What are the best clean romance novels set from Georgian to Edwardian era?

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    #1Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Albert Baker
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Pride and Prejudice is everyone's go-to novel for classical stories set at the height of British culture. Personally I was never that impressed with this or any of Jane Austen's other works, but I think they're worth reading merely for the impact they've had on our culture, and for anyone who's interested in the setting."
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    #2Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility follows the two sisters Marianne and Elinor Dashwood's lives as they experience romance and heartbreak for the first time. It was the first of Jane Austen's works to be published.

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    Willie Bishop
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Jane Austen is another great writer who will live on forever in history through her great work. Her Sense and Sensibility was a great book that impacted many people who read it. It was one of the best first early romance novels that wasn't too gaudy."
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    #3Emma

    Emma

    Emma (Modern Library Classics) is a book written by Jane Austen and has an introduction from A. Walton Litz. The book Emma was published on May 8, 2001 by Modern Library.

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    Bruce Boyd
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I didn't expect to like Emma. I'm not interested in the genre or the time period, but felt I owed it to myself to finally give this classic a chance. I was pleasantly surprised, in general. The characters are charming and there's a bit of comic relief throughout. Well worth your time. "
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    #4Edenbrooke

    Edenbrooke

    Edenbrooke is the first book in the historical romance series Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson which centers on Marianne Daventry who joins her sister Cecily at a country estate to relax, but her plans don't go according to her plan.

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    Deborah Sandoval
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book was romantic and never dull, while remaining fit for young people or someone who doesn't want sex scenes, really. Those can be hard to find, this book is highly recommended."
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    #5Frederica

    Frederica

    Frederica by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1965. This book was published by The Bodley Head. The story was set during the Regency era. It is preceded by False Colours and followed by Black Sheep.

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    Emily Silva
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "Georgette Heyer is one of my favorite Regency writers and her Frederica is a very good clean romance novel set in that era. The build-up of the relationship between Frederica and Alverstoke feels very organic and Frederica and her siblings' antics are quite engaging to both a reader and Alverstoke. I would definitely recommend it."
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    #6Persuasion

    Persuasion

    Persuasion (Modern Library Classics) is a book written by Jane Austen and has an introduction  from Amy Bloom. Persuasion was published on June 12, 2001 by Modern Library.

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    Walter Brewer
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Before now, I've vaguely heard of Jane Austen in English class and some of her famous work like Pride and Prejudice (thought I have yet to read it). Persuation was my introduction to Austen's work and, for its age, I surprisingly enjoyed it! I expected it to be built in a difficult to understand language, plot that doesn't matter anymore in today's times, and antequated beliefs that would hinder my enjoyment. Well, I was wrong on all three accounts."
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    #7The Grand Sophy

    The Grand Sophy

    The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer is a Regency romance novel originally published in 1950. This book is preceded by Arabella and followed by The Quiet Gentleman. It follows the story of Sophia Stanton-Lacy set in 1816.

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    Pablo Guzmán
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is a good one also. I love Jane Austen and this book reminded me of her previous old style. Not that this is jut like pride an prejudice but they run the same vein. The characters were witty and highly entertaining and loved the oppression found in sophy and miss wraxton and just amazing"
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    #8These Old Shades (Alastair)

    These Old Shades (Alastair)

    These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1926. This book is followed by Devil's Cub. It is set during the Georgian era and follows the story of Justin Alastair.

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    Russell Nguyen
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "finally! Read my very first GH novel and I have to say it folks, it was a chore...Actually, the word tedious comes to mind. I must have picked this book up and put it down over a 2 year period until I made a concerted effort "to stick with it"...By the 28% mark, things started happening, but just barely... Perhaps I'm not cool enough to appreciate her work but I gotta say it fellow read"
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    #9Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre

    Jane Eyre is a novel by Charlotte Brontë that tells the story of Jane Eyre who is left under the care of cruel guardians as a young girl, and then goes to Thornfield Hall to work as a governess, under a harsh employer.

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    Marco Antonio Bernal
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Your typical romance novel with a twist, not a whole lot of romance. Felt like it dragged and slightly boring."
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    #10Mansfield Park

    Mansfield Park
    Mansfield Park Taken from the poverty of her parents' home in Portsmouth, Fanny Price is brought up with her rich cousins at Mansfield Park, acutely aware of her humble rank and with her cousin Edmund as her sole ally. During her uncle's absence in Antigua, the Crawford's arrive in the neighbourhood bringing with them the glamour of London life and a reckless taste for flirtation. Mansfield Park is considered Jane Austen's first mature work and, with its quiet heroine and subtle examination of social position and moral integrity, one of her most profound.

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    Joshua Herrera
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "One of a growing brood of children in a lower middle class family in Portsmouth, Fanny is placed for raising with her much wealthier Aunt and Uncle Bertram at Mansfield Park in the English countryside. "
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    #11The Secret Pearl

    The Secret Pearl

    The Secret Pearl is a standalone historical romance novel written by Mary Balogh which centers on Fleur who sells her body for sex to a man she doesn't know who turns out to be a nobleman. 

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    Paul Lopez
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "The first scene is pretty close to rape. perhaps the rest of the book manages to redeem the characters, but why put yourself through it? there are other books which don't start out this badly. Go find one. "
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    #12Silent Melody (Georgian)

    Silent Melody (Georgian)

    Silent Melody is the second book in the historical romance series Georgian written by Mary Balogh which centers on the love story of Lady Emily Marlowe and Lord Ashley Kendrick.

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    Brenda Barnes
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "This is love story that definitely had me hooked."

Summary

Best What are the best clean romance novels set from Georgian to Edwardian era
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pride and PrejudiceBooks 32 Paid
2Sense and SensibilityBooks 23 Paid
3EmmaBooks 19 Paid
4EdenbrookeBooks 18 Paid
5FredericaBooks 15 Paid
6PersuasionBooks 11 Paid
7The Grand SophyBooks 8 Paid
8These Old Shades (Alastair)Books 8 Paid
9Jane EyreBooks 0 Paid
10Mansfield ParkBooks 0 Paid
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