Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Best Victorian Romances!

This is a brand new list this year and the list will continue to grow. The Victorian era generally began in 1837 (the year Victoria became Queen) and ended in 1901 (the year of her death). The common perception of the period is the Victorians were “prudish, hypocritical, stuffy and narrow-minded”.  But these perceptions were not always accurate, as you will see in the romances on this list that, while fiction, do tend to give you the flavor of the Victorian era.

All of those listed here have been rated 4, 4 and ½ or 5 stars by me:

A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal by Meredith Duran
Bound by Your Touch by Meredith Duran
Bride of Pendorric by Victoria Holt
From Fields of Gold by Alexandra Ripley
Fool Me Twice by Meredith Duran
Gentle From the Night by Meagan McKinney
Gypsy Jewel by Patricia McAllister
Harcourt’s Mountain by Elaine Dodge
Lady Sophia’s Lover and Worth Any Price, the Bow Street Runners by Lisa Kleypas
Lord of the Far Island by Victoria Holt
Mine Till Midnight, Seduce Me at Sunrise, Tempt Me at Twilight, Married by Morning and Love in the Afternoon, Hathaway Series, by Lisa Kleypas
Mistress of Mellyn by Victoria Holt
On the Night of the Seventh Moon by Victoria Holt
Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
Silk and Shadows, Silk and Secrets and Veils of Silk, the Silk Trilogy by Mary Jo Putney
Song for Sophia by Moriah Densley
Surrender the Night by Christine Monson
The Book of the Seven Delights and The Book of True Desires by Betina Krahn
The Duke of Shadows by Meredith Duran
The Last Bachelor by Betina Krahn
The Pride of the Peacock by Victoria Holt
The Scarlet Thread by Beck Lee Weyrich
The Secret Woman by Victoria Holt
This Fiery Splendor by Christine Monson
Where the Horses Run by Kaki Warner


  1. Nice list! I am a huge Meredith Duran and Moriah Densely fan, and I read "On the Night of the Seventh Moon" every year.

    1. Glad you like my list. If you have any other recommendations, Rebecca, I'll be happy to have them.

    2. I admit I hold "Lord of a Thousand Nights" by Madeline Hunter, and "Lord of Scoundrels" by Loretta Chase in high esteem. Isn't she wonderful? Crisp, visual, and gently acerbic. One flies from sentence to sentence. My apologies for misspelling Moriah's last name: I apparently had a dyslexic moment.

      I am very much looking forward to reading "The Red Wolf's Prize" when I finish a project.

    3. Rebecca, Lord of a Thousand Nights is on my Kindle but it's a Medieval (my back list of those to read is very long); and Lord of Scoundrels is a Regency. (I read that one.) If you have a Victorian to recommend, I'm looking for those!

    4. Oh, and I'm thrilled you plan to read The Red Wolf's Prize. It's the beginning of a 4-book adventure. I hope you love it!

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