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.

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The Second Mrs. Astor
Bombshell (Hell's Belles, #1)
Blind Tiger
The Riviera House
The Show Girl: A Novel
At Summer's End
Her Heart for a Compass
Miss Lattimore's Letter
The Merchant and the Rogue (The Dread Penny Society #3)
The Gold in These Hills
The Steal
Under the Bayou Moon
John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow
I'm Only Wicked with You (The Palace of Rogues, #3)
To Write a Wrong (The Bleeker Street Inquiry Agency, #2)
The Girls in the Attic
The Carson City Bride (The Marshals Mail Order Brides, #1)
The Skylark's Secret
The School Mistress (Emerson Pass Historicals #1)
Bringing Down the Duke (A League of Extraordinary Women, #1)
Mistakes Not to Make When Avoiding a Rake (The Gardner Girls, #1)
The Riviera House
Duke of Knight (Gentlemen of Knights, #1)
A Scot Mess (The Hots for Scots, #1)
Jake's Honor (Romancing the West: Cowboys of Coulee Crossing, #1)
The Other Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys, #3)
To Be Wicked With You (League of Unweddable Gentlemen #4)
Above the Bay of Angels
Take What You Can Carry
The Captain's Confidant  (Larkhall Letters #2)
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