Historical Romance

If your favourite romances are set in bygone times with passionate heroes and blushing maidens, you'll enjoy these writers.

Mary Balogh

Laden with colourful period detail, these Regency romances feature unlikely couples and intricate relationships.

Catherine Coulter

Regency period love stories with a sense of humour and a hint of mystery.

Diana Gabaldon

Creator of the Outlander series set in eighteenth century Scotland featuring Jamie and Claire who are separated by time. The series has been described as "historical sci-fi adventure romance".

Georgette Heyer

Peppered with despicable dukes, headstrong heroines and reformed rakes, these stories are set against the colourful backdrop of the Regency period.

Stephanie Laurens

Writer of "lusciously sensual, relentlessly readable" Regency romances, featuring strong-willed women and heroes who take charge.

Fenella-Jane Miller

Regency romances with a hint of suspense, a touch of mystery and a dash of comedy.

Julia Quinn

Witty, fast-paced romances set in the nineteenth century.

Kate Tremayne

Author of the Loveday series about the lives and loves of a family living in eighteenth century England. The series has been described as a "sweeping Cornish family drama in the bestselling tradition of Poldark".

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These lists are quick, pre-selected guides to specific types of stories - for when you want something new, but not too different.

 

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