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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 Tuesday, September 25th 2018:

Loving the Marquess
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LOVING THE MARQUESS is book 1 in Suzanna Medeiros’s LANDING A LORD series.She is on the verge of losing everything… To save her home and keep her two younger siblings safe, Louisa Evans must turn to the head of the family that ruined hers.He needs an heir…The Marq...
Letter from a Rake
Various
Millie Ashton thinks London society is full of empty headed, arrogant fools, but when she meets Alex Radley she falls desperately in love with him. Fearing humiliation and rejection, she decides the only sensible thing to do is take her pride and go home to India. Men l...
Barely a Bride
Various
Can a lady tempt a Free Fellow to surrender his heart? As a founding member of the Free Fellows League—a group of four gentlemen who signed a pledge to never wed when they were lads—Griffin, Viscount Abernathy, swears that he will put off marrying as long as possibl...
The MacKinnon's Bride
Various
From a New York Times Bestselling Author, The MacKinnon's Bride brings us love, honor, suspense, passion--all the good things we love in a Highlander Romance. When laird Iain MacKinnon's young son is captured by the English, the fierce Scottish chieftain retaliates in k...
How to Capture a Duke
Various
All she had to do was find a fiancé. In four days. In the middle of nowhere.One reclusive bluestocking...Fiona Amberly is more intrigued by the Roman ruins near her manor house than she is by balls. When her dying Grandmother worries about Fiona's future, Fiona stammer...
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...
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...
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...
Gabriella
Various
He lost a wager . . . but won a treasure. Due to a lost wager, the Duke of Ravenham is obliged to bring a pretty little nobody from the country into fashion among the high-sticklers of London Society. Ravenham would never refuse a debt of honor, no matter how unorthodox...
Heroes of Medieval Wales:
Various
Time travel, mystery, magic ... journey to a world of knights and castles with these four first-in-series historical romances!Daughter of Time (novel): Time travel to medieval Wales ... A medieval man with an uncertain destiny and a modern woman with a troubled past. On...

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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