Review at The Daily Mail Lyn Andrews, Maggie May (2009), about a young woman who grew up in the slums of Liverpool burdened with the name her father gave her, that of a notorious prostitute.
Peter Ackroyd, The Case Book of Victor Frankenstein (2009), a literary novel which imagines that the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and Victor Frankenstein, creator of the Frankenstein monster, were students together at Oxford. Ryder (2008), historical romance about a British agent assigned to smuggle out of Napoleon's France a French noblewoman with an English son; #1 in the Those Scandalous Ravenhursts series.
Louise Allen, The Outrageous Lady Felsham (2008), historical romance about a young widow who has an affair with a viscount who turns up in her bedroom in the wee hours of the morning; #2 in the Those Scandalous Ravenhursts series.
The Jane Austen genre and some classic Regency romance novels (specifically Georgette Heyer's) are listed below; for a more complete listing of Regency romances, consult a website devoted to historical romance.
Click on the title for more information from Powell's Books or another online source, or if you're outside the U. Leila Aboulela, The Kindness of Enemies (2016), about a present-day scholar in Scotland researching the life of the Muslim leader in the Caucasus who led the anti-Russian resistance in the nineteenth century; part of the novel is set in nineteenth-century Russia.
Lori Baker, The Glass Ocean (2013), about a glassmaker and the daughter of a seaman who meet aboard ship on her naturalist father's expedition to the New World.
Mary Balogh, First Comes Marriage (2009), Regency romance about a young viscount who has promised to find a wife by Christmas and three very different sisters; #1 in the Huxtable series.Review Andrea Barrett, Voyage of the Narwhal (1998), about an 1855 expedition to the Arctic in search of a lost ship.Susan Barrett, Fixing Shadows (2005), about a duchess who takes a governess's illegitimate baby when her own baby dies in 1873, in order to secure an inheritance.George Mac Donald Fraser's popular Flashman series about a British soldier is set in the British Empire period.For novels set during the time of Napoleon, see the Napoleonic Era page.For news on the latest reviews, author interviews and additions to this website, see the blog.