Ancient World Historical Romance Books

Whittling all historical fiction books into one manageable list is impossible, truly.The World Historical Romance Books set in ancient history, including ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome and other civilizations.

Here is A list of 12 Best Ancient World Historical Romance Books for your indulgence.

1. A Harlot at the Highland Court: A Redemption Highlander Romance (The Highland Ladies Book 12)

Author: by Celeste Barclay


May 4, 2021


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She trusted the wrong manLady Emelie Dunbar has made the gravest error an unmarried lady-in-waiting can make. The man she believes will be a bridegroom who loves, honors, and cherishes her turns out to be a duplicitous lover. Left with few choices, Emelie struggles to make a decision that will protect not only her reputation but her younger sister Blythe's.

When rescue comes from an unexpected Highlander, Emelie must decide whether she's finally found the right man to trust. Can Emelie believe an offer that seems too good to be true? Are her instincts right this time? He trusted the wrong womanDominic Campbell, Laird Brodie Campbell's younger brother, is still reeling from the humiliation and shame his dead wife left in her wake.

Sent to court in his brother's stead, Dominic intended to conduct his clan's business and leave, not discover a troubled young woman in dire need of help. When he offers the protection of not only his sword but his name, Dominic wonders if he's found his redemption.

2. Taking Her Highland Estate: A Steamy Scottish Medieval Historical Romance (Highlands’ Formidable Warriors)

Author: by Ann Marie Scott


July 5, 2021


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He came for her estate, but he took her heart away. Being the son of a hired killer and a noble lady, thus a half-royal man, Irvine MacMillian has always known that his descent would fill his path to the Lairdship with thorns.

Now that the old Laird has died, Irvine's uncle becomes the temporary Laird of the clan, and when Irvine presents himself as the legitimate successor, his uncle tries to keep the Lairdship for himself! However, Irvine will not abandon his birthright, and he manages to strike a bargain with his uncle; Irvine's task is to occupy a piece of land that the clan has claimed for decades.

This way, Irvine will prove himself worthy, and also, his uncle will have a place to build a mansion and spend his days after Irvine becomes Laird. But unfortunately, there is one person that would rather die before seeing this happen.

For years, Bridget Wright has tried her best to defend her estate against the local Lairds. Even if she is not a man, her courage and vigor have made her as famous as her stunning looks have. When Irvine arrives at her homeland, he understands immediately that the lass will not let him have her estate that easily.

3. The Silent Highlander (Highland Intrigue Trilogy Book 1)

Author: by Donna Fletcher


May 31, 2021


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All is not what it seems.Don't trust anyone. The warning comes too late for Elysia. Alone and frightened Elysia hurries to do as her two sisters urged, ask Saber, who works one of the crofts, to wed her. She favors him and believes he feels the same about her.

His throat is healing from an injury and his voice is slowly returning with her help. Elysia is no healer but having helped her sister Bliss, the healer of their clan, she has a bit of healing knowledge. It is the least she can do when her two sisters are sacrificing so much more.

Annis is off on a mission to see what can be done to save Bliss from a marriage she agreed to, so Annis and Elysia would not be forced to wed, but will surely be the death of her due to a twenty-year-old curse.

A marriage to Saber would keep Elysia safe from those seeking to take advantage of her now that she doesn't have the safety of her sisters. To her surprise, Saber refuses her offer and to make matters worse the chieftain of the clan presents her with three clan warriors and gives her two weeks to pick one to wed.

4. Highland Steel (The Highland Chronicles Book 3)

Author: by Elizabeth Rose


‎ February 19, 2020


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RONE Award FinalistShe needs him to escort her to the Highlands, but where she wants him to take her is enemy territory. It's a dangerous game she plays! The Sassenach:Englishwoman Lady Rhoswen Asquith accompanies her father and siblings on a journey to the Highlands, starting out on a very dangerous but important mission.

The plan is to save her baby nephew from her late sister's murderous Highland husband. Things go horribly wrong and her traveling party is attacked, leaving Rhoswen and her siblings alone and on the wrong side of the border. The Highlander:Logan MacKeefe travels with his pet wolf at his side and his sword always in his grasp.

After being thrown out of the Horn and Hoof Tavern because his wolf stole a chicken from old Callum MacKeefe's soup pot, Logan goes for a swim and lays naked on a rock to dry. Getting no peace, a Sassenach bursts through the brush, surprising him almost as much as his nakedness surprises her.

Never able to turn away a bonnie lassie in distress, he finds himself agreeing to escort her to the Highlands. That is, until he realizes she is asking him to take her right to his arch-enemy's door. Will honor and love win over revenge and guilt, as two people who should never be together find comfort and solace in each other's embrace?

5. Call of a Highlander: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Arch Through Time Book 8)

Author: by Katy Baker


January 18, 2019


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Torn from the twenty-first century, lost in the lonely Highlands of Scotland, a modern woman discovers the most important secret of all: that love transcends time. Bethany Carter has just about given up. Having fled her homeland following the tragic murder of her parents, she's focused on her goal of becoming a human rights lawyer.

Maybe that way she can fix the terrible ache in her soul. But nobody wants to a hire an untried graduate and Beth begins to wonder if she'll ever find what she's searching for. So when a strange old woman offers her some cryptic advice and the chance to change her destiny, Beth listens.

She steps through an archway in a ruined castle and is sent hurtling back through timeand right into danger. Thrown into the path of Camdan MacAuley, a ruthless mercenary, Beth is sure he's everything she hates. But she soon learns there is more to the man than the blood-thirsty scoundrel he appears to be.

Finding herself drawn to the mysterious warrior, Beth realizes she must unravel the truth of his perilous bargain with the Fae,and discover the man beneath the mask if she is to find a way to heal both their hearts.

6. Troy: The Greek Myths Reimagined

Author: by Stephen Fry

11 hours and 1 minute

Stephen Fry

June 22, 2021

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In this brilliant conclusion to his best-selling Mythos trilogy, legendary author and actor Stephen Fry retells the tale of the Trojan War. Full of tragic heroes, intoxicating love stories, and the unstoppable force of fate, there is no conflict more iconic than the Trojan War.

Troy is the story of the epic battle retold by Fry with drama, humor, and vivid emotion. Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, Helen, their lovers, and their mortal enemies all burn bright in Fry's compelling prose. This volume invites you to explore a captivating world with a brilliant storyteller as your guide.

Beloved author: Stephen Fry is an icon whose signature wit and mellifluous style makes this retelling utterly unique. Fans will love hearing his interpretation, whether they are familiar with the original Greek myths or not. Timeless Stories: For fans of Neil Gaiman's Norse Mythology, Madeline Miller's Circe or Song of Achilles, or Pat Barker's The Silence of the Girls, this is the perfect next great book.

7. Jewel of the Nile

Author: by Tessa Afshar


Tyndale (June 1, 2021)

June 1, 2021

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Whispered secrets about her parents' past take on new urgency for Chariline as she pays one last visit to the land of her forefathers, the ancient kingdom of Cush. Raised as an orphan by her aunt, Chariline has only been told a few pieces of her parents' tragic love story.

Her beautiful dark skin is proof that her father was Cushite, but she knows nothing else. While visiting her grandfather before his retirement as the Roman official in the queen's court, Chariline overhears that her father is still alive, and discovering his identity becomes her obsession.

Both her grandfather and the queen have reasons for keeping this secret, however, and forbid her quest. So when her only clues lead to Rome, Chariline sneaks on the ship of a merchant trusted by friends. Theo is shocked to discover a stowaway on board his vessel and determines to be rid of her as soon as possible.

But drawn in by Chariline's story, he feels honor-bound to see her safely to shore, especially when it appears someone may be willing to kill for the truth she seeks. In this transformative tale of historical fiction, bestselling author Tessa Afshar brings to life the kingdom of Cush and the Roman Empire, introducing readers to a fascinating world filled with gripping adventure, touching romance, and a host of lovable charactersincluding some they may recognize from the biblical book of Acts.

8. Honor and Might in the Highlands: A Scottish Medieval Historical Romance Collection

Author: by Ava McArthur


July 2, 2021


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A spinster lady in waiting... After four broken betrothals, Elizabeth Fraser believes her father's political ambitions will keep her from ever finding a husband. Content to be considered on the shelf, Elizabeth would rather be left in peace as one of the queen's ladies in waiting than engage in flirtations that lead nowhere.

She never expected one chance encounter months ago would alter the future she had accepted. Will Elizabeth give Edward a second chance to prove he wants more than a dalliance? A warrior wanting to return home... Edward Bruce, the adopted younger brother of King Robert the Bruce, is tired of fighting the English in Ireland.

Loyal to his brother but homesick, Edward returns to Robert's Scottish court in hopes of settling down once more in the Highlands. Edward recognizes the beguiling Lady Elizabeth from a brief meeting that involved one dance and a rushed conversation on the terrace.

He still can't believe the rumor she started to protect her friends. Drawn to her dry wit and independent nature, Edward realizes that his new home will require one particular lady of the keep. Can Edward prove to his Highland lady that his intentions are sincere before time runs out?

10. Highlander’s Hunted Maid: A Steamy Scottish Medieval Historical Romance (Highlands’ Partners in Crime)

Author: by Olivia Kerr


July 9, 2021


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Everyone hunts her.But he must protect her at any cost. Flora's diligence has made her one of the most trusted maids of the Laird, and his trust towards her makes people in the court jealous. However, when the Laird is found dead, and Flora is identified as the last person who saw him, the same people are sure that the lass will be going to jail with the allegation of murder!

Kendrick Chalmers, the young brother of the Laird, is the new leader and the man who will have to put Flora behind bars. There are no other suspects, but Kendrick finds it hard to believe that this sweet girl could kill the man who was so nice to her Flora is trying to talk to Kendrick and convince him that she simply found the Laird dead and she has nothing to do with his killing!

She respected him, and he was a father figure to her. However, if Kendrick does not administer justice, the clan will be furious at him, and he will never be the new Laird. Kendrick never thought that his first act as a Laird would be to condemn a young lass, but it seems that there is no other choice.

11. The Lady's Protector (Highland Bodyguards, Book 1)

Author: by Emma Prince


Emma Prince (May 19, 2016)

May 19, 2016

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The Battle of Bannockburn may be over, but the war is far from won. Her ProtectorAnsel Sutherland is charged with a mission from King Robert the Bruce to protect the illegitimate son of a powerful English Earl. Though Ansel bristles at aiding an Englishman, the nature of the war for Scottish independence is changing, and he is honor-bound to serve as a bodyguard.

He arrives in England to fulfill his assignment, only to meet the beautiful but secretive Lady Isolda, who refuses to tell him where his ward is. When a mysterious attacker threatens Isolda's life, Ansel realizes he is the only thing standing between her and deadly peril.

His LadyLady Isolda harbors dark secretssecrets she refuses to reveal to the rugged Highland rogue who arrives at her castle demanding answers. But Ansel's dark eyes cut through all her defenses, threatening to undo her resolve. To protect her past, she cannot submit to the white-hot desire that burns between them.

As the threat to her life spirals out of control, she has no choice but to trust Ansel to whisk her to safety deep in the heart of the HighlandsThis full-length Scottish historical romance is part of the Highland Bodyguards Series, but also can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.

12. The Splendid Hour: The Executioner Knights Book 7

Author: by Kathryn Le Veque


June 24, 2021


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Read the USA Today Bestseller!! It's Christopher de Lohr's bastard son, Peter, in a tale that could change the stars of the House of de Lohr forever When religion and politics don't meet, it's an explosion that could tear the Executioner Knights and England apart foreverPeter de Lohr is the illegitimate son of the greatest knight in the realm, though he has been accepted by his father.

Not only accepted embraced. Peter is well-loved by everyone, an enormous and powerful knight in the image of his famous sire. He is also an Executioner Knight, and one of the very best. A great marriage is expected of him, it is presumed, to the daughter of a high-placed warlord.

Until he meets Liora bat Thad. Petite, raven-haired and blue-eyed, Liora is the exquisite and glamorous daughter of a very prosperous goldsmith. She is also a Jewess, her father being a jeweler to the king. It is a time of great prosperity for the Jews of London, with King John being surprisingly fair to them, far more equitable than to some of his own barons.