Fresh from the printing press: The latest and greatest historical romance books

Written by Silke, updated 08 Jun 2021

Looking for some suggestions for your bookshelf? We have put together a list of our favorite new historical romance books released in the first 3 months of 2019.

  • #1 Devil's Daughter - Lisa Kleypas

    Devil's Daughter - Lisa Kleypas

    new adult victorian historical insta-love angst

    Sequel to the beloved and all-time historical favorite 'Devil in Winter'

    Although beautiful young widow Phoebe, Lady Clare, has never met West Ravenel, she knows one thing for certain: he's a mean, rotten bully. Back in boarding school, he made her late husband's life a misery, and she'll never forgive him for it. But when Phoebe attends a family wedding, she encounters a dashing and impossibly charming stranger who sends a fire-and-ice jolt of attraction through her. And then he introduces none other than West Ravenel.

    West is a man with a tarnished past. No apologies, no excuses... more

  • #2 It's Getting Scot in Here - Suzanne Enoch

    It's Getting Scot in Here - Suzanne Enoch

    regency historical highlander funny

    Regency highlander romance

    Marry or lose their estate; that’s the devil’s bargain he and his brothers must follow. But wild Highlander Niall MacTaggert’s stubborn oldest brother wants nothing to do with marrying the sophisticated, pinky-out Lady Amelia-Rose his mother has chosen for him, even to save their land. Niall’s only goal is to soften up the London socialite, and show his brother the warm beauty behind the shiny, polished front. But what Niall doesn’t expect to find is the woman of his dreams.. more

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  • #3 The Governess - Christi Caldwell

    The Governess - Christi Caldwell

    regency historical victorian friends to lovers boss & employee

    Boss and employee romance with a feisty heroine

    Regina has loved Broderick Killoran, the resourceful and protective proprietor of the Devil’s Den, ever since he saved her from the streets and made her his right hand at the notorious gaming hell. For just as long, Reggie has never admitted her true feelings for him. Nor has she revealed her spirited ambitions—to buck convention and expectations and open a music hall.

    While Broderick built his gaming empire with ruthless cunning, his loyalty to his employees is boundless. So when he learns of Reggie’s plan to leave his side and take charge of her own future, the betrayal cuts Broderick to the core... more

  • #4 The Sky Above Us - Sarah Sundin

    The Sky Above Us - Sarah Sundin

    military 20th century historical christian war

    20th-century wartime romance

    Numbed by grief and harboring shameful secrets, Lt. Adler Paxton ships to England with the US 357th Fighter Group in 1943. Determined to become an ace pilot, Adler battles the German Luftwaffe in treacherous dogfights in the skies over France as the Allies struggle for control of the air before the D-day invasion.

    Violet Lindstrom wanted to be a missionary, but for now she serves in the American Red Cross, where she arranges entertainment for the men of the 357th in the Aeroclub on base and sets up programs for local children... more

  • #5 Healing Hearts - Sarah M. Eden

    Healing Hearts - Sarah M. Eden

    western western frontier historical christian abuse

    Christian historical romance with a boss and employee theme

    Wyoming Territory, 1876

    As the only doctor in the frontier town of Savage Wells, Gideon MacNamara knows his prospects for a bride are limited. The womenfolk in town are either too young, too old, or already spoken for. So, being a practical man, he decides to take advantage of the matchmaking service of the day—mail-order brides—and sends away for a woman with nursing experience.

    When Miriam steps off the stagecoach in Savage Wells, she sees a bright future in front of her. But when the town—and Gideon—meets her, ready for a wedding, her excitement quickly turns to horror. Somehow Dr... more

  • #6 A Desperate Hope - Elizabeth Camden

    A Desperate Hope - Elizabeth Camden

    20th century historical christian second chances

    20th-century second chance romance

    Eloise Drake's prim demeanor hides the turbulent past she's finally put behind her—or so she thinks. A mathematical genius, she's now a successful accountant for the largest engineering project in 1908 New York. But to her dismay, her new position puts her back in the path of the man responsible for her deepest heartbreak.

    Alex Duval is the mayor of a town about to be wiped off the map. The state plans to flood the entire valley where his town sits in order to build a new reservoir, and Alex is stunned to discover the woman he once loved on the team charged with the demolition... more

  • #7 An Unconditional Freedom - Alyssa Cole

    An Unconditional Freedom - Alyssa Cole

    multicultural military historical african-american american civil war

    African-american enemies to lovers romance

    Daniel Cumberland’s uneventful life as a freed man in Massachusetts ended the night he was kidnapped and sold into slavery. To then have his freedom restored by the very man who stole his beloved’s heart is almost too much to bear. When he’s offered entry into the Loyal League, the covert organization of spies who helped free him, Daniel seizes the opportunity to help take down the Confederacy and vent the rage that consumes him.
    When the Union Army occupies Janeta Sanchez’s small Florida town, her family’s goodwill and ties to Cuba fail to protect her father from being unjustly imprisoned for treason... more

  • #8 The Captain and Miss Winter - Sally Britton

    The Captain and Miss Winter - Sally Britton

    young adult christian regency historical clean

    Based on the story of 'Snow White and Rose Red' by the Brothers Grimm.

    The end of the Napoleonic wars comes as a relief to Caspar Graysmark, but before he can settle into the comfortable life of an English lord he has a duty to the people of France. A treasure lies hidden in the heart of the forest, stolen gold that would save the lives of many who lost everything during the war. In his quest, Caspar stumbles across a hidden cottage in the woods, and a different sort of treasure altogether.

    Scarlett, living with her sister and grandmother, belongs nowhere. Her father’s mistakes led to their exile from England and their banishment into the forest... more

  • #9 Dukes Are Forever - Bec McMaster

    Dukes Are Forever - Bec McMaster

    science fiction steampunk fantasy historical urban fantasy

    Steampunk romp

    In a steam-fuelled world where vampires once ruled the aristocracy, a dangerous conspiracy threatens to topple the queen, and the Duke of Malloryn knows his nemesis has finally returned to enact his plans of revenge.

    Malloryn can trust no one, and when incriminating photographs surface—of an enemy agent stealing a kiss from his wife—he is forced to question just why his wife, Adele, trapped him into marriage... more

  • #10 The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton - Stacy Reid

    The Scandalous Diary of Lily Layton - Stacy Reid

    regency historical erotic romance

    Regency erotica

    Beneath Lily Layton’s sweet and charming exterior beats the heart of a vixen—one with shocking and scandalous secrets and desires. But as a genteel lady, she confines her forbidden fantasies, like those about her employer’s devastatingly handsome son, to her diary…until she loses it.

    Oliver Carlyle, Marquess of Ambrose, has finally found the perfect wife, a woman who will not hide from his dark, carnal cravings. He just needs to figure out who she is. When he has a secret rendezvous with a mysterious stranger, suddenly he starts to believe she might be the author of the diary.. more

  • #11 Flights of Fancy - Jen Turano

    Flights of Fancy - Jen Turano

    suspense historical christian funny

    Suspensful historical with a runaway heroine

    Miss Isadora Delafield may be an heiress, but her life is far from carefree. When her mother begins pressuring her to marry an elderly and uncouth duke, she escapes from the high society world she's always known and finds herself to be an unlikely candidate for a housekeeper position in rural Pennsylvania.

    Mr. Ian MacKenzie is known for his savvy business sense and has built his reputation and fortune completely on his own merits. But when his adopted parents are in need of a new housekeeper and Isadora is thrown into his path, he's unexpectedly charmed by her unconventional manner... more

  • #12 My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream - Pepper D. Basham

    My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge: Laurel's Dream - Pepper D. Basham

    christian historical

    Wholesome and lovely historical romance

    Journey into the Blue Ridge Mountains of 1918 where Laurel McAdams endures the challenges of a hard life while dreaming things can eventually improve. But trouble arrives in the form of an outsider. Having failed his British father again, Jonathan Taylor joins is uncle’s missionary endeavors as a teacher in a two-room schoolhouse. Laurel feels compelled to protect the tenderhearted teacher from the harsh realities of Appalachian life, even while his stories of life outside the mountains pull at Laurel’s imagination... more

  • #13 A Rake Never Changes His Spots - Samantha Holt

    A Rake Never Changes His Spots - Samantha Holt

    regency historical

    Sparks fly in this opposites attract regency romance

    Lord Seth Templeton has no desire for life to change. He enjoyed every minute of his bachelor existence. Anyway, his older brother, the Marquis of Eastbrook, partakes in enough seriousness for one family. His reputation as a rake has never caused him any problems…until now. Now, he must find a wife. And quickly.

    In search of a solution, Seth finds himself in the depths of a place in which he never thought he’d set foot... A library. He also finds himself spending time with the clever Miss Prudence Hartley. The woman is a whizz with books and the law, and is thus, extremely useful to Seth... more

  • #14 Never Say Duke - Erica Ridley

    Never Say Duke - Erica Ridley

    regency historical funny

    Funny regency romp

    Miss Virginia Underwood cannot resist rescuing a stray. Her latest find turns out to be a surly, reclusive war hero trying to recover from his wounds in peace. He doesn't want her help—and Virginia definitely doesn't want to fall in love. Not when a future with him would mean returning to the the same haut ton who laughed her out of Town during her very first Season.

    Theodore O’Hanlon, Viscount Ormondton, sequestered himself far from London to heal in anonymity. For now, he can be himself. As soon as he returns, he's meant to wed the woman his father selected years before... more