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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.

1. Lord John’s Dilemma (Grenville Chronicles) (Volume 2) (2015)

Best Regency Books You Should Read“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. His sights are set on the lovely Miss Lindsay, his country neighbor’s daughter. But to his mystification, he keeps getting distracted…
Author(s): G.G. Vandagriff

2. 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. Without even the knowledge of her own name, she has nothing and no one to return to.Three years pass and Martha−as the nuns name her−settles into her new life…until one day a man shows up on the abbey’s doorstep, claiming that she is his long-lost wife.Grant Barrett, Earl of Wentford, has followed countless leads searching for his wife and, yet, he’d never allowed himself to believe that…
Author(s): Bree Wolf, Dragonblade Publishing

3. 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. The man is insufferable, arrogant, and everything that Abby hates about the Ton – except those rare moments when he laughs, and Abby’s heart starts to beat in a…
Author(s): Elizabeth Bramwell

4. 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. When he arrives in Yorkshire to investigate, he discovers that the estate is being run by an unruly, tomboyish woman—and a bluestocking at that!Fiery redhead Astrid Honeywell is independent and educated. She’s been handling the…
Author(s): Maggie Fenton

5. 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. Stumbling into Miss Louise Grant’s room destroys his days of bachelorhood when he is pressured into marrying her. However, the cold and distant Marquess knows they’ll never have a happy marriage; his new and fetching wife will…
Author(s): Tamara Gill

6. 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. When her beloved grandfather passes away, she is both devastated and shocked when the reading of the will reveals the he left all — his inheritance, as well as his senior partnership in the bank – to her.Gabriel Lockridge, the Duke of Clarence, has everything a man could want,…
Author(s): St. Clair, Ellie, Dragonblade Publishing

7. 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. At the same time, he struggles with his disorientation transitioning from a soldier’s life to the civilian world, redefining his role with his former commanding officer, and making new friends–from the top of society to the street…
Author(s): Ashley Gardner, Jennifer Ashley

8. 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. Unwilling to involve himself in the problems of others, Nicholas sets an impossible price on his aid–only if Clare agrees to live with him for three months, letting the world think the worst, will he intervene.Furiously Clare accepts his…
Author(s): Mary Jo Putney

9. 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. Maine, Present Day She moves into her grandmotherʼs abandoned cottage to write the book, but a local resort baron wants to raze the place. Without the deed, the clock is ticking on…
Author(s): Linore Rose Burkard

10. 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… #1,112,545 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #13139 in Regency Romances #8086 in Victorian Historical Romance (Books) Would you like to ?If you are a seller for this product, would you like to ?…
Author(s): Annabelle Anders

11. 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. Field in this exciting new anthology of thirteen never-before-published Regency Christmas…
Author(s): Cheryl Bolen , Bronwen Evans , et al.

12. 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. It is no surprise, then, when he receives Miss Heartstone’s brazen proposal—her cash, his title, their marriage—that he politely declines. But before he leaves…
Author(s): Nichole Van

13. 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. Some more agreeable than others. Lady Anne struggles between head and heart as she tries her best to obey her family duty.Choice is but an illusion.This…
Author(s): TL Clark

14. 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. So why on earth is the handsome physician ignoring Juliana’s good intentions and ruining her carefully laid plans?After losing his wife, James buried himself in his work, opening a clinic to vaccinate London’s poor against smallpox. The last thing he wants is to fall for another woman. So when Juliana meddles with his love life, he’s…
Author(s): Lauren Royal

15. 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. If she is unable to secure a match for herself, her uncle will make good on his threats and arrange a match for her. Alex arrives at the…
Author(s): Mindy Burbidge Strunk

Best Regency Books You Should Read

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The Regency Years: During Which Jane Austen Writes, Napoleon Fights, Byron Makes Love, and Britain Becomes Modern

Author(s): Robert Morrison
Publisher: W. W. Norton, Year: 2019, Size: 38 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2367371

Dark Days of Georgian Britain: Rethinking the Regency

Author(s): James Hobson
Publisher: Pen & Sword History, Year: 2017, Size: 4 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2338052

The Regency Revisited

Author(s): Tim Fulford, Michael E. Sinatra (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016, Size: 2 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1583860

The Best of Jane Austen Knits: 27 Regency-Inspired Designs

Author(s): Amy Clarke Moore
Publisher: Interweave, Year: 2015, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1318870

1815: Regency Britain in the Year of Waterloo

Author(s): Bates, Stephen
Publisher: Head of Zeus, Year: 2015, Size: 16 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2078558

The House of Bourbon - France Under Louis XIV and the Regency

Author(s): James Perkins
Publisher: Didactic Press, Year: 2015, Size: 1 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2122185

Regency Women’s Dress: Techniques and Patterns 1800-1830

Author(s): Cassidy Percoco
Publisher: Batsford, Year: 2015, Size: 45 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2241450

Hustlers, Harlots, and Heroes: A Regency and Steampunk Field Guide

Author(s): Krista D. Ball, Stephan Lorenz
Publisher: Tyche Books Ltd., Year: 2014, Size: 2 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1351193

The Profligate Son: Or, a True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice, and Financial Ruin in Regency England

Author(s): Nicola Phillips
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2013, Size: 7 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1184571

Jane Austen’s England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods

Author(s): Roy Adkins, Lesley Adkins
Publisher: Penguin Books, Year: 2013, Size: 9 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 1711203

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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