Modern Regencies

I recently had a birthday, and my kind relatives treated me to Amazon gift cards. Naturally, I rushed to the Amazon Kindle store to buy as many books as I could with their largesse. Since I’m rereading Georgette Heyer at the moment, I thought it would be an interesting contrast to try something more recent for comparison. My tastes just now running to traditional rather than bodice-ripper, I searched particularly for that style, although it was difficult to find them – they tend to be well-buried amongst all those covers with flowing skirts and off-the-shoulder numbers. But here’s what I came up with, in three categories (prices in £ alongside), plus some other modern Regencies I’m reading (purely for research, you understand):

1) Older books (pre-2001):

  • The Nomad Harp: Laura Matthews 2.67 1980
  • The Mysterious Heir: Edith Layton 3.85 1984
  • Brighton Road: Susan Carroll 2.20 1988
  • The Rake: Mary Jo Putney 4.02 1989
  • Cousin Cecilia: Joan Smith 2.99 1990
  • Lord of Scoundrels: Loretta Chase 3.99 1995
  • Reforming Lord Ragsdale: Carla Kelly 2.49 1995
  • The Unflappable Miss Fairchild: Regina Scott 1998 (Bookbub free book)
  • One Night For Love: Mary Balogh 4.99 1999
  • A Summer To Remember: Mary Balogh 5.99 2002
  • The Viscount Who Loved Me: Julia Quinn 3.33 2000

2) More recent (2001-2012):

  • The Silent Governess: Julie Klassen 3.69 2010
  • Two Corinthians: Carola Dunn 2010
  • The Kiss Of A Stranger: Sarah M Eden 1.09 2011
  • Edenbrooke: Julianne Donaldson 8.59 2012
  • A Moment of Silence: Anna Dean (2009)

3) The latest thing – the three bestsellers in the US on the day I looked (18th November 2016):

  • The Duke’s Everburning Passion: Charlotte Stone 0.99 2016
  • You’re The Rogue That I Want: Samantha Holt 3.27 2016
  • Gaining the Gentleman: Eleanor Meyers 0.99 2016

4) Other new Regencies: