What are the best romantic historical adventure novels?

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    #1The Count of Monte Cristo

    The Count of Monte Cristo
    The Count of Monte Cristo is written by French author Alexandre Dumas, which is about a man who wanted revenge against those who framed and jailed him for a crime he did not commit. 

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    Rachel Smith
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This is my favorite novel, a story not only of persecution and vengeance, but of man's relation to his God and how it drives, inspires and interferes with his judgements. Often adapted to film, nobody has captured the depth of Dumas' perceptions and understanding of people, largely because filmmakers focus on the excellently-told action rather the true essence of the story. This is one man's battle against himself, beautifully articulated egardless of which translation from French you choose to read. If you've not read Dumas before, be aware that he sets up his characters and circumstances, creating mysteries, then departs from his main story line to pursue secondary characters. All the threads pull together by the end of the story, but through at least a third of the book, Edmund Dantes is only peripherally present. Don't be discouraged - it's worth the wait, as the resolution is one of the most moving I've encountered in literature. A brilliant book by one of history's most original writers and creators of great heroes."
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    #2The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Collins Classics)

    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Collins Classics)

    The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a historical fiction novel written by Victor Hugo which centes on the hunchback bellringer of Notre-Dame cathedral named Quasimodo and his dedication to gypsy dancer La Esmeralda.


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    #3Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody)

    Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody)
    Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody) is a historical fiction set in Egypt (Northern Africa) written by Elizabeth Peters, published in 1988 by Grand Central Publishing.

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    Jeffrey Ruiz
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Amelia Peabody is left a wealthy orphan after the death of her studious father, who has left her everything in his will because she is the only one of his children who shared his interests, namely history and archaeology. The inheritance enables her to travel abroad in order to follow her enthusiasm for antiquities."
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    #4Bloody Jack

    Bloody Jack
    Bloody Jack by L.A. Meyer is a historical fiction on an adventure of a young sailor's adventure. What makes this novel a twist is because its protagonist is a woman who is full of wit and courage amidst a pool of men.

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    Steven Butler
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Bloody Jack was indeed an adventure. I found it hard to put this book down simply because i love the era it was placed in. Who doesn't love pirates, right?"
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    After leaving Seattle trying to forget her recent divorce, Phoebe Turlow found herself on Paradise Island, the perfect location to start a new life. But what she didn't plan was that she would meet Duncan Rourke a pirate who was supposed to have died 200 years ago. 

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    Roy Griffin
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Ever wanted a romance novel that's about a 90s woman traveling back in time to adventures on the high seas? If that kind of high concept sounds intriguing to you, then Pirates may be as enjoyable for you as it was for me. But it's not merely swashbuckling fun and excitement that this novel entails, as the descriptions of romance are equally exciting and steamy, and I have to say, the pirate Duncan has to be one of the HOTTEST men in romance novels that I've ever read. If only I could be so lucky as to meet a man like him today. Definitely give this one a shot!"
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    #6I, the Sun

    I, the Sun
    This book tells the story of many of the Hititte kings, emphasizing in Suppiluliumas, a king also known as the Great King who was widely respected due to all his conquers, as he had conquered more than 40 nations, but couldn't get the heart of the woman he loved. 

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    #7The Fig Orchard

    The Fig Orchard

    The Fig Orchard is a historical fiction novel written by Layla Fiske. This fictional book is first published in 2013 by Rancho Publishing, LLC. 


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    Judith Douglas
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Great read for any book club. The book reads fast and the characters are well-developed and I found it believablle. Nisrina, the main character, is the sweetest, most-loyal and loving character. She does not have an easy life, but her hard-working spirit pays off for her. I loved the authors writing style which made the book a page turner. The ending was very good, although I was sad I had finished the book!"
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    #8The 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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    Deborah Holland
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Scarlet Pimpernel is very beautifully written. It's an exciting historical fiction written in 1792. There is a lot of mystery with the story to determine the identity of the Scarlet Pimpernel. A great read!!"
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    #9Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)

    Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)
    Blameless is a paranormal romance book written by Gail Carriger. Blameless was published on September 1, 2010 by Orbit. This is the third book in The Parasol Protectorate Series.

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    Brian Bradley
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I just love the Parasol Protectorate Series and this is the third book in it. It's quite an adventure to go through. I had a hard time putting it down once I started."
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    #10The Three Musketeers

    The Three Musketeers
    The Three Musketeers is a classic novel by French writer Alexandre Dumas. It tells the story of D'Artaganan, a musketeer in training, and his friends Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. This book popularized the phrase "one for all and all for one."

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    Ethan Perry
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a great historical adventure novel. If you like this genre you really should check this out."
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    #11A Tale of Two Cities

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens's A Tale of Two Cities is set in the late 18th century during the French Revolution. While political events drive the story, Dickens takes a decidedly antipolitical tone, lambasting both aristocratic tyranny and revolutionary excess.


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    Hu Sun
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "I read this classic novel in high school and liked it then, but didn't have the life experience to really understand it. Now that I'm in my 50s, I just read it again and thoroughly enjoyed it as I found the story timeless, the stories themes fit in so well today. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone."
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    #12The Man in the Iron Mask

    The Man in the Iron Mask

    The Man in the Iron Mask is a continuation of the heroes from Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers specifically Aramis, a musketeer-turned-priest, who was imprisoned for reasons that were kept a secret to him. 


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    #13Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

    Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
    Jean-Baptiste Grenouille was abandoned as a child to the dirty streets of Paris, where he discovered he had a special talent: a unique sense of smell. Able to create the most exquisite fragrances, there is only one smell he hasn't been able to capture: the scent of a virgin.


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    Jack Gonzales
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I can't believe how good this book is, Jean Baptiste had a crazy life! I loved the stories about Paris. "
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    #14Queen By Right

    Queen By Right

    Queen By Right: A Novel is a thrilling historical novel for young adults written by the award-winning author Anne Easter Smith. It was originally released in May 2011. It is about Cecily and her eventful life as a royalty in medieval England.


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    Liu Yang
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This was pretty well written, though some of the time jumps left me a little confused, especially regarding the children. Some of the historical events are "enhanced" for the story, but they don't really hurt anything. They don't really add much either, other than to give us a frame of reference, I suppose."


Best What are the best romantic historical adventure novels
1The Count of Monte CristoBooks 51 Free
2The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (Collins Classics)Books 47 Paid
3Crocodile on the Sandbank (Amelia Peabody)Books 43 Paid
4Bloody JackBooks 39 Paid
5PiratesBooks 36 Paid
6I, the SunBooks 32 Paid
7The Fig OrchardBooks 24 Paid
8The Scarlet PimpernelBooks 19 Paid
9Blameless (The Parasol Protectorate)Books 10 Paid
10The Three MusketeersBooks 7 Paid

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