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The Historical Romance Book Genre

Historical romances are a type of historical novel that takes place in the past. They may contain several plot lines, but the main plot usually follows the romance of the hero and heroine. The setting might be based upon fictionalized accounts of real events. While the authors of some historical romance books allow themselves quite a bit of poetic license, others base their stories upon an extensive study of past times, events, and location.

After the list of today’s free historical romances on Amazon, read on to learn more about this popular romance genre.

Today’s Free Historical Romance eBooks on Amazon

This list of historical romance eBooks from Amazon was updated Thursday, July 19th 2018:

Of Sin & Sanctuary: A Revelry’s
Various
A lady with a heart haunted by past mistakes. A scarred rake determined to avoid all responsibility. One night of gaming to change both of their fortunes.No good deed goes unpunished.Riddled with debt after her husband’s death, Lady Vandestile spent years rebuilding h...
Somewhat Scandalous
Various
Sometimes hiding is the best way of being found… Miss Agatha Beauregard has a theory about men. In fact she has a theory about almost everything. Rescued from the dreary confines of Hope Sands by the powerful Lord Henry Anglethorpe, and launched onto the ton as his si...
Lost in Temptation
Various
A Top 10 Kindle Bestseller from a New York Times Bestselling Author!England, 1815: The eldest of three sisters, Lady Alexandra Chase has always done what was expected of her. But when the man she's loved since her girlhood returns from a long spell abroad, she quite sud...
Engaging the Enemy
Various
A lady should be the image of elegance and calm, but those words have never applied to Mercy, Duchess of Romsey. A widow and mother, Mercy is lonely and floundering to keep the estate afloat. When she discovers the existence of Leopold Randall, her husband’s estranged...
The Wicked North
Various
Bound by duty and honor to wear the Union blue, a Southern-born West Point officer fights his own desires and the need to protect the woman he abandoned, he disobeys his orders to find her, as the Army of the Potomac marches toward her family’s home near Richmond.She ...
To Save a Sinner
Various
He expected to be the topic of scandalous gossip.Banished to Boston for causing the death of Lord Banbury, Lucas Dempsey vowed never to set foot on English soil again. But when his brother inherits the viscountcy and pleads for his return, the opportunity to show his co...
Always and Forever: A Sweet
Various
A Mail Order Bride He Doesn’t Want – A Woman He Can’t Resist"Awesome Love Story!" -- Shelly Small“As usual, could not put it down!” ~KJBBOOK DESCRIPTION: The problem is that Nancy Mitchell can’t marry the man her father chose for her. Her only escape from t...
Unmasking Miss Appleby
Various
"Sexy, unusual, and vastly entertaining. The best historical romance I've read this year."~ Anna Campbell, author of the Dashing Widows series"A ridiculously wonderful story!"~ NetGalley reviewerOn her 25th birthday, Charlotte Appleby receives an unusual gift: the abili...
Love's Unfading Light: Historical
Various
A man ready to put the past behind him, a widow struggling to find a future, a boy in need of a father… and a small town where nothing stays secret.Tressa Danell is finished with men—from the wastrel who left her a widow, to the smelly trapper who keeps proposing, ...
Lost to the Night
Various
An earl with a terrifying secret ...Alexander Cole was a man ruled by his voracious appetite for carnal pleasures until a golden-haired devil in the guise of a goddess lures him into an encounter that costs him his humanity. With nothing left but bitterness in his heart...

What to Expect Out of Historical Romance

Some of the most popular times and places for the setting of these novels include prehistory, ancient times, Medieval times, and of course, Elizabethan, Recency, and Victorian England. Certainly, several different time period of American history are also popular, including Revolutionary and Colonial America, the Civil War, and the Old West. Naturally, this genre also covers the early to middle part of the 20th Century.

In other words, it’s possible to find prehistoric people, ancient people, knights, royalty, cowboys, pirates, Vikings, and business barons in these books. Sometimes there are even Native Americans and homesteaders. Very often, the characters are more ordinary types of folks, but they must rise above their circumstances.

While there isn’t just one formula for this type of romantic novel, they often do follow a pattern. There is usually a powerful hero and a strong-minded heroine. They must overcome some obstacles in order to find that they both really like each other. In the end, this relationship might end in a passionate affair or even a marriage.

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