Historical Romance Quotes

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Lisa Kleypas
“I want to fill every part of you, breathe the air from your lungs and leave my handprints on your soul. I want to give you more pleasure than you can bear.”
Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

Diana Gabaldon
“A hedgehog? And just how does a hedgehog make love?" he demanded.

No, I thought. I won't. I will not. But I did. "Very carefully," I replied, giggling helplessly. So now we know just how old that one is, I thought. ”
Diana Gabaldon, Outlander

Diana Gabaldon
“Lying on the floor, with the carved panels of the ceiling flickering dimly above, I found myself thinking that I had always heretofore assumed that the tendency of eigh­teenth-century ladies to swoon was due to tight stays; now I rather thought it might be due to the idiocy of eighteenth-century men. ”
Diana Gabaldon, Dragonfly in Amber

Diana Gabaldon
“If I die," he whispered in the dark, "dinna follow me. The bairns will need ye. Stay for them. I can wait.”
Diana Gabaldon, A Breath of Snow and Ashes

Julie Garwood
“I know the truth now. You've figured out I'm falling in love with you and you're trying to make me stop by hurting me this way. Well it won't work.
One way or another, I'm going to make you care about me. Yes, I am, unless your cold attitude kills me first.
It's only fair, Connor. If I'm going to be miserable, by God, so are you.
I am not a common wench and I will not be treated like one.”
Julie Garwood, The Wedding

Tessa Dare
“He kissed her. Without warning, without permission. Without even deciding to do it, but simply because he couldn't have done anything else. He needed that breath she was holding. It belonged to him, and he wanted it back.”
Tessa Dare, One Dance with a Duke

Lisa Kleypas
“You’re far too prickly tempered to be a mistress. You’re far better suited as a wife.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Sylvia Day
“Love will find a way against time itself.”
Sylvia Day, Catching Caroline

Lisa Kleypas
“They (mothers-in-law) never leave when they say they will. When my mother-in-law visits, the mice throw themselves at the cat, begging to be eaten.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Lisa Kleypas
“Where are we going?” Annabelle asked, resisting his hold on her wrist.
“To the house. If they’re not willing to be witnesses, then it seems I’ll have to debauch you in front of someone else.”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

Catherine Anderson
“And if you ever - and I do mean ever - try to leave me, I’m goin’ with you.”
Catherine Anderson, Cherish

Lisa Kleypas
“Win told me that one isn’t improved by being at the top of the mountain, one is improved by the climb.”
Lisa Kleypas, Married By Morning

Elizabeth Hoyt
“Every word you have ever uttered, is engraved upon my heart.”
Elizabeth Hoyt, Wicked Intentions

Sarah MacLean
“..he wanted her.
And at another time, as another man, he would have her. Without hesitation. As lover. . . as more.”
Sarah MacLean

Karen Witemeyer
“. . . if you can't see the good man he is, you need to unscrew them eyeballs of yours and try on a different pair.”
Karen Witemeyer, To Win Her Heart

Julianne Donaldson
“You are not The Giver of My Heart’s Desire.” I took a deep breath and smiled. “You are my heart’s desire.”
Julianne Donaldson, Blackmoore

Lisa Kleypas
“Annabelle gave him a chiding smile. “If you’re implying that I’m spoiled, I assure you that I am not.”

“You should be.” His warm gaze slid over her pink-tinted face and slender upper body, then sought hers again. There was a note in his voice that gently robbed her of breath. “You could do with a bit of spoiling.”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

Shiree McCarver
“IF you wish to be a writer then don't wait until you write the "great American novel" for they aren't written they are created. If you don't write at all you won't know how "great" that simple book can be.”
Shiree Mccarver

Julie Garwood
“The man irritated her just like a rash.”
Julie Garwood, Honor's Splendour

Sylvia Day
“I have wanted you for so long now,” he said roughly, “I’ve no memory of how it feels to be devoid of the craving. But you must know what you do. I need you to think of who you are and where you are and who I am. Think of how things will be once we’ve crossed this threshold. Think of how you will leave this cabin—disheveled and well fucked.”
Sylvia Day, Seven Years to Sin

“Happy? Most of the time? Happiness is always a fleeting thing," he said, "It never rests upon anyone as a permanent state, though many of us persist in believing in the foolish idea that if this would just happen or that we would be happy for the rest of our lives. I know moments of happiness just as most other people do. Perhaps I have learned to find it in ways that would pass some people by. I feel the summer heat here at this moment and see the trees and the water and hear that invisible gull overhead. I feel the novelty of having company when I usually come here alone. And this moment brings me happiness.”
Mary Balogh

Lisa Kleypas
“I’ve never heard of a man being so eager to confess to the parent of a girl he’s just ruined”
Lisa Kleypas, Secrets of a Summer Night

Tessa Dare
“Would you like more sauce, sweeting?”
His fingers strangled the stem of his wineglass. She could practically hear the grapes calling for help. She hoped that was a good sign. “If you don’t cease that nonsense,” he said, “you will regret it.”
“Is that so, my heart?”
“What about ‘precious’?” she suggested.
“No.”
“‘Angel’?”
“God, no.”
“‘Muffin’?”
In response to that, he hit the shuttlecock so hard, it sailed all the way to the back wall and thwacked one of his ancestors right in the powdered wig. She cheered. “Well done, my precious angel muffin.”
“This stops,” he said. “Now.”
Tessa Dare, The Duchess Deal

Dale Carnegie
“i really like reading books”
Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Tessa Dare
“If I choose to make a darling of you, there is nothing you can do about it.”
“Of course there’s something I can do about it. I can have you sent to an institution for the feebleminded and insane.”
She shrugged. “If you say so, cherub.”
Tessa Dare, The Duchess Deal

Lisa Kleypas
“I'm asking you to tell Lady Cassandra about my good qualities as well as the bad ones."
"What good qualities?" West inquired sharply.
Tom had to think for a moment. "How rich I am?”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

Tessa Dare
“You’re here,”he repeated, taking her hand and drawing it against his chest, right above his pounding heartbeat. “In my heart. Somehow you crashed your way into it when I wasn’t looking. The same way you barged into my library, I suppose. But you’re here now, inside. Emma, you’re the very life of me.”
Tessa Dare, The Duchess Deal

Lisa Kleypas
“I’m going to take Charity to France. I can look after her there. You can go on with your life here, and I won’t be here to … to bother anyone.”
He muttered two quiet words.
“What?” she asked in bewilderment, inching forward to hear him.
“I said, try it.”
Lisa Kleypas, Marrying Winterborne

Lisa Kleypas
“Helen likes Brussels sprouts. How can anyone trust her opinion?”
Lisa Kleypas, Marrying Winterborne

Lisa Kleypas
“I’ll marry you,” Tom told her. “Any time. Any terms.”

West gently nudged Cassandra toward the door. “Go, darling, while I talk with the insane man.”
Lisa Kleypas, Chasing Cassandra

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