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Subject: Colonial Romance Fiction
Date Posted: 7/16/2012 4:04 PM ET
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Okay, I don't really know what you'd call it, but can anyone recommend romance fiction books set in colonial times? Thanks!

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 7:48 PM ET
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Celia Garth Gwen Bristow.

To Have and To Hold Mary Johnston (published in 1900, so expect a tame romance, although I hear the hero is dishy)

Cynthia Wright has a couple of older romance series set in this time. I've read one, it was good, but not great. Watch the freebie sales and you might find them. Here and here.

Sharon Salvato (Day Taylor) wrote a pair set in Carolina, series order here. I liked the first one well enough, but the second was a DNF and glad I got it via ILL.

Not romance, but if you'd like some background on Cape Fear/North Carolina early Roanoke through Civil War you might like Pamela Jekel's Deepwater.

I feel like there's more, but the others I have shelved Colonial are more historical than romance.

Date Posted: 7/16/2012 9:23 PM ET
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The Tory Widow and it's sequel The Turning of Anne Merrick (by Christine Blevins) have romance as  secondary plot lines with some of the characters.  It's set in Revolutionary War times.  I would not recommend either if you want the "romance"  to be the major part of the story.

Check out this site for strictly american colonial historical romance


Happy Reading

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Date Posted: 7/17/2012 12:51 AM ET
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The Winthrop Woman by Anya Seton takes place in colonial America. It's one of my favorite books.
Date Posted: 7/17/2012 9:40 AM ET
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Tory Widow was really good imo.  Have The Turning of Anne Merrick on my overflowing tbr shelves.  Shadow Patriots-can't remember the author is another. Edit:  Lucia St. Clair Robson is the author. 

Romance from the way-back-when category.....Jacqueline Marten-series had "In the Long Green Grass" in it.  Storylines stayed with me a long time-very edgy for the time-about 20 years ago now.  Very much romance rather than hf.   Edit:  the other 2 titles are "Glory in the Flower" and " To Pluck a Rose".  Read them in order.....

hf-Jeffery Hepple has a series that follows a Revolutionary War family-first one is set during the Revolution-Gone for a Soldier.  I have it on my Kindle-reading during my lunch break at work-very well done-but so NOT  a romance.....

Oh-Sally Gunning as well-Bound was one(we did a group read here) but there's at least one more set during the time period. 

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Date Posted: 7/22/2012 8:35 PM ET
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Thanks! I now have 3 of the ones mentioned above that sounded promising on my TBR shelf.