6 Historical Romance Novel Authors That You Need On Your Bookshelf

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"History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness." - James Fenimore Cooper

Historical Romance Authors Who For Sure Time Traveled to Write Their Books

Here at Women.com we love romance novels and the authors who write them!

We've rounded up some of the most talented historical romance novel authors for you to check out. They create colorful characters in fantastic worlds that you'll love escaping to every time you pick up a book. What are you waiting for? Time to start reading!


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1. Tessa Dare

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Why not start off with a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Tessa Dare. She's published more than twenty historical romance novels so let's just say, she's good at what she does. She's even won the Romance Writers of America's RITA award! Enjoy her Girl Meets Duke series where romance meets royalty.

2. Maya Banks

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Enjoy New York Times bestselling author, Maya Banks's huge collection of romantic historical novels. There are so many to choose from so start with Never Trust a Scot where you'll met Eveline Armstrong who wasn't expecting to fall in love with Graeme Montgomery, her new husband. You'll feel like you've time traveled back thanks to Banks and the romantic world she's created!

3. Frank Delaney

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Prolific author, Frank Delaney will whisk you away in any one of his historical romance novels. In romance novels, we assume love is felt between two people but Delaney will prove that love for your country might be the greatest romance of all.

4. Karen White

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Karen White is a busy author and for good reason. She's published numerous bestselling novels and created beloved characters. Set in the southern United States, you'll lose track of time when reading any one of White's romance novels. The Glass Castle was published recently and received great praise.

5. Isabella Throne

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Isabella Thorne publishes fun, romantic historical novels that can be shared with the women in your life. Her passion for writing is evident by the quality of her work, you'll learn a thing or two when reading her novels. From The Nettlefold Chronicles to her acclaimed Regency Collections you'll lose track of time absorbing every word!

6. Sarah MacLean

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Sarah MacLean is a talented writer making her historical romance novels even more fun to read! She has too many to count but you'll enjoy following such series as Scandal & Scoundrel and Rules of Scoundrels. It's hard not to fall in love with her characters! Pre-order her next novel, Brazen and the Beast so you get it ASAP on July 30th!

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