Favorite Historical Romance Covers {Historical Romance 101}

Posted 8 April, 2016 by Amanda / 7 Comments

Historical Romance 101

As much as I love historical romance (and you know I love historical romance), the covers seem to follow a general pattern: Slap a woman in a beautiful dress onto the cover. For extra, add a scantily clad man. I do love a pretty dress (and men without much clothing), but is it wrong of me to want something a little more… iconic?

That said. Here are a few of my favorites.

Darkest London by Kristen Callihan

Paranormal and fantasy covers always seem to be a bit more visually interesting, and these two books from Darkest London by Kristen Callihan are no exception.

Sarah MacLean’s The Rules of Scoundrels series

Maybe it’s because I love the characters or the striking colors of the covers. Or because A Rogue by Any Other Name launched the Great Historical Romance Bender, and there will always be a special place in my heart for the book (and series).

Seducing Mr. Knightly by Maya Rodale

All the gold and bare skin makes this an evocative cover. I’d certainly sign up for seducing Mr. Knightly.

Say Yes to the Marquess by Tessa Dare

Not gonna lie, part of why I like this cover is because I want to have my own castle. Who wouldn’t, really?

Don’t forget to stop by Quinn’s Book Nook, Feminist Fairy Tales, and Addicted to Romance for their favorite covers!
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7 Responses to “Favorite Historical Romance Covers {Historical Romance 101}”

  1. oh what a selection you have here hun!!! I really love Sarah Maclean’s covers….and they also have great stepbacks too. One Good Earl Deserves a Lover is a personal fave. It definitely portrays the heroine how I imagine her and love the details. Seducing Mr. Knightley—one is a great book….love this series. But yeah love the cover and the sweet pose here. I like the whole cuddle set up. And GOLD—love that color in covers and it isn’t used often enough.

    • I wish stepbacks were easier to get pictures of… that would be a great Historical Romance 101 post. Because… man. Those stepbacks are often the best.

      • oh I know. I do know that you can find hundreds on Goodreads. and there is quite a variety to choose from since they have been around for a long time thanks to AVON!! :) They always portray a great setting that connects to the story so well.

  2. Jennifer @ Feminist Fairytale Reviews

    Yeah for Sarah MacLean covers! I was trying to limit myself to one cover per author so I had a hard time picking my favorite. I am partial to Say Yes to the Marquess because of the castle as well. And I completely forgot about the Darkest London series. Moonglow is just gorgeous and matches the story really well.

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