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Top 100 Historical RomancesI Recommend (Part 2)

by | Aug 1, 2022 | Tea and Biscuits Discussions | 6 comments

So Today I wanted to share something special with all of you today, So today I want to share the second part of the 4 part series of sharing all of my top favorites, but even narrowing this down to the top 100 is going to be tough haha Now these books that I am going to share with you are going to be part of various time era’s and settings. They won’t just reside in the Regency/Victorian (although there will be plenty of those). My goal with this is to share the “gold mine” of historical romance.

Time Period: Regency Era/Scotland

I absolutely adored this book here. it was so delightful. It was engaging, charming, and sexy. I just adore this type of set up where the heroine creates a revenge plot to make the hero fall for her and break his heart, but end up falling in love as well.

Time Period: Stewart/Stuart Era/Scotland

This is such an amazing book and really the whole SERIES is a must read if you love historical romance. Its a series of four friends that seek to regain their clans and loved the serial plot. Its full of adventure, fun bantering and solid alpha hero’s you can easily fall for.

Time Period: Victorian Era/England

This book is one of my favorite office romances I have ever read in a historical. There is such endearing charm that is conveyed in this book, and the chemistry is so addictive.

Time Period: American West

This book is so swoony and so heartwarming. It deals with some serious issues though, but I really loved how this story was handled and had such a unique flair to it. The hero is so sweet and protective.

Time Period: Medieval

I am in LOVE with this book here, it is everything if you want a historical gothic romance. It has so much mystery, and has an captivating feel to the story with a beauty and beast type of retelling. It was completely perfect.

Time Period: Victorian Era/England

If you love Mr and Mrs Smith the movie, this is the MOVIE for you if it was done in the Victorian era. The chemistry and bantering and all the secrets and how these two just interact with each other is delectable. Shana Galen knows how to write her spy romance and this is top tier!

Time Period: Victorian/England

This was one of my first historical vampire romance and it was so delectable. It had such an atmospheric feeling to it, set in the victorian era. There is so much mystery surrounding the hero especially, and has such a sexy seductive vibe to the story.

Time Period: Georgian Era/England

This book was simple superb in every way and this author is so underrated. This is a gothic romance, with ghosts and a mystery and lots of HOT sexy times. Charlotte Featherstone writes the best steam for HR. there is such complexity to this story that is addicting.

Time Period: Victorian/England

This book is just a prime example of the pure talent of this author and her writing that is so fun to read. This is one of her best books in my opinion, out of all the royal romances I have ever read, this one drew me in so quickly. It has such an unconventional heroine, and a hardened hero that has a inner center of a cinnamon roll.

Time Era: Victorian Era/England

This is a true Romeo and Juliet retelling and so delectable even with the whole climbing a tower type of scene. Nicole Jordan writes a brilliant romance that is so underrated here and had me falling in love with historical’s all over again.

Time Era: Regency/England

This one has such masterful storytelling and everything in this book is perfection. It will engage you quickly, but will also have you feeling every emotion on the spectrum, with lots of drama (but well done dramatics) and ends in the most perfect HEA that delivers 100%

Time Era: Victorian/England

This was a truly charming story that kept my interest from beginning to end. This is a story of complete opposites, who are from two different worlds but find their way together to find common ground. There is a balance of character growth and plot building with the right bounce of witty dialogue. A true winner!

Time Era: Medieval/England

Enchanted were pure perfection and everything that I look for in medieval historical. This has an arranged marriage set up, the hero is so battle damaged, and the heroine is hurting in her own way and seeing them find comfort in each other was so beautiful. Their story is fully satisfying.

Time: Victorian/England

This book is a kick-ass romance with lots of magic and steampunk themes and strong characters and a plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat! I loved the balance of the romance and the external plot that is built here.

Time: American West

If you love a good western family feud, then this book is a must-read for you! I had a blast with this book, it also has the trope of arranged marriage, to bridge the gap between the two families. But I adored how these two are together and seeing them not let the hate of their families affect their relationship in a negative way but stand together as a team.

Time: Victorian England

This is a story that will captivate you immediately and is such a fun road trip romance that has plenty of plot building and strong level of steam that is so balanced in the story. I just loved these flawed characters that were so relatable and seeing them work through their past together.

Time: American West

This is one of my favorite interracial romance I have read. If you love a strong Native American romance then you definitely need to pick this one up, and highly recommend it in audio format. This romance is so sweet and endearing and the hero is so protective and strong.

Time: Victorian/England

This is one of the best books by this author in my opinion. This couple is such a solid pair and there are so many elements to this story that combine together in such a perfect way. Its a charming and witty romance that is guaranteed to leave you with a smile.

Time Period: Regency/England

This is one of the most UNDERRATED historical romances ever! No one seems to read it and its one of the best historical’s out there. I just love this sweet governess romance that I couldn’t get enough of. It has a strong female friendship implemented, the hero is a alpha cinnamon roll and loved seeing this shy heroine grow out of her shell and thrive.

Time Period: Stewart/Stuart Era/ Scotland

This was such a fabulous historical, its so authentic and accurate but balanced with a sexy and fascinating romance. This book just pulled me in so quickly into the story here.

Time Period: American West

This was a FUN western, and just fir just right. I adored this book in every way, its engaging, great sizzling chemistry, with a marriage of convenience with such a well developed story and Linda Broday really has a flair that is so intriguing.

Time Era: Medieval/England

This is one of the best nautical/pirate novels you could pick up. It is so well balanced and its a top favorite of the community for a reason. Its such an epic and sweeping romance and this is also a Robin Hood retelling as well. There is such mystery and strong plot lines and is simply pure MAGIC in how well its written. This is an must read book if you are a fan of historical romance!

Time Period: European Renaissance

This is such an impeccable and slowly but strongly built story with vivid details and historical accuracy that is just delightful and refreshing. The characters are full of passion and life, this is a enemies to lovers and the angst is just right in this book. Strong developed characters and a complex plot to keep you engaged until the end. I loved the layers to this book and this is such a underrated author that no one seems to talk about.

Time Era: Regency/England

This is a slower burn type of romance, but its so well developed. The characters are so individually captivated and we even a dog in the story that is truly charming (and I am not a fan of dogs in romance and it was adorable) There is such warm witty dialogue and I couldn’t put this book down. This one left me with a smile on my face from beginning to end.

The Highwayman is such a delectable read and is at the TOP of my list. I just adored this book. It’s raw and emotional and dark and edgy. Its not for the faint of heart, and will take the reader on a rough journey, but a fully satisfying one. This is a book that you won’t be able to put down. I really wish we had more darker historical’s like this one here. It has such a refreshing feel to all the light historicals we have received in recent years. And the romance was beyond epic and beautiful and worked my emotions good, keep a box of tissues for this one as you won’t be ready for the level of emotion it will evoke.

So tell me what do you think of the 2nd part of this series? Do you see any favorites? Let me know in the comments below!

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  1. ratmom

    I’ve read that Christine Feehan book.

  2. Rachel @Waves of Fiction

    Oh, I loved Annie’s Love Song and Say Yes to the Marquess, too! Need to check out the others.

  3. Kal @ Reader Voracious

    My friend has been trying to get me to read Tessa Dare for who knows how long, so I am definitely considering picking up Say Yes to the Marquess. Great post!

  4. Christine @ Captivated Reading

    Gosh, I love historical romances. They just hit all the marks for me! So–The Highwayman–I’ve heard so many great things about this one. I may even OWN it–I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet. You have so many great ones on your list!


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