Just a page will take you away…
You can never go wrong with historical romance novels. Why? Because, it will take you back to the old times. There are times we need to get out of this contemporary world and go back in time.
We can not talk about historical romance without mentioning Julia Quinn who authored the popular Bridgeton Series.
This is my advice to you, dear historical romance lover,
There is a feeling I get whenever I pick up a historical romance book. The feeling is something I can not explain but for today, I will use the word, magical to describe it. That feeling makes it impossible for me to let go of the characters I had become attached to.
When I come back to reality, I feel sad because there is a sudden disconnection between the historical world and the contemporary world.
Do you want to know how I come out of that sudden sadness?
Yes, you guessed right! I pick up another historical romance novel.
You will never go wrong with these books. Dive with me…
1. The Duke’s Accidental Bride
Author: Eva Devon
Good reads rating: 3.97/5.0
Never trust a rake to find you a husband…
Lady Jaqueline Peabody is extremely vexed. Her nemesis, the Duke of Stone, has just ruined her life by matching her sister with a perfect gentleman. Except the gentleman in question has little in the way of income. With the family fortune in tatters, it means Jacqueline is tasked with marrying well—and must bid adieu to her dreams of a lovely spinsterhood with her pianoforte.
James Haven has a respectable title and a rogue’s reputation. After all, love and passion can lead only to disaster. While he’s eschewed marriage for himself, he enjoys great success with matching London’s most eligible ladies and gentlemen. So if Jacqueline needs a wealthy husband, he’ll find her one. Love need not apply!
Only, James is having the devil of time finding the perfect husband for the spirited female. And certainly not because he’s falling for Lady Jacqueline, who heats his desire and dares to stand slipper-to-boot with him. Ridiculous. But, when scandal erupts, Jacqueline’s hopes for the perfect husband might be replaced by the perfect rake…
2. Beauty and the thief
Author: Shana Galen
Goodreads rating: 4.5/5.0
A dangerous, yet addicting love…
Callahan Kelly is a conman, pure and simple. With his dark hair, dark eyes, and dimpled smile, he can smooth talk anyone out of anything and has a keen nose for sniffing out liars and thieves. So clearly someone somewhere made a mistake including him on a train heading toward a training ground with an elite group of agents for the Crown. But Baron, the leader of the newly formed Royal Saboteurs, makes a deal with Callahan: stay until his troubles in London die down, and if he still wants to go, he’ll be paid and discharged. But Cal finds the training at the camp fascinating, and even more intriguing is Bridget, the red-haired beauty who’s immune to his charm. When Cal is asked to partner with Bridget to infiltrate a group of Irish separatists or return to London, the choice is neither simple nor easy.
Bridget Murray was sent from London to serve as Baron’s secretary. She never expected to be given the chance to carry out a mission for the Royal Saboteurs. She doesn’t like Callahan Kelly from the moment she meets him. But when they’re paired to infiltrate the Irish nationalists, she reluctantly agrees to pose as his wife. Living in close quarters with Callahan isn’t as awful as she expected, and that’s just the problem. The closer they become and the more real the danger surrounding him, the more she realizes she doesn’t ever want to let him go.
3. Devil’s Daughter
Author: Lisa Klyepas
Goodreads rating: 4.2/5.0
A scintillating tale of a beautiful, young widow who finds passion with the one man she shouldn’t . . .
Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he’s a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband’s life a misery, and she’ll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces himself—as none other than West Ravenel.
West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses. However, from the moment he meets Phoebe, West is consumed by irresistible desire . . . not to mention the bitter awareness that a woman like her is far out of his reach. What West doesn’t bargain on is that Phoebe is no straitlaced aristocratic lady. She’s the daughter of a strong-willed wallflower who long ago eloped with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent—the most devilishly wicked rake in England.
Before long, Phoebe sets out to seduce the man who has awakened her fiery nature and shown her unimaginable pleasure. Will their overwhelming passion be enough to overcome the obstacles of the past? Only the devil’s daughter knows.
Personal Review: Lisa Klyepas is known for writing intriguing historical romance novels and the devil’s daughter is the second book in the series. The first book is Devil in Spring. This is another interesting book that you won’t regret reading. You can check out the synopsis.
4. Scot Under the Covers
Author: Suzanne Enoch
Goodreads rating: 4.05/5.0
When a resourceful English lady and a hot-blooded Highlander join forces to trick a scoundrel, every rule will be broken!
Miranda Harris is known for her charm, wit, and ability to solve any problem she encounters. But when her brother lands neck-deep in gambling debt to a crafty villain and Miranda is subsequently blackmailed into marrying him, she must enlist the help of the devil himself to save the family honor―and herself.
Devilishly handsome Highlander Aden MacTaggert knows next to nothing about the ways of the ton, but he most certainly knows his way around gaming halls and women’s hearts. Still, Aden is not sure how he’ll manage to find a Sassenach bride in time to save his family’s inheritance. When his almost sister-in-law Miranda comes to him for assistance, he proposes a partnership: She will help him navigate London society and he’ll teach her everything about wagering…and winning back her freedom. The beautiful, clever lass intrigues Aden―but is she playing her own game, or are the sparks between them real? He is accustomed to risking his pocket. But betting on Miranda’s love is a game he can’t afford to lose. . .
Other books in the series:
It’s getting Scot in here #1
It’s me with your bet Scot #3
5. The Beast of Beswick
Author: Amalie Howard
Goodreads rating: 3.9/5.0
Beauty and the Beast meet Taming of the Shrew in this laugh-out-loud and heartfelt Regency romance.
Lord Nathaniel Harte, the disagreeable Duke of Beswick, spends his days smashing porcelain, antagonizing his servants, and snarling at anyone who gets too close. With a ruined face like his, it’s hard to like much about the world. Especially smart-mouthed harpies—with lips better suited to kissing than speaking—who brave his castle with indecent proposals.
But Lady Astrid Everleigh will stop at nothing to see her younger sister safe from a notorious scoundrel, even if it means offering herself up on a silver platter to the forbidding Beast of Beswick himself. And by the offer, she means what no highborn lady of sound and sensible mind would ever dream of—a tender marriage with her as his bride.
I will describe this book in just one word- amusing. When I think of this book, I remember the popular beauty and the beast we watched as a child.
About The Author
Ohiokhuaobo Divine-Gift is a Creative Writer, Speaker and Avid Reader who is presently studying Architecture at University of Nigeria.
She loves watching movies a lot. When she is not reading, she is working on her novels or sending out mails to her newsletter buddies.
Sometimes, she can be witty especially when she goes hunting for choco rings.