Welcome to my page of authors I enjoy and recommend. This is by no means an exhaustive list. I will be adding to this page gradually so check back regularly for more great reads! When I have time, I’ll post my reviews on Goodreads and link to them from this page.
Please don’t hesitate to email me with recommendations! I love discovering new historical authors.
These are listed alphabetically by author last name.
Mary Balogh Rich, emotional–deceptively simple writing in the manner of Jane Austen. If you like Madeline Hunter, you may also like Mary Balogh.
Joanna Bourne Brilliant characterization, spectacular writing, intricate spy plots, sly humor. If you liked The Scarlet Pimpernel and Heyer’s These Old Shades, you might enjoy Joanna Bourne.
Elizabeth Boyle Elizabeth wrote Temple, one of my favorite heroes of all time, in Stealing the Bride. Witty, emotionally satisfying. If you enjoy Julia Quinn, you might enjoy Elizabeth Boyle.
Celeste Bradley Celeste Bradley again writes emotionally satisfying, hilariously witty yet poignant historicals. If you like Loretta Chase, you might like Celeste Bradley.
Connie Brockway Intelligent, witty (yes, there seems to be a theme here), with a real feeling for the period, Connie Brockways historicals are a delight. She also writes fabulous Edwardians and women’s fiction.
Anna Campbell Stephanie Laurens coined the term “Regency noir” to describe Anna Campbell’s books. Anna writes exquisitely wrought prose, deep, passionate, emotional historicals that focus almost exclusively on the hero and heroine. If you like Judith Ivory and Laura Kinsale, you might like Anna Campbell.
Liz Carlyle Liz Carlyle writes intelligent, complex stories that combine passionate love stories with a mystery element (and her most recent series also adds a dash of mysticism, too). If you enjoy Laura Kinsale and Madeline Hunter, you might like Liz Carlyle.
Loretta Chase Chase, to me, is a modern day Georgette Heyer. Every historical lover must read her classic, LORD OF SCOUNDRELS. Delightfully witty, passionate, intelligent and emotional, Chase also has a knowledge of the period that is awe-inspiring.
Tiffany Clare A newcomer to watch, Tiffany Clare took a huge risk by setting her debut novel in a harem. Complex writing and emotional depth characterize Tiffany’s work.
Nicola Cornick A native of England and the guide and historian of a stately home, Nicola effortlessly brings Regency England to life as an integral part of the romance. Her characters are complex and interesting, her love stories passionate.
More to come…
Susan Gee Heino
Laura Lee Guhrke
Julie Anne Long
Mary Jo Putney
Tracy Anne Warren