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My Favourite Top 5 Historical Romance Book Writers

I love reading and romance was and is always my first favourite books to go to.

Those who can spin a period stories.

I love reading and my love for historical romance started when I started reading Mills and Boon romance books in my highschool. That was my first introduction to romance and the need to read longer books with stories led me to find historical romance.

Following up on my previous hub, here are my top all time favourite historical romance writers. They write with passion, rich stories and captivating characters that you just can't put down the book. Plus, most of these books have nice cover for reading in the public. No need to cover them!

  1. Judith McNaught - She will always be on the top my list of under my favourite historical romance writer. Sadly, she wrote only a handful of novels and, probably, that is why I think she remains my favourite. You know less is more sort of thing. She does have few contemporary romance novels, but I prefer her historical romance more. The best of her novel is Whitney, My Love and Kingdom of Dreams. If you like medival period start with Kingdom of Dreams, because who doesnot like hero stroming the castle on his steed and sword in his hand.
  2. Lisa Kleypas - the queen of romance writer, in my opinion. Her the Hathaways series and the Wallflower series are the ones which kept me in love with the historical romance book. In fact, all her books are amazing and she has started the younger generation of the Wallflower series and I hear they are equally good. I have not read the younger generation books since I am still in love with the elder ones and their romance.
  3. Jude Deveraux - Another entertaining writer who writes both historical and contemporary romance novels. Her first I read was Knight in Shining Armor, which has a time travel theme. Needless, to say, this book made me search for other time travel romance book. One of my favourite trope I must say. I have read most of her books and they remain as classic as ever.
  4. Julie Garwood - Her books are similar to Jude Deveraux and if you like very old school romance in beautiful settings, her books are it.
  5. Mary Jo Putney & Eloisa James - Both the writers have strong characters and that drives their stories. They have a unique twist in the stories, like have many children from various mistresses (because its set in a period where contraception was not invented).
Beyond heaving bosoms there is a good story to lose yourself.

Beyond heaving bosoms there is a good story to lose yourself.

The writers mentioned could fall in the classic historical romance writers and now there are many writers who have written equally brilliant romance books. Some of the books have been eventually made into TV series like Outlander and Bridgerton series.

© 2009 mysticalrose


mysticalrose (author) on July 23, 2012:

It seems I have not read any of her books. Can you recommend some? :) Thanks

msgic on June 17, 2012:

what about Samantha James.

mysticalrose (author) on May 23, 2011:

Everyone who commented sorry. I have been busy but I will be soon back with some new articles on some of the recent books I have read. And I am following all of you..:)

kirsteno on April 19, 2011:

I also love Judith McNaught, Julie Garwood and Jude Deveraux. You need to add Julia Quinn and Johanna Lindsey! They make for a more complete list for historical romances!

Leandraluv from Houston, Texas on March 02, 2011:

Judith McNaught is my ultimate favorite romance author! I am always talking about her and how she is such a fantastic writer. My favorite book from her is Kingdom of Dreams! I've read it at least 15 times ... it's my go to book when I am sad or just feeling to be lost for a while in a romance novel.

mysticalrose (author) on February 16, 2011:

Thank you everyone for suggestions. i will definitely look into..enjoy!

smackins1974 from UK on February 12, 2011:

Here are some more you could try that I like.

Julia Quinn

Mary Balogh

Johanna Lindsay

Stephanie Laurens

or slightly different how about

Linda Laal Miller (historical western romance)

Hope you enjoy them


J Rosewater from Australia on November 17, 2009:

I like Anna Jacobs, Janet Woods (they both write historical romances) and Rosanne Dingli who writes romantic suspense. They are all Australian but write about other places! They all have websites with their lists of books and free stuff and competitions.

I hope you enjoy them.

nailfreek on July 23, 2009:

I love Julia Garwood and Lisa Klepas they are two of my favorite authors! I will definitely give these other ones a try. If you are looking for a few interesting books try out the Mallory series by Johanna Lindsay. I also like

Elizabeth Thorton

Janet Chapman

Christina Dodd

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