Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Romances Set in England

Posted August 16, 2016 by Zeee in Top Ten Tuesday | 2 Comments


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Happy Tuesday everyone! Today, I will be sharing another list from my favorite genre: historical romance.  I was supposed to pick a list of books in the Regency Period BUT for some reason, I could hardly find books in that period.  So yes, I have been calling this wrong all my life!  Seriously, I used to call these books Regency Romances but not all of them were set in the Regency period.  Some of the books mentioned here don’t have the year it was set because I’m just too lazy to go search for them (ha, go figure!)

On a side note, I watched Poldark last weekend for the first time and WOAH!  I can’t believe I missed THIS!  Has anyone seen it?

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Again the Magic | Lisa Kleypas
1844

Again the Magic is perhaps one of my favorites from Lisa Kleypas. This features one of my favorite tropes, friends to lovers. OH, and did I mention love between classes? If you have been following my blog for a while, you would know that I mention this book a lot.  This also may be the first Lisa Kleypas book I read.

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The Secrets of Mia Danvers | Robyn DeHart
1889

This book is just awesome!  Not only is it based on the Whitechapel murders, this book features a blind heroine!  I have read another book with a blind hero, but in the end, he regains his sight.  This one, though, doesn’t.  And I absolutely love it!

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Say Yes to the Marquess | Tessa Dare

Say Yes to the Marquess features CAKE!  LOTS AND LOTS OF WEDDING CAKE! And a boxer who is trying to be a wedding planner! LMAO Yes, I said it! Oh, and there’s a castle involved, too!

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Lady Bridget’s Diary | Maya Rodale
1824

This retelling of Bridget Jones’ Diary features late night CAKE eating scenes with the Bridget and her brother, to a love/hate trope, this book has it all!  This book also revived my love for the genre.

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Secret Ways | Kat Martin

Secret Ways is the very first historical romance that I read that hooked me to the genre.  YES!  I just picked this up at a bookstore when I just graduated high school on a whim and I FELL IN LOVE! Although Kat Martin doesn’t write historicals anymore (that I know of), her historicals are still my favorites!

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How to Woo a Reluctant Lady | Sabrina Jeffries

Of all the books in The Helions of Halstead Hall series, How to Woo, is my absolute favorite! Again, this includes a love/hate romance and arranged marriage trope!

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Waking Up with the Duke | Lorraine Heath
1860-61

Talk about a subject that is a little iffy but done beautifully? Waking Up with the Duke is one of my favorites. This features a woman who agreed to her paralyzed husbands’ request that she get herself pregnant by his cousin, Ransom. Sounds like a soap opera, I know.  And I know it sounds iffy but Lorraine Heath really did an awesome job with this!

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The Hunter | Kerrigan Byrne

Talk about ugly cry – this book had me bawling in the prologue alone! This features two characters who aren’t a part of the aristocracy (another of my favorite tropes): an assassin and an actress!

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The Secret Desires of a Gentleman | Laura Lee Guhrke

This is the third book in the list that lists cake.  So yes, I love CAKE! What better way to combine my love of books and food? This book features a female chef who owns a bakery and a snooty aristocrat. Again, this features the love/hate and love between the classes trope that I obviously LOVE!

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A Rogue By Any Other Name | Sarah MacLean
1831

A Rogue by Any Other Name is another favorite! I initially DNF’d Nine Rules to Break While Romancing a Rake but this book made me give that another try and Nine Rules has become a favorite! This book features a disgraced Marquess and his childhood friend.

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Do you read any historical romances? Which ones are your favorites?


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2 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Historical Romances Set in England

  1. You’ve got a great list here! Check out Joanna Bourne’s The Spymaster’s Lady for a fantastic blind lady spy, and Loretta Chase for all-round wonderful heroines. I believe she has some cross-class themes, too. Oh, and Courtney Milan’s Duchess Wars. Fantastic.
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