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Best Regency Books You Should Read

There are countless Regency courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

How To Wake A Sleeping Lady (Happy Ever Regency) (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadAfter being swept out to sea, Nessa Barrett, Countess of Wentford, is nursed back to health at an abbey. While her body heals quickly, her mind remains lost to her.
Author(s): Bree Wolf, Dragonblade Publishing

The Dashing Widow: Book One in the Regency Romps Series (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadAbigail Merriweather is learning the hard way that the Ton does not look kindly on newcomers to its ranks – especially when that newcomer is a dashing young widow whose wealth comes from the trades. Were it not for the gentle guidance of her best friend, Abby doubts she would have survived the Beau Monde’s disapproval for even a week – and especially not the critical gaze of the Earl of Gloucester.
Author(s): Elizabeth Bramwell

The Duke’s Holiday (The Regency Romp Trilogy) (2015)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadThe cold, precise Duke of Montford demands things his way: neatly ordered, in place, and adhering closely to the rules. So he is furious when he learns that the tenant of his ducal estate has been dead for a year, and a stranger has been running the Honeywell business—which, by contract, is now Montford’s.
Author(s): Maggie Fenton

A Midsummer Kiss (Kiss the Wallflower) (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadOrphaned at a tender age, Miss Louise Grant spent her life in servitude to care for her younger siblings. Now, no longer needed as a duchess’ companion, Louise has procured employment in York. But on her last night in London, her reputation is shattered when the drunk and disorderly Marquess mistakes Louise’s room for his lover’s.Luke, the Marquess Graham is determined to never torment himself again by daring to love.
Author(s): Tamara Gill

Lady of Providence (The Unconventional Ladies) (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadElizabeth Moreland is seen as the perfect lady. Born to the Viscount of Shannon and to the daughter of one of England’s most prominent bankers, she is the epitome of grace and propriety. Yet she yearns for the opportunity to work in the world of which she is enamoured, a world seemingly reserved for men — banking.
Author(s): St. Clair, Ellie, Dragonblade Publishing

The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2017)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadCavalry captain Gabriel Lacey returns to Regency London from the Napoleonic wars, burned out, fighting melancholia, his career ended. His interest is piqued when he learns of a missing girl, possibly kidnapped by a prominent member of Parliament. Lacey’s search for the young woman to murder, corruption, and dealings with a leader of the underworld.
Author(s): Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley

Thunder & Roses (Fallen Angels) (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadThey called him the Demon Earl. They said he could do anything. Son of a rogue and a Gypsy, Nicholas Davies was a notorious rake until a shattering betrayal left him alone and embittered in the Welsh countryside.Desperation drives quiet schoolteacher Clare Morgan to ask the Demon Earl to help save her village.
Author(s): Mary Jo Putney

Forever, Lately: A Regency Time Travel Romance (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should Read“Move over, Poldark! Julian St. John is our new English heartthrob!”Lisa K. Simonds, Author, All In Debbie Lynne Costello, Author, Sword of Forgiveness Had me reading nonstop. Donna J. Shepherd, Children’s Author, Book Reviewer1816, England An oath to a deceased guardian must be kept. Miss Clarissa Andrews, a vexatious beauty, has dangled after him all season but he has no intention of choosing such a she-devil.
Author(s): Linore Rose Burkard

To Hell and Back: Regency Romance Novella (Devilish Debutantes) (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadA widow, her man of business, and a second chance at love Eve Mossant’s life has been quite turned over. As has the carriage she was traveling in to attend her estranged husband’s funeral. Thank heavens for Mr. Waverly, her ever dependable man of business. She wouldn’t know where she’d be without him
Author(s): Annabelle Anders

Winter Wishes: A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadChristmas is the season for new beginnings. Be swept away as hearts are mended, secrets and dreams are shared to make this the best Christmas!New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Cheryl Bolen and USA Today Bestselling authors Bronwen Evans, Lana Williams, Bree Wolf and Collette Cameron are joined by Heather Boyd, Sasha Cottman, Samantha Grace, Donna Cummings, Barbara Monajem, Suzanna Medeiros, Wendy Vella, and Alina K.
Author(s): Cheryl Bolen , Bronwen Evans , et al.

Seeing Miss Heartstone (2018)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadMiss Belle Heartstone—heiress and savvy businesswoman—needs a husband. Immediately. As in, yesterday would not have been soon enough. Her mother’s attempts at matchmaking have been disastrous. So Belle decides to solve the problem her way—survey the market and purchase the best groom available. Colin Radcliffe, Marquess of Blake—debt-ridden and penniless—needs a large infusion of cash. Desperately. Preferably cash that does not come with a wife attached.
Author(s): Nichole Van

Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadBalls and parties are not all fun and frivolity…Finding a husband on the marriage mart is a serious business. Lady Anne sets out with an unromantic heart, appreciating how narrow her field of choice is – dukes are not in abundance.However, her heart is won over by charm and flattery.  Can Lord Felsenworth prove himself worthy despite his lower rank of earl? Her papa, the Duke of Hesford, will take much persuasion.During the course of the Season, other beaux step forwards.
Author(s): TL Clark

Tempting Juliana: Regency Chase Family Series Book 2 (2012)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadLondon, 1816Lady Juliana Chase wants nothing more than to see everyone around her happy.  That’s why she takes such pleasure in playing matchmaker.  Her latest efforts involve Dr. James Trevor, the Earl of Stafford, and her good friend Amanda, who are absolutely perfect for each other.
Author(s): Lauren Royal

Miss Marleigh’s Pirate Lord (Regency House Party: Havencrest) (2019)

 Best Regency Books You Should ReadHe needed a place to hide. She needed a suitable match. Neither thought they would fall in love.For six years Alex Bellingham has pretended to be a pirate. Then his crew discovered his ruse, forcing Alex to run. His only way out of Portsmouth and away from his pursuers is in the carriage of two unsuspecting ladies.After an unsuccessful Season and several house parties without any assurances, Abigail Marleigh knows this house party is her last chance.
Author(s): Mindy Burbidge Strunk

Best Regency Books You Should Read

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Library Genesis and download some regency books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Conspiracy on Cato Street: A Tale of Liberty and Revolution in Regency London

Author(s): Vic Gatrell
ID: 3309791, Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2022, Size: 14 Mb, Format: pdf

Secrets and Scandals in Regency Britain: Sex, Drugs and Proxy Rule

Author(s): Violet Fenn
ID: 3315748, Publisher: Pen & Sword History, Year: 2022, Size: 6 Mb, Format: epub

Romantic Actors, Romantic Dramas: British Tragedy on the Regency Stage

Author(s): James Armstrong
ID: 3500239, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2022, Size: 5 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to The Wall Street Journal, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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