Monday, September 30, 2019

Best Georgian & Regency Romances

I have read many Georgian and Regency romances over the years, so it was inevitable that I should have a “best list” on my blog, Historical Romance Review, that would include those I've rated 4 and 5 stars.

The Georgian era covers the period from 1714 to 1830, with the sub-period of the Regency, 1811-1820, when George, Prince of Wales (‘the Prince Regent”) reigned during the mental illness of his father George III, so all these stories are set in that era.

A Counterfeit Heart by K.C. Bateman
A Rose in Winter by Kathleen Woodiwiss
Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
An Indecent Proposition by Emma Wildes
Barely a Lady by Eileen Dreyer
Caledonian Privateer by Gail MacMillian
Come the Night by Christina Skye
Crimson Rapture by Jennifer Horsman
Devil’s Cub by Georgette Heyer
Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase
Entwined, Fallen and Moonlit, Regency spy trilogy by Emma Jensen
For Love Alone by Shirlee Busbee
Forbidden Love by Karen Robards
Frederica by Georgette Heyer
Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare
Hearts Beguiled by Penelope Williamson
Highlander’s Hope by Collette Cameron
Love Only Once by Johanna Lindsey
Lovers Forever by Shirlee Busbee
Man of My Dreams by Johanna Lindsey
Mine Till Midnight, Seduce Me at Sunrise, Tempt Me at Twilight, Married by Morning and Love in the Afternoon (the Hathaways) by Lisa Kleypas
My Heart’s Desire by Andrea Kane
Once and Always by Judith McNaught
Once in a Blue Moon by Penelope Williamson
Once Upon a Winter’s Eve by Tessa Dare
Someone to Watch Over Me, Lady Sophia’s Lover and Worth Any Price (the Bow Street Runners trilogy) by Lisa Kelypas
Rogue’s Honor by Brenda Hiatt
Shanna by Kathleen Woodiwiss
Slightly Married by Mary Balogh
Some Like it Wild by Teresa Medeiros
Something Wonderful by Judith McNaught
Stealing Heaven by Kimberly Cates
Swept Away by Marsha Canham
The Black Rose by Christina Skye
The Divided Heart by Beppie Harrison
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer
The Irish Duke by Virginia Henley
The Lady and the Laird by Nicola Cornick
The Lost Letter by Mimi Matthews
The Perfect Scandal by Delilah Marvelle
The Rake by Mary Jo Putney
The Sherbrooke Bride by Catherine Coulter
The Storm and the Splendor by Jennifer Blake
The Thief’s Daughter by Victoria Cornwall
The Wicked Marquis by Barbara Cartland
Then Came You and Dreaming of You by Lisa Kleypas
This Earl of Mine by Kate Bateman
Till Dawn Tames the Night by Meagan McKinney
To Taste Temptation, To Seduce a Sinner, To Beguile a Beast and To Desire a Devil by Elizabeth Hoyt
Until You by Judith McNaught
Venetia by Georgette Heyer
What Angels Fear by C.S. Harris
When the Duke Was Wicked (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James Book 1) by Lorraine Heath
Whisper to Me of Love by Shirlee Busbee
Whitney My Love by Judith McNaught 
With His Lady’s Assistance by Cheryl Bolen

And I do hope you will try my own Georgian and Regency romances: The Donet Trilogy: To Tame the Wind, Echo in the Wind and A Fierce Wind. And the Agents of the Crown series: Racing with the Wind, Against the Wind, Wind Raven, A Secret Scottish Christmas and, coming later this year, Rogue’s Holiday.

You might also like my holiday Regency novellas: The Shamrock & The Rose, The Twelfth Night Wager and The Holly & The Thistle.


  1. Thank you for your favorites. I have read many on the list and you have prompted me to seek out some who are not familiar to me. My TBR list grows as a result. I would only add three of my favorites- Laura Kinsale, Jayne Fresina and Judith James. Each is different from the other but all well loved authors.

    1. Karen, I have read James and many of hers are on my best lists but I didn't recall she wrote Regency, though perhaps Georgian. I like Kinsale, too, at least some of them. But I've not read Jayne Fresina. Can you recommend one?