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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The Other Lady Vanishes
Too Wilde to Wed (The Wildes of Lindow Castle, #2)
Together Forever (Orphan Train, #2)
The Surviving Trace (Surviving Time, #1)
How to Forget a Duke (Misadventures in Matchmaking, #1)
Rogues Rush In
You Never Forget Your First Earl (The Worthingtons, #5)
A Duke Like No Other (Playful Brides, #9)
Never Deceive a Viscount (Infamous Lords, #2)
The Luck of the Bride (The Cavensham Heiresses #3)
Forbidden Vow (Forbidden, #3)
It's All About the Duke (The Rakes of St. James, #3)
The Prince (Devil's Duke, #4)
No Dukes Allowed
Wyoming Heather
The Mannequin (The Mannequin #1)
Sonata for a Scoundrel (Music of the Heart, #1)
Carnegie's Maid
Mask of Duplicity (The Jacobite Chronicles #1)
The Secret Wife
The Other Lady Vanishes
To Save a Sinner
Monsoon Summer
The Storm Sister (The Seven Sisters #2)
Sword of Forgiveness (Winds of Change #1)
The Designer
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Heart of Eden (Colorado Hearts, #1)
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