What are the best historical romance series books?

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    #1Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers)

    Secrets of a Summer Night (Wallflowers)

    Secrets of a Summer Night is the first book in the Wallflower series written by Lisa Kleypas. this historical romance fiction book is first published in 2004. 

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    Pranav Sengupta
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I just love the dialogue and the characters in this book. I have to say the characters actually made this book because they are so memorable and unforgettable at the same time. They just stick with you after you finished reading the book . The other books in the series are equally as good and would make a nice set to put on your coffee table or book stand. "
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    #2Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane)

    Wicked Intentions (Maiden Lane)
    Wicked Intentions is a historical romance novel by Elizabeth Hoyt. Set in London during the early 18th century, it tells the story of Temperance Dews who gets an offer she can't refuse from the renowned rake, Lazarus Huntington.
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    Lawrence Ryan
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I really like the time period that the novel is set in. Hard to find good ones like this. "
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    #3The Lion's Lady (Crown's Spies)

    The Lion's Lady (Crown's Spies)

    The Lion's Lady is the first book in the historical romance series Crown's Spies written by Julie Garwood which centers on the love story of Christina Bennett and Lyon of Marquis of Lyonwood.

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    Joseph Stewart
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "it's amongst the top 30 historical romance series ever. but definitely not the best."
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    #4Then Came You (The Gamblers of Craven's)

    Then Came You (The Gamblers of Craven's)

    Then Came You is the first book in The Gamblers of Craven's series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 1993. 

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    Hao Duan
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I absolutely loved this book! It was both humourous and inspiring. I love anything with a strong female lead, but the author did a great job making the characters feel engaging. The only misstep was maybe the love triangle situation, but it really didn't do much to affect my enjoyment of the book. Would recommend!"
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    #5In Bed with a Highlander (The McCabe)

    In Bed with a Highlander (The McCabe)
    In Bed With a Highlander is the first novel in a trilogy of Scottish historical novels. It tells the story of the warrior Ewan McCabe as he uses Mairin, the illegitimate daughter of the King, as a pawn to win the war.
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    Hannah Sandoval
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "I have had a special time reading this book and i am sure that it will be the same for everyone. This romance book tells a very fascinating story of love, it has very interesting characters that are described very vividly. You may think that the situation is happening in front of your eyes and you will imagine everything very easily. Enjoy it like i did. "
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    #6Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways)

    Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways)

    Mine Till Midnight is the first book in The Hathaways series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Virginia Ross
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I thought this was actually a pretty entertaining book, and I am rarely into historical romances. Nothing revolutionary, and it definitely had its flaws, but entertaining overall. Enough so that I am looking forward to the next in the series, which is saying something!"
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    #7Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)

    Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake (Love By Numbers)

    Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake is a historical romance novel by Sarah MacLean. It tells the story of Callie, a spinster, who manages to catch a marquess by being who she is. It is the first book in the Love By Numbers series.


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    Phillip Phillips
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a break is an excellent romance novel. Sarah Maclean wrote the novel and is is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. The book shows a womans tranformation from playing by the rules throughout her life to throwing that ideology away and becoming who she was meant to be. Needless to say this has an impact on her romantic life as well. Its a great read for anyone interested in romance."
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    #8The Leopard Prince (Prince Series)

    The Leopard Prince (Prince Series)
    Many aristocrats tried to seduce her, but Lady Georgina Maitland has yet to find a man worth of her time.What nobody would have never expected that the man she will fall in love with would be none but her own servant Harry Pye. 
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    #9To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgerton)

    To Sir Phillip, With Love (Bridgerton)

    To Sir Phillip, With Love is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. Set in the Regency era, it tells the story of Eloise Bridgerton as she sets off to marry a man she's never met. It is the fifth book in the Bridgerton series.

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    Lisa Xie
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "Wow, this book seems like how my life is going. I'm not married, but I don't see myself marrying someone I have never met, but that did not stop Eloise Bridgerton from meeting her future husband. She was a little apprehensive of Sir Phillip because he was a large man with mood swings, but when he kissed her, her mind was changed."
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    #10A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga)

    A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga)
    A Kingdom of Dreams is a historical romance novel by Judith McNaught that tells the story of Jennifer Merrick, who gets abducted by the fearsome earl, Royce Westmoreland, known as "the Wolf." It is the first book in the Westmoreland saga. 
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    Gregory Smith
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I admit it, I'm a sucker for fantasy novels that have historical roots. I like reading about medieval times, counts, knights, and fair ladies in peril. A Kingdom of Dreams had me deeply intertwined with romance and exploits of Jennifer and Royce."
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    #11Whitney, My Love (Westmoreland Saga)

    Whitney, My Love (Westmoreland Saga)

    After her mother died, Whitney Stone was sent to France to live with her aunt and uncle, that managed to turn that girl into a sophisticated lady. Some months later, she finally gets back to England as a new woman, only to find out his father had arranged her marriage to save the family.

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    Betty Moore
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I rarely read a romance novel but my friends had told me several times to read this one. I had mixed feelings for the male character because of some of his actions in the first half of the book and I found it hard to understand why the female character wanted a relationship with him."
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    #12The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Series)

    The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Series)

    Anthony Bridgerton has finally decided to marry, but the woman who wants her to be his bride is none but his own sister, Kate Sheffield. She is reluctant to do so, but everything changes when his lips touch hers. 

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    Benito Quiroz
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This is a great story that you'll enjoy reading about. Lots of good reviews to back this up and more books by the author to keep the enjoyment going."
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    #13The Duke and I (Bridgerton)

    The Duke and I (Bridgerton)

    The Duke and I is a historical romance novel by Julia Quinn. Set in England during the Regency era, it tells the story of Simon Bassett and his pretend courtship with Daphne Bridgerton. It is the first book in the Bridgerton series.

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    Leonardo Mata
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "It's a historical romance book which follows Simon Basset and his courtship to Ms. Bridgerton. It's a historical romance, so to say I thought it would be good is not true. I did not think it would be good. However, I was left speechless after I read it. The Duke and I is a great book, and you should pick it up."
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    #14When Strangers Marry (Only Vallerands)

    When Strangers Marry (Only Vallerands)

    When Strangers Marry is the first book in the historical romance series Only Vallerands written by Lisa Kleypas which centers on the love story between Maximilien Vallerand and his stolen bride Lysette. 

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    Jordan Simpson
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "When Strangers Marry is the first book in the historical romance series Only Vallerands written by Lisa Kleypas which centers on the love story between Maximilien Vallerand and his stolen bride Lysette. I enjoyed it page to page. "
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    #15Talk Sweetly to Me (The Brothers Sinister)

    Talk Sweetly to Me (The Brothers Sinister)
    Talk Sweetly to Me is the fourth book in the historical romance series Brothers Sinister written by Courtney Milan which follows the loves story of Miss Rose Sweetly and Stephen Shaughnessy. 
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    Lawrence Jensen
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This book may scratch the itch if you can't find a new romance book to read. But I wouldn't expect anything new out of this book. The usual fare will be found here."
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    #16Fair is the Rose

    Fair is the Rose

    Fair is the Rose by Liz Curtis Higgs is a historical romance and religious fiction novel originally published in March 2004. This is the second book from the author's Lowlands of Scotland series. It was followed by Whence Came a Prince.

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    William Barnett
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This solution is TERRIBLE since it does not even have correct information about the book (i.e. it was written by Meagan McKinney, not Liz Curtis Higgs). I clicked on the link, expecting one thing, but instead got something very different. It was like opening a Christmas present, only to find it is a bunch of clothes hangers, they could be considered a present, but definitely not one to be excited about. "
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    #17The Boleyn Inheritance (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

    The Boleyn Inheritance (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

    The Boleyn Inheritance is a historical romance fiction and the tenth book in The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels written by Philippa Gregory. It is published in 2006 by Touchstone. 

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    Emily Hall
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "I can’t get enough of the Boleyn family drama. If you enjoyed any of the other stories about this family, you should pick up this book. It is full of intricate details of the lives of the Boleyn women. It’s funny how similar a lot of themes are to what is happening in modern society. This series will not disappoint and you will soon find yourself thinking about what you would do if you were alive then."
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    #18The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

    The Constant Princess (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

    The Constant Princess is a historical romance fiction and the sixth book in The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels written by Philippa Gregory. It is published in 2005 by Touchstone. 

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    Rachel Zhang
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "I found this very engaging. It reminded of another favorite book when I was younger. I hope this author writes more. It was really interesting."
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    #19The Queen's Fool (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

    The Queen's Fool (The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels)

    The Queen's Fool is a historical romance fiction and the twelfth book in The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels written by Philippa Gregory. It is first published in 2003. 

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    Zachary Wood
    Written on April 11, 2018
    "It follows a pretty historical stand point with the Tudors and has a romantic sub plot. These books are bang on for romance stories. The historical point of view also adds a flare not seen in most romance novels."
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    #20The 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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    Margaret Henderson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This historical romance is oddly under-appreciated. With less than 200 reviews, I'm surprised more people don;t know about it. Swoon worthy romance, fun mysteries to solve and plenty of juicy historical details are slid into the pages. Being a product of it's time it does have it's problems, but otherwise the story is great."
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    #21These 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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    Timothy Fowler
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "The author seems to capture the essence and feel of the era through her writing fairly well, which helped keep me immerse. I did find the plot to be more than a bit questionable, however, as anything that hinges on another character "buying" another and then having the two fall in love afterwards leaves a bad taste in my mouth."
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    #22Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers)

    Scandal in Spring (Wallflowers)

    Scandal in Spring is the fourth book in Wallflowers series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 2006 by Avon. 

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    Luz María Zárate
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "Scandal in Spring is a historical novel about an unmarried heiress. She's been told by her frustrated father that if she doesn't soon find a man to marry she will have to marry someone she hates. Interesting setup."
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    #23Wideacre

    Wideacre
    Wideacre is a historical romance fiction and the first book in Wideacre trilogy written by Philippa Gregory. This romance novel is first published in 1987. 
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    #24An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League)

    An Extraordinary Union (The Loyal League)

    An Extraordinary Union is the first book in the historical romance series The Loyal League written by Alyssa Cole which follows the romance between Elle Burns and Malcolm McCall during the Civil War. 

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    Dylan Santos
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "An Extraordinary Union is a historical romance novel set in the Civil War. In an interesting twist, the Black heroine Elle is not a slave but a Union spy in the household of a Confederate senator. The pages sizzle as Elle finds love with Malcolm, a Scottish spy."
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    #25The Favored Child (Wideacre)

    The Favored Child (Wideacre)
    The Favored Child is a historical romance fiction and the second book in Wideacre trilogy written by Philippa Gregory. It is first published in 1989. 
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    Vibhore Pillai
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Ms gregory's book "the favored child" is rich is historical truth about its period. She is adept weaving historical truth with good stories. I greatly enjoying this second book in the wideacre trilogy and look forward to the third."
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    #26Danielle (Sunfire)

    Danielle (Sunfire)

    Danielle is the fourth book in the historical romance fiction series Sunfire written by Vivian Schurfranz which follows the love story between Danielle Verlaine and young pirate Geoffrey.

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    Deborah Hughes
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I think this would make for an interesting read.I wish they would provide more details on the synopsis."
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    #27Friday's Child

    Friday's Child

    Friday's Child by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1944. This book is preceded by Faro's DAughter and followed by The Reluctant Widow. It tells the story of Antony Vereist and Hero Wantage.

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    Jonathan Richardson
    Written on April 1, 2018
    "I'm currently reading Friday's Child. So far, the story is very interesting."
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    #28Frederica

    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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    Brittany Ford
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "Art is in the eye of the beholder and when it comes to romance books, that is also true. This one is a solid representation of the genre and worth including in any collection. Go ahead and call it a guilty pleasure. "
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    #29False Colours

    False Colours

    False Colours by Georgette Heyer is a historical romance novel originally published in 1963. This book is preceded by The Nonesuch and followed by Frederica. It tells the story of a young man masquerading his missing twin.

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    Julie Wells
    Written on March 30, 2018
    "This is fun. I I love the idea of one twin pretending to be another and cannot wait to read it."
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    #30Devil'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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    Kyle Williamson
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Heyer has been one of my favorite authors for years and I recently picked up this book. It was fantastic. I would definitely recommend if you are a Heyer fan. It was a very satisfying read."
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    #31One Perfect Rose

    One Perfect Rose

    One Perfect Rose is the seventh novel in the Fallen Angels series written by Mary Jo Putney. This historical romantic fiction novel was originally published in 1997.

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    Melissa Crawford
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "There is something about a historic setting that really adds an extra bit of oomph to a romance novel and Mary Jo Putney is an expert at weaving the two together. One Perfect Rose is my favorite novel of hers, I've probably read it five times, and it never fails to make my heart ache."
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    #32Lady Of Sherwood

    Lady Of Sherwood
    Lady Of Sherwood is the second book in the historical fiction series Sherwood written by Jennifer Roberson which is the retelling of the adventures and love story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian. 
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    Philip Brown
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Lady Of Sherwood is a good historical romance novel. If you like the story of Robin Hood, this book is a fun twist on an old favorite. The story and characters feel familiar but interesting. That said, it is not the most original book, but it certainly entertains."
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    #33Thunder & Roses

    Thunder & Roses

    Thunder & Roses is the first book in the Fallen Angels series which is written by Mary Jo Putney. This historical romantic fiction novel was originally published in 1993.

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    Daniel Ross
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "First in the line the Fallen Angel series. A little slow starting out but a the characters develop more you are drawn into the story"
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    #34A Christmas Gift for Rose

    A Christmas Gift for Rose

    A Christmas Gift for Rose is a historical Christian fiction novel written by Tricia Goyer. The story is about a young woman's life and struggles after learning the truth about her biological parents.

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    Elizabeth Cordero
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This really wasn't for me AT ALL. I found the character development to be lacking and, in my opinion, the storyline very weak. Sure, it tugs at your heart strings. But it feels a bit too forced and predictable. I'm quite disappointed."
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    #35My Wild Irish Rose

    My Wild Irish Rose

    My Wild Irish Rose is the sixth novel in the Irish Eyes series written by Rachel Wilson. This historical romantic fiction novel was originally published in 2000.

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    Larry Anderson
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "I didn't think this story was very good. The plot was bland and boring; the characters were not believable. The plot was not original, and there are better books out there."
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    #36An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgerton Series)

    An Offer From a Gentleman (Bridgerton Series)

    An Offer From a Gentleman is the third book in the romance series Bridgertons written by Julia Quinn which centers on Sophie Beckett after she sneaks into Lady Bridgerton's famed masquerade ball where she meets Benedict Bridgerton.

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    Doris Zheng
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "While I love historical romance stories, Offer From a Gentleman falls flat. Instead of focusing on the character development and how the people interact, the author chooses to have gratuitous sexual scenes. These do not add to the story, and in fact, take me out of the story. The book verges on trashy romance novel instead of historical romance. "
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    #37The Surgeon's Lady (Channel Fleet)

    The Surgeon's Lady (Channel Fleet)
    The Surgeon's Lady is a historical romance fiction and the second book in Channel Fleet series written by Carla Kelly. It is first published in 2009 by Harlequin. 
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    Walter Moore
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I do not really read romance books but I am a history nerd so I naturally had to check this out. It is both intriguing and captivating, yet an easy and wonderful read. I highly recommend it. "
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    #38Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman (London's Greatest Lovers)

    Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman (London's Greatest Lovers)

    Pleasures of a Notorious Gentleman is a historical romance fiction and the second book in London's Greatest Lovers series by Lorraine Heath. It is first published in 2010 by Avon. 

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    Gerald Harrison
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book is more than just about romance. It deals with many of the horror, violence and prejudice that has been there in our society. Eventhough the story is set in historical time, the story is still relatable and engaging. There isn't a single instance where you are not invested. This book is a part of a series by Lorraine Heath, who is a famous writer and one of the greatest storyteller of this era."
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    #39Twice Tempted by a Rogue (Stud Club)

    Twice Tempted by a Rogue (Stud Club)

    Twice Tempted by a Rogue is a historical romance fiction and the second book in Stud Club series written by Tessa Dare. It is first published in 2010 by Ballantine Books. 

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    Ralph Nichols
    Written on April 16, 2018
    "this is a great romance and it is a historical book to so go read this book"
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    #40Cotillion

    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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    Jane George
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "Georgette Heyer is one of my favorite writers. Her stuff is a little dated today in terms of format. But I still enjoy reading her."
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    #41Glorious Angel (Southern)

    Glorious Angel (Southern)

    Glorious Angel is the first book in the historical romance series Southern written by Johanna Lindsey which follows the love story of the daughter of an Alabama farmer Angela Sherrington and dashing Bradford Maitland.

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    Ryan Tran
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This book was hot and steamy romance that brought much excitement to my usually boring readings. Angela dreamed of loving Bradford and when that dream came to fruition, family, and secrets threaten to tear there world apart. There is nothing more romantic than this and it will bring tears to your eyes."
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