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This week’s topic is “Genre Freebie”. I sat and thought about what I wanted to do for this topic for a while, but eventually decided. So without further ado, here are ten historical romance authors I’ve read and enjoyed – in absolutely no order, I assure you.

Candace Camp

Candace Camp was the first historical romance author I ever read. I haven’t read all of her stuff yet, and now I want to revisit her.

Lisa Kleypas

Lisa Kleypas is a go-to in the historical romance genre. I’ve only read her Wallflowers series, and it’s amazing. I’m excited to read more by her.

Sylvia Day

I have read two historical romances by Sylvia Day, and I just realized she wrote even more! I thought all of her other work was contemporary. I’ve decided to dive in and read everything she’s written.

Annabelle Anders

I’ve read two of her books and loved them, plus she talks to her fans on social media which I absolutely adore. She sent me a copy of A Lady’s Prerogative to review and got me totally hooked.

Julia Quinn

I’ve read the first six books in the Bridgertons series and totally need to catch up. I’m pumped for the Netflix adaptation. We need more historical romance on television.

Tessa Dare

I love the Girl Meets Duke series and can’t wait to read more from her. Plus, she’s a badass on Twitter.

Courtney Milan

Courtney Milan is another badass. (Just google RWA and see how they dug themselves into a hole.) I started the Brothers Sinister series and have to finish it. I think I want to reread the first books before I dive back in.

Lavinia Kent

I still need to read more by her! Lavinia Kent mixes the BDSM genre with historical romance in the Bound and Determined series and I love the result.

Donna Thorland

Yep, another author I have to catch up on. She writes romance that takes place during the American Revolution which I don’t see too often!

Lauren Willig

The Pink Carnation series is fire, and she writes some great (less steamy, more plotty) standalones too.

Have you read any of these authors? What were your thoughts? And am I missing any big names?