Read Free Regency Romance Novels

The Regency romance novel is set in the early 1800s in the British Empire, particularly in the timeframe of 1811 to 1820 when soon to become George IV was ruling the country as Prince Regent due to the illness of his father George III.

The story lines and characters have a strong focus on the norms of society and how society provides a backdrop for the actions taken by the characters in the novel. The perils of the time, including marriages of convenience, guardians, spinsters and lost inheritances, can all be found in Regency romance novels, just one of the many types of free online romance novels on PublicBookshelf.

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  1. Lady Susan
    Lady Susan
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.4/5 (302 votes cast)

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    Recently widowed Lady Susan Vernon flirts, lies and pretends to be humble in a series of letter exchanges designed to help her find a financially suitable husband in London high society for herself and her shy teenaged daughter Frederica.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  2. The Ayrshire Legatees
    The Ayrshire Legatees
    by John Galt

    Rating: 2.4/5 (190 votes cast)

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    Scottish minister Dr. Zachariah Pringle and his family travel to London, and they have plenty to write home about. Innocent of urban ways, the Pringles observations reveal the social realities of London life in eye-opening letters to their relatives back home.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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  3. Beltane the Smith
    Beltane the Smith

    by Jeffery Farnol

    Beltane the Smith
    by Jeffery Farnol

    Rating: 2.4/5 (246 votes cast)

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    Growing up isolated among hermits, young Beltane has a lot to learn about the world. His education begins when a stranger comes to the woods offering sword and horse lessons to the young man. Still, will he be ready when Lady Helen of Mortain rides through and catches his eye?

    Categories: Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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  4. The Honourable Mr. Tawnish
    The Honourable Mr. Tawnish
    by Jeffery Farnol

    Rating: 2.4/5 (302 votes cast)

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    A fashionable London gentleman, Horatio Tawnish seeks the hand of the daughter of Sir John Chester, who has nothing but disdain for Mr. Tawnish. Tawnish must overcome his reputation as an effeminate dandy if he is to win the woman he loves.

    Categories: Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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  5. The Amateur Gentleman
    The Amateur Gentleman

    by Jeffery Farnol

    The Amateur Gentleman
    by Jeffery Farnol

    Rating: 2.5/5 (262 votes cast)

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    Fortune has found young English innkeeper Barnabas. As he works his way into London high society, he also embarks on a romance with a Lady. Adventures keep Barnabas busy, with thrills like high stakes horse-racing in this Regency romance.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  6. Emma - Volume 2
    Emma - Volume 2
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.8/5 (294 votes cast)

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    Emma Woodhouse schemes to find a suitable husband for her friend and plunders through the challenges of her social world. She shares her life with unforgettable characters in a small town that is in the middle of a historical transition.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  7. Emma - Volume 1
    Emma - Volume 1
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.8/5 (333 votes cast)

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    Emma Woodhouse schemes to find a suitable husband for her friend and plunders through the challenges of her social world. She shares her life with unforgettable characters in a small town that is in the middle of a historical transition.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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  8. Northanger Abbey
    Northanger Abbey
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.8/5 (347 votes cast)

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    Catherine Morland meets Henry and John, both intriguing young men while on vacation. She is drawn between them and is soon invited to stay with Henry's family Northanger Abbey. John tries to sabotage the blooming relationship. Henry's father initially forbids the marriage because John tells him that Catherine is not as rich as he previously believed; but, he eventually approves when his daughter becomes engaged to a wealthy, titled man.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  9. Emma - Volume 3
    Emma - Volume 3
    by Jane Austen

    Rating: 2.8/5 (268 votes cast)

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    Emma Woodhouse schemes to find a suitable husband for her friend and plunders through the challenges of her social world. She shares her life with unforgettable characters in a small town that is in the middle of a historical transition.

    Categories: Romance, Regency Romance

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  10. Ivanhoe
    Ivanhoe
    by Sir Walter Scott

    Rating: 2.8/5 (312 votes cast)

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    Wilfred of Ivanhoe, one of the last Saxon English noblemen, is determined to court Lady Rowena in spite of opposition from his father, Cedric. The path to wedded bliss is strewn with chivalric adventures, castle stormings, jousting tournaments, kidnappings and mistaken identities.

    Categories: Romance, Historical Romance, Regency Romance

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