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
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Blind Tiger
The Riviera House
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At Summer's End
Her Heart for a Compass
Miss Lattimore's Letter
The Merchant and the Rogue (The Dread Penny Society #3)
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A Marriage Made in Devon (Noble Intentions, #1)
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