Love in the Merchant Class or Working Class
Historical Romance novels in which the Hero or Heroine is a Cit, works for a living, or is part of the working class-commoners. The military does not count. Mainly British.
1 Dreaming of You (Gamblers, #2)
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4 Suddenly You
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5 The Leopard Prince (Princes...
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6 Mine Till Midnight (The Hat...
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7 Seduce Me at Sunrise (The H...
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8 Secrets of a Summer Night (...
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9 Scandal in Spring (Wallflow...
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10 Again the Magic (Wallflower...
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11 Where Dreams Begin
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12 An Offer From a Gentleman (...
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13 Scandalous Desires (Maiden ...
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14 A Matter of Class
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15 Between the Devil and Desir...
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16 Surrender to the Devil (Sco...
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17 North and South
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18 To Taste Temptation (Legend...
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19 The Pillars of the Earth
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20 Silk Is for Seduction (The ...
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21 A Wallflower Christmas (Wal...
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22 The Proposition
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23 Cranford
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24 The Merry Widow
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25 In for a Penny
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26 Private Arrangements
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27 Tess of the d'Urbervilles
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28 Midnight Pleasures With a S...
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29 Beauty and the Blacksmith  ...
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30 Seven Secrets of Seduction ...
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31 By Arrangement (Medieval, #4)
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32 A Christmas Promise
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33 The Weaver Takes a Wife (We...
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34 His Captive Lady (Devil Rid...
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35 The Surgeon's Lady (Channel...
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36 With Seduction in Mind (Gir...
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36 The Temporary Wife
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38 Far from the Madding Crowd
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39 World Without End (The Pill...
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40 Marrying The Royal Marine (...
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41 Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind
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42 The Famous Heroine (Staplet...
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43 A Lady's Lesson in Scandal
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44 The Mill on the Floss
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45 Guilty Pleasures (Guilty, #1)
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46 The Return of the Native
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47 Marrying The Captain (Chann...
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48 Hester Waring's Marriage
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48 Jude the Obscure
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50 The Wicked Ways of a Duke (...
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51 Nowhere Near Respectable (L...
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51 Witches' Rings
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53 The Emerald Necklace
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53 The Ill-Bred Bride
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55 The Famous Heroine / The Pl...
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56 Hope of Israel
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56 A Woman Entangled (Blackshe...
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58 Mistress of Marymoor
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58 A Lily Among Thorns
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60 The Lady's Companion
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60 Her Man of Affairs
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60 Written in my Heart
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63 Beloved Rogue
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64 An Unwilling Bride
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64 The Serpent Garden
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66 The Rogue's Princess (The L...
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67 Courting Claudia
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67 An Unlikely Countess (Mallo...
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69 Miss Winthorpe's Elopement ...
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70 The Lord Next Door (Willow ...
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71 Simply Perfect (Simply Quar...
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72 One Golden Ring
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73 An Affair with Mr. Kennedy ...
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73 One Night for Love (Bedwyn ...
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75 Broken Wing
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76 The Wedding of the Century ...
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76 A London Season (Regency Du...
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78 A Twist of Fate (The Six, #3)
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79 The Desperate Viscount
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80 The Lady and the Cit
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80 A Civil Contract
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82 A Christmas Bride
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82 Seduced at Midnight (Mayhem...
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84 A Royal Visit
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85 The Bartered Bride
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86 Courting Trouble
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87 The Ideal Bride
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88 An Unconventional Miss
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89 Never Lie to a Lady (Nevill...
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90 Seduced By His Touch (The B...
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91 Mutual Consent
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92 He Said Yes (Gentleman's Cl...
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Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) "Historical novels," as in "set in a period prior to the AUTHOR's own?" (Or "historical" from our point of view as READERS?)


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Arzoo Sy This is a great list! love it


namericanwordcat Themis-Athena wrote: ""Historical novels," as in "set in a period prior to the AUTHOR's own?" (Or "historical" from our point of view as READERS?)"


Either is fine. I am most interested in the romance between the classes.


namericanwordcat Arzoo wrote: "This is a great list! love it"

Thank you!


Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) namericanwordcat wrote: "Themis-Athena wrote: ""Historical novels," as in "set in a period prior to the AUTHOR's own?" (Or "historical" from our point of view as READERS?)"


Either is fine. I am most interested in the romance between the classes."


Thanks for clarifying! And yes, it is a great list. :)


namericanwordcat Themis-Athena wrote: "namericanwordcat wrote: "Themis-Athena wrote: ""Historical novels," as in "set in a period prior to the AUTHOR's own?" (Or "historical" from our point of view as READERS?)"
Either is fine. I am ..."


Or also outside the peerage or very wealthy in England.

Thanks! I figured if I was hunting down these kinds of books, others were.


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