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

A Duke With A Thousand Secrets
The Duke of Raventon has sworn to never reveal his entire heart and soul to anyone. He has known loss and pain and fail...
Duke Takes All by Eva Devon

December 27, 2018

Let the games begin… No Man Can Outsmart Him… Lord Adrian Smythe may appear a perfectly boring gentleman, but he leads a thrilling life as one of Engl...
Lord and Lady Spy by Shana Galen

December 27, 2018

One wicked night of passion results in life-altering consequences for innocent bar maid Maggie Goode. Years later, she’s a respectable widow, but her ...
Enter the Duke by Grace Callaway

December 27, 2018

From the sweeping mountains of Wales where Prince Llywelyn made his last stand against the English, to the treacherous Isles of Scotland where Vikings...
The Highlander’s Welsh Bride by Cathy MacRae

December 27, 2018

Helena Sinclair, the first daughter of the Baron of Strabolgi, is irresistible; every man’s dream and his biggest nightmare at the same time. Managing...
Seduced by an Irresistible Lady by Henrietta Harding

December 26, 2018

Lord Rex Abelman, Earl of Casterly, has no intention of marrying. His life is that of an adventurer. But he cannot deny that Lady Daffodil is as sweet...
My Wicked Earl by Tammy Andresen

December 26, 2018

To protect herself, she’ll deny her powers. To save her, he’ll break every rule he’s vowed to live by.
Lillianna de Burgh knows all about the legend s...
Highland Defender by Julie Johnstone

December 26, 2018

I died a few hours ago. Noah, don’t let go of me. My enemy, my friend, my lover….
Just a shawl and a chocolate box were left behind after the terrible...
The Odd Riddle of the Lost Duchess by Emma Linfield

December 25, 2018

Loving her would be his downfall. To society, the Earl of Blackstone cuts a mysterious figure. He is eligible, withdrawn, and endlessly fascinating. Y...
The Miss Mirren Mission by Jenny Holiday

December 25, 2018

For a dashing duke and the proprietress of a secret, sensual club in the London Underground, passion could lead to love… if they dare Thomas Powell, t...
Dare to Love a Duke by Eva Leigh

December 24, 2018

The Bourne Matrimonial Agency has one rule: Never fall in love with the client. However, they never said anything about kissing a rake… Briar Bourne’s...
Ten Kisses to Scandal by Vivienne Lorret

December 24, 2018

The blooming of the rare and mysterious blue rose heralds great change, for when the buds open to full blossom enemies become lovers. Some fear this o...
A Knight Amid Thorns by Laurel O’Donnell

December 24, 2018

Only she can save him… Only he can protect her…
Running from a fate that was thrust upon them, Ella Pearson and Lucas MacGille find their lives intert...
Her Highland Secret by Fiona Faris

December 23, 2018

Once upon a time, he was Lord Tristan Easton—now he is Crimson Jack, a notorious privateer beholden to none, whose only mistress is the sea. But all t...
Lord of Temptation by Lorraine Heath

December 22, 2018

Seventeen years ago, after losing his mother and brothers in a horrific tragedy, Endymion de Waryn left his memories, his past, and the childhood frie...
Thief of Broken Hearts by Louisa Cornell

December 22, 2018

Love is the last thing Elspeth MacDougall expects to find when a fierce pirate captain sweeps her from her home straight to the high seas, demanding s...
Taken by Graeme by Jennifer Siddoway

December 21, 2018

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle—awaiting the day when they would return ...
She Tempts the Duke by Lorraine Heath

December 21, 2018

In a bet between two old flames . . . Rex Leighton dominates the boardroom by day and prowls the ballroom at night. Searching for the perfect bride to...
One Dangerous Desire by Christy Carlyle

December 21, 2018

The exciting Victorian serial, told in the style of your favorite television costume dramas, The Brynthwaite Boys, is back for Season Two…
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The Brynthwaite Boys: S. #2, Ep. 5-8 by Merry Farmer

December 20, 2018

A man accustomed to hiding secrets. A woman with a lost past. Love that cannot be denied. A man accustomed to hiding secrets. His dark silver eyes are...
The Devil in the Duke by K.J. Jackson

December 19, 2018