A while ago, I did a Why Romance? post and talked about some of the stigmas surrounding the romance genre. This isn’t necessarily a follow up but I felt like doing a post that showcased some of the awesome historical romances I have read. For this recommendation post, there are 3 categories. There could be many more but I suck at coming up with things so don’t mind me.
The first category is romances featuring no nobility. I feel like after reading book after book featuring nobility, it is a relief to read historical romances featuring the ‘ordinary’ people. Of course 2 of the books in this category are westerns but I count them to because that is how I roll.
The second category is all about second chance romances, which come in all forms. This is a category because that is my favorite romance trope so DEAL WITH IT.
The last category is Young independent women who don’t need no man (but find one.) All the female leads in the novels featured are awesome but the ones in this category are special because they aren’t necessarily noble and are either paving paths for themselves by working or just trying to avoid marriage for as long as possible so they can use their wealth to do all the exciting things.
Goodreads Links to the Books
Listen to the Moon by Rose Lerner
Dancing on Coals by Ellen O’Connell
A Lily Among Thorns by Rose Lerner
Beautiful Bad Man by Ellen O’Connell
Again the Magic by Lisa Kleypas
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean
Once Upon a Marquess by Courtney Milan
Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare
The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
And Then He Kissed Her by Laura Lee Guhrke
The Secrets of Mia Danvers by Robyn DeHart
The Heiress Effect by Courtney Milan
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