What are the best clean romance novels set in the Regency era?

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    #1Jane 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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    Donna Delgado
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Jane Eyre is a must read story from this historical period. Charlotte Bronte was a pioneer in making female characters and really exploring their inner workings and feelings. The slow development of this romance and the titular character is a joy to read. "
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    #2Pride 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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    Ronald Miller
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Pride and prejudice is a great novel from Jane Austen following the story of a girl in british soceity it is a great read for anyone interested in the Regency era "
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    #3Persuasion

    Persuasion

    Published 6 months after her death, Persuasion is the last fully completed novel by Jane Austen. It tells the story of Anne Elliot, whose family is having economic struggles so they decide to rent their home to an Admiral and his wife, whose brother happens to be Anne's ex-fiancée.

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    Shirley Coleman
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "It hurts my heart when people call Austen novels romances. Yes, relationships--courtship and marriage--are at the core of her plots, but the books are much, much more. Austen examines the mores of her day, and the limited choices available to ladies (and gentlemen, for that matter) of a certain class. Anne regrets not having married when she had the chance. What will she do when she encounters her former suitor again? What will he do? How does the reduced circumstances of her family have an impact on these choices? Austen examines all this and more with the keen eye of one of literature's greatest social critics."
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    #4The Toll-Gate

    The Toll-Gate

    The Toll-Gate by Georgette Heyer is a detective fiction and historical romance novel originally published in 1954. This book was preceded by Cotillion and followed by Bath Tangle. The story was set during the Regency era.

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    Scott Bryant
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Regency era time frames are quite exquisite. The objective is very challenging. Makes me want to read it more often. Clean romance novels are my new favorite thing."
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    #5Sense 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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    Shirley Collins
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "If you are looking for a romance novel set in the Regency era that isn't too explicit, Sense and Sensibility is a great title about sisters who are embarking on their first experiences with love. This book kept me very interested to the last page."
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    #6Devil's Cub (Alastair)

    Devil's Cub (Alastair)

    Devil's Cub by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1932. The story of this book was set during the Georgian era. It is preceded by The Conqueror and followed by An Infamous Army.

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    Brenda Wells
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This is a romance book that I appreciate for it's setting in the past--compared to modern novels, it is much less interested in prurient themes, preferring instead to focus on the true and deep love that can blossom between people. It has some great twists on classic archetypal characters that keep one invested in what happens to everyone. There's also a lot more humor than I was expecting, which was a nice departure from more serious romances."
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    #7Frederica

    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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    Omar Arteaga
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "This romance novel is pretty unique. It's not full of trashy talk or words. The story will keep you involved and want to pick it back up every time you try to put it down. It's really that good."
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    #8An Assembly Such as This (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman)

    An Assembly Such as This (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman)
    An Assembly Such as This is the first book in Pamela Aidan's trilogy about Fitzwilliam Darcy. This book recounts the events of Pride and Prejudice in Darcy's perspective, as he wrestles with his pride and attraction to Elizabeth Bennet.
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    Nicholas Ortiz
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "One of the best romance novels set in the Regency era. It will keep your entertained for hours with it's witty humor and strong plot."
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    #9Cotillion

    Cotillion

    Cotillion by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1953. This book is preceded by The Quiet Gentleman and followed by The Toll-Gate. The story was set during the Regency era following Kitty Charing.

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    Jacob Long
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Cotillion is a story by Georgette Heyer and is available from Amazon for $2.99 for a paperback. It is a romance novel set during the Regency era. It is part of a series by Heyer. The story has great reviews on Amazon with almost no negative reviews. This type of story isn't my thing but if you like the genre then give it a try. Many people are very fond of it. "
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    #10These 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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    Jessica Bryant
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "This is written more like a classic romance before they started getting all about the physical. I enjoyed reading an actual story of people's lives."
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    #11Edenbrooke

    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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    Andrea Bishop
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Well this is very specific. I would say this would fit. Looks good."
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    #12Drops Of Gold (The Jonquil Brothers)

    Drops Of Gold (The Jonquil Brothers)

    Drops of Gold is the second book in the historical romance fiction series The Jonquil Brothers written by Sarah M. Eden which follows the love story of widow Layton Jonquil and Mary Wood.

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    Brian Carter
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "As a fan of the romance genre, I know there walks a fine line between romance and erotica. Drops of Gold is a great romance novel for those who like romance without the nasty elements of erotica. Sarah Eden creates a beautiful story that is captivating throughout though does fall into some typical romance cliches. "
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    #13Blackmoore

    Blackmoore

    Blackmoore is a standalone historical romance fiction novel written by Julianne Donaldson which centers on Kate Worthington who is struggling to learn how to follow her heart when it comes to love. 

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    Lisa Fox
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "Blackmoore is an interesting read set in the Regency Era. Give it a shot if you want a proper romance novel with positive reviews. "
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    #14The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel

    The Scarlet Pimpernel is the first book in the historical series The Scarlet Pimpernel written by Emmuska Orczy which centers on a man who defies the French revolutionaries to rescue innocent people from famine. 

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    Jane George
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a noble and self controlling romance from prior times. It has all the emotions but is clean and proper. Good story. "
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    #15Winter Garden

    Winter Garden

    Winter Garden is a historical chick lit fiction written by Kristin Hannah. This tells the story of two daughters estranged from their mother. With over 400 pages, this book is published in 2011 by St. Martin's Griffin.

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    Scott Kim
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Most people reading the Winter Garden are huge fans of Kristin Hannah. This story has basically two driving stories. The Russian story seems more detailed and believable and told in a way that made the reader feel the cold and hunger. However, after Anya finishes her story the book wraps up neatly, characters are brought together, and after 40 years of coldness and dysfunction everyone loves each other. "
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    #16The Summer of You (Blue Raven)

    The Summer of You (Blue Raven)

    The Summer of You is the first book in the historical romance series Blue Raven written by Kate Noble which follows the romance between Lady Jane Cummings and Byrne Worth.

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    Mark Hart
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The Regency era is full of memorable romantic moments. "The Summer of You" from the "Blue Raven" series is a genuinely good example of such a series of moments!"
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    #17Heir to Edenbrooke

    Heir to Edenbrooke

    Heir to Edenbrooke is a historical romance fiction and the prequel to Edenbrooke written by Julianne Donaldson. This book is about Philip Wyndham and Marianne Daventry. It is published in 2015 by Shadow Mountain. 

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    Vincent Walsh
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I like the historical setting of this book. I also like the fact that it is available in multiple formats. "
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    #18The Secret of the India Orchid

    The Secret of the India Orchid

    The Secret of the India Orchid is a historical romance fiction novel written by Nancy Campbell Allen. This book is about Anthony Blake and Sophia Elliot. It is published in 2017 by Shadow Mountain.

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    Ryan Keller
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I'm not usually a fan of romance novels, but the lack of overt "fan service" and the addition of political intrigue really got me hooked. The plot is really fun and the characters feel so real that it almost feels like a non fiction story. This was a great combination of human interest, intrigue, and thrills."
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    #19The Admiral's Penniless Bride

    The Admiral's Penniless Bride

    The Admiral's Penniless Bride is a standalone historical romance novel written by Carla Kelly which centers on the love story between Saul Paul and Admiral Sir Charles Bright after their arranged marriage. 

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    Sandra Lira
    Written on April 25, 2018
    " that must mean he's in need of a wife! Discovering Sally's in need of a home, he offers a solution…. They marry in haste—but will they enjoy their wedding night at leisure?"
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    #20A Heart Revealed

    A Heart Revealed

    A Heart Revealed is a historical romance fiction novel written by Josi S. Kilpack. This book is about Amber Marie Sterlington who is exiled in Yorkshire. It is published in 2015 by Shadow Mountain.

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    Cheryl Anderson
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "If I could slap the main character of this story I would. What a boring romance novel. So much more detail could have gone into the romance but no. This book was not as romantic as I hoped."
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    #21Lord Fenton's Folly

    Lord Fenton's Folly

    Lord Fenton's Folly is a historical romance fiction novel written by Josi S. Kilpack. This book is about Alice Stanbridge and Lord Fenton which is set in Regency era. It is first published in 2015 by Shadow Mountain.

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    Ethan Williamson
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "If you're after a wholesome period romance, go for it. Personally, it's just too clean cut, nothing works like this. Moving on..."
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    #22A Lady's Favor

    A Lady's Favor

    A Lady's Favor is a historical romance fiction novel written by Josi S. Kilpack. This book is about Bianca Davidson and Matthew Hensley which is set in Regency era. It is published in 2016 by Shadow Mountain.

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    Adriana Pérez
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "The subgenre listed on Amazon for this book is "Clean and Wholesome", which is really cute to want out of a romance novel. But yes, I would think this is a good solution. "
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    #23The Silent Governess

    The Silent Governess

    The Silent Governess is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Julie Klassen which follows the story of Olivia Keene and Lord Bradley.  

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    Kyle Brewer
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I can't recommend this book at all. The writing is atrocious, both in a technical sense and story-wise. There are typos everywhere. If that didn't make the book hard to read, the plot itself did. It just didn't make any sense."
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    #24My Fair Gentleman

    My Fair Gentleman

    My Fair Gentleman is a historical romance fiction novel written by Nancy Campbell Allen. This Regency fiction book is about Ivy who became a lifestyle tutor of Jack. It is first published in 2016 by Shadow Mountain.

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    Julie Hill
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A weird book, and felt rather pointles. I guess if you're in the market for a clean romance it might be ok, but you can have a clean romance without it being so bland."

Summary

Best What are the best clean romance novels set in the Regency era
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Jane EyreBooks 36 Paid
2Pride and PrejudiceBooks 33 Paid
3Persuasion Books 32 Paid
4The Toll-GateBooks 30 Paid
5Sense and SensibilityBooks 29 Paid
6Devil's Cub (Alastair)Books 28 Paid
7FredericaBooks 26 Paid
8An Assembly Such as This (Fitzwilliam Darcy, Gentleman)Books 25 Paid
9CotillionBooks 24 Paid
10These Old Shades (Alastair)Books 24 Paid
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