My Favourite Historical Romance
The best historical romance books I've read.
896 Tangled
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896 And One Rode West (Cameron ...
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4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 716 ratings
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896 Till Dawn with the Devil (L...
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896 Love Came Just in Time: Ant...
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4.06 of 5 stars 4.06 avg rating — 836 ratings
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896 The Tinker's Girl
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 381 ratings
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896 Beauty and the Spy (Holt Si...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 700 ratings
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896 Ambersley (Lords of London,...
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3.6 of 5 stars 3.60 avg rating — 409 ratings
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896 Lady Sarah's Son
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3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 78 ratings
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896 Lemonade
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4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 63 ratings
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896 The Dragon Who Loved Me (Dr...
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896 Secrets & Sins (Carre, #1)
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4.27 of 5 stars 4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings
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912 Mark of the Lion Trilogy
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4.75 of 5 stars 4.75 avg rating — 7,247 ratings
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912 Not Quite Married
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 113 ratings
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912 My Forever Love
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3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 318 ratings
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912 The Remains of the Day
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4.09 of 5 stars 4.09 avg rating — 81,605 ratings
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912 A Fatal Waltz (Lady Emily, #3)
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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 4,916 ratings
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912 The Four Seasons: A Novel o...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 829 ratings
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912 A Midsummer Night's Sin (Bl...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 543 ratings
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912 The Lady On My Left
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 110 ratings
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912 Defiant Love (Love, #1)
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 23 ratings
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912 Lord of Desire (The Risande...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 783 ratings
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912 The Virgin's Debt
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3.06 of 5 stars 3.06 avg rating — 16 ratings
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912 How to Drive a Dragon Crazy...
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912 Hearts and Crowns
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912 At Her Command (Darley, #3)
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912 The Jewel in the Crown (The...
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4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 2,701 ratings
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912 The Seducer (Seducers #1)
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 1,271 ratings
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928 The Unlikely Angel
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 86 ratings
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928 Disraeli in Love
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3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 13 ratings
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928 The Taming of the Wolf (Wes...
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4.13 of 5 stars 4.13 avg rating — 1,169 ratings
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928 Mr. Darcy's Diary (Jane Aus...
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 11,062 ratings
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928 Where Shadows Dance (Sebast...
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 2,760 ratings
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928 One Whisper Away (Ladies in...
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3.72 of 5 stars 3.72 avg rating — 383 ratings
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928 Wheeling and Dealing
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4.33 of 5 stars 4.33 avg rating — 6 ratings
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928 Foxfire Bride
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 268 ratings
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928 Lord of Seduction (The Risa...
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4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 558 ratings
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928 Irresistible (Four Horsemen...
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3.79 of 5 stars 3.79 avg rating — 920 ratings
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928 The Earl's Dilemma
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3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 298 ratings
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928 Katie's Hero
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928 When someone loves you (Dar...
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941 Unicorn Vengeance (The Unic...
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 27 ratings
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941 The Book of True Desires
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3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 66 ratings
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941 Illuminations of the Heart
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3.8 of 5 stars 3.80 avg rating — 359 ratings
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941 Untamed (MacKinnon's Ranger...
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4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 2,189 ratings
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941 The Wolf Next Door (Westfie...
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3.96 of 5 stars 3.96 avg rating — 1,357 ratings
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941 Reluctant Queen
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3.37 of 5 stars 3.37 avg rating — 67 ratings
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941 This Time For Keeps
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4.15 of 5 stars 4.15 avg rating — 13 ratings
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941 Scotsmen Prefer Blondes (Mu...
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3.74 of 5 stars 3.74 avg rating — 678 ratings
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941 Lilies in Moonlight: A Novel
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3.92 of 5 stars 3.92 avg rating — 144 ratings
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941 Plain Jane
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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75 avg rating — 1,331 ratings
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941 Heart of Stone
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3.4 of 5 stars 3.40 avg rating — 5 ratings
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941 Only For You
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941 Far from the Madding Crowd
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3.87 of 5 stars 3.87 avg rating — 56,383 ratings
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941 The Charmer (Seducers #3)
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 687 ratings
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955 Lady Fortescue Steps Out (P...
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 842 ratings
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955 The Lover's Charm
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3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 15 ratings
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955 The Making of a Duchess (Th...
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955 His Dark Desires (Trevelyan...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 157 ratings
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955 Love Comes Softly (Love Com...
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4.19 of 5 stars 4.19 avg rating — 22,026 ratings
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955 Delphine (The Acadians, #4)
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4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings
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955 Anne's Perfect Husband (Sin...
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955 Harlyn Tremayne
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955 Forbidden Pleasures (Braddo...
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955 The Sinner (Seducers #4)
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 779 ratings
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965 Wild and Wicked in Scotland...
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965 Monday's Child (Child, #1)
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 8 ratings
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965 Frederica in Fashion (The S...
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3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 439 ratings
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965 Sweetwater Seduction
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 264 ratings
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965 Highland Captive
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965 Call Me Duchess
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4.44 of 5 stars 4.44 avg rating — 9 ratings
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965 Darkest Dreams (Killdaren #2)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 72 ratings
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965 Sorceress (Witch Child, #2)
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3.65 of 5 stars 3.65 avg rating — 3,786 ratings
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965 So Speaks the Heart
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3.97 of 5 stars 3.97 avg rating — 3,687 ratings
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965 Antara Hidup dan Mati
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3.69 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 49 ratings
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965 The Stolen Bride
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3.71 of 5 stars 3.71 avg rating — 999 ratings
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965 Don't Tempt Me (Fallen Wome...
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965 Winning the War Hero's Heart
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965 A Seductive Flame (Braddock...
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965 The Romantic (Seducers #5)
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3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 762 ratings
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980 True Believer (Jeremy Marsh...
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980 Silent Knight (Cavendish Ch...
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3.84 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 63 ratings
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980 The Seduction of Sara (Rogu...
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 1,051 ratings
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980 The Abduction of Julia (Rog...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 1,988 ratings
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980 One Week As Lovers (Hunting...
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980 The Journal of Dora Damage
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980 Caine's Reckoning (Hell's E...
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980 Silken Shadows (Killdaren #3)
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 54 ratings
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980 Black-eyed Devils
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3.45 of 5 stars 3.45 avg rating — 38 ratings
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980 Glorious Angel
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 2,356 ratings
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980 Indahnya Kebenaran
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 56 ratings
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980 An Impetuous Abduction
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3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 50 ratings
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980 The White Princess (The Cou...
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 12,839 ratings
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980 Burning Touch (Braddock-Bla...
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994 Deirdre and Desire (The Six...
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994 Masquerading the Marquess (...
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994 The Valcourt Heiress (Medie...
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3.33 of 5 stars 3.33 avg rating — 1,676 ratings
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994 Flames of Passion (Tapestry...
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994 Kabut Cinta
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3.39 of 5 stars 3.39 avg rating — 75 ratings
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994 Fallen Angel
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994 The Proposal (The Survivors...
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message 1: by Anna (new)

Anna I think that For the Roses by Julie Garwood needs to be added to this list. As do all the Cynsters by Stephanie Laurens, all the Sherbrooke Bride books by Catherine Coulter, and all the Julia Quinn books about the Bridgertons. And lots of others. I think I'll have to do my own list.


message 2: by Anna (new)

Anna From one Anna to another . . . I agree with you! I love the Sherbrooke series; so funny and adventurous. And every one of the Bridgerton siblings was lovable and had a great story. Especially Eloise and Colin--their stories are my top 2, but I love them all.


message 3: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta Do the voters ever read the list titles or categories? How could 13 people vote for Eclipse by Stephenie Myers? Historical--really? What century or decade was the setting? I liked the Twilight series, but can someone please remove it from this list.


message 4: by Blue (new)

Blue Henryetta wrote: "Do the voters ever read the list titles or categories? How could 13 people vote for Eclipse by Stephenie Myers? Historical--really? What century or decade was the setting? I liked the Twilight s..."

I was reading the list and I saw it too. Historical romance? I mean, REALLY? Seriously, people.


message 5: by Cryselle (new)

Cryselle Have no idea why books from Bronte and Austen are on this list either -- they aren't historical romance. Good books, but utterly contemporary when they were written. They belong on a classics shelf.


message 6: by Julie (new)

Julie S. That is strange that people would call Eclipse historical fiction. The Twilight books were published not that long ago...


message 7: by Henryetta (new)

Henryetta Historical fiction tells a story that is SET IN THE PAST--not necessarly published in the past. Since all of the "Twilight" books are set in present day--as noted by the cars the characters drive--they can NOT be historical fiction. What is or is not considered "historical" is discussed in the comments of "Best Historical Fiction".


message 8: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Wow, I think you got some great books in here, personally, I have a complete reading list for holidays-time, thank you! According to the voting of some people ("users") I know online, I learn that the books you included on this list are incredible, and I would like to thank you for this, so Thanks A Lot!
I gonna vote now, for the book that I do know. Gone with the Wind, which is amazing, and the Jane Austin, the first book on the list, for now, anyway.


message 9: by M/Ðɑηηɑ (new)

M/Ðɑηηɑ Cryselle wrote: "Have no idea why books from Bronte and Austen are on this list either -- they aren't historical romance. Good books, but utterly contemporary when they were written. They belong on a classics shelf."

Austen? Come on, she is The author of historical romance :)


message 10: by Valerie (new)

Valerie Kite Bronte is historical from our current viewpoint.


message 11: by Diane (new)

Diane Diana Gabaldon and Barbara Erskine for me all the way...


message 12: by Siasiam (new)

Siasiam can anyone tell me abuout this site?? am new here..can we read online here????


message 13: by [deleted user] (new)

Siasiam wrote: "can anyone tell me abuout this site?? am new here..can we read online here????"

Not really, this is more to give you an idea about what you might want to read.


message 14: by Hanae (new)

Hanae I've removed the Twilight books from the list - the people who added it or voted for it clearly hadn't read the list description.


message 15: by Hanae (new)

Hanae "The Odyssey" is gone from the list, as well as the books that were added twice or were listed under a wrong title.


message 16: by [deleted user] (new)

Hanae wrote: ""The Odyssey" is gone from the list, as well as the books that were added twice or were listed under a wrong title."

Thanks, I appreciate it when a librarian cleans up these lists.


message 17: by Hanae (new)

Hanae let me know if there's anything else you'd like me to remove. I'd be glad to help.


message 18: by Dede (new)

Dede Jojo I read a lot of romance books I love reading


message 19: by Dede (new)

Dede Jojo I am new her if any one recommend any books plz do


message 20: by Mochaspresso (new)

Mochaspresso Technically, historical fiction means a fictional story that is set in the past (any time in the past..not necessarily "long, long ago") and is usually centered around a historical event. Austen and Bronte aren't technically historical fiction because they aren't centered around historical events. Not in the same, clear way that "Gone With the Wind" and Gabaldon's "Outlander" are. Quite a few books on this list don't belong.


message 21: by Booklovinglady (last edited Jun 30, 2013 02:39PM) (new)

Booklovinglady I've seen quite a number of books on this list I personally wouldn't consider a 'historical romance' but that might be a matter of opinion :-) Anne Frank's diary, however, is definitely not a historical romance and will be removed.


message 22: by Elizabeth (new)

Elizabeth Pride and Prejudice and Jane Eyre are not historical fiction. They were written about the time periods they were written during. If that's all it takes for something to be historical, I'm sure we'll eventually have to have Eclipse re-added to this list. ;)


message 23: by Greselley (new)

Greselley I can't believe Dreaming of you is only in no. 10 spot!!! This is so bad.


message 24: by Emily (new)

Emily I would add The Conquerer (sp?) by Brenda Joyce


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