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Best Romantic Novels

In historical romance novels the time periods vary widely. A large scale event or series of events in a particular time period is a particular time period is often the focus of many writers while some tell tales that span hundreds or even thousands of years. Roman emperors, gladiators and even soldiers at war can be the characters in these tomes.

Here are some of the time periods covered by historical romances.

Elizabethan novels are set in England between 1558 and 1603. They are usually centered around the court of Queen Elizabeth I or on the high seas.

The Georgian period is also set in England during the years 1714 to 1812 but can also be set in the British colonies. The romances are usually about the noble class.

Regency novels also take place in England usually between the years of 1810 and 1820.

When thinking of the best romantic novels in an historical period many readers associate this genre with the Victorian era with stories set between 1832 and 1901. This was the golden age of the reign of Queen Victoria where it was stated that "The sun never sets on the British Empire." With a worldwide empire to place characters in, these stories take place in many countries and locations.

Another favourite is pirate novels. These stories center around male and female characters as pirates, attacking ships and taking their cargo to gain wealth. These bad boys are without country and are the ultimate renegades. The heroine is usually captured by the pirate captain and eventually falls in love with him.

The United States is also a great source of historical romance stories. They can be set in the colonial period from 1630 to 1798 and beyond. The people in the stories are hard working, carving out an existence from the wilderness. There are also patriotic stories of the people who built the country and fought for its independence.

The dark period of American history known as the Civil War is also a great source of stories. These can be set in the North or the Union or in the South, also known as the Confederacy. We are all familiar with the greatest and most memorable of all historical romances to come out of that era, Margaret Mitchell's "Gone With The Wind."

The frontiers of American, Canada and Australia have fostered a genre of their own known as the Western. The heroes seek to conquer the unknown and are usually loners and slightly uncivilized. Travelling with the heroes, the heroines learn to survive along side their men, facing personal danger and forging a strong relationship. In the end their love conquers all obstacles.

Stories about native Americans fall into a subgenre of the Western. Fiercely independent they treasure their freedom and long to return to their natural way of life. They face prejudice for trying to live a life different from the norm. Readers of this genre are fascinated by the different way of life and thinking.

Literature, like all things, changes with time. In the best romantic novels the new woman in the best romantic novels has also changed. She may be a medical doctor or a CEO of a large firm. For example, Amber in A Cardinal Sin is a CEO of her uncle's firm. She had to overcome male prejudice to earn the respect of her male employees. Once she gained their respect she also gained their loyalty. This would not be possible and would never happen in the early stages of the genre. Not only is this a good story, it also happens to be true; a most unusual romance, historical and real.

Ava Dey is a writer of multiple genres including historical romance. You can check out her latest work at Best Historical Romance where you can get a free preview chapter of her latest book A Cardinal Sin and learn more about Best Romantic Novels

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