9 Regency Romance Series That Will Steal Your Heart

The Regency era was a fascinating time in the United Kingdom that has inspired all kinds of art, from intricate paintings to passionate romance novels. The nine series listed here capture this elegant era, where culture was shifting quickly, society was full of strict labels, and marriage was of the utmost importance. This video was made with Ezvid Wikimaker.

9 Regency Romance Series That Will Steal Your Heart

Series Author First Books in the Series
1. The Palace of Rogues Julie Anne Long Lady Derring Takes a Lover
2. Rhymes With Love Elizabeth Boyle Along Came a Duke And the Miss Ran Away with the Rake If Wishes Were Earls
3. School for Dukes Lenora Bell What a Difference a Duke Makes For the Duke's Eyes Only One Fine Duke
4. Wicked Worthingtons Celeste Bradley When She Said I Do And Then Comes Marriage With This Ring
5. The Cavensham Heiresses Janna MacGregor The Bad Luck Bride The Bride Who Got Lucky The Luck of the Bride
6. Lively St. Lemeston Rose Lerner Sweet Disorder True Pretenses Listen to the Moon
7. Rules for the Reckless Meredith Duran That Scandalous Summer Fool Me Twice Lady Be Good
8. Rakes and Rogues Jade Lee 50 Ways to Ruin a Rake One Rogue at a Time As Rich as a Rogue
9. Spinsters Club Samantha Holt Gentlemen Prefer Spinsters

Ideas For Your Real Life Romance

You may not be able to dramatically run to the airport or meet at the top of the Empire State Building, but there are plenty of ways that you can bring a little extra romance into your life.

8 Great Romantic Movies

If you enjoy reading about love, you probably have a good time watching it on the big screen as well. Check out these eight romantic movies (if you haven't already):

  1. Casablanca (1942)
  2. Love Actually (2003)
  3. Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  4. The Notebook (2004)
  5. Dirty Dancing (1987)
  6. The Fault in Our Stars (2014)
  7. Amélie (2001)
  8. Ghost (1990)

Slang Terms From the Regency Era

In Depth

If you want to experience what romance was like in the Regency era, then there's no better way than to read stories set in this time period, where marriage was prioritized above all else. From passionate affairs to forbidden liaisons, we've collected nine regency romance series that will steal your heart. Please note that this list is presented in no particular order.

Starting off at #1 is "The Palace of Rogues" by Julie Anne Long. The first book introduces readers to Lady Delilah Swanpool, who finds herself penniless after her husband's death, and opens a boarding house in order to provide for herself. When Captain Tristan Hardy, in hot pursuit of a notorious smuggler, arrives at her door, the two quickly fall for each other, causing them both to choose between honor and love.

At #2 is "Rhymes with Love." It begins with "Along Came a Duke," in which Tabitha Simmons, a poor spinster, is torn between agreeing to an arranged marriage in order to claim an inheritance, and being with a duke who has swept her off her feet. Elizabeth Boyle presents a witty romance collection about spinsters from the town of Kempton, who have no hope of ever getting married, but eventually find love in the most unexpected ways.

Elizabeth Boyle presents a witty romance collection about spinsters from the town of Kempton, who have no hope of ever getting married, but eventually find love in the most unexpected ways.

Coming in at #3 is "School for Dukes," which starts with the story of Miss Mari Perkins, who loses her job due to unfortunate circumstances. Upon hearing that a duke is looking for a governess to take care of his unruly twins, she instantly applies for the job, knowing that she can handle the most rebellious children. Lenora Bell gives readers a light-hearted tale that is flowing with forbidden passion between Mari and her demanding but handsome employer, Duke Edgar Rochester.

At #4 is "Wicked Worthingtons" by Celeste Bradley. Revolving around the Worthington siblings, the series begins with the tale of Calliope, who finds herself marrying a mysterious hooded man after she intrudes his castle, seeking refuge in the rainstorm. Scarred physically and mentally by his past, Ren Porter accuses Calliope of robbery and gets her to marry him in exchange for the pearls that he catches her with. As they share wild erotic nights, Ren finds himself falling hard for Calliope and wanting her to stay. However, he is terrified of revealing his true self to her.

Next, at #5 is "The Cavensham Heiresses." Janna MacGregor's debut series tells the individual tales of each heiress in the Cavensham family. The first book, "The Bad Luck Bride," focuses on Claire, who is deemed "cursed" after all three of her engagements end in failure. Her fourth husband-to-be, Lord Paul, doesn't seem like he's going to make it to the altar either, so Claire is almost relieved when Paul's enemy, Lord Alexander, proposes to her out of the blue. Full of revenge, intrigue, and passion, the books engage readers with powerful heroines and intriguing storylines.

Janna MacGregor's debut series tells the individual tales of each heiress in the Cavensham family.

At #6 is "Lively St. Lemeston" by Rose Lerner. It focuses on small-town life in Lively St. Lemeston, presenting different love stories that give insight on various 19th-century social subjects. The first book presents the tale of Phoebe, a widow who is determined never to marry again, but needs a husband if she wants to participate in a hotly contested election. As both political sides try to pair her up with a new partner to secure their agenda, Phoebe finds herself falling for Nicholas, one of the matchmakers. Lerner presents a swoon-worthy romance full of intense sexual episodes.

At #7 is "Rules for the Reckless," which starts with the story of Elizabeth Churdderley and Lord Michael de Grey. Michael's brother has threatened to cut him off if he doesn't marry a woman he approves of. So Michael goes into hiding, disguised as a country doctor. When he meets Elizabeth, a lonely widow masquerading in a joyous facade, attraction immediately sparks between them, even though they are aware that they can't be together. Through Meredith Duran's evocative writing style, readers get to fully experience everything from angst to sexual tension.

What we have at #8 is "Rakes and Rogues" by Jade Lee. This fun and naughty collection opens with the tale of Mellie, who has no suitors and wants to leave her father's house and go to London. Meanwhile, Trevor is cut off from all his funds until he marries, so he goes to visit his old tutor, Mellie's dad. Trevor and Mellie plan a fake engagement that will suit both of their needs. However, as attraction grows between them, their false relationship starts to become more and more real.

This fun and naughty collection opens with the tale of Mellie, who has no suitors and wants to leave her father's house and go to London.

Finally, at #9 is "Spinsters Club," which revolves around a group of ladies who vow never to love again after suffering from broken hearts. Written by Samantha Holt, the series opens with Merry, the founder of the club, who is determined to stay single regardless of social norms. However, Lord Harcourt Easton, her brother's best friend, is persistent in courting her. With his rogue attitude and alluring charm, Merry is hard-pressed to resist his advances.