum’s heart – depends on it.

Soul of a Highlander is the thirteenth 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!

 
 
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The Pawn

by Skye Warren


The price of survival...

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl's college to take care of the only family I have left.

There's one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction...

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he's the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he's playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.

THE PAWN is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

 
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Photographing Kate: A Moonshire Bay Small Town Romance Book 3

by Elle Sweet


Welcome to Moonshire Bay - the small town lakeside community that has love in the air ♥

After Kate’s husband of over twenty years is sentenced for embezzling and fraud, she loses everything and needs to start over. She decides to visit Moonshire Bay to regroup at the urging of her friend, Claire, who owns the diner there.

Knowing she needs a way to support herself, she rekindles her passion for photography and starts to think maybe staying in Moonshire Bay is her best chance at happiness.

Zach is the town attorney and a confirmed bachelor. After a scarring experience with love and almost marriage in his younger days, he vowed never to get any closer to a woman than a casual relationship.

When Zach meets Kate, the wounded look that lingers behind her smile grabs him and he wants to know her better, but Kate was burned by her lawyer ex-husband. Even if she wanted a relationship it wouldn’t be with a member of that profession.

Zach tricks Kate in order to get to know her better. When she finds out, will she understand and forgive him or will it push her father away?

 
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A Merry MacNaughton Mishap: An Historical Romance Novella (MacNaughton Castle Romance)

by Aubrey Wynne


Two feuding clans, one accidental encounter, a wee bit of holiday enchantment…

Peigi Craigg has tended to her family without complaint since her mother’s death. But now they ask too much. The English landlord has offered her uncle, the Craigg chieftain, an escape from debt and starvation. The price: Peigi must become the earl’s mistress. If she refuses, the remainder of their clan must leave the Highlands. If she agrees, her hope of a husband and family of her own are lost.

Calum MacNaughton rescues a man from an icy drowning, only to find he’s a member of the rival Craigg clan. The man swears to repay Calum for saving his life and broaches the possibility of peace between the clans. Months later, the Craigg reappears with his most precious possession, hoping to settle his debt before the new year.

Now Calum has until Twelfth Night to convince her to stay.

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A MacNaughton Castle Romance
Novella - A Merry MacNaughton Mishap
Book 1 – Deception and Desire
Book 2 - An Allusive Love
Book 3 - A Bonny Pretender

(Note: This story was first published as part of the Bestselling Boxed set Stars are Brightly Shining, November 2019)

 
 
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Only Marriage Will Do (The House of Pleasure)

by Jenna Jaxon

The House of Pleasure, #2

Happily-ever-afters don’t always begin at “I do.”

When the man of her dreams rescues Lady Juliet Ferrers from the villain claiming to be her husband, she is sure she has found her one true love. But is she free to marry him? Not to be deterred, Juliet arranges for her hero to escort her to her family estate in far off Northern England—hoping that along the way she can win his love—and his hand…

Captivated by Juliet’s sweetness and beauty, Captain Amiable Dawson can’t help but be spellbound by the promise of a life with her. But the spell breaks when questions arise about her marital status. Soon the upstanding Amiable is unsure if he is indeed married to Juliet. And when his rival absconds with her, Amiable must choose between the law of the land and his heart’s desire to rescue Juliet once more…

91,000 Words

 
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THE GIRL FROM COLOMBIA

by Julian Rodriguez


In 19th-century New Jersey, a cold, cruel beast of a man plots an arranged marriage for his son, but the boy’s relationship with a mysterious foreign girl threatens everything.

Sea Girt, New Jersey. 1890: Joseph Johnson arrives from London to see the property that his wealthy industrialist father, Samuel, has developed on the American coast. Riding through the dunes, the young man comes across a two-room cabin that houses his father’s 18-year-old adopted daughter, Isabel. Before this visit, Joseph knew nothing about the young woman, whom his father apparently saved from drowning off the coast of Colombia when she was small. To be fair, Joseph knows almost nothing about Samuel, either, as the man left him back in England to be raised by a nurse; his mother “disappeared.” Samuel now expects Joseph to marry Elizabeth Edwards, the beautiful daughter of a local doctor. Joseph likes the girl, but he can’t get his mind off the mysterious Isabel, who everyone claims has a fatal disease. Nor does he know that Isabel almost succeeded in poisoning Samuel to death when she was younger. Isabel is anything but welcoming, but as she and Joseph get to know each other, long-held secrets threaten to come to light.

It is always thrilling when fast-pace is combined with a Victorian era. When you think about ACTION, PAGE-TURNING scenes, and HIGH-BEAT events, you almost ever imagine a tale of the modern era. The Girl from Colombia manages these two approaches EXQUISITELY. While the descriptions, the dialogues, and the well-defined characters will take you to another century, the action, the intrigues, and the intense passages will make you reconsider this tale if you thought it was going to be corny or sweet.
Filled with romance, passion, evil and old traditions, "The Girl from Colombia" is that perfect book to take on a trip or to grab onto during a rainy weekend –because you will not be able to put it down. Very engaging, to say the least!

Lorenza Seldner. Amazon reviewer

Compelling Victorian Romance-Mystery in the Spirit of Jane Eyre.
Amazon reviewer
Simply brilliant.
Vine Voice Amazon reviewer
It will keep you alert all the time until the end.
Vine Voice Amazon reviewer
This is such a great intriguing romance novel. I loved it!
Amazon reviewer
An excellent suspenseful novel.
Amazon reviewer
Rodriguez's prose is modern in style while still effectively evoking the particularly Victorian tension of words unsaid and emotions repressed. A short tale that will satisfy a reader’s craving for Victorian pomp and family intrigue.
Kirkus reviews.

The substance of "The Girl from Colombia" is riveting! The surprise plot twist at end is well worth the entire read.
Lee Ann. Editor


This novel is for mature readers, due to sexual content, some violence, and a-small amount of profanity.

 
 
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Some Call It Love: A Romantic Comedy (Some Call It Series Book 1)

by Sarah Peis


A mistaken arrest, an unpaid debt and a trip to Vegas with my broody boss. What can possibly go wrong?

One thing I learned this week: Never choose an essay topic based on the movie Thor and Chris Hemsworth’s abs. Another—probably more important—thing I also learned: Drooling when staring at Jameson Drake is not a good look.

I thought my week was as bad as it would get, until I find out my dad owes Jameson a lot of money. And I’m supposed to pay it off by working for him.

I end up with a new job, a huge debt to pay off and a hot boss who takes broody alpha to a new level. When I find myself on my way to Vegas to bail my dad out, Jameson insists on coming along. Things go from bad to worse, as they usually do when my family is involved, and Jameson turns into my savior.

Now I’m faced with a choice: Keep things professional or explore the chemistry between us. But honestly, who can resist a knight in shining armor?

If you like hilarious, heartwarming novels with a quirky heroine then you'll love this laugh out loud romantic comedy. This is the first book in the Some Call It Series and can be read as a standalone.

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Beyond McCarron's Corner: Sassy's Story

by Sharon K. Middleton


PENCRAFT Award Winner - Historical Romance

“A series with an intriguing historical setting and time-travel premise...” –KIRKUS REVIEW

Sassy and Owen Winslow were historical experts on the Revolutionary War and the Culpers, Washington’s spy ring. After her husband dies unexpectedly, Sassy struggles to find new meaning in her life. When she goes exploring in the Cohutta Wilderness, she falls through a hole in time, and finds herself in the Indian Territory in 1778, falling in love with Big Sexy Will Selk.

Will Selk, one of Washington’s spies, falls in love with the spunky widow who came to live at McCarron’s Corner after her husband’s death. When he learns she came from Beyond, both Will and the Commander-in-Chief are eager to pick the historian’s knowledge of the American Revolution – and in the process, Washington identifies the Culper Ring’s Madame X, who turns the tide for the patriots to win the war when Sassy provides vital information.

 

 
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Miss Fenella's Fault (Seven Wishes Book 1)

by Bree Verity


Newly-minted Fairy Godmother, Fenella, wants nothing more than to complete her first Happily Ever After under the guidance of the mentor, Lachlan (also a Fairy Godmother).

But everything Fenella tries seems to lead to disaster and in the end, even her fairy god-daughter Letty resents her efforts to help.
Letty just wants to marry her beau, Captain James Stirling. But her father is opposed to the match - to the point where he forbids Letty from even seeing James.

How can Fenella fix things and give Letty the Happily Ever After she deserves?

 
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Stealing the Heiress (The Kidnap Club Book 2)

by Samantha Holt


She was looking for adventure…


Lady Rosamunde Stanley just never expected in the form of a kidnapping.

Well, an almost-kidnapping. The dastardly man only went and took the wrong woman!

 
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The Love and Temptation Series

by Marion Chesney


M.C. BEATON BRINGS YOU SEVEN TITLES IN ONE – A REGENCY ROMANCE SERIES THAT IS SURE TO CHARM YOU AND BRING A SMILE TO YOUR FACE.

The temptation to break society’s rules overwhelms even the most prim and proper heroine of the Love and Temptation collection. Beset by awkward situations, mixed identities and ambitious families, these women refuse to bend to society’s whim and still manage to capture true love in the process.

The Love and Temptation Series includes: The Original Miss Honeyford, At the Sign of the Golden Pineapple, The Education of Miss Patterson, Quadrille, Sweet Masquerade, Miss Davenport's Christmas and The Perfect Gentleman.

 

 
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Catching Currents: A Frontier Historic Colorado Story

by Kari August


The last place Sally wants to spend the next year is at a Boston finishing school, shackled with even more rules than high society has already imposed on her. However, little does she realize that her life is about to take a dramatic turn—toward the rollicking West, where far fewer restrictions hold sway.


After she meets rowdy Caroline from the Colorado frontier, not only is an adventurous, exciting world revealed, but an unpredictable one as well. For as she watches her lively new friend attract the attention of her stuffy brother Will, Sally becomes smitten with Caroline’s brother, Teddie—a rancher who thinks nothing of disregarding a few social mores.


If only Teddie can now decide what kind of future he wants. Yet as wandering ambitions threaten to thwart their romance, all strive for contentment in a tumultuous turn-of-the-century America.


Based on true events, Catching Currents is engaging historical fiction, set amidst a nation rapidly changing and the small town of Estes Park, just trying to keep up.

 
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You're the Rogue That I Want (Rogues of Redmere Book 1)

by Samantha Holt


Red never shies away from a challenge. 

Never.

But when Miss Hannah St. John strides into his life demanding--yes, demanding--he help her, he's certain she's more challenge than even he can handle.

Hannah is determined to transport an artifact from France--one that will change everything--even if it means working with a lawless man like Red. Nothing is more important than preserving history.

Nothing.

Not even the touch of a smuggler who inconceivably makes her stomach twist.

When it becomes clear the irritating bluestocking will do anything for this blasted artifact and needs saving from herself, the earl-turned-smuggler steps in.

Carting a cursed stone across the country with a know-it-all woman is not Red's idea of fun, particularly when their journey runs far from smoothly...so why does he find himself enjoying her company just a little too much?

You're the Rogue That I Want can be read as a standalone. If you love rough-around-the-edges lords, determined bluestockings, and a steamy journey ahead of them, pick up this book today or grab it for free in KU!
 
 
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Submitting to the Marquess: (A Regency BDSM novella in the Chateau Debauchery Series)

by Em Brown


A night at the Château Debauchery might provide this Regency miss more wicked pleasure than she can handle...

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.

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

 
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Tempting A Marquess (A Steamy Regency Romance Book 4)

by Georgette Brown

 

How far will this Regency miss go to tempt a marquess?


On the surface, Mildred Abbott is a proper Regency miss. But secretly compromised, she longs to explore the pleasures of the flesh. 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 experience one night of pleasure 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 debauchery…


If you enjoy stories with headstrong heroines, devilish rakes, and plenty of heat, grab a fan (to cool you down) and a copy of Tempting A Marquess.

 

 
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Anything For Love (The Hunter Brothers Book 1)

by Lola StVil


An emotionally scarred beauty who has closed the door on love...
...isn’t ready for a hardened cop who wants to be her hero.
Is she destined for a lonely life, or is there hope for her frozen heart?


Winter’s latest nightmare of a date gets worse with an ex-boyfriend sighting - the same jerk who betrayed her trust. Desperate to escape, she wiggles out a bathroom window to avert a crisis, only to crash into a bigger one.

Winter falls into a police stakeout and lands in the arms of handsome NYPD homicide detective Wyatt. He’s furious at the distraction, but can’t take his eyes off her. As the tension between them heightens, he needs to figure out how to romance a stubborn ice queen and make her melt. Will his efforts be in vain, or can he fight through her defenses so real love can salvage them both?

If you swoon for romances by Megan March, Penelope Ward, or Lara Swann you’ll flip for Lola Stvil! Find out why excited readers are saying “I plan on telling everyone I know about this story!” Don’t wait.

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A Cowboy's Salvation (Redemption Ranch Book 1)

by Megan Ryder


He wanted to be left in peace…

West Morgan knows all about second chances. After bouncing from foster home to foster home, he finally landed at the Rawlings Ranch as a teenager. There he found a home, something he’d never thought possible. Now an adult, he realizes he’s been given much more: a family and, most importantly, peace. But when his mentor dies and leaves the property divided among his foster brothers and his mentor’s daughter, Tara Rawlings, the fragile future he’s built for himself is threatened.

She wanted to be free of her past…

Tara Rawlings swore she’d never end up with someone like her father, a man completely focused on the ranch to the exclusion of his loved ones. She created a new life for herself in San Francisco, running an interior design company and getting married, then divorced. When she returns to settle her father’s estate, she finds that her birthright is in jeopardy. And the only way to save it is to work with West Morgan, the one man she has always resented—and always found irresistible.

Can they save the ranch without killing each other … or falling in love?

 
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Outlander: A Novel (Outlander, Book 1)

by Diana Gabaldon


#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A STARZ ORIGINAL SERIES 

Unrivaled storytelling. Unforgettable characters. Rich historical detail. These are the hallmarks of Diana Gabaldon’s work. Her New York Times bestselling Outlander novels have earned the praise of critics and captured the hearts of millions of fans. Here is the story that started it all, introducing two remarkable characters, Claire Beauchamp Randall and Jamie Fraser, in a spellbinding novel of passion and history that combines exhilarating adventure with a love story for the ages.

One of the top ten best-loved novels in America, as seen on PBS’s The Great American Read!

Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

This eBook includes the full text of the novel plus the following additional content:
• An excerpt from Diana Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, the second novel in the Outlander series 
• An interview with Diana Gabaldon 
• An Outlander reader’s guide

Praise for Outlander

“Marvelous and fantastic adventures, romance, sex . . . perfect escape reading.”San Francisco Chronicle

“History comes deliciously alive on the page.”—New York Daily News

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Time of a Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Arch Through Time Book 12)

by Katy Baker


A woman thrown into the past. A Highland warrior with a dark secret. And a deadly enemy stalking them both.

Georgina Smyth’s life is falling apart. Her business is going under, she’s in danger of losing her home, and she’s run out of ideas.

So when a strange old woman offers her a dream job, she suspects it’s too good to be true. She’s right. When she steps through an archway in her new workplace she is transported five hundred years into the past—and right into danger.

Blair MacAuley is a man on a mission. Having vowed to protect his clan, he is determined to guard the secrets of time. But when he rescues a woman who clearly doesn’t belong, and her life is placed into his hands, he begins to wonder how much that vow will cost him.

With enemies closing in, Georgie and Blair must race to unravel a centuries old mystery if they are to stop a terrible evil and find a way to send Georgie home. But as fate pushes them ever closer, Georgie begins to realize she faces a terrible choice. Does she want to go home at all? And can she leave behind her fiery Highlander?

Time of a Highlander is the twelfth 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!

 
 
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You Can Have Manhattan

by P. Dangelico


You are cordially invited to the worst wedding of the century.


Sydney Evans is no stranger to hard work. It’s the one constant in her life. And with no family or friends to speak of it’s been easy to pour everything she has into her career as general counsel for Blackstone Holdings.

She wants for nothing. Until her boss offers her a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. All she has to do in return is marry his good-for-nothing son.

Scott Blackstone used be a party whore. Pardon, party animal. He hasn’t been that guy in a long time though. Not since he moved to Wyoming, bought a failing cattle ranch, and turned it into a profitable business.

All is good. Until a phone call from his father threatens the quiet, simple life he’s built. Marry or lose everything. And to a woman who can’t stand him, no less. Well, Scott is not going down without a fight. He’s never going back to Manhattan. Not if he can help it.

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