Discover the Top 10 Historical Romance Novels by Annabelle Anders

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  • May 12, 2024
Discover the Top 10 Historical Romance Novels by Annabelle Anders
Discover the Top 10 Historical Romance Novels by Annabelle Anders

Annabelle Anders is celebrated for her enthralling contributions to the historical romance genre, captivating readers with her rich narratives and dynamic characters. Her novels, set against the vivid backdrops of various historical periods, not only offer escapism but also an insightful exploration into the complexities of love and society. This article delves into the top 10 historical romance novels penned by Anders, highlighting the unique elements that make each of them stand out. Whether you're a longtime fan or a newcomer to her works, this guide aims to connect you with a novel that will whisk you away to an era of poignant romance and dramatic adventures.

Hell Hath No Fury

Hell Hath No Fury

To keep the money, he has to keep her as well…

Cecily Nottingham has made a huge mistake. 
The marriage bed was still warm when the earl she thought she loved crawled out of it and announced that he loved someone else. 
Loves. Someone else.
All he saw in Cecily was her dowry. 
But he’s in for the shock of his life, because in order to keep the money, he has to keep her. 
With nothing to lose, Cecily sets out to seduce her husband’s cousin, Stephen Nottingham, in an attempt to goad the earl into divorcing her. Little does she realize that Stephen would turn out to be everything her husband was not: Honorable, loyal, trustworthy…Handsome as sin.
Stephen only returned to England for one reason. Save his cousin’s estate from financial ruin. Instead, he finds himself face to face with his cousins beautiful and scorned wife, he isn’t sure what to do first, strangle his cousin, or kiss his wife. His honor is about to be questioned, right along with his self-control. 
Amid snakes, duels and a good catfight, Cecily realizes the game she’s playing has high stakes indeed.  There are only a few ways for a marriage to end in Regency England and none of them come without a high price. Is she willing to pay it? Is Stephen? A ‘Happily Ever After’ hangs in the balance, because, yes, love can conquer all, but sometimes it needs a little bit of help.

Cocky Earl

Cocky Earl

An honorable Earl, an American Girl, and one lost bet that changes everything.

Miss Charley Jackson didn’t want to sail to England. The British are stuffy, and arrogant, and think far too highly of themselves. Particularly, the ones who referred to themselves as Lords.

Julian Wellstone, the Earl of Westerley, never walked away from a bet but should have known his luck would someday run out. He should have known a time would come when the gambling tables would turn against him.

Which is exactly what happened when he played “one more hand” and lost the game of a lifetime to American Whiskey King, Mr. Daniel Jackson. Jules has no choice but to honor the bet and court the man’s daughter—a chit who managed to get under his skin from the moment he met her. But honor is everything.

Until love deals him a new hand. And once the lines are blurred, all bets are off. Will he fold and walk away, or will he ante up his heart and risk everything for the love of a lifetime?

Trapped with the Duke

Trapped with the Duke

Miss Collette Jones, as the illegitimate daughter of a baron, is determined to become a respectable teacher. The Duke of Bedwell isn’t interested in respectable teachers. He’s interested in being proper, honorable, and fulfilling his duties to his title. So what is Bedwell to do when honor demands he show more than a little interest in one particular respectable teacher? Why, marry the chit, that’s what.

The Perfect Debutante

The Perfect Debutante


It couldn't have been any more perfect...

Miss Louella Rose is Sweet, Beautiful. Refined. The answer to all her family's woes. But beneath her flawless complexion, behind her mesmerizing eyes, she hides a secret shame.

Stanton promised to marry the woman of his father’s choice by the age of thirty and that time has finally come. To his surprise and delight, the chosen lady is the perfect debutante, for him anyhow, and he couldn’t be happier... until he discovers the scars that make no sense – scars that shatter the illusion of perfection.

LIES, greed and blood lay waste to a most promising marriage. Can their love overcome the ravages of guilt and carry them through life’s imperfections?

Hell in a Hand Basket

Hell in a Hand Basket

Thus reads the Banns of marriage between Lord Harold Brookes and Miss Sophia Babineaux.
"If any of you know cause why these two should not be joined in Holy matrimony, ye are to declare it."

Would anyone declare it?


THE BRIDE wants to declare it. The heat Sophia feels for another man has given her a bad case of cold feet! She’d never even been kissed, how was she to know the importance of sizzle? By the time she realizes her mistake it may be too late...

THE GROOM never wanted to marry Sophia in the first place. His interests (ahem) lie elsewhere. Unfortunately, with a duke for a father, Lord Harold has no say in the matter at all.

So it’s up to war hero and rake, Captain Devlin Brookes to set matters right. He’s just returned from war and ready to settle down, unfortunately the girl he wants is, well, ah… unavailable.

But he has a plan.

Once set in motion, one lie turns into a spiral of deceit and guilt. Was one shot at heaven worth a lifetime of hell?

Because love endures but the heart has it’s limits.

Or does it?

Hell's Belle

Hell's Belle

There comes a time in a lady’s life when she needs to take matters into her own hands…

A Scheming Minx

Emily Goodnight, a curiously smart bluestocking – who cannot see a thing without her blasted spectacles – is raising the art of meddling to new heights. Why leave her future in the hands of fate when she’s perfectly capable of managing it herself?

An Apathetic Rake

The Earl of Blakely, London’s most unattainable bachelor, finds Miss Goodnight’s schemes nearly as intriguing as the curves hidden beneath her frumpy gowns. Secure in his independence, he's focussed on one thing only: evading this father's manipulating ways. In doing so, ironically, he fails to evade the mischief of Emily’s managing ploys.

Hell’s Belle Indeed

What with all the cheating at parlor games, trysts in dark closets, and nighttime flights to Gretna Green, complications arise. Because fate has limits. And when it comes to love and the secrets of the past, there’s only so much twisting one English Miss can get away with…

Hell’s Belle is the third book in the Devil’s Debutantes Series but can also be read as a standalone novel.

Cocky Baron

Cocky Baron

Lady Bethany Wellstone’s season in London was cut short when her father is killed in a duel. She believes it is a sign—a sign that she was never meant to marry. Besides, no one can ever live up to the man she’s secretly loved for most of her life—a man who also happens to be one of her brother’s closest friends.

“Chase” the Baron of Chaswick, is far too much of a rake to notice the likes of Bethany. Aside from being the most beautiful man she’s ever known, he’s charming, kind and all a woman could ever want. She’ll suffer her unrequited love from the sidelines. It ought to be enough. And it is.

Nobody's Lady

Nobody's Lady

A London deb and a military hero meet at a ball and fall in love. (sigh) They succumb to passion out of wedlock, but due to unimaginable circumstances they are tragically separated. Of course, she suffers the consequences while he goes on to inherit a dukedom. Years later, a chance meeting reveals the truth of the past and yet the impossibility of a future together. Can they surpass love’s barriers the second time around?

THE DUKE -- After managing a dukedom and serving in the House of Lords for nearly a decade, Michael Cortland has finally become betrothed to the perfect lady, Natalie Spencer. While traveling to London for the 1824 parliamentary season however, a highway robbery leaves him stranded and mired in mud. All of his strategic plans are called into question when his first love happens along to “rescue” him.

THE WIDOW -- Thankfully widowed after enduring a forced marriage for eight years, Lilly Beauchamp is returning to London to present her stepdaughter to society. Unable to resist, she finds herself aiding the man who betrayed her years ago. As the facts behind their estrangement emerge however, blame shifts and passions are reignited.

Amidst political and social intrigue, Lilly discovers her inner strengths while Michael reconciles a gentleman’s honor with his heart’s desire and his conscience. Falling in love all over again, new challenges face the star-crossed lovers. There is a choice after all, but do they have the strength and courage to choose each other?

Cocky Duke

Cocky Duke

Mrs. Ambrosia Bloomington, now a widow, is ready to start a new life amongst Mayfair elites without the overarching reach of her late husband, Mr. Harrison Bloomington. With her trunks loaded safely onto her own private carriage, she’s ready to face the world as an independent woman in Regency London.

She does not, however, bargain for cocksure Frenchman, Mr. Charles Cochran Bateman coming along and turning her very ordinary journey into the adventure of a lifetime.

She does not bargain for his laughter, his enthusiasm, nor his Joie de vie.

And blast and fiddlesticks, she certainly is not expecting to experience the sparks that charge the air between them.

And, it seems, apparently, neither is he…

I Like Big Dukes and I Cannot Lie

I Like Big Dukes and I Cannot Lie

From the delightfully debonair to the devilishly dangerous, these dashing dukes can't help but command your attention. And let's not forget the real stars here—the dazzling, damsel-not-in-distress heroines who don't need a title to rule. These are ladies of wit, grit, and not a little bit of mischief.
Every one of these novellas has a duke for its leading man. They're haughty, they're naughty, and they've got estates large enough to lose a spouse in. But beneath their stony aristocratic exteriors, beat hearts ready for passion... and the right touch of scandal. Dive into the pages of "I Like Big Dukes and I Cannot Lie," where the tea is strong, the dukes are stronger, and the heroines are an irresistible force of nature. After all, you know what they say— the duke-ier, the merrier!


Annabelle Anders has solidified her reputation as a master of historical romance, weaving narratives that blend authentic historical details with deeply emotional love stories. The novels listed in this guide showcase her ability to transport readers to another time and place, while exploring universal themes of love, struggle, and triumph. Whether you prefer the glittering ballrooms of Regency England or the cobblestone streets of Victorian London, Anders offers a gateway into the past that is both educational and immensely entertaining. Engaging with her top novels not only promises delightful reading but also a deeper appreciation for historical romance as a powerful genre.