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Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your Attention

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Historical Romance books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

1. The Wallflower Wager: Girl Meets Duke (2019)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionWealthy and ruthless, Gabriel Duke clawed his way from the lowliest slums to the pinnacle of high society–and now he wants to get even.Loyal and passionate, Lady Penelope Campion never met a lost or wounded creature she wouldn't take into her home and her heart.When her imposing–and attractive–new neighbor demands she clear out the rescued animals, Penny sets him a challenge. She will part with her precious charges, if hecan find them loving homes.Done, Gabriel says. How hard can it be to find homes for a few kittens?And a two-legged dog.And a foul-mouthed parrot.And a goat, an otter, a hedgehog . . .Easier said than…
Author(s): Tessa Dare

2. Dark Desires (Dark Gothic) (Volume 1) (2016)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your Attention“A dark and delicious gothic. I gobbled it up in a single sitting. Oh, how I have missed books like this!”–New York Times bestselling author Linda Lael Miller Betrayed by those she trusted, penniless and alone, Darcie Finch is forced to accept a position that no one else dares, as assistant to dangerously attractive Dr. Damien Cole. Ignoring the whispered warnings and rumours that he’s a man to fear, she takes her position at his eerie estate where she quickly discovers that nothing is at it seems, least of all her handsome and brooding employer. As…
Author(s): Eve Silver

3. The MacKinnon’s Bride (Highland Brides) ()

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionFrom a New York Times Bestselling Author, The MacKinnon's Bride brings us love, honor, suspense, passion–all the good things we love in a Highlander Romance. When laird Iain MacKinnon's young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain retaliates in kind, capturing the daughter of his enemy to bargain for his boy's return. Fiercely loyal to kin, Iain never imagines a father can deny his child–or that he will become Page FitzSimon's savior. "Keep her, or kill her!" FitzSimon proclaims when Iain forces his hand. What can a good lad do, but take the lass home. Even as Page blames her reluctant…
Author(s): Tanya Anne Cros| Feb 7, 2019

4. The Beast’s Bride (The Brides of Skye) (2019)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionThe beauty who refuses to be wed. The beast who loves her in vain. A twist of fate that brings them together.Rhona MacLeod is the beautiful, willful daughter of a clan-chief upon the Isle of Skye. Desperate to remain free and bow to no man, she refuses all the suitors who ask for her hand.Taran MacKinnon is one of Clan-chief MacLeod’s most trusted warriors. He carries a secret passion for his chief’s middle daughter. However, Rhona has never been able to see beyond his scars and forbidding appearance that have earned him the name ‘The Beast of Dunvegan’.Frustrated by Rhona’s defiance, her father makes a decision that will force…
Author(s): Jayne Castel, Tim Burton

5. Highland Burn (Guardians of Scotland) (Volume 1) (2014)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your Attention “Victoria Zak delivers a well-executed novel and a thrilling paranormal/highland romance!” ~ InD’Tale Magazine 5 Stars, 4 Steam Kettles, Crowned Heart Review Will Love’s Flame Quench the Dragon’s Fire? … The past never stays in the past, it rears its ugly head eventually. James the Black Douglas knows this all too well. With a past that has left him vengeful and his dragon blood thirsty, his reputation as a ruthless warrior haunts his enemies in their sleep. As his allegiance stands with Robert Bruce, the King of Scotland, he must now repay a debt to the king and agrees to marry his daughter, Abigale Bruce. The problem is he…
Author(s): Victoria Zak

6. Mail Order Bride Collection (A Timeless Romance Anthology) (Volume 16) (2016)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your Attention**USA TODAY Bestseller****Amazon #1 Bestselling series in Clean Romance**Six Award-Winning Authors have contributed new stories to A Timeless Romance Anthology: Mail Order Bride Collection, now a USA TODAY Bestseller! Six historical romance novellas set in the Old West. WRITTEN IN HER HEART, a charming novella by Stacy Henrie, Georgeanna is getting desperate. She can't fund her favorite orphanage unless she marries and secures the rest of her inheritance left by her father. But her father's financial planner, Clay, can't understand why she's not…
Author(s): Stacy Henrie , Kristin Holt , et al.

7. Project Duchess (Duke Dynasty) (2019)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your Attention  A series of stepfathers and a difficult childhood have left Fletcher “Grey” Pryde, 5th Duke of Greycourt, with a guarded heart, enviable wealth, and the undeserved reputation of a rogue. Grey’s focus on expanding his dukedom allows him little time to find a wife. But when his mother is widowed yet again and he meets the charmingly unconventional woman managing his stepfather’s funeral, he’s shocked to discover how much they have in common. Still, Grey isn’t interested in love, no matter how pretty, or delightfully outspoken, the lady . . ….
Author(s): Sabrina Jeffries

8. No Way Up (The Cimarron Legacy) (2016)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionWhen Cimarron ranch patriarch Chance Boden is caught in an avalanche, the quick actions of hired hand Heath Kincaid save him. Badly injured, Chance demands that his will be read and its conditions be enforced immediately. Without anyone else to serve as a witness, Heath is pressed into reading the will. If Justin, Sadie, and Cole Boden don’t live and work at home for the entire year, the ranch will go to their low-down cousin Mike. Then Heath discovers the avalanche was a murder attempt, and more danger might follow. Deeply involved with the family, Heath’s desire to protect Sadie goes far beyond friendship. The danger keeps them…
Author(s): Mary Connealy

9. Love & War (2019)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionTrue love never stops believing…When two young lovers part on the eve of war, they are forced to forge their lives without one another and form families that will carry on their legacy of finding true love. But many years later, they find themselves together again. Will the circle be unbroken? Find out in this sweeping family saga of love lost and found….
Author(s): Melissa Storm

10. The House of Closed Doors (2014)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionIn Nell Lillington's small Midwestern town of the 1870s, marriage is the obvious fate of a young woman of some social standing. Yet Nell is determined to elude the duties and restrictions of matrimony. So when she finds herself pregnant at the age of 17, she refuses to divulge the name of the father and even her childhood friend Martin is kept in the dark. Nell's stepfather Hiram sends Nell to live at the Poor Farm of which he is a governor, to await the day when her baby can be discreetly adopted. Nell is ready to go along with…
Author(s): Jane Steen

11. Married to the Rake (The Wallflower Brides) (2019)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionWallflowers and rakes do seldom mix well. Miss Chloe Larkin is completely assured of that. Especially when said rake is a member of the Waverly family—the people responsible for a feud that has been ongoing since practically the dawn of time.But he comes offering a deal…The centuries-old feud between the Larkins and the Waverlys has taken its toll. Brook Waverly wants this fight solved. Now. His ageing father cannot take much more of the stress and he’s determined the problem shall be resolved before he comes to inherit.So he needs her help…Chloe is distrustful of Mr.Waverly—and rightly so. Not only is he her…
Author(s): Samantha Holt

12. Chills (Distinguished Rogues) (2011)

Best Historical Romance Books Worth Your AttentionJack, Marquess of Ettington, is at his wits’ end dealing with his twin sister’s distress. Under her name, he’s summoned Constance Grange, his vexing former ward, to London to act as his sister’s companion for the season. Although Pixie’s debt-ridden state comes as a complete surprise, what disturbs him more is his sister’s plan to find her a wealthy husband to pay off her overwhelming debts. And—despite his availability, wealth and title—he’s shocked to be overlooked for the position of Pixie’s husband.With a nickname like Pixie, Constance Grange should be used to disasters,…
Author(s): Heather Boyd

Historical romance (also historical novel) is a broad category of fiction in which the plot takes place in a setting located in the past. Walter Scott helped popularise this genre in the early 19th-century, with works such as Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. Literary fiction historical romances continue to be Get swept away in another time period with our collection of historical romance novels! Featuring regency romance books, Highlander romance novels, and more, Welcome to Historical Romance Books – a place for readers and authors to gather and share their love for stories set in centuries past. Take a moment to visit our site and search for the best in historical romance books. Our historical romance website is filled with genre news, author book promotions, books to pre-order, Fall in love with a time, a place, sophisticated ladies, and hunky highlanders in these best historical romance novels from authors like Sabrina Jeffries, Eloisa James, and more.

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Studies in Historical Ibero-Romance Morpho-Syntax

Author(s): Miriam Bouzouita, Ioanna Sitaridou, Enrique Pato
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Year: 2018, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2263602

The Alexander romance by Ps.-Callisthenes: a historical commentary

Author(s): Nawotka, Krzysztof
Publisher: Brill, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2237300

Stirring Age: Scott, Byron and the Historical Romance

Author(s): Robert Duncan McColl
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1394804

Discourse and Pragmatic Markers from Latin to the Romance Languages

Author(s): Chiara Ghezzi, Piera Molinelli
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2014, Size: 4 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2373644

From Latin to Romance: Morphosyntactic Typology and Change

Author(s): Adam Ledgeway
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2012, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1206564

His Christmas Pleasure (Avon, Historical Romance)

Author(s): Cathy Maxwell
Publisher: Avon, Year: 2010, Size: 1 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 443343

Devil of the Highlands

Author(s): Lynsay Sands
Publisher: Avon, Year: 2009, Size: 8 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 271614

An Honourable Rogue (Mills & Boon Historical Romance)

Author(s): Carol Townend
Publisher: , Year: 2009, Size: 447 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 496254

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