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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).
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?
The Winds Of Justice Are Blowing…
U.S. Marshal, Chase Rivers uncovers four dead mail-order brides on his family railcar. Now, he must recover the only witness and hunt the killers. Simple right? If only the witness would listen.
Anika Coltrane travels to the U.S. as a mail-order bride. Her dream becomes a nightmare when she discovers the truth. Drugged, kidnapped, and sold to the highest bidder, Anika must fight to survive and leaving behind the other girls is not an option. She has a plan, if only the U.S. Marshall would listen!
A tall, sexy, and mysterious man just walked into my shop.
He turned out to be my protector, my hero, and the man of my dreams.
But he's also broken and hiding a secret that could destroy everything...
The tragedy of his past still consumed him.
And after my breakup, I felt alone in this world.
Then we found each other.
We shared a night of passion together.
I gave him something precious.
But happily-ever-after may only exist in fairy tales.
When I find out the truth about who he is.
And I find out about my family...
My world comes crashing down.
I know Gavin will do anything for me.
But can I ever forgive him?
They say you can't outrun The Mob...
But what do you do when it's your family?
What will it mean for us and our unborn child?
Maybe I was the girl Clara didn’t want me to be. Here I was, with the goblin king, and I didn’t want him to stop.
For the past ten years, the Goblin King has stayed locked away in his caverns. He only opens his doors for one purpose: he will give one gold coin for every night a girl is willing to spend with him. Despite his fearsome reputation, his fangs and claws, the girls come back safe and sound, and they never say a word about it. One must be very desperate to accept such an offer…or very curious. Well, everyone says curiosity has always been my downfall. Too clever for a girl so beautiful.
Now my family is on the brink of losing everything. My sister Clara knows the goblin king’s story has always intrigued me, and she’s willing to sacrifice me to get her hands on his money. But I finally have the chance to sate my curiosity.
What will I find when I get there? A man who is cruelly cursed, haunted by a past misdeed? Or the man who will unlock all of my secret desires?
It has been a long time since the Goblin King trusted anyone, but if he is willing to trust me, I might be able to save him and his people. But the witch who cursed him is close at hand, and she doesn’t play fair.
Beauty and the Goblin King is a fairy tale retelling for those who like an adorable happily ever after with a side of serious steaminess!
Revenge is a dish best served hot...
In this steamy Regency romance, Darcy Sherwood holds her own among the cads and rakes who frequent the dubious gaming hall where she works. When she has the opportunity to exact revenge upon the family who wronged her sister, she intends to provide the arrogant Baron Broadmoor the biggest set-down of his life...by requiring him to be her suitor.
But when Lord Broadmoor begins to play his role too well, can she resist falling for the man she's supposed to hate?
Radcliff Barrington, the Baron Broadmoor, has no intention of quietly submitting to Miss Sherwood—even if she does hold the deed that could ruin his family. He intends to turn the tables on Miss Sherwood. She must surrender the deed or surrender herself...
If you love Georgette Heyer, you'll have fun with this super-sexy tribute to Faro’s Daughter!
He accepts her, but doesn’t love her... Donovan James Arthur Sinclair, 8th duke of Manchester, is cursed to roam the Earth as a wolf-shifter. He doesn’t mind the beast most days, for the life of a duke is quite splendid, but it is trying if he’s honest with him-self. When he saves a country miss from an out-of-control carriage in a rural village, it occurs to him that he might be wrong.
She loves him, but cannot accept what he truly is... Miss Alice Morrowe, is blind and firmly on the shelf, unloved and unwanted by nearly everyone she’s ever met. While she’s happy with her life, she wants acceptance for who she is. When she is thrown to the ground in a tangle of limbs by a very naked man amidst a thunder of hooves, she cannot help but wonder if her life is about to change.
A marriage of convenience that’s anything but... In her, Donovan sees a way to break his curse if he can seduce her into love. In him, Alice finds solace and the thrill of romance. She’s only too happy to wed him and grasp a life she’s always wanted, but is her love what he needs to banish the beast within? Emotions run high when things don’t turn out the way they’ve each planned. Only discovering truth and genuine love can bring clarity, hope… and happily ever after.
A vividly-rendered portrait of both the rise of Impressionism and of the artist at the center of the movement, Claude and Camille is above all a love story of the highest romantic order.
In the mid-nineteenth century, a young man named Claude Monet decided that he would rather endure a difficult life painting landscapes than take over his father’s nautical supplies business in a French seaside town. Against his father’s will, and with nothing but a dream and an insatiable urge to create a new style of art that repudiated the Classical Realism of the time, he set off for Paris.
But once there he is confronted with obstacles: an art world that refused to validate his style, extreme poverty, and a war that led him away from his home and friends. But there were bright spots as well: his deep, enduring friendships with men named Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Manet—a group that together would come to be known as the Impressionists, and that supported each other through the difficult years. Even more illuminating was his lifelong love, Camille Doncieux, a beautiful, upper-class Parisian girl who threw away her privileged life to be by the side of the defiant painter and embrace the lively Bohemian life of their time.
His muse, his best friend, his passionate lover, and the mother to his two children, Camille stayed with Monet—and believed in his work—even as they lived in wretched rooms and often suffered the indignities of destitution. But Camille had her own demons—secrets that Monet could never penetrate—including one that when eventually revealed would pain him so deeply that he would never fully recover from its impact.
The Templetons have inherited a fortune but there's a catch...
Theo, the Marquis of Eastbrook, has the easiest of tasks. At least the rest of his family thinks so. Return to his entailed estate and remain there for two months. It should be simple…
But he has refused to set foot there since the death of his wife.
Theo will do what he must for his family. It’s just, well, he almost forgot his ward still resides there.
Lucy Jameson is all grown up. Very grown up. So much so that it is becoming distracting. Not only is she attractive but she’s determined to show him how much she’s been looking after his house. The indomitable Lucy can run a household with all the talent of a woman twice her age apparently.
Every moment around her is like torment—knowing he cannot, must not touch her.
These two months were going to be challenging enough and now they’ll be even harder knowing he’s attracted to his ward—a young woman who should definitely be off limits.
Princess of Sky, Earth, Fire and Water
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.
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…
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.
Book #1 Her Unexpected Detour
Book #2 Her Unexpected Engagement
Book #3 Her Unexpected Hero
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.
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?
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.
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?