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

When poor orphan Ava Smith comes face to face with a girl who looks exactly like her, she is certain she has seen a ghost! But, Lady Emily Fairfax, is...
The Duke’s Bride in Disguise by Claudia Stone

December 8, 2018

Moriah Singleton faced hardship to get from England to America but met more problems once she arrived. The only solution she could find was to become ...
Mail-Order Moriah by Caroline Clemmons

December 8, 2018

Rakish noblemen bringing strong women — be they maid or lady — to finally swoon for a worthy lover. This omnibus bundle includes a dozen steamy, histo...
Regency Romance Omnibus 2018 by Virginia Vice

December 8, 2018

Unmarriageable? Or simply unusual?
There can only be one reason for the proud Duke of Alvan’s proposed visit to Audley Park. He means to offer for Lor...
The Deserted Heart by Mary Lancaster

December 8, 2018

Theirs was a love that defied the rules, sizzled with passion…then fell apart spectacularly….
Katya Marlowe, the Countess of Stanhope, was forced into...
April Seduction by Merry Farmer

December 7, 2018

At the age of seven and twenty, Miss Sophia Marchment, unlike many of her contemporaries, has lived a life of satisfying independence without the rest...
Craving by Carole Mortimer

December 7, 2018

Christi Caldwell’s brand-new Regency book, “A Lady’s Guide to a Gentleman’s Heart” is sure to fill your heart with cheer and warmth this winter season...
A Lady’s Guide to a Gentleman’s Heart by Christi Caldwell

December 7, 2018

A WOMAN ON A QUEST TO SAVE HER CLAN
Moira Darroch is struggling to keep her clan together after her brother’s death–or murder. Her uncle Hamish Pitcai...
The Lass Abducted the Laird by Lisa Torquay

December 6, 2018

The Guardian: Aidan de Sowlis finds purpose in guarding his family and his clan. He tells himself such a life is enough for him, but cannot dismiss th...
The Guardian’s Favor by Cecelia Mecca

December 6, 2018

A NEW LIFE; A NEW WORLD.
Recently orphaned and disappointed in love, Sarah Kingsley leaves England and joins the flow of emigrants to Canada in the ea...
Fair Wind of Love by Rosalind Laker

December 6, 2018

An untrained spy on a daring mission meets a secretive man with a dark past to hide—and there is another spy in their midst! Lady Genevieve Paysanne i...
Shadowy Highland Romance by Emilia Ferguson

December 6, 2018

Welcome to the Best of Medieval Romance from the library of Kathryn Le Veque – where brides from both sides of the England/Scotland border are more th...
Border Brides by Kathryn Le Veque

December 5, 2018

Kaylee Shepherd knew there was much more to life than marriage when she’d left her stepbrother’s house to begin Lady Constance’s House of Reform three...
To Tame a Viscount by Jenn Langston

December 5, 2018

1892. He’s bringing electric lights to Creede, Colorado, and she’s a new nurse in town. Will they have a chance at true love this holiday season?
When...
Home for the Holiday by Jo Noelle

December 5, 2018

She’s the unlikely wallflower of the extraordinary Shaw family. A woman who will never marry, but not for the reasons you might think . . . Attacked o...
Boundless by Lynne Connolly

December 4, 2018

Lovers reunited & a dukedom reclaimed—the Regency meets the Odyssey
Lord Cheverley, son of the Duke of Ithwick, never wanted to go to war, but when he...
His Duchess at Eventide by Wendy LaCapra

December 4, 2018

Miranda Jayne Whittier flees to London, escaping marriage to the Marquis of Melbourne, a man she’s never met who is surrounded in rumors she can’t ove...
To Love a Marquis by Jenn Langston

December 4, 2018

He’s as dangerous as he is irresistible . . .
The heir to his family’s fortune, Aidan Wollstonecraft is ready to put his prodigal ways in the past and...
Love with a Notorious Rake by Karyn Gerrard

December 4, 2018

Welcome to the most COMPLETE set of original de Wolfe Pack stories YET. Over 3500 pages of epic Medieval Romance to enjoy, including the award winning...
The Original de Wolfe Pack by Kathryn Le Veque

December 2, 2018

Crazy is as crazy does.
Sometimes you just have to go with your gut. Even if your gut is telling you that it’s perfectly reasonable to “invite” a woma...
The Highlander’s Christmas Captive by Shara Azod

December 2, 2018