What are the best romantic medieval novels?

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    #1The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées)

    The Bride (Lairds' Fiancées)

    In The Bride, Scottish laird Alec Kincaid takes the English gentlelady Jamie as his bride, by order of the king of Scots. Jamie does her best to resist the highland barbarian, but she eventually surrenders to his persistence.

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    He Wu
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "The characters in The Bride are so involving and ever changing. I really loved Jamie. I thoroughly enjoyed the story. It really transported me back to medieval times."
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    #2The Conqueror (DeWarene Dynasty Series)

    The Conqueror (DeWarene Dynasty Series)

    Set in 1069 England, the first book of the DeWarene Dynasty series starts telling the story of Rolfe the Relentless, a war hero who instead of loving the woman she was meant to marry, fell in love with her sister, something that would create a war between sisters and put the whole empire at risk.

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    Keith Griffin
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "The Conqueror is worth the read! Well written, great characters, and one felt each persons emotions and the story grew. I held my breath, my heart ached, and I laughed at the banter between Ceidra and Rolf. If you're looking to get swept away--read this book!"
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    #3Velvet Song (The Velvet Montgomery Annals Quadrilogy)

    Velvet Song (The Velvet Montgomery Annals Quadrilogy)
    With her father dead and her home burned to ashes, Alyx had no choice but to flee to the woods. She has disguised herself as a boy, but it is a matter of time the truth gets unveiled and she no longer can hide her true identity to the man living with her. 



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    Teresa Johnson
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "One of the best romantic medieval novels that I have read recently was Velvet Song (The Velvet Montgomery Annals Quadrilogy). I did not expect much of this book but the story really grabbed me. I found the characters and story itself to be really engaging."
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    #4Hearts Aflame (Haardrad Family)

    Hearts Aflame (Haardrad Family)

    This is the love story of Kristen Haardrad and Thane of Wyndhurst: she was his prisoner, due to war issues, but as days of imprisonment wen by, their relation evolved into a consuming love.

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    Joseph Gordon
    Written on March 14, 2018
    "I was looking for something new and different and this book was just what I was looking for! Most stories feature heroins as being fragile and weak, but not this book. It shows a woman that is fierce and strong in a story that is as captivating as it is beautiful. 5 stars!"
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    #5Velvet Angel (The Velvet Montgomery Annals Quadralogy)

    Velvet Angel (The Velvet Montgomery Annals Quadralogy)

    Being from rival families, the first book of this quadralogy starts telling the story of Elizabeth, a member of the Chatworth family who lives a forbidden romance with a member of the Montomery family. 

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    Billy King
    Written on March 10, 2018
    "This was one of the best stories I have ever read. Really sucked me in and held me throughout."
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    #6Born in Sin (MacAllister Series)

    Born in Sin (MacAllister Series)

    Born in Sin is a historical romance novel by Kinley MacGregor. First published in 2003 by Avon books, it is the third book in the MacAllister series. It tells the story of Caledonia MacNeely and her marriage of convenience to Lord Sin.

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    Kelly Hill
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This book is hilarious with tons of sneaky sarcasm from a tortured soul. I reread this book pretty often when I want to escape reality for a bit and it introduced me to the world of romance novels that are actually smart and not overly-cheesy...until the end, anyways. I like that the heroine is smart and funny. Overall this is a great vacation book."
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    #7The Black Lyon (Montgomery/Taggert Family Series)

    The Black Lyon (Montgomery/Taggert Family Series)
    Ranulf de Warbrooke is an Enlgish conqueror known as the Black Lyon. Feared by both men and women, Lady Lyonene was the only one who can tame him, and now that she is in danger, he is her only hope. 



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    Amy Hanson
    Written on March 16, 2018
    "The Black Lyon is an interesting tale of Lady Lyonene and Ranulf de Warbrooke also known as the Black Lyon. There is much drama to be hand in this novel, romance plays a role, but in this story there is much that is not as it seems. Without giving anything away, this is a story worth following through to the end. There were times I almost stopped reading it, but I pushed through and was happy I did. It's a good read."
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    #8Prisoner of My Desire

    Prisoner of My Desire

    Prisoner of My Desire is a historical romance novel by Johanna Lindsey. It was published by  Avon Historical Romance on December 1, 1991, and it tells the story of Rowena Belleme's romance with Warrick deChaville.

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    Olivia Perkins
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "The medieval times are one of my favorite periods. Romance is one of my favorites genres. Combine both of these elements together and you get magic in this fantastic historical romance novel that will leave you wanting more. "
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    #9The Wolf and the Dove

    The Wolf and the Dove

    The Wolf and the Dove is a medieval historical romance fiction written by Kathleen Woodiwiss. This romance novel is first published in 1974. 

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    Johnny Allen
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I'm extremely intrigued by this era of time. I enjoyed the romantic angle that is here too. Such a wonderful story."
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    #10Honor's Splendour

    Honor's Splendour
    After attacking Baron Louddon and his army, the prize that Baron Duncan of Wexton was Lady Madelyne, the sister of Louddon who never had a good relationship with him. She was so beautiful he swore to protect her no matter what, and when he proved he really meant it when he said it, it was Madelyne who surrendered to him. 
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    Daniel Ford
    Written on March 9, 2018
    "Honor's Splendor is a lot of fun. You have to make sure that you protect her though. She is the most important, as you will read from this book. It is a great read."
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    #11Ransom (Highlands' Lairds)

    Ransom (Highlands' Lairds)
    Ransom is a medieval Scottish romance about Gillian, an English woman, and her fight against the cruel Baron who killed her father. With Scottish chieftains and Bridgid Kirkconnell as allies, Gillian triumphs and finds love.
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    Terry Johnston
    Written on March 11, 2018
    "I am a big Julie Garwood fan and romance novel fan. I always enjoy Julie Garwood's characters' sense of humor, and the dialogues in her books. She did add a lovely layer of additional depth to Ransom that made for page turning fun. This book truly focuses on a story. Not just two people lusting for each other but rather it hostess and entire cast of well written characters. Great read!"
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    #12A 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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    Sarah Armstrong
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "If romantic medieval novels are your thing, this one is a real bodice ripper. Set in Scotland it has it all: proud beauty, rugged abductor, romance, lust and pride. Available in hardcover, paperback and kindle."
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    #13Villa Incognito

    Villa Incognito

    Villa Incognito by Tom Robbins is a domestic fiction and romance novel originally published in 2003 by the Bantam Books. This book tells the story of a Japanese creature called Tanuki who can easily shapeshift for his pleasures.

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    Joe Jacobs
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "This novel is not what I am looking for at all. This is not a romantic novel, nor set in medieval ages. This is focused on fantasy elements, and takes place in both modern Vietnam and ancient Japan. his is likely a decent book in its own right, but not at all what I want to read right now."
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    #14Caught: A Historical Romance

    Caught: A Historical Romance
    Caught: A Historical Romance is a young adult romantic novel by Christina J. Michaels. It is about the complicated love stories of couples, both rich and poor, living in London during the tense political times in 1772.
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    Paul Riley
    Written on March 17, 2018
    "Caught: A Historical Romance is a romance novel by Christina J Michaels. It is available from Amazon for $14.99 in paperback. It is centered around love stories of people in London during 1772. That really isn't medieval times so I don't think it really fits the topic."
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