Historical Romance

Tale as Old as Time

From Mark Antony and Cleopatra to Rhett Butler and Scarlett O’Hara, classic literature has blessed readers with some of the greatest love stories of all time. What makes many of them particularly riveting is the fact that they’re set in distant time periods.

But no matter how far back you travel, a great love story is universal: almost all of us can relate to love and heartache, which is why the historical romance genre is endeared to so many readers.

The Best Historical Romance Novels

The books displayed above include romance novels set before the 1950s. Each one has been very carefully researched to accurately represent the era in which it is set.

Have your own idea for a great historical romance novel? Check out this list of romance publishers currently looking for submissions!