Best Medieval Romance Novels

This is a list for only straight medieval romance. The Medieval period is between the 5th and the 15th centuries in European history and those books outside that range will be deleted. Note: others have added what I consider mediocre books to my Best Medieval romances list.
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489 books · 947 voters · list created June 28th, 2010 by Pamela(AllHoney) (votes) .
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message 1: by Cona (new)

Cona Hartwig Pamela....totally loving this list!! Hope others have gotten reading material from it as I have.


Pamela(AllHoney) I know I will be checking a few out that I haven't read.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Couldn't find Secret Fire on the list. Agreed, Flame and the Flower's page here indicates it is set in 1799, so I shall remove it.


Pamela(AllHoney) Susanna wrote: "Couldn't find Secret Fire on the list. Agreed, Flame and the Flower's page here indicates it is set in 1799, so I shall remove it."

thanks :)


message 5: by Mai (new)

Mai Someewhere I'll Find you by LK is Victorian or regency not a Medieval.
Gentle Rogue by JL is not a Medieval.
But this is a wonderful list

Some amazing Medievals :

Teresa Medeiros
The Devil Wears Plaid



Kathreen Woodiwiss
The Wolf and the Dove


Lynn Kurland
This is all I ask
From the Moment on

Julie Garwood
Castles

Virginia Henley
Tempted
The Dragon and the Jewel

Jude Deveraux
The Heiress


Pamela(AllHoney) Yes, some ppl just add books and not the right genre at times. I'll try and clean it out.


message 7: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Not to be a stickler but the medieval period in European history spanned from the 5th century to the 15th century and some of the books on this list are outside that timeframe.


Pamela(AllHoney) For the ones I've read and know are not medieval I will gladly remove. Those I haven't read I may need help in identifying. Thanks.


message 9: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker I know what you mean about people adding books. I posted a Best Irish Historical Romances list...all books I'd read and rated 4 or 5 stars and some guy added a book to it that isn't even a romance! Hate that.


message 10: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) Sometimes I think ppl just randomly vote and don't think about what they are voting for. lol But what can you do? Anyway, I have had to clean this up in the past. I glanced at it earlier but didn't see anything obvious. If you see something feel free to point it out. There are many books on the list I have not read. Thanks


message 11: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker I can't recall which ones shouted at me and I'm deep in book edits right now, but will get back to you. How do you "clean up" a list? I'd love to knock that non romance off my Irish list...


message 12: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) I think you might have to have librarian status and you go to the top where it says edit after the description.


message 13: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Ah, ha. Many thanks.


message 14: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) you are welcome


message 15: by Chryssa (new)

Chryssa Fifty Shades Freed MEDIEVAL ROMANCE????? o.O!!!!!


message 16: by Kagama-the Literaturevixen (last edited Sep 19, 2012 05:13AM) (new)

Kagama-the Literaturevixen Chryssa wrote: "Fifty Shades Freed MEDIEVAL ROMANCE????? o.O!!!!!"

Not anymore. Removed.


message 17: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) Thanks, Kagama!


Kagama-the Literaturevixen Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "Thanks, Kagama!"

Youre welcome :)

I wonder why people keep adding books that has nothing to do with the list title though...

Ive had to remove some pretty bad ones from my lists also :/


message 19: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) Who knows?! Silly people.


message 20: by Bookworm (new)

Bookworm Love This List ! So many old faves rediscovered !


message 21: by shezuka (new)

shezuka wow this list is really helpful.


message 22: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Kagama-the Literaturevixen wrote: "Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "Thanks, Kagama!"

Youre welcome :)

I wonder why people keep adding books that has nothing to do with the list title though...

Ive had to remove some pretty bad ones from..."


It is irritating, I know, Kagama. I've had to police mine, too. It's readers who don't pay attention and some authors who drop their books into many unrelated lists. Hate that.


message 23: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Jun 14, 2013 10:05AM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "Who knows?! Silly people."

Some people don't think about the list description, and some authors want to spam their titles everywhere, whether it fits the description or not.


message 24: by Greta (new)

Greta Gaurilčikaitė Hello, i am searching for a book about young girl, who ran away from a monastery with her friend. Two young knights helped them. then they became queens helpers. That young girl sang or played some instrument very well, so she became kings singer maybe. She was in love with one of the knights. Someone murdered a king or tried to murder him and the girl was accused of doing that. Then knight helped her escape again disguised as a boy. i think that was series of books, and other books was about her sisters. They were all separated at a young age. It's a novel. please help me someone, i am dying to read it again and cannot remember anything more specific :/


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads You might try the group "What's the name of this book?"


message 26: by Brenda (new)

Brenda I love this list! I have seen many of my favorites and have found many new books to read. Thanks for creating it.


message 27: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Brenda wrote: "I love this list! I have seen many of my favorites and have found many new books to read. Thanks for creating it."

Brenda, you might also want to follow my historical romance blog and check out all my "best lists" which I update each year (http://reganromancereview.blogspot.com). The medieval one is just one of several.


message 28: by Emily (last edited Jun 13, 2014 08:51AM) (new)

Emily The Congeror by Brenda Joyce. Every medeval book Julie /garwood wrote.The Prize, Ransom, The Wedding,Honors Splendor. etc, look them up!


message 29: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Emily wrote: "The Congeror by Brenda Joyce. Every medeval book Julie /garwood wrote.The Prize, Ransom, The Wedding,Honors Splendor. etc, look them up!"

Alas, Emily, after reading a half dozen by Julie Garwood, I could not recommend her. The improbable situations and her heroines who often did stupid stuff had me rolling my eyes. Just personal taste, I guess. I agree with you on Brenda Joyce, however.


message 30: by JennyG (new)

JennyG Whitney, My Love under number 16 is NOT a medieval.


message 31: by JennyG (last edited Apr 19, 2015 11:27AM) (new)

JennyG Sabrina Jeffries books are NOT medieval romances. As far as I know she has never written a medieval romance.

Under numbers 382 & 383.


message 32: by JennyG (last edited Apr 19, 2015 11:28AM) (new)

JennyG 388. Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey is NOT a medieval romance.

I think some readers just see romance and totally overlook the MEDIEVAL part or they don't know what medieval means.

Think KNIGHTS people!


message 33: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker JennyG wrote: "388. Love Me Forever by Johanna Lindsey is NOT a medieval romance.

I think some readers just see romance and totally overlook the MEDIEVAL part or they don't know what medieval means.

Think KNIGH..."


Jenny, I am a Goodreads librarian and this is my list they are messing with so I'll just delete them!


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads I became a librarian so I could clean the Listopias I created.


message 35: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker The Medieval Period was from the 5th to the 15th century. Please do not post a book to this list that falls outside that timeframe. Also do not post a book that is a paranormal, fantasy or time travel. This is straight medieval romance, thanks. (the librarian list maker)


message 36: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker JennyG wrote: "Whitney, My Love under number 16 is NOT a medieval."

I deleted that one, Jenny.


message 37: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "I became a librarian so I could clean the Listopias I created."

You and me both, Susanna.


message 38: by JennyG (new)

JennyG Regan wrote: "Susanna - Censored by GoodReads wrote: "I became a librarian so I could clean the Listopias I created."

You and me both, Susanna."


Me third. I'm glad we are able to become librarians and clean our respective lists.


message 39: by JennyG (new)

JennyG Here is another Sabrina Jeffries I missed:

211. To Pleasure a Prince is a great keeper by Sabrina Jeffries, but it is NOT a medieval romance and should be removed.


message 40: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) removed.


message 41: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "removed."

Thanks for helping, Pamela.


message 42: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) There are a lot more I suspect need to be removed but I hesitate because I haven't read them.


message 43: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker Pamela(AllHoney) wrote: "There are a lot more I suspect need to be removed but I hesitate because I haven't read them."

I know. And some reviewers don't indicate a date of the story's setting. I spent hours yesterday taking a bunch off but have too much to do today to wrestle with it.


message 44: by JennyG (new)

JennyG I can also help with removing the books that don't fit the list if that is OK with you Regan.


message 45: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker JennyG wrote: "I can also help with removing the books that don't fit the list if that is OK with you Regan."

Absolutely, Jenny. I appreciate the help!


message 46: by JennyG (new)

JennyG Happy to help. :)

I've removed some regency romances by S. Jeffries and S. Laurens, K. Hawkins and some historical fiction. There are books I am not sure about like Sandra Hill paranormal Viking books.

I leave it to you to decide whether they should be removed or not.


message 47: by Regan (new)

Regan Walker JennyG wrote: "Happy to help. :)

I've removed some regency romances by S. Jeffries and S. Laurens, K. Hawkins and some historical fiction. There are books I am not sure about like Sandra Hill paranormal Viking ..."


Thanks so much Jenny. Sandra Hill did write at least one that wasn't paranormal or fantasy, The Bewitched Viking.


message 48: by Aurora (new)

Aurora I know people like the Outlander series, but that takes place in the mid to late 1700's so it is not medieval. Since it is during the reign of the II and III Georges, would it be considered Georgian?


message 49: by Pamela(AllHoney) (new)

Pamela(AllHoney) yep, but most people don't check and post anyway.


message 50: by Therin (new)

Therin The Flame and the Flower is definitely not medieval....


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