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Author Sophie Perinot on Romance in Historical Fiction

Why I Believe that Romance in Historical Fiction Deepens the Connection Between Readers and Characters From the Past by Sophie Perinot  Shall I tell you a secret?  I am addicted to love.  My craving for romantic elements in literature (in TV or movies too for that matter) is SO strong that my fertile brain spins its own romantic plotlines into...

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OVERSEAS by Beatriz Williams

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS Romantic Historical Fiction Time slip Dual time lines – WW1 France & 21stC America Heat – 2 REVIEW RATING: 4 stars BLURB: A passionate, sweeping novel of a love that transcends time. When twenty-something Wall Street analyst Kate Wilson attracts the notice of the legendary Julian Laurence at a business meeting, no one’s more surprised than she is....

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WILLIAM AND LUCY by Michael Brown

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS: ROMANTIC BIOGRAPHICAL FICTION (speculative) HEAT RATING – 2 18 CENTURY/GEORGIAN RATING: 4 STARS (DEBUT) BLURB: It’s 1798. England is at war with France as 28 year old William Wordsworth meets 17 year old Lucy Sims. They fall into a love burdened by social prejudice, crushing debt and dangerous rumors that threaten to send Wordsworth to the gallows for...

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THE DEVIL’S TEMPTRESS by Laura Navarre

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS: ROMANTIC HISTORICAL FICTION HEAT LEVEL 2 MIDDLE AGES REVIEWER RATING: 4 STARS BLURB: THE BEAUTY In the glittering, sumptuous court of Eleanor of Aquitaine, betrayal lurks around every corner. The queen is at odds with her king, and to obey one could mean treason against the other. Even Alienore, considered the most virtuous lady at court, holds secrets:...

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Featured books by Genevieve Graham

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS: ROMANTIC HISRORICAL FICTION/PARANORMAL ELEMENTS 18TH CENTURY  HEAT LEVEL 2 RATING: 4 STARS  Debut Novel   BLURB: The year is 1746. A young woman from South Carolina and a Scottish Highlander share an intimacy and devotion beyond their understanding. They’ve known each other their entire lives. And yet they have never met.Maggie Johnson has been gifted with “the Sight”...

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Historical Fiction vs Historical Romance by Genevieve Graham

When I was growing up, I had no interest in history of any kind. Maybe I was just waiting for the right moment—or the right book—to strike me before I realized Historical Fiction was my favourite genre. Now I love to imagine myself faraway and long ago: castles and cloaks, heroes and ladies … hearing the clashing of swords and...

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THE SOMETIME BRIDE by Blair Bancroft

RHFL CLASSIFICATIONS: ROMANTIC HISTORICAL FICTION HEAT LEVEL 2 – MODERATE NAPOLEONIC ERA REVIEWER RATING: 5 STARS BLURB: Catherine Audley, the daughter of Britain’s spymaster on the Iberian Peninsula, is far more sophisticated than most young women her age, which doesn’t protect her from the machinations of her father, a husband of convenience, or the unrelenting demands of a long war....

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THE KISS OF A STRANGER by Sarah M. Eden

RHFL Classifications: Historical Romance/ Heat Level 1 – sweet / REGENCY ERA REVIEWER RATING: 5STARS Blurb:When Crispin, Lord Cavratt, thoroughly and scandalously kisses a serving woman in the garden of a country inn, he assumes the encounter will be of no consequence. But he couldn’t be more mistaken–the maid is not only a lady of birth, she’s the niece of...

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MARRIAGE OF MERCY by Carla Kelly

HISTORICAL ROMANCE REGENCY ERA HEAT RATING of 1 BLURB: From riches to rags, Grace has had to swallow her pride and get a job as a baker. But everything changes when she’s the beneficiary of a surprise inheritance. Her benefactor’s deal comes with a catch: give up her life of toil and live in luxury only if she marries his...

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MERELY MAGIC by Patricia Rice

RHFL Classifications: Romantic Historical with Paranormal Elements /heat rating – moderate/ BLURB: Magic is her birthright… The daughter of one of the strongest magical lineages, Ninian Malcom Siddons is a powerful witch. Determined to only use her magic for good, she lives a simple, solitary life as a healer in her village, where she meets Drogo. A man of science...

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