This epic book list features the best historical romance novels worth reading. Even if you are a lover of romance books perhaps you’ve never picked up a historical romance novel. This genre can be stigmatized as simple bodice rippers but my all-time favorite historical romance authors turn this misconception on its head. I’ve listed the top 10 best historical romance novels that I’ve read that will turn the greatest skeptic into a lover of the genre. You’ll also discover best selling historical romance authors and their most popular books worth reading.