Are you a fan of period pieces and romance novels? If so, the next time you’re thinking about reading something romantic, you should try a regency romance. These stories take place during the British Regency of the early 19th century and have a few defining characteristics such as witty banter, differences in social class, and often close attention to historical detail. If you enjoy reading Jane Austen you may also like other books from this subgenre.
For this Valentine’s Day, check out one of the following regency romance novels from JMRL:
The Lady’s Command by Stephanie Laurens – Marrying the seemingly delicate Lady Edwina Delbraith, Declan Frobisher discovers that his beautiful new bride is unconventional and strong-willed after she, against his wishes, accompanies him on a dangerous secret mission that leads them to both unexpected enemies, and love.
The Painter’s Daughter by Julie Klassen – After his brother abandons Sophie Dupont, the daughter of a portrait painter, with child, Captain Stephen Overtree proposes to her to save her from scandal, but soon their marriage of convenience promises something more.
The Lady Hellion by Joanna Shupe – Lady Sophia Barnes, the bluestocking daughter of a marquess who fights for the rights of the employees at Madame Hartley’s brothel, gets more than she bargains for when she asks Lord Quint, the man who broke her heart years ago, for lessons in self-protection.
Edenbrooke: A Proper Romance by Julianne Donaldson – When Marianne receives an invitation to spend the summer with her twin sister in Edenbrooke, she has no idea of the romance and adventure that await her once she meets the dashing Sir Philip.
The Grand Sophy by Georgette Heyer – When Lady Ombersley agrees to take in her young niece, no one expects Sophy, who sweeps in and immediately takes the ton by storm. Sophy discovers that her aunt’s family is in desperate need of her talent for setting everything right.
A Rogue by Any Other Name by Sarah MacLean – The Marquess of Bourne, the owner of London’s most exclusive gaming hell, is determined to keep his new wife, the very proper Lady Penelope Marbury, away from London’s illicit underworld, but finds that she has goals of her own.
My American Duchess by Eloisa James – Determined to marry a well-bred Englishwoman, the Duke of Trent instead, after a steamy encounter, finds himself drawn to adventuresome American heiress Merry Pelford, who has infamously jilted two fiancés and is on the run from her third.