Make a Date with History
When it comes to romance, every era is ripe with temptation. Have you experienced the court dramas of the Tudor period, the tradition-defying romances of dynastic China, or the high-stakes love stories of the two world wars yet? Each time period has its own uniquely intoxicating facets—time travel with us as we explore the nuances of historical romance.
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ancient greece and rome
800 BC - 476 AD
Rising passion is everywhere—from lively debate in the Greek Forum to the roar of the crowd in the Roman Colosseum. Suddenly you’re transported to an ancient world of swords and sandals, intrigue and opulence, where love can spark between an emperor’s daughter and a triumphant gladiator. Veni, vidi, vici!
A Voice in the Wind audiobook cover art The Persian Boy audiobook cover art Mistress of Rome audiobook cover art I Am Livia audiobook cover art  audiobook cover art
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medieval
476 - 1492
Here’s where you can literally find your knight in shining armor (often speaking in a heart-melting European accent). Medieval romances conjure up castles, kings, fair maidens, and dashing heroes. And who knows—there may even be a dragon or two.
Katherine audiobook cover art For My Ladys Heart audiobook cover art Ivanhoe audiobook cover art The Wolfe audiobook cover art Gentle Warrior audiobook cover art
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chinese dynasties
200 BC - 1800s
You can almost smell the ginger, jasmine, green tea, and peony blossoms in these extraordinary romances. Centuries of Chinese dynasties established a world of tradition, ritual, and strict rules of behavior…but love sparks hopes and dreams that just might defy centuries-old codes.
Butterfly Swords audiobook cover art Peony in Love audiobook cover art Threads of Silk audiobook cover art The Ghost Bride audiobook cover art The Moon in the Palace audiobook cover art
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scottish
1300s - 1700s
Start with an intoxicating Scottish brogue. Add the thrilling landscape of craggy hills and heather-covered meadows. Top it off with kings and kilts, clans and castles, and you have the makings of an irresistible, transporting romance.
Outlander audiobook cover art Never Seduce a Scot audiobook cover art Captured by a Laird audiobook cover art Laidens Daughter audiobook cover art The Highlanders Reward audiobook cover art
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colonial america
1492 - 1763
Revolutionaries talk of a budding war with England and the start of a new, royalty-free democracy. It’s no wonder excitement and tensions run high. Love has no choice but to bloom amid the swirl of muskets, militias, and emotional declarations of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
The Woods Edge audiobook cover art Rebellious Heart audiobook cover art The Meeting Place audiobook cover art Black Sam audiobook cover art A Bride Most Begrudging audiobook cover art
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frontier america
1600s - 1912
It’s high noon for romance in these tales of a time when the west was truly wild. The landscape is as awe-inspiring as the journey is treacherous. But you’ve got the toughest cowboys and the sauciest damsels as company, so it’s always a pleasurable ride.
Short Straw Bride audiobook cover art Rocky Mountain Oasis audiobook cover art Waiting for Summers Return audiobook cover art MacKinnons Rangers Book audiobook cover art Wild Montana Sky audiobook cover art
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tudor
1486 - 1603
Off with her head! In a time of kings, queens, castles, and kingdoms, royal politics and scandalous affairs can be thrilling…but woe to those whose passions lead to the wrong end of the executioner’s blade. In this tumultuous era, love is truly a dangerous game of thrones.
The Other Boleyn Girl audiobook cover art The Marriage Game audiobook cover art Insatiable audiobook cover art Sisters of Treason audiobook cover art Wolf Bride audiobook cover art
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georgian
1714 - 1837
The Industrial Revolution is just beginning, and with it a revolution in mores, mobility, and class divisions. Love is serious business, and a woman’s fortunes ride on the outcome. Will she be swept off her feet by a titan of manufacturing, or tempted by a fresh-to-the-city tradesman? And don’t forget the temptations of that brand new country across the Atlantic…
Amy Snow audiobook cover art Wicked Intentions audiobook cover art Ask For It audiobook cover art Ruthless audiobook cover art Heartless audiobook cover art
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regency
1811 - 1820
Opulence is the perfect companion to the most intense emotions. Regency romances transport listeners from lavish ballrooms to sprawling country estates, and love can bloom in a chaste glance over tea or a chance encounter in the estate garden.
Pride and Prejudice audiobook cover art Venetia audiobook cover art Lady Fortescue Steps Out audiobook cover art The Rogue Not Taken audiobook cover art The Duchess Deal audiobook cover art
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civil war
1861 - 1865
The fantasy world of the southern belle crashes into the harsh realities of a young nation facing its first test of unity. In both North and South, the question intensifies: Will passion survive as the struggle for the soul of America escalates into war?
Spinning the Moon audiobook cover art Cold Mountain audiobook cover art To Whisper Her Name audiobook cover art Through the Storm audiobook cover art Just Imagine audiobook cover art
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victorian
1837 - 1901
It’s an era of intense contradictions: transformative steps forward in science, technology, and innovation are paired against strict morality standards. The Queen whose name defines the era sets the tone: regal, refined, and rigid. Yet passion finds a way to break through the austere façade.
North and South audiobook cover art The American Heiress audiobook cover art The Tea Rose audiobook cover art A Matter of Grave Concern audiobook cover art The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie audiobook cover art
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edwardian
1901 - 1910
Whatever happened to class? This era saw social divisions at their most strict, with the upper crust clinging to its perch at the top, and the working classes starting to chafe at their restrictions. Adding to the tensions: women are beginning to enjoy more autonomy, joining the workforce and redefining their worth. It’s a cocktail that’s ripe for the most surprising romantic connections.
The Lost Heiress audiobook cover art The Governess of Highland Hall audiobook cover art Beast audiobook cover art Lightkeepers Daughter audiobook cover art The Long Way Home audiobook cover art
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world war I
1914 - 1918
The wonders of the Industrial Age meet the horrors of modern warfare in this chaotic time. The Great War sparks a collapse of the class system and shell shock arises over the devastating impact of our “revolutionary” inventions. And yet, among it all, love fights to survive through the loss, grief, tragedy, and triumph of the new world.
A Heart Most Worthy audiobook cover art A Song Unheard audiobook cover art My Dear I Wanted to Tell You audiobook cover art The Last Summer audiobook cover art Last Christmas in Paris audiobook cover art
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roaring twenties
1920 - 1929
Prohibition certainly didn’t apply to romance. Spend time with some flappers and bootleggers…and all that jazz. The threat of a gangster’s tommy gun (not to mention an impending stock market crash) is no deterrent to love between newly liberated women and their dapper beaus.
Whistling in the Dark audiobook cover art The Whiskey Sea audiobook cover art Tipping the Velvet audiobook cover art Bittersweet audiobook cover art A Spear of Summer Grass audiobook cover art
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world war II
1939 - 1945
Soldiers going off to war. Women taking their place in the factories to keep the machinery going. Sad farewells. Miraculous returns. Devastating losses. And passion manages to rise at home and in the far-off lands where the battles rage.
The Lost Wife audiobook cover art The Butterfly and the Violin audiobook cover art The Bronze Horseman audiobook cover art Kommandants Girl audiobook cover art Secrets She Kept audiobook cover art
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contemporary history
1950s - 2000
Welcome to the modern world. The second half of the 20th century finds traditional roles shifting as technology and increased connectivity allow us to expand our scope in both our careers and in love. The rules are being tested and the old boundaries are being broken down, but even in this time of greater communication, misunderstandings can still be a barrier to love. Can these protagonists cut through all the noise to what matters most?
A Town Like Alice audiobook cover art Along the Infinite Sea audiobook cover art The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo audiobook cover art Eleanor Park audiobook cover art Where Theres Smoke audiobook cover art