Top 5 2013 Historical Reads

It’s time to share with you our top historical reads from this year. I’m not sure what happened this year but all of us here at TBRG read fewer historicals than we ever have. We will have to fix this in 2014.


  1. Twilight with an Infamous Earl by Alexandra Hawkins
  2. The Taming of Ryder Cavanaugh by Stephanie Laurens
  3. Highlander Most Wanted by Maya Banks
  4. Sinner’s Heart by Zoe Archer
  5. The Governess Affair by Courtney Milan


  1. Defiant in the Viking’s Bed by Joanna Fulford


  1. The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley
  2. Reconstructing Jackson by Holly Bush
  3. In Bed With the Highlander by Maya Banks
  4. Romancing Lady Stone by Delilah Marvelle
  5. Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey


  1. Through the Smoke by Brenda Novak

Now that we’ve shared ours, you tell us what were some of your top historical romances this year?





  1. patoct

    I dont really read any historicals. Have read none this year.

  2. marcyshuler

    Again, from my goodreads page, the last Historical books I gave 5 star ratings to:

    No Good Duke Goes Unpunished by Sarah MacLean
    The Spinster’s Secret by Emily Larkin
    The Wicked Deeds of Daniel Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley
    Tapestry by Karen Ranney – an older title, but new to me.
    The Endearment by LaVyrle Spencer – this is my only reread, but I read it before when it came out.
    Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath
    Sweet Madness by Heather Snow
    With This Kiss by Eloisa James

    I know this is more than five, but I had to include the Heather Snow and Eloisa James books. 🙂 I do read a lot of Historical romances, but many only got a 4 star rating from me.

  3. gmapeony

    I rarely read historicals. I did however re-read some of Lorraine Heath’s older ones – I was in a mood for some v.g. oldies: Sweet Lullaby, Parting Gifts and Always to Remember. I also re-read her Texas Trilogy. I do enjoy reading western historicals.

  4. Janon

    Lorraine Heath is probably my favorite Historical author. I don’t think I’ve read anything by her that I didn’t rate less than an A.


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