Historical Romance

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 published, and a notable recent example is Wolf Hall (2009), a multi-award winning novel by English historical novelist Hilary Mantel. It is also a genre of mass-market fiction, which is related to the broader romantic love genre.

The terms "romance novel" and "historical romance" are ambiguous, because the word "romance", and the associated word "romantic", have a number of different meanings. In particular, on the one hand there is the mass-market genre of "fiction dealing with love", harlequin romance, and on the other hand, "a romance" can also be defined as "a fictitious narrative in prose or verse; the interest of which turns upon marvellous and uncommon incidents". However, many romances, including the historical romances of Walter Scott, are also frequently called novels, and Scott describes romance as a "kindred term". To add to the confusion literary fiction romances, for example Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, often have a strong love story interest. Other European languages do not distinguish between romance and novel: "a novel is le roman, der Roman, il romanzo."

Historical Romance

Her Highlander’s Lion Heart by Barbara Bard
He thought he had nothing left to fight for anymore. Until she became his reason to live…
Finlay has survived the complete annihilation of his clan. N...
October 21, 2019
Tempting the Ruined Duke by Olivia Bennet
There is something beautiful about his scars. Something that tells her he is the one.
Talented artist Louisa Notley finds herself in the awkward posit...
October 21, 2019
The Highland Outlaw by Heather McCollum
Shaw Sinclair, chief of the outcast clan of Sinclairs of Caithness in northern Scotland, has made a deal with the devil. Despite his strength and leth...
October 21, 2019
To Tame a Scandalous Lady by Liana de la Rosa
In the wake of a fire that decimates his racing stock, Christian Andrews, the Marquess of Amstead, struggles to keep his family’s stud farm from slipp...
October 21, 2019
Highlander’s Wicked Desire by Fiona Faris
Some secrets are too big to stay hidden… After being rejected by the woman he loved, the discovery of a shocking family secret and the murder of his f...
October 20, 2019
Melting a Duke’s Winter Heart by Abby Ayles
No secret stays hidden forever. Neither does true love… On the outside, Sarah and Lucille Lockridge look like two drops of water. On the inside, they ...
October 20, 2019
Lady Lillian by S Cinders
The youngest sibling of Lord Randall, Lillian is often looked over and forgotten. However, when the new American Duke comes to England, everything cha...
October 20, 2019
The Duke You Know by Eva Devon
A lady made notorious
As a child, Lady Persephone Blakeney witnessed first-hand the dangers of a bad marriage. Despite that tragic past, she’s blossom...
October 20, 2019
The Lumberjack by Kelli Ann Morgan
He’d broken her heart once…
HANNAH REDBOURNE is happy to be courted by more than one suitor at a time, but can’t help comparing them all to the lumber...
October 19, 2019
Waltz of Seduction by Natasha Blackthorne
Lord Lockhart loves his new bride. Yet he also knows that a gentleman doesn’t inflict his passionate desires on a wife. The marriage bed is for begett...
October 18, 2019
Leila’s Legacy by Madeline Martin
She is destined to love him…
Lady Leila Barrington is the youngest daughter of the Earl of Werrick. While she has always known she is loved, she still...
October 18, 2019
Too Wicked to Woo by Tammy Andresen
He’s dark and dangerous and so delicious, how can she resist…
Miss Penny Clearwater considers herself a sensible woman. After all, she’s navigated her...
October 18, 2019
Winter Wishes by Bronwen Evans
One Room at the Inn by Cheryl Bolen
To reach the only person who ever offered help after her husband’s death, destitute Charlotte Hale must travel wit...
October 18, 2019
Betrothed By Christmas by Jess Michaels
A madcap plan to avoid marriages they do not desire, leads two women to romance and passion they don’t expect in a duet of novellas by bestselling aut...
October 18, 2019
Defended By the Warrior Highlander by Ann Marie Scott
Saving her was reckless, what comes next is madness. Camilla Belmont is the beautiful daughter of an English Colonel. While most girls are looking for...
October 18, 2019
The Pirate’s Redemption by Ruth A. Casie
She was skilled, but he was stronger and faster! You next pirate adventure awaits you in “The Pirate’s Redemption”
After her beloved father dies, Moir...
October 18, 2019
Tempting Danger by Wendy Vella
Destiny brings them together… but will love cause his downfall?
With his demons well and truly leashed, reformed gambler, Lord Nicholas Braithwaite is...
October 17, 2019
The Duke’s Improper Bride by Rebecca Paula
As an agent of the British crown, Issac Barnes not only expects trouble, but he’s exceedingly good at escaping it… until Corisca. After the mission go...
October 17, 2019
The Gift of the Marquess by Darcy Burke
The Marchioness of Darlington wants nothing more than a houseful of children, but after three years of marriage Poppy has given up hope. When she lear...
October 17, 2019
A Deal with a Duke by Christie Kelley
In a moment of drunken inspiration, Harry, the future Duke of Worthington, makes a pact with Miss Louisa Drake. If they have not married in the next s...
October 17, 2019