Historical Romance Books

Historical romance books often depict intensity of emotion, high drama and stories of characters set in the past. Typically, stories are set in a period before the 1950’s.

If you are keen on reading fantasy and fiction love stories set in a different culture from the current one, historical romance is a good option for you.

Some of the popular historical romance fiction books are:

  1. The Other Boleyn Girl
  2. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake
  3. Outlander – Diana Gabaldon
  4. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  5. Pride and Prejudice

Readers should expect to draw into a primitive and often uncivilized world that existed before the writers were born. Alternatively, one could say at least a time frame that the authors did not experience firsthand.

Depending on the period the fiction is set, historical romance stories can be in three different classes.

First, ancient historical genre

The novels take readers to the 4th and 5th centuries and the characters fit the lifestyle of that century in customs and experience.

Then, medieval historical fiction

The romance stories are set an interesting time period full of drastic changes in technology, pandemic and a huge social shift that was experienced in the period up to the 14th century.

Finally, 20th century historical romance – set in the 18th century period up to the 1950’s.

Who Are Some of The Greatest Writers of Historical Romance Fiction Books?

Some of the Popular Writers of Historical Romance Fiction Books

Sisters Charlotte Brontë and Emily Brontë became known for their works of fiction in the 18th century. Together with their other sister Anne, they first published poems as joint partners in 1946. The three sisters published under pseudonyms Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell.

Nora Roberts – Nora is an American novelist who writes romance fiction. The name is a short version of her birth name Eleanor Marie Robertson, and she was the first author to be inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. Her first novel, Irish Thoroughbred, was published in 1981.

Carolyn Brown – Carolyn Louise Brown’s books have sold over six million copies.

She is an American novelist in the genres of romance and women’s fiction, and she was born on October 22, 1948.

Diana Gabaldon – an American writer who works on several genres of fiction such as historical fiction, romance, mystery, adventure and science fiction. She was born on January 11, 1952 and is most known for the Outlander series of novels. The eight-book series has sold more than 50 million copies worldwide as of 2021. In addition, all her books in the Outlander series became New York Times best-sellers.