7 Gothic Romance Novels That You've Never Heard of But Will Love
Gothic romances for those that like their books a little darker!
While it began much earlier gothic romance became popularized by novels like Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë and Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Even today, gothic romance novels remain a popular genre.
We scoured the internet for some truly great gothic romance novels and found a great selection we think you'll enjoy. Check them out!
The Winters by Lisa Gabriele
Max Winter, a wealthy recent widower, sweeps a young woman off her feet and asks her to marry him. She moves into Asherley estate with him, a house haunted by his wife's memory. His teenage daughter Dani is cruel and her relationship with her father is strange and fascinating. Even as she falls more and more for Max, the young woman digs into Winter family secrets, finding more than she bargained for.
Affinity by Sarah Waters
Margaret Prior, a Victorian wealthy woman, is tasked with rehabilitation charity after an attempted death by suicide. She chooses to visit the women's ward of the Millbank Prison, home to thieves and murders. There she meets spiritualist Selina Dawes, who was imprisoned after a séance gone wrong left a woman disturbed and a man dead. Drawn to Selina, Margaret finds herself in a new world and begins finding a way to get Selina from prison.
Woman Without a Past by Phyllis A. Whitney
Molly Hunt is a popular writer of mystery novels, but real life is beyond her. Adopted and raised on Long Island, Molly discovers she was stolen as a baby and is really from South Carolina, the daughter of blue bloods who live in Mountfort Hall. She heads south to meet her family and discovers them to be far different than she could have imagined. Then a letter from her deceased birth father reveals her life is in danger. Will she escape Mountfort before it's too late?
The Well by Marie Sexton
After Cassie Kennedy was murdered twenty years ago, six teens decide to séance have a in that very house. Elise only wants to scare her cousin, but that's okay with Haven and the others because it means he gets to spend time with Pierce Hunter, new kid in town. Then Elise goes missing. As adults, Haven and his brother pro paranormal investigators and have their own TV show. Out of the blue, he calls Haven and says they need to return to that house. They need answers once and for all.
The Haunting of a Duke by Chasity Bowlin
Emme Walters can communicate with those that have passed. She knows that the Dowager Duchess of Briarleigh invites her to a house party to utilize her gift and find out if the duke, Rhys Brammel, murdered his wife. Rhys isn't sure of Emme's abilities, but it nevertheless puts her life in danger and he becomes determined to protect her from a killer, all the why trying to deny his attraction to her.
Sometime Yesterday by Yvonne Heidt
After her divorce is final, artist Natalie Chambers decides that a looming Victorian overlooking the Pacific is the perfect way to start over. It doesn't take long for her to begin dreaming of lovers Beth and Sarah who were haunted by the Dark Man. Looking for answers, the only thing she finds is that "previous owner had fled screaming into the night." Van Easton gets hired to landscape Natalie's home and it doesn't take long for the Dark Man to being haunting her too. Will they be able to set Beth and Sarah free?
Fearless by Nicola Claire
In a time when society frowned on female surgeons, Dr. Anna Cassidy is the best. Inspector Andrew Kelly is dedicated to justice and doesn't have time for love. But now the two must work together to catch a killer that is going after Suffragettes in Whitechapel and it turns out Anna and Andrew make a good team. A great team, in fact.
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