Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Best Medieval Romances!

Who among us ladies hasn’t dreamed of a knight in shinning armour? Or, of living in a time when valor prevailed and honorable men did great deeds and women of character loved them? (I did say we were dreaming, right?) Well, these historical romances will take you back to those medieval times.

Since the medieval period in European history spanned from the 5th century to the 15th century, all the stories on my list take place during that period; however, some Scottish/Highlander, Irish, Viking and Pirate/Privateer historicals from that time period not listed here can be found on those specific “Best Lists” (found on my blog under “Categories”).

All of these, listed below in alphabetical order, have garnered 4, 4 and ½ or 5 stars from me and many have been or will be reviewed on my blog:

A Kingdom of Dreams by Judith McNaught
Blackheart by Tamara Leigh
Blue Heaven, Black Night by Shannon Drake (aka Heather Graham)
Bond of Blood by Roberta Gellis
Bride of the Lion by Elizabeth Stuart
By Possession, By Design, Stealing Heaven, By Arrangement, The Protector and Lord of a Thousand Nights, 14th century London series by Madeline Hunter
Come the Morning, Conquer the Night, Seize the Dawn, Knight Triumphant, The Lion in Glory, and When We Touch from the Graham series by Shannon Drake
Damsel in Distress by Shannon Drake
Enchantress, Kiss of the Moon and Outlaw, Welsh trilogy by Lisa Jackson
Everlasting by Kathleen Woodiwiss
Impostress, Temptress and Sorceress, Welsh trilogy with fantasy elements by Lisa Jackson
Keeper of the Dream by Penelope Williamson
Lady of Valor, White Lion’s Lady, and Black Lion’s Bride, Warrior trilogy by Tina St. John
Laird of the Wind, The Swan Maiden and The Stone Maiden, trilogy by Susan King
Lie Down in Roses by Shannon Drake (aka Heather Graham)
Lord of Desire, Lord of Temptation and Lord of Seduction, Risande Family trilogy by Paula Quinn
Lord of Vengeance by Tina St. John
On a Highland Shore and Rivals for the Crown by Kathleen Givens
Princess of Fire and the sequel Knight of Fire by Shannon Drake (aka Heather Graham)
Rose of Rapture by Rebecca Brandewyne
Shadowheart by Laura Kinsale
Sword of the Heart by Maureen Kurr
The Bedeviled Heart by Carmen Caine
The Christmas Knight by Michele Sinclair
The Conqueror by Brenda Joyce
The Dragon Tree by Marsha Canham
The Falcon and the Flower, The Dragon and the Jewel and The Marriage Prize, the Plantagenet trilogy by Virginia Henley
The Game by Brenda Joyce
The King’s Pleasure by Shannon Drake (aka Heather Graham)
The King’s Rebel by Michelle Morrison
The Last Knight by Candice Proctor
The Lily and the Falcon by Jannine Corti-Petska
The Lion’s Bride by Connie Mason
The Raven and the Rose by Virginia Henley
The Rose of York: Love and War, The Crown of Destiny and Fall From Grace, trilogy by Sandra Worth
The Wolf and the Dove by Kathleen Woodiwiss
Through a Dark Mist, In the Shadow of Midnight and The Last Arrow, Robin Hood trilogy by Marsha Canham
Untamed, Forbidden and Enchanted, trilogy by Elizabeth Lowell
Warrior’s Song, Fire Song, Earth Song and Secret Song by Catherine Coulter
Where Love Dwells by Elizabeth Stuart
Winter’s Heat, Summer’s Storm, Spring’s Fury, Autumn’s Flame and A Love for All Seasons by Denise Domning
Wonderful, Wild and Wicked, trilogy by Jill Barnett

14 comments:

  1. I haven't read any of these! Sad :/ will add them to The List

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    1. Priscilla,
      I'm so glad I've introduced you to some new books! I love the medieval period, but then I guess I am a confirmed romantic.

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  2. Regan-
    Love the list-- and very happy to see I'v read quite a few of them-- including the one at the top spot, "Kingdom of Dreams"- truly a timeless classic in historical romance. Will be heading over to Facebook and Twitter later to share. :-)
    Thanks for sharing with the Goodreads followers.
    Vicki

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  3. The photo at the top of the Medieval Knight is my favorite cover model Cherif Fortin. He is as charming as he is handsome, and I am proud to call him my friend.
    Virginia Henley

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  4. Love being in such great company! Thank you, Regan.

    Jill Barnett, tech moron who is not anonymous but couldn't get the post to publish

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    1. No worries, Jill. You're on the list and that's what counts!

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  5. I read Kingdom of Dreams many years ago and I loved it! You recently introduced me to Elizabeth Stuart and Tamara Leigh and I wish to thank you because I enjoyed reading their books very much. Loved and enjoyed the stories!

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    1. Nancy: you are welcome! That's the reason this site exists.

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  6. Thanks so much for including my work on your list! I'm so glad you liked my Seasons.

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  7. I'M LOOKING FOR A BOOK THAT I READ AT THE LIBRARY BUT I CAN'T REMEMBER THE NAME..HOWEVER THE FRONT COVER HAS A MAN & WOMAN SHACKLED TOGETHER & HER FATHER THE KING OF IRELAND WANTS HER DEAD IT'S AROUND THE TIME PERIOD OF THE 6 CENTURY CAN YOU HELP ME. MY EMAIL IS sheryljecmen@yahoo.com

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    1. Shery, I'll send you an email. I can't recall reading one like that and I have a Best Irish Historical Romances list that it would be on if I'd given it 4 or 5 stars. But I will see what I can find.

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    2. Bound to a Warrior (The Warrior King #1)
      by Donna Fletcher

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