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Historical romance

See below for a selection of the latest books from Historical romance category. Presented with a red border are the Historical romance books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Historical romance books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Princess Plan

The Princess Plan

Author: Julia London Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Passion. Intrigue. Love. This is a perfect historical romance - Sunday Times Bestselling Author Sarah Morgan The gorgeous characters and the wit and charm made this a book I simply didn't want to put down. I was willing Eliza and Sebastian on to their fairytale happy ending! - Nicola Cornick London's high society loves nothing more than a scandal. And when the personal secretary of the visiting Prince Sebastian of Alucia is found murdered, it's all anyone can talk about, including Eliza Tricklebank. Her unapologetic gossip gazette has benefited from an anonymous tip off about the crime, forcing Sebastian to ask for her help in his quest to find his friend's killer. With a trade deal on the line and mounting pressure to secure a noble bride, there's nothing more dangerous than a prince socialising with a commoner. Sebastian finds Eliza's contrary manner as frustrating as it is seductive, but they'll have to work together if they're going to catch the culprit. And soon, as temptation becomes harder to ignore, it's the prince who'll have to decide what comes first-his country or his heart.

My Fake Rake The Union of the Rakes

My Fake Rake The Union of the Rakes

Author: Eva Leigh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

In the first book in Eva Leigh's new Union of the Rakes series, a bluestocking enlists a faux suitor to help her land an ideal husband only to be blindsided by real desire... Lady Grace Wyatt is content as a wallflower, focusing on scientific pursuits rather than the complications of society matches. But when a handsome, celebrated naturalist returns from abroad, Grace wishes, for once, to be noticed. Her solution: to build the perfect man, who will court her publicly and help her catch his eye. Grace's colleague, anthropologist Sebastian Holloway, is just the blank slate she requires. To further his own research on English society, Sebastian agrees to let Grace transform him from a bespectacled, bookish academic into a dashing-albeit fake-rake. Between secret lessons on how to be a rogue and exaggerated public flirtations, Grace's feelings for Sebastian grow from friendship into undeniable, inconvenient, real attraction. If only she hadn't asked him to help her marry someone else... Sebastian is in love with brilliant, beautiful Grace, but their bargain is complete, and she desires another. Yet when he's faced with losing her forever, Sebastian will do whatever it takes to tell her the truth, even if it means risking his own future-and his heart.

Much Ado about a Widow

Much Ado about a Widow

Author: Jenna Jaxon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/12/2019

Regency Rogues: Stolen Sins Forbidden Nights with the Viscount (Hadley's Hellions) / Stolen Encounters with the Duchess (Hadley's Hellions)

Regency Rogues: Stolen Sins Forbidden Nights with the Viscount (Hadley's Hellions) / Stolen Encounters with the Duchess (Hadley's Hellions)

Author: Julia Justiss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Power, privilege and the daring pursuit of passion! Lady Margaret Roberts has sworn off passion...that is, until she meets Giles Hadley. Reluctant viscount Giles is prepared to indulge in an illicit affair. But he must beware, for spirited Maggie awakens in him something even more forbidden - the desire to claim her as his wife! * Faith, Duchess of Ashedon, is saved from attack by an unlikely figure from her past. But David Tanner Smith is no longer the penniless orphan Faith once knew, and with one spine-tingling kiss, their old friendship is transformed to an explosive mix of illicit encounters and forbidden desire...

The Secrets Of Lord Lynford

The Secrets Of Lord Lynford

Author: Bronwyn Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

He's destined never to marry She might change his mind... Eaton Falmage, Marquess of Lynford, is an expert at distracting himself from the painful truth that means he'll never wed. Seducing mining widow Eliza Blaxland seems the perfect diversion. Until he learns that Eliza guards her heart as fiercely as her hard-won independence. He longs for more-but that would mean confessing his secret...and risk losing her for ever!

Reunited At The King's Court

Reunited At The King's Court

Author: Helen Dickson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Kept apart by duty... Reunited by love? Arlette Dryden has never forgotten William Latham, the Royalist soldier who accompanied her to safety while the Battle of Worcester raged. Or how her heart broke when he left. Now, at the exiled King's return parade, stunned Arlette locks eyes with her charismatic cavalier again. She's still irresistibly drawn to him-but as both have convenient betrothals beckoning can their long-held passion conquer all?

The Inconvenient Elmswood Marriage

The Inconvenient Elmswood Marriage

Author: Marguerite Kaye Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Their marriage is a solution... Until passion turns it into a problem! Lord and Lady Elmswood's convenient marriage has allowed them to live separate lives for years. Until larger-than-life Daniel almost dies and Kate must nurse the husband she barely knows back to health...and discover how maddeningly attractive he is! With the clock ticking on his departure, they disagree on everything - except the impossibility of resisting each other!

Mr Fairclough's Inherited Bride

Mr Fairclough's Inherited Bride

Author: Georgie Lee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

Facing the past... To build a future together! Silas Fairclough's new life in America is dramatically changed when he learns his mentor's dying wish is for him to wed his ward. Silas's marriage to beautiful, quiet Lady Mary Weddell will be a practical, sensible arrangement. But now his family in England need him - and that means taking his bride back to the land of scandal and ruin she'd left behind...!

Her Dark Knight's Redemption

Her Dark Knight's Redemption

Author: Nicole Locke Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

`This man was shadow and night... He was Darkness.' Homeless Aliette is saved from punishment for stealing by a mysterious knight. This stranger informs her that to stay alive she must claim his child as her own. She should fear the knight's power, and yet it's clear there's more good to this man than he's prepared to show. Can she break down the barriers of the tortured knight she calls Darkness...?

His Countess For A Week

His Countess For A Week

Author: Sarah Mallory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/12/2019

A pretend marriage to the Earl Sharing everything-except a bed... To uncover a ruthless killer, Arabella Roffey masquerades as the Countess of Westray-never expecting her `husband' suddenly to appear! He could expose her, but instead he agrees to continue her ruse for a week. Randolph is brooding, handsome, and Bella likes him more than she should. Pretending to be his wife, she shares everything with him-except a bed-but the temptation to do so is becoming all too real...

Angel in a Devil's Arms The Palace of Rogues

Angel in a Devil's Arms The Palace of Rogues

Author: Julie Anne Long Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Julie Anne Long reinvents the historical romance for modern readers. -Amanda Quick From USA Today bestselling author Julie Anne Long comes the second book in an exciting new historical romance series, the first since her beloved Pennyroyal Green series. He has devil's blood in his veins. At least, that's always been the legend. How else could the Duke of Brexford's notorious bastard son return from the dead? The brutal decade since Lucien Durand, Lord Bolt, allegedly drowned in the Thames forged him into a man who always gets what-and who-he wants. And what he wants is vengeance for his stolen birthright . . . and one wild night in Angelique Breedlove's bed. Angelique recognizes heartbreak when the enigmatic Lord Bolt walks into The Grand Palace on the Thames, and not even his devastating charm can tempt her to risk her own ever again. One scorching kiss drives home the danger. But in the space between them springs a trust that feels anything but safe. And the passion-explosive, consuming-drives Lucien to his knees. Now his whole life depends on proving his love to a woman who doesn't believe in it . . . because his true birthright, he now knows, is guardian of Angelique Breedlove's heart.

Spy

Spy

Author: Danielle Steel Format: Hardback Release Date: 12/12/2019

Spy by Danielle Steel is the page-turning story of a fearless young woman risking everything for what she believes in. It is 1939 and although she doesn't know it, it will be the last normal summer Alexandra Wickham will spend for more than thirty years. Alexandra is a young woman who sees her brothers fight and die for their country, and, inspired by their heroism, she is determined to do what she can for the war effort. As a volunteer for the First Aid Corps, her courage, intelligence and talent for languages do not go unnoticed. Before long, she is approached by MI6 to go undercover and work as a spy. Undertaking some of the most dangerous missions of the war in France, she falls in love with a young soldier, who leaves the army behind for the relative security of the diplomatic corps. They marry, but her identity is a secret, even to her husband. Over the next thirty years - as she raises a family - Alexandra continues to work undercover in some of the most dangerous trouble spots in the world under the perfect guise of a diplomat's wife. From India to Hong Kong, Morocco to Moscow, she puts her life on the line serving her country, whilst never receiving recognition.