Top Ten Classic Historical Romance Novels Set in the Medieval Period

I began reading historical romance novels in college. A fan of all things medieval, I was thrilled to find authors like Johanna Lindsey and Jude Deveraux and gobbled up their books in days or less. When life took me away from romance reading (gasp!) I was dismayed to learn years later that medieval romance novels were no longer the rage. I like a Regency-set romance as well as the next gal, but historical romance set in the medieval period is my true kryptonite. For those uninitiated, here are some of the first ones I read and some of my all-time favorites.

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Of course I also write medieval romance now too, so feel free to check out the Border Series, starting with the prequel novella ‘The Ward’s Bride’ for .99 or free with Kindle Unlimited. And if you read and enjoy one of the books below, give me a shout on social media to let me know!

The Warrior’s Queen Blurb is Here {Exclusive on Goodreads}

The 6th installment of the Border Series, a historical romance set along the 13th century Anglo-Scottish border, arrived on May 17th. Although the cover reveal is two weeks away and the May Day Celebration, similar to the one in the book, will be its official launch month kick-off, I can’t wait until then to share SOMETHING. Since I’ve been using Goodreads myself for a reader for ages, I thought it a fine place to reveal the blurb first.

So get on over there to read the blurb on Goodreads and don’t forget to add ‘The Warrior’s Queen’ to your TBR list while you’re there.

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Established in 2016, some Border Ambassadors declared their allegiance before I even had published any books. Mostly friends who read romance, they were willing to give me a shot, not surprising since they are, after all, my best buds. But what has amazed and humbled me are the Border Ambassadors who have joined since. Historical romance readers who don’t know me from Adam and not only buy my books but spend their time hanging out with me in live videos, offering input on new book ideas and in general just being the most awesome fans on the planet.

We have lots of fun in there too.

Today, for instance, I am hosting a signed paperback giveaway for BAs only. I revealed the next cover to them and am continually asking for input on bonus ideas and other ways to bring value to our group like the all new Tales from the Inn. So if you are a fan of the Border Series, current or future, join us. I can’t wait to see you there.

💗 Cecelia

Tales from the Inn: Katherine’s Story

If you received the new CM Insider, you’ve met the latest addition to The Wild Boar, an inn located just along the Anglo-Scottish border. In the summer of 1273, a beautiful yet mysterious young woman arrived at the inn in the dead of night. With enough coin for an extended stay, Katherine offered the use of her skills to Magge, the innkeeper. Well-spoken and able to read and write in English, French and Latin, she quickly became an indispensable asset for The Wild Boar. When she ran out of coin, Magge happily agreed to allow Katherine to remain and work on the inn indefinitely.

Her only condition? That Magge not inquire about Katherine’s origins.

Like The Wild Boar whose reputation allows it to remain neutral despite its proximity to the Scottish border, Katherine tries not to bring attention to herself preferring to remain in her quarters whenever possible. Keeping the inn’s accounting and occasionally assisting in the hall when needed, she quickly became known as “Magge’s girl,” a softer, though just as spirited, version of the wily owner of the borders’ most famous inn.

Like any medieval inn, The Wild Boar is privy to plenty of rumor and gossip, and Katherine’s journal gives CM Insiders insight into the latest happenings on both sides of the border. If you are subscribed to the bi-weekly newsletter, enjoy “Tales from the Inn” in each CM Insider. If not, subscribe here.

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24 April 2018

Bestselling ‘The Lord’s Captive’ on Sale

To this day, the second book in the Border Series is still one of my most beloved. The book, with its push/pull of a reticent hero and his captive, while unseemly to some (one reviewer says, “kidnapping is NOT sexy”) is overwhelmingly favored by fans. Nearly half of the email I received about the Border Series asks questions about Bryce and Catrina. “Will they have another story,” and “Will you write about their kids.” In fact, readers will see more of Bryce and Catrina in 2019, for for now, I’m excited to announce its first-ever .99 sale. For a limited time ‘The Lord’s Captive’ is on a Kindle Countdown Deal which means readers new to the Border Series can check it out fur under a dollar. If you’ve already read it, let me know what you think!

“I was told you were nearly dead.”

“You’re disappointed?” Her voice was like a splash of cold water. Why was he surprised this woman was so…feminine? She was a female, after all. A treacherous one. His enemy. But a female nonetheless.

“I don’t like being lied to.” And he didn’t.

“You would not have come otherwise.” It was a statement, not a question. And an accurate one.

“What do you want?”

“You can’t give me what I want.”

Oh, he was pretty sure he could.

Buy ‘The Lord’s Captive’ on Amazon. Deal ends March 27, 2018.



  1. I have read all these books and have them. Yes Medieval will always be my favorite time to read. You didn’t have Secret by Julie Garwood in this group of books. I was wondering if you have a P>O> Box so I could get you to sign my book labels for your books I bought of yours. I really would appreciate it.

    • Hi Debi…I LOVE The Secret and actually just re-read it recently. I will email you on the label. So glad you found my books and enjoyed!

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