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, becau

Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #2)
Someone to Honor (Westcott, #6)
Where Dandelions Bloom
Yours Truly, Thomas
One Fine Duke (School for Dukes, #3)
The Rogue to Ruin (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #3)
The Duke Is But a Dream (Debutante Diaries, #2)
Temptation's Darling
The Beguilement of Lady Eustacia Cavanaugh (The Cavanaughs, #3)
The Work of Art
A Rogue Meets a Scandalous Lady (Mackenzies & McBrides, #11)
Marry in Secret (Marriage of Convenience, #3)
The Summer Duke (A Duke for All Seasons #3)
Underestimating Miss Cecilia (Regency Brides: Daughters of Aynsley #2)
A Fire Sparkling
Winter Cottage
Sea of Memories
The Lady's Dangerous Love (The Langley Sisters #6)
Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, #2)
When We Left Cuba
Meet Me in Monaco
The Watchmaker's Daughter (Glass and Steele, #1)
The Spitfire Girls
The Parisians
Beloved Hope (Heart of the Frontier, #2)
The Pearl Sister (The Seven Sisters #4)
A Bit of Heaven on Earth
The Beantown Girls
An American Duchess
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenDivergent by Veronica RothAllegiant by Veronica RothInsurgent by Veronica RothThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
What we've read so far in...2014
9,569 books — 2,056 voters
All We Want by J.  DanielsHate Notes by Vi KeelandPucked Love by Helena HuntingMy One Despair by Claudia Y. BurgoaTragic by Devney Perry
November 2018 Most Anticipated Romances
132 books — 1,668 voters

Lover Awakened by J.R. WardBeautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireDark Lover by J.R. WardFifty Shades of Grey by E.L. JamesLover Eternal by J.R. Ward
So you love a Bad Boy or Tortured Hero
2,974 books — 5,270 voters
Cut & Run by Madeleine UrbanZero at the Bone by Jane SevilleHot Head by Damon SuedeSticks & Stones by Abigail RouxFaith & Fidelity by Tere Michaels
Favorite Gay Couples
2,856 books — 3,683 voters

All Grown Up by Vi KeelandMaking Up by Helena HuntingLove, Loyalty & Mayhem by Ryan MicheleThe Guy on the Right by Kate  StewartResist by K. Bromberg
July 2019 Most Anticipated Romances
168 books — 1,478 voters
N9ne by T.M. FrazierLetters to Molly by Devney PerryStay by Tia LouiseTeardrop Shot by TijanMalum by Amo Jones
June 2019 Most Anticipated Romances
185 books — 2,154 voters

Devil in Winter (Wallflowers, #3)
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers, #1)
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, #1)
The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgertons, #2)
It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers, #2)
Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Bridgertons, #4)
Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers, #1)
Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers, #4)
An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgertons, #3)
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
Tempt Me at Twilight (The Hathaways, #3)
Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways, #5)
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides, #1)
Seduce Me at Sunrise (The Hathaways, #2)

Amit Kalantri
Resources are hired to give results, not reasons.
Amit Kalantri, Wealth of Words

Anne Stuart
If I am ever in the position where I wish to seduce someone I will simply assure her it’s better than rats.
Anne Stuart, Ruthless

More quotes...
Romance Audiobooks Audiobook enthusiasts who love romance. Therefore, the group is dedicated to the discussion of r…more
1,593 members, last active 6 hours ago
Romance Novel Book Sleuth Are you having difficulty recalling the title of a favorite romance novel? Here's the place to p…more
1,610 members, last active 3 days ago
Author, Amy Harmon Book Lovers A place where readers who enjoy books written by Amy Harmon can gather and share experiences. Am…more
110 members, last active 10 hours ago
Dangerous Hero Addict Support Group Do you have a problem? Are you in love with the romance novel heroes that are really, really bad…more
5,773 members, last active 21 hours ago
A Lady In Waiting
1 chapters — updated Mar 29, 2010 04:33PM — 4 people liked it
A Second Path
1 chapters — updated Mar 18, 2019 03:53AM — 0 people liked it


Tags contributing to this page include: historical-romance, genre__historical_romance, genre-historical-romance, historical-romances, historicalromance, hr, romance-historical, romance-historique, romanzo-storico, tag--romance-historical, and tag-romance-historical