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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 Friday, December 15th 2017:

My Fair Duchess
Various
After years of playing the rogue to hide a dark family secret, the Duke of Aversley feels tainted beyond redemption and cynical beyond repair. Never does he imagine hope will come in the form of a quirky, quick-witted lady determined to win the heart of another aristocr...
Holly & Mistletoe: A Hiatt
Various
Holly and Hunt’s entire story in one volume!Christmas Promises (a novella) Lord Vandover regrets his promise to wed by Christmas until he meets lovely Miss Holly Paxton. Holly finds the handsome Marquess so serious she makes a promise, too: to bring joy and laughter i...
Sentence of Marriage
Various
“I won’t have her forced,” Jack said. “Let her decide for herself.”Amy knew her father meant it. She could say no if she wanted. But this marriage would make everything all right. They could put all the trouble she had caused behind them. Everyone would be hap...
Pilfered Promises
Various
Holiday cover edition: It is November, 1880, and the future looks promising for Annie and Nate Dawson. Nate’s law practice is taking off. Annie has made the transition from pretend clairvoyant to a successful financial consultant. And they are looking forward to spen...
Gather the Stars
Various
An English Patriot… British general's daughter, Rachel de Lacy, is betrothed to Sir Dunstan Wells, the hero of Culloden Moor, a man determined to crush the highlanders forever. When she is kidnapped at an officer's ball by her fiancé's nemesis—a fierce raider known...
Mail Order Bride 4 Book Box
Various
Critics describe these books as a very sweet invigorating set of books which are heart-warming, full of love, mystery, hope, and the true meaning of friendship.Includes 4 series starter books (Faith Creek Brides #1, Sun River Brides #1, Silver River Brides #1, Ruby Spri...
A Kiss for Miss Kingsley
Various
NIGHT OWL REVIEWS TOP PICK! EXPANDED VERSION!Can a beautiful spinster trust love again? Especially if the same man asks?Olivia Kingsley didn't expect to fall in love and receive a secret marriage proposal two weeks into her first Season. However, one dance with Allen W...
A Scandalous Wife
Various
"Ava Stone's sparkling dialogue and fun characters make for a delicious read. You'll eat it up!" ~ Sabrina Jeffries, NYT Bestselling author A SCANDALOUS WIFE, a Regency Historical Novel - Book One of the Scandalous SeriesAs the head of his family, Robert Beckford, the E...
Marrying Miss Marshal
Various
“I’m all right, Chas.” 
Her quiet words stopped his erratic movements but not the frantic beat of his heart. Before he could think, he leaned in and took her mouth in a kiss.Lacy Williams is a USA Today bestselling author of the acclaimed Wyoming Legacy and Cowb...
Caught By the Dragon: Maiden
Various
An unexpected journey to an unexpected loveMiriam Cait seeks love, or rather, her friend seeks it for her. Her friend’s latest date suggestion is refused on account of his dark eyes. There’s something not quite right with them, and Miriam soon finds out why when h...

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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