Discussion Forums - Love & Romance Love & Romance

Topic: Historical Series?

Club rule - Please, if you cannot be courteous and respectful, do not post in this forum.
  Unlock Forum posting with Annual Membership.
Subject: Historical Series?
Date Posted: 1/10/2008 9:56 PM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
Posts: 1,642
Back To Top

I love reading series books--the ones where we start off with a group of men who went to school together and then formed some sort of brotherhood, or soliders who served together and then remain friends while each finds his own true love. Example: Patricia Veryan's Jewelled Men series. (at least I think that's what is was called).

I'm wondering if anyone has any favorite historical series that they could recommend. My favorite time period to read about is Regency or maybe slightly before that.  And if there are any contemporary series that can be highly recommended I'd at least like to start a list of books I need to read! I tend to like books with lawmen or a group that works together closely.

Thanks for any recommendations that you can give me. And if you know the titles of the books in the series, I'd love to know them too--or at least an idea of how to search for them.


Date Posted: 1/10/2008 10:12 PM ET
Member Since: 8/23/2007
Posts: 26,510
Back To Top

Cherry Adair's TFlac series (contemporary)

Kasey Michael's Beckett series (historical)

Jillian Hunters Boscastle series (historical)

Julia Quinn's Bridgerton series (historical)

Kinley McGregor's Brotherhood of the Sword series (h)

Stephanie Laurens Cynster series (h)

Suzanne Brockmans Seals(?)-contemp.

Lora Leigh's Seal series (contemp erotica)

Johanna Linsdsey's Mallory series (h)

I'm sure there' s alot more that others will mention.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 10:19 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
Posts: 4,058
Back To Top

My recommendation would be Mary Jo Putney's Fallen Angels Series.  More hits than misses in that set.  I've read them all and enjoyed them.  I think I still have several on my bookshelf here too, but I forget which ones without looking.

Date Posted: 1/10/2008 10:23 PM ET
Member Since: 6/9/2007
Posts: 745
Back To Top

Two of my all-time favorite historical series: the Company of Rogues series by Jo Beverley  and the Compass Club series by Jo Goodman--both of these are Regency.

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 1:14 AM ET
Member Since: 11/13/2005
Posts: 1,950
Back To Top

I enjoyed Connie Brockway's Rose Hunter's series, Julie Anne Long's sisters series, and Elizabeth Hoyt's Prince series. The Hoyt books were some of my very favorite of the past year.

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 9:03 AM ET
Member Since: 2/24/2006
Posts: 5,498
Back To Top

Lara Adrian's Breed series

Julie Garwood has several that interact - The Wedding & Ransom

Robin Carr's Virgin River series


Date Posted: 1/11/2008 12:32 PM ET
Member Since: 8/8/2006
Posts: 1,530
Back To Top

Last Edited on: 1/19/09 11:23 AM ET - Total times edited: 2
Date Posted: 1/11/2008 1:24 PM ET
Member Since: 8/3/2005
Posts: 798
Back To Top

Bertrice Small has a series called the Border Chronicles.  http://www.bertricesmall.com/border_chronicles.shtml

She has other series romances, but I'm not sure they fit in the time frame you are looking for:  http://www.bertricesmall.com/bookshelf_home.shtml

Date Posted: 1/11/2008 4:17 PM ET
Member Since: 7/5/2006
Posts: 4,669
Back To Top

Stephanie Laurens' Bastian Club

1. The Marriage Trap (2005)
2. The Bachelor Trap (2006)
3. The Pleasure Trap (2007)  by Elizabeth Thornton

also the Wednesday League series by Gail Ranstom

A Wild Justice (2002)
Saving Sarah (2003)
The Rake's Revenge (2004)
The Missing Heir (2005)
The Courtesan's Courtship (2006)
Indiscretions (2006)
Lord Libertine (2007)

Last Edited on: 1/11/08 4:18 PM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/12/2008 11:56 AM ET
Member Since: 12/21/2007
Posts: 1,642
Back To Top

You gals are fantastic. I'm currently reading To Rescue a Rogue by Jo Beverely and have ordered some of the other books in The Company of Rogues series. I am making a list of your recommendations so I know some searches to do when I have more credits built up.

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 7:08 AM ET
Member Since: 1/20/2007
Posts: 7,054
Back To Top

A great one in your specifications is the series by Lisa Kleypas- Scandal in Spring, Secrets of a Summer Night, It Happened One Autumn and Devil in Winter.

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 8:01 AM ET
Member Since: 1/11/2007
Posts: 1,646
Back To Top

An excellent series that fits your criteria is Mary Jo Putney's "Fallen Angels" series (starts with "Thunder and Roses--excellent BTW).  About a group of (Oxford, I think) students and their exploits once out of school.  Regency, I think. 

Also Lisa Kleypas'  Wallflowers series is about a group of girls trying to help each other find a rich husband (also very good) .  It Happened one Autumn, Devil in Winter, Scandal in Spring, Secrets of a Summer Night.

Galen Foley's Knight family series is also very good.  Regency, I think and starts with The Duke, then Lord of Fire, Lord of Ice and so on. 

Last Edited on: 1/18/08 8:04 AM ET - Total times edited: 1
Date Posted: 1/18/2008 2:34 PM ET
Member Since: 8/9/2007
Posts: 4,058
Back To Top

*slaps forehead*  I didn't happen to think about Loretta Chase's Carsington Brothers series: 

1. Miss Wonderful (2004)
2. Mr. Impossible (2005)
3. Lord Perfect (2006)
4. Not Quite a Lady (2007)

And also the Scoundrels series:

1. The Lion's Daughter (1992)
2. Captives of the Night (1994)
3. Lord of Scoundrels (1995)
4. The Last Hellion (1998)

I would highly recommend anything by Loretta Chase.  She's the reigning queen, IMO.

Date Posted: 1/18/2008 3:00 PM ET
Member Since: 3/20/2007
Posts: 19
Back To Top

My goodness ladies, you have read so many!!!!  I am looking at all of these authors and I have to catch up---many I have never read before!  I have so little time to read, takes me forever when I am working this much to finish a book.  Although I read the Harry Potter series again this summer ;)  Not romance, but a great series non-the-less!