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.
- Lord John’s Dilemma (Grenville Chronicles) (Volume 2) (2015)
- How To Wake A Sleeping Lady (Happy Ever Regency) (2019)
- The Dashing Widow: Book One in the Regency Romps Series (2019)
- The Duke’s Holiday (The Regency Romp Trilogy) (2015)
- A Midsummer Kiss (Kiss the Wallflower) (2019)
- Lady of Providence (The Unconventional Ladies) (2019)
- The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2017)
- Thunder & Roses (Fallen Angels) (2019)
- Forever, Lately: A Regency Time Travel Romance (2019)
- To Hell and Back: Regency Romance Novella (Devilish Debutantes) (2019)
- Winter Wishes: A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology (2019)
- Seeing Miss Heartstone (2018)
- Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady (2019)
- Tempting Juliana: Regency Chase Family Series Book 2 (2012)
- Miss Marleigh’s Pirate Lord (Regency House Party: Havencrest) (2019)
Lord John’s Dilemma (Grenville Chronicles) (Volume 2) (2015)
“Prolific author G.G. Vandagriff creates a world full of intrigue, suspense, and romance that fans of the Regency Period will adore. Vandagriff writes in a style reminiscent of Georgette Heyer.”–Deseret News. When Lord John returns from the Battle of Waterloo nursing a serious wound and a case of melancholia, he is hopeful of beginning a happier phase in his life. Living with a wife and family,in his native Lincolnshire would soothe his soul.
How To Wake A Sleeping Lady (Happy Ever Regency) (2019)
After 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.
The Dashing Widow: Book One in the Regency Romps Series (2019)
Abigail 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.
The Duke’s Holiday (The Regency Romp Trilogy) (2015)
The 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.
A Midsummer Kiss (Kiss the Wallflower) (2019)
Orphaned 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.
Lady of Providence (The Unconventional Ladies) (2019)
Elizabeth 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.
The Hanover Square Affair (Captain Lacey Regency Mysteries) (Volume 1) (2017)
Cavalry 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.
Thunder & Roses (Fallen Angels) (2019)
They 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.
Forever, Lately: A Regency Time Travel Romance (2019)
“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.
To Hell and Back: Regency Romance Novella (Devilish Debutantes) (2019)
A 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
Winter Wishes: A Regency Holiday Romance Anthology (2019)
Christmas 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.
Seeing Miss Heartstone (2018)
Miss 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.
Regency Love: Reflections of a Young Lady (2019)
Balls 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.
Tempting Juliana: Regency Chase Family Series Book 2 (2012)
London, 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.
Miss Marleigh’s Pirate Lord (Regency House Party: Havencrest) (2019)
He 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.
Best Regency Books You Should Read
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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
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