5 Historical Romances Declared Must-Read by Romance Fans

Some of the most avid readers in the world congregate in Goodreads to share their favorite books, rant about bad books, join buddy reads, and give and take recommendations. Goodreads’ Historical Romance group is happy to share some romances they consider must-read.

1) Once and Always by Judith McNaught

Ultimate Favorite! Funny and sweet and heartbreaking all the best of a romance. –Kathy Otten, author

Page Count: 400 pages
Average Goodreads Rating: 4.21 out of 5 stars

2) Fires at Midnight by Lisa Marie Wilkinson

I really enjoyed it. I had gone through a dry spell where I wasn’t enjoying the HR novels that I had and it was nice to get a good one for a change 🙂 –Pamela

Page Count: 363 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 3.46 out of 5 stars

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3) The Windflower by Laura London

I have several tattered copies of this novel on my keeper shelf. I rarely come across such fully fleshed-out secondary characters in any genre of fiction, and I’ve always loved the romance in this story. –Lisa Marie Wilkinson, author

Page Count: 530 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.06 out of 5 stars

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4) These Old Shades by Georgette Heyer

It’s hard to believe this one was first published in 1926! Yet it’s still a fav of mine and hasn’t really dated that much. No sex, hardly even any kissing, but still SO romantic. –Jan130

Page Count: 352

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.06 out of 5 stars

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5) Ransom by Julie Garwood

I’d put all Julie Garwood’s HRs on here but I was trying to have a little variety :)–Pamela

Page Count: 576 pages

Average Goodreads Rating: 4.33 out of 5 stars

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What are your favorite historical romances? Leave a comment below.

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