My Romance Sub-Genre recs for You: Historical Romance

Posted 25 March, 2018 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Uncategorized / 18 Comments

Romance Sub-Genre Recs – Historical Romance

Hey, and welcome to my new post series – where I recommend various romance sub-genres to you. The idea came to me the first weekend in February, while I was chatting with Evelina @ Avalinah’s Books. She asked me to recommend romance books to her.

This week, I am recommending Historical Romance books. I love those that are a bit unconventional – where the heroine doesn’t follow society’s restrictions. Where she dares to think differently, and she is also smart!

Lord of Chance cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews


The Rogues to Riches series by Erica Ridley is really good! It has the feel I love in a historical romance – with the ton, beautiful ballgowns, whispering behind backs, and some kind of scandal going on.
There is also a little bit of humor in this series, and that just makes things even better in my opinion ๐Ÿ™‚



The Debutante's Wager cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up


The Curse of True Love series by Donna Cummings is a very nice mix of genres. It’s definitely historical romance, but there are some interfering deities there as well. Plus Cummings’ trademark humor that never fails to reel me all the way in.





Lady Be Bad cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up


The Duke’s Daughters series by Megan Frampton is delightful. Because the duke’s daughters are definitely reckless. And headstrong, and everything a ‘good’ lady of the ton is not supposed to be.





To Tame a Wild Lady cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - bought bagged and wrap-up


Ashlyn Macnamara has a series about Duke Defying Daughters as well, and it’s really well done. It’s quite sexy, and both the daughters and their beaus have made me laugh, feel happy, a bit sad at times, and just been very enjoyable. Their journeys are also different from the usual, which is partly why I enjoy them so much.



The Night Mark cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - Weekend Wrap-up



The Night Mark by Tiffany Reisz is very different. There’s time travel. There’s a lot of soul-searching. There is also a feel of both hopelessness and infinite hope. And it’s so very well written. This is a stand-alone novel, and if you haven’t read it yet but enjoy historical romances, you should pick it up!



Outlander cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews


The Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon is one of my all time favorite series! It’s so, so good. I guess I don’t need to say all that much about it, because if you haven’t been living under a rock, you have heard of it already. Time travel, as strong female protagonist, a love so strong it’s incredible… Plus, Jamie *sighs*.



The Art of Sinning cover - (un)Conventionalbookviews


Sinful Suitors by Sabrina Jeffries is another spectacular series. I mean, who doesn’t want sinful lords doing their best to get respectable ladies to come to them willingly? And then, be surprises that the ladies just might be a little bit sinful as well ๐Ÿ˜‰


There are many more books and series I could recommend here. If you need more, you should just check out my historical romance shelf on Goodreads ๐Ÿ˜‰ The ones mentioned here are among my favorites, though.

Do you think there’s any more that need to be on the list? Let me know ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks for stopping by today! Have a spectacular Sunday and happy reading.



Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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18 responses to “My Romance Sub-Genre recs for You: Historical Romance

  1. Sabrina and Megan two of my favorites. I would add Sophie Jordan, Sarah MacLean, Jennifer Ashley, Pamela Clare, Lorraine Heath, and Tessa Dare to the list. Also a brand new author that I loved the first book Jennifer Tretheway

  2. I’ve only read Ashley MacNamara and Diana Gabaldon from your list. I really want to read Frampton and Jeffries and oh, cool I had no idea Reisz wrote one. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also like Mary Balogh, Grace Burrowes, Anne Gracie, Jo Beverley Victoria Vane, Rowan Keats, Lynn Kurland, and oh so many more. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love Historical Romance!

  3. Ooooh Historical Romance, a favorite genre and I enjoy ones with a sassy heroine too. Thanks for the recommendations, these sound good. I’d add Tessa Dare to the list ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. I’m not surprised you like unconventional reads ๐Ÿ˜› Outlander is one of my personal fave TV series ever (Jamie!! *sigh*), but I confess I haven’t read the books yet . . . Oh yes, it’s something I REALLY want to do! In fact, I’d like to have all the paperbacks and then dig in <3

    • LOL Silvia, a little word play can go a long way.
      Jamie *sighs* heโ€™s the best. And the books are truly amazing! What Iโ€™ve seen of the first season of the TV show is very close to the books, too, so Iโ€™m sure youโ€™ll enjoy reading about him just as much as you enjoy reading about him ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. Something I could recommend is The Merchant’s Pearl by Amie O’Brien. One of the best historical romances I’ve read that not many people know about. It’s also pretty unconventional. ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. I haven’t read any of the books you have listed and I do enjoy historical romance. I will definitely check them out. Thank you for the recommendations Lexxie.

  7. I loved The Night Mark so much. It was a five star read for me. I recently listened/read a few historicals and really liked them for a change. Used to read a lot of them when I was a lot younger. Great post.

  8. Hmm, I’ll have to give Frampton and McNamara a go. *hangs head* Yes, I’ve still not read McNamara. But I will! Great recs this week, wifey! <3 {{{big hugs}}}

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