Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for December 16 to 31

Historically Yours: Top Historical Romance Picks for December 16 to 31

Welcome to Historically Yours where I share some of my top Historical Romance picks for the next two weeks.

The Inconvenient Elmswood Marriage by Marguerite Kaye (12/17)

[Penniless Brides of Convenience series #4]

Lord and Lady Elmswood’s convenient marriage has allowed them to live separate lives for years. Until larger-than-life Daniel almost dies and Kate must nurse the husband she barely knows back to health…and discovers how maddeningly attractive he is! With the clock ticking on his departure, they disagree on everything — except the impossibility of resisting each other.

Mr. Fairclough’s Inherited Bride by Georgie Lee (12/17)

[Secrets of a Victorian Household series #3]

Silas Fairclough’s new life in America is dramatically changed when he learns his mentor’s dying wish is for him to wed his ward. Silas’s marriage to beautiful, quiet Lady Mary Weddell will be a practical, sensible arrangement. But now his family in England need him…and that means taking his bride back to the land of scandal and ruin she’d left behind.

The Secrets of Lord Lynford by Bronwyn Scott (12/17)

[The Cornish Dukes series #1]

Eaton Falmage, Marquess of Lynford, is an expert at distracting himself from the painful truth that he’ll never wed. Seducing widow Eliza Blaxland seems the perfect diversion…until he learns Eliza guards her heart as fiercely as her hard-won independence. He longs for more, but that would mean confessing his secret…and risking losing her forever.

Her Dark Knight’s Redemption by Nicole Locke (12/17)

[Lovers & Legends series]

Homeless Aliette is saved from punishment for stealing by a mysterious knight. To stay alive, she’s informed by this stranger that she must claim his child as her own. She should fear the dark knight’s power, yet it’s clear that there’s more good to this man than he’s prepared to show. Can she break down the barriers of the tortured knight she calls Darkness?

Reunited at the King’s Court by Helen Dickson (12/17)

[English Civil War series]

Arlette Dryden has never forgotten William Latham, the Royalist soldier who accompanied her to safety while the Battle of Worcester raged. Or how her heart broke when he left. Now it’s the exiled king’s return parade, and Arlette is stunned to lock eyes with her charismatic cavalier again. She’s still irresistibly drawn to him, but as both have established betrothals beckoning, can their long-held passion conquer all?

The Prince of Broadway by Joanna Shupe (12/30)

[Uptown Girls series #2]

As the owner of the city’s most exclusive casino, Clayton Madden holds the fortunes of prominent families in the palms of his hands every night. There is one particular family he burns to ruin — one that has escaped his grasp…until now. Florence Greene is no one’s fool. She knows Clayton Madden is using her to ruin her prestigious family…and she’s using him right back. She plans to learn all she can from the mysterious casino owner-, and then open a casino of her own just for women. With revenge on his mind, Clay agrees to mentor Florence. However, she soon proves more adept — and more alluring — than Clay bargained for.

Forever My Duke by Olivia Drake (12/31)

[Unlikely Duchesses series #2]

Hadrian Ames, the Duke of Clayton, needs a bride. He even has the perfect one picked out. That is, until he meets the lovely, free-spirited Natalie Fanshawe. She’s the opposite of what a man of his high rank should desire in a wife — an outspoken American who has never even set foot in a London ballroom. But Natalie doesn’t have time to be swept off her feet by a handsome duke who is probably a spoiled scoundrel like every other British lord. And she couldn’t care less about Hadrian’s title. After all, it’s not as if he actually worked to attain his wealth and status. He surely can’t understand what it’s like to be a busy woman, planning to open a school while trying to reunite a six-year-old orphan with his English relatives. Nevertheless, Hadrian launches his campaign to win her heart. Can the utterly delightful American beauty ever find a way to love him…despite his being a duke?

Pathfinder by Anna Schmidt (12/31)

[Cowboys & Harvey Girls series #3]

Captain Max Winslow was once a pathfinder for the Army, blazing trails and keeping his brothers-in-arms safe. Now he’s the star of a Wild West show, reminding curious audiences of days long gone. The world around him may be changing, but that doesn’t mean he has to accept it — not when there are frontiers yet to be explored. When Max first sets eyes on no-nonsense Harvey Girl Emma Elliot, he knows that anything between them would be impossible. She’s a realist embracing what the future holds, while he’s a dreamer, determined to preserve the West he once knew. And yet something about Emma’s strength of will calls to him. It isn’t long before Max must decide: Is there room in his dream for love, or will his resolve to hang on to the past jeopardize their future?

Much Ado About a Widow by Jenna Jaxon (12/31)

[Widows’ Club series #4]

Lady Georgina Kirkpatrick defied her family, jilted her fiancé, and married the man she loved. But when her husband died at Waterloo, she was delivered right back into her father’s power. Now that she’s widowed, the loathsome first marriage her father had arranged has simply been renegotiated. With neither money nor rights and nowhere to flee, all she can do is cherish her last weeks of freedom…until a band of ruffians overtake her carriage and kidnap her. When she escapes in seaside Brighton and encounters her brother’s rather wild friend, Lord St. Just, she’s prepared to entertain more of his adventurous suggestions than usual. St. Just loves a challenge. Helping a fair lady make her farewells to hoodlums suits his talents well. Within the hour he has Georgie, her lady’s maid, and her little dog sailing for his castle in Cornwall. Meanwhile, the lady’s entire family, her kidnappers, and her scheming intended are in pursuit.

When Love Finds You by Virginia Wise (12/31)

[Amish New World series #2]

Scandal drove Catrina Witmer from her life as a wealthy Englischer’s pampered daughter — to reluctant membership in Pennsylvania’s thriving new Amish settlement. Surprisingly, Catrina finds contentment and peace in this promising new land, though she won’t risk telling anyone about her past. But the unexpected sparks between her and bashful warm-hearted farmer Eli Webber suddenly have her dreaming of an impossible chance at happiness as his wife. Eli never imagined such a spirited woman would look his way. Or that he could ever deserve her, given his own guilty mistakes. But Catrina’s vivacity and kindness have him impulsively proposing. Unfortunately, his over-righteous sister, and the consequences of secrets on both sides, threaten to tear their marriage apart for good.

My Darling Duke by Stacy Reid (12/31)

[Sinful Wallflowers series #1]

Miss Katherine Danvers has always been a wallflower. But now, with her family on the brink of financial ruin, she finds herself a desperate wallflower. To save her family, she’ll do anything. Luckily, she has the perfect plan. She’ll impress the ton by simply announcing she is engaged to the reclusive and mysterious Duke of Thornton and secure strong matches for her sisters. No one has heard from the duke in years. Surely he’ll never find out before her sisters’ weddings, and she can go back to her own quiet life. Soon though, everything is out of control. At first, it’s just a few new ball gowns on the duke’s accounts. Then it’s interviews with reporters eager for gossip. Before she knows it, Katherine has transformed herself into Kitty Danvers, charming and clever belle of the ton — with everyone eager to meet her thankfully absent fiancé. But then the enigmatic Thornton suddenly arrives in the city, dashing and oh, so angry and demanding retribution.

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