Historical Romance Fiction Quotes

Quotes tagged as "historical-romance-fiction" (showing 1-30 of 70)
Liz Newman
“A woman has but two loves in life: the one who broke her heart and the one she spends the rest of her life with."
- Carolyn Chase, former Broadcast Journalist and heroine Kate Theodore's mother”
Liz Newman

Alma Katsu
“I´ve always wanted him to love me the way I loved him. He did love me, I know he did. Just not the way I wanted him to.

"And it´s so different for a lot of people I´ve known. One partner doesn´t love the other enough to stop drinking, or gambling, or running around with other women. One is the giver and one is the taker. The giver wishes the taker would stop."

"But the taker never changes," Luke says, though he wonders if this is always the case.

"Sometimes the giver has to let go, but sometimes you don´t. You can´t. I couldn´t give up on Jonathan. I seemed to be able to forgive him anything.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

Alma Katsu
“We were arrogant and naive, thinking we knew what we felt then was love. Love can be a cheap emotion, lightly given, thought it didn´t seem so to me at the time. Looking back, I know we were only filling in the holes in our soles, the way the tide rushes sand to fill in the crevices of a rocky shore. We-or maybe it was just I-bandaged our needswith what we declared was love. But, eventually, the tide draws out what it has swept in.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

Ana Claudia Antunes
“True love is like little roses,
sweet, fragrant in small doses.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, Pierrot & Columbine

Louis de Bernières
“The garden where you sit
Has never a need of flowers,
For you are the blossoms
And only a fool or the blind
Would fail to know it”
Louis de Bernières, Corelli's Mandolin

Alma Katsu
“A man´s desire is a powerful thing. It can reduce a strong man to nothing. When he sees a woman who fascinates him, he will give up everything for her.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

Alma Katsu
“There is not only one measure of beauty, Lanore. Everyone adores the red rose, and yet it is a common sort of beauty. You are like a golden rose, a rare bloom but no less lovely.”
Alma Katsu, The Taker

O.G. Arion
“„- Mi-ai spus odată că, indiferent ce se va întâmpla, chiar dacă vom rătăci drumul, mă vei găsi. Eu te-am găsit. Sper să mă găsești și tu pe mine.”
O.G. Arion, Te voi găsi

Lenore Wolfe
“she was lucky if he stood behind her. Not so lucky if he came to crush her. And a woman might only learn the truth of it—when he walked out of her life.
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Lenore Wolfe, Dark Warrior: To Tame a Wild Hawk

April W. Gardner
“A brusque whisper coaxed Phillip from slumber. Someone had called his name. The cot squeaked as he sat up and squinted at a featureless silhouette. “Who is it?”
“Rise. Quick. Bring your medicine maker.” The ragged voice belonged to True Seeker.
Tasked with keeping a watchful eye on Milly, the young man would come to Phillip at this hour for only one reason. He swung his legs to the ground. With one foot going into his trousers, he took a wide step across the narrow barracks and jostled Buck’s shoulder.
His friend was on his feet and half-dressed before Phillip left the building, alarm urging his feet to a gallop. No one need tell him which direction to go. He buckled his sword belt as he went. The scabbard slapped his leg with each footfall, bringing to mind a similar night not long enough ago. His stride lengthened.
This time, he would run Collins clean through.”
April W. Gardner, Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Ebony Cloak

Nancy B. Brewer
“On this night of the Harvest Moon. They tossed bones into the “Bone Fire” and asked the yellow moon to shine its protection over them. (Today we call it a "Bonfire")”
Nancy B. Brewer, Carolina Rain

Melissa Jagears
“She could only sit and stare at the man she'd once thought the world would be better off without.What would have happened had someone chosen to love him as a child despite his behavior or showered him with the prayers she'd thought he didn't deserve?

She couldn't imagine he'd have turned out better, but he'd probably have less guilt and shame to deal with, and fewer people would have been hurt.

A Chance at Forever
Melissa Jagears”
Melissa Jagears, A Chance at Forever

Nancy B. Brewer
“Directly in front of me, crossing the street, I saw a woman laughing and walking arm in arm with two men. When she came to the curb, she lifted her skirt with both hands and vulgarly displayed a pair of indigo stockings.”
Nancy B. Brewer, Carolina Rain

April W. Gardner
“He came back to her lips and tasted them briefly before settling his forehead against hers. “I don’t care what Grayson or his legal document says,” he muttered between catches of wind. “God’s given you to me, and as soon as He allows, I’ll claim you as my own.”
He spoke with such confidence that if she allowed herself, she could almost believe him. But with belief came hope, and with hope, the inevitability of pain.
The knocking at the door resumed, more urgently this time.
Along her throat, splotches of cool marked where he’d sampled her. Milly lamented that it was already warming. In heartbeats, all she would have was memories. And anguish. Could God truly fill the hollow Phillip would leave? Last night, His promise had filled her to the depths of her soul. It was enough. It would have to be.
With his eyes locked on hers, Phillip’s hand trailed her cheek and throat. It brushed over her shoulder and down her arm. Then, in one blink, he wiped every emotion from his face, stunning her with the callous glaze of his eyes.
He gripped her by the elbow, whisked her through the kitchen, and opened the door to her wretched future.”
April W. Gardner, Beneath the Blackberry Moon: The Ebony Cloak

Summer Lane
“I didn't care, because I loved him, and that was the end of every argument and the beginning of every promise.”
Summer Lane, Running with Wolves

Summer Lane
“Despite everything, every piece of Alaska sang to me. I remembered every curve in the trails, every tree in the forest. It was familiar to me, comfortable. The more I thought about leaving it, the less I liked the idea. This was my home.”
Summer Lane, Running with Wolves

Lise Arin
“I would be no more than a shadow of myself if I thought that I had truly lost you.”
Lise Arin, Matilda Empress

Lise Arin
“I stand now at a crossroads. I see before me the route to virtue, at an intersection with the route to love. Do I step to the left or the right, to the wrong or the right? M foot wavers in the air; where shall I set it down?”
Lise Arin, Matilda Empress

Summer Lane
“Outside, the dogs whine over the wind. They sense the wolves - they sense the wild. It calls to them, like it calls to me, and I wonder sometimes if we are the only ones who hear it.”
Summer Lane, Running with Wolves

Lise Arin
“For the space of many, many years, you were enough for me. You were my bliss, and my hallelujah.”
Lise Arin, Matilda Empress

Brian S. Ference
“The engorged moon hung full and low in the sky like a yellow skull. Misshapen clouds stretched across the floating orb with elongated hands and bony fingers grasping. As they neared the docks, the gas lamps grew fewer and the streets gloomier. The cobblestones blackened as they passed the deserted brickfields. Bottle-shaped kilns spat their outrage with orange tongues of fire into the cooling air. Mangy dogs snarled in hunger and wandering sea-gulls screamed their displeasure at the hansom’s passage.”
Brian S. Ference, The Wolf of Dorian Gray: A Werewolf Spawned by the Evil of Man

Anna Bradley
“He didn’t want to see inside Lily’s heart; he didn’t want to know her beauty was the least remarkable thing about her.”
Anna Bradley, A Season of Ruin

Giovanna Roma
“Le mie gambe tremano quando cammina deliberatamente piano nella nostra direzione. Sembra ancora il diavolo in persona. La sua compostezza e la sua fierezza creano un’aura tetra lungo il percorso.”
Giovanna Roma, Il patto del marchese

H. El-Tahwagi
“Even if you break the bird's wings, you cannot change its spirit and heart,"-- Lilette (The Sign of Change)”
H. El-Tahwagi

Marian Sepulveda
“I am so pleased with the response to Where Eagles Dance. Many years of research went into this novel and it was many years in the making. It was followed by by the sequel Eagle Woman when readers asked me for more. And now, number three is in the early stages of research. Stay tuned. There's more to come.”
Marian Sepulveda, Where Eagles Dance: A Saga of Early California

Rose Andrews
“Lila was afraid of love. But she couldn't voice it. Instead, she continued smoking her cigarette, hand shaky, shoulders trembling, heartbeat soaring. Yet her voice was cool through her gift of acting. "I care about you, Kent.”
Rose Andrews, Sweethearts And Jazz

Lina J. Potter
“All of a sudden, thoughts of the past flitted through Lily’s mind and scratched at her heart.
My father. My mother. Alex… Has he forgotten me already?
The countess frowned. This was not the time for such thoughts.”
Lina J. Potter, Palace Intrigue

Lina J. Potter
“Her new world had no telephones, internet or indoor plumbing. The customs were bloody and the laws were harsh. A man who tried to hurt a child faced a horrifying death. Women were not allowed to fight, because it wasn’t women’s work. Men were supposed to kill and die. That was what they knew. In the world she had come from, everything was convenient, people felt safe most of the time, and if anyone died protecting a child it was likely to be a woman.
Which world is more honest?”
Lina J. Potter, Palace Intrigue

Lina J. Potter
“She was not the type of woman to keep a lover. A man would have to work hard day and night to even gain her notice. She was intelligent, strong, interesting, and even a little bit mysterious.”
Lina J. Potter, Palace Intrigue

Suzan Tisdale
“Mumbling to himself he said, “If ever I am blessed with a wife, I’ll no’ let her rule over me like Ian does.” Oh, the naiveté of unmarried men.”
Suzan Tisdale, Ian's Rose

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