Regency romance is a subgenre of historical romance that is set in England during the Regency era (1811-1820), when King George III was deemed unfit to rule and his son, the future King George IV, served as Regent. These novels typically feature a strong-willed heroine and a handsome, wealthy hero, and often include themes of social class, manners, and romance.

Here are some popular examples of Regency romance books:

“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen – This classic novel is a quintessential Regency romance, following the romantic tensions between the independent-minded Elizabeth Bennet and the wealthy, aloof Mr. Darcy.

“Bridgerton” series by Julia Quinn – This popular series of books, which inspired the Netflix TV show of the same name, follows the romantic exploits of the Bridgerton family and their peers in high society.

“The Duke and I” by Julia Quinn – This first book in the “Bridgerton” series follows the relationship between the rakish Duke of Hastings and the independent-minded Daphne Bridgerton.

“The Grand Sophy” by Georgette Heyer – This novel follows the spirited Sophy Stanton-Lacy as she shakes up her staid relatives’ lives with her unconventional behavior.

“These Old Shades” by Georgette Heyer – This novel follows the relationship between the brooding Duke of Avon and the cross-dressing Leonie, who becomes his protege and then his wife.

“Devil in Winter” by Lisa Kleypas – This novel follows the unlikely romance between the shy, bookish Evangeline Jenner and the notorious rake Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent.

“The Proposal” by Mary Balogh – This novel follows the relationship between Lady Gwendoline Muir, who is determined to marry for love, and Hugo Emes, the Earl of Trentham, who is equally determined not to fall in love.

These books offer a delightful blend of romance, humor, and historical detail, transporting readers back to the elegant world of Regency England.

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