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  1. Agnes Grey
    Agnes Grey
    by Anne Bronte

    Rating: 2.9/5 (120 votes cast)

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    When her family hits hard times, young Agnes Grey takes a job as a governess in a wealthy Victorian home. As the daughter of a minister, Agnes is dismayed to witness the corruption that wealth and status can bring to a family. Her mission is find a husband who will love her for herself.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  2. Jane Eyre
    Jane Eyre
    by Charlotte Bronte

    Rating: 3.6/5 (2353 votes cast)

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    Like heroines in many romantic stories, Jane Eyre was a penniless orphan who was an ugly duckling. She left an unhappy time at a boarding school to become a teacher and governess for a proud man with a secret.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Romantic Suspense

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  3. Villette
    Villette
    by Charlotte Bronte

    Rating: 2.8/5 (206 votes cast)

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    Lucy Snowe escapes tragedy at home for the apparent safety of teaching at a boarding school in the city of Villette. Many challenges await, including learning French, untangling mistaken identities, grappling with ghosts, and reluctantly falling in love with her own headmaster.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  4. The Professor
    The Professor
    by Charlotte Bronte

    Rating: 2.5/5 (164 votes cast)

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    The hero of the book turns down a clerical job to take a teaching position in Belgium. He becomes entangled with a sensuous, manipulative woman but has affection for another woman who is a teacher and pupil at his school.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  5. Wuthering Heights
    Wuthering Heights
    by Emily Bronte

    Rating: 3.1/5 (428 votes cast)

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    This is the love story of a tormented foundling who falls in love with the daughter of his benefactor. They long for each other and have to share the violence and misery caused by their attraction.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  6. The Ashiel Mystery
    The Ashiel Mystery

    by Mrs. Charles Bryce

    The Ashiel Mystery
    by Mrs. Charles Bryce

    Rating: 2.3/5 (194 votes cast)

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    Sir Arthur Byrne returns to London from the Black Sea, suffering an illness that has sapped his energy and appetite. When he meets the widow Meredith, his passions are reignited. Satisfying them means entering a world of disguises, secret passages, and hidden identities.

    Categories: Romantic Suspense, Historical Romance

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  7. The Half-Hearted
    The Half-Hearted
    by John Buchan

    Rating: 2.2/5 (166 votes cast)

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    As the nineteenth century draws to a close, Lewis Haystoun finally decides to start living the life he has only read and written about. He meets Alice Wishart at a Scottish country house party and soon finds himself taking off on adventures in Kashmir, seeking success with a new love and a new land.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  8. The Call of the Cumberlands
    The Call of the Cumberlands

    by Charles Neville Buck

    The Call of the Cumberlands
    by Charles Neville Buck

    Rating: 2.5/5 (105 votes cast)

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    A rough, fighting mountaineer, Samson South leaves his family, his sweetheart and the majestic hills of his Kentucky homeland to follow his dream of becoming a painter in the city. His adventures shape him into an educated urban artist, yet he cannot resist the call to return to the Cumberlands.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance

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  9. Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady
    Evelina, or the History of a Young Lady
    by Fanny Burney

    Rating: 2.5/5 (185 votes cast)

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    Evelina comes from humble beginnings, but has her eye on a distinguished nobleman. To reach him, she must navigate the maze of manners that is 18th century society. Her letters tell the tale of her evolution from an innocent, rural seventeen-year-old into a self-assured society woman.

    Category: Historical Romance

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  10. Cecilia, Or Memoirs of an Heiress Volume 3
    Cecilia, Or Memoirs of an Heiress Volume 3
    by Fanny Burney

    Rating: 2.3/5 (162 votes cast)

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    An endless and relentless flow of suitors comes to woo beautiful young heiress Cecilia Beverly. Her challenge is to sort them out, which means uncovering the true story of each. She finds love gone wrong, mistaken identities, and family scandals before she locates true husband material.

    Category: Historical Romance

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