7 Inspirational Historical Romances You Can Read on Kindle Unlimited

Posted 25 July, 2017 by Paige in Bookish Lists / 23 Comments

I recently re-joined Kindle Unlimited and I am loving it. When the program first began, I wasn’t a huge fan and only kept the membership for a couple of months. It has changed for the better! Now, it seems like no matter what genre, subgenre, or obscure topic I’d like to read about I can find several options for it on KU. Seeing as I love a good inspirational historical fiction every once in a while, I’ve been really digging deep for some of the best the program has to offer and I have not been disappointed. Since there are so many options for this particular genre, I thought I’d share some of my favorites with y’all so you can have a smaller pool to fish from when testing the waters. There are SEVERAL more that I have not listed here that are amazing, I’d say more than enough to warrant a follow-up post later, so if you have any personal favorites I’d love to hear them! I’ll even add them as reader suggestions at the bottom of this post. Please note, Amazon Kindle changes prices from time to time, and sometimes books leave the program, so please check before you one-click! 

Secrets & Charades by Cindy Ervin Huff 

Can a marriage of convenience actually lead to true love? Dr. Evangeline Olsen’s niece has been writing to rancher Jake Marcum on her behalf, who needs help with his niece, Juliet. However, the shaky ground of their relationship becomes further tested when lives become at stake. A fantastic read full of a great cast of characters, definitely one of my favorite Kindle Unlimited reads so far! I cannot wait for more from this author.

The Gilded Curse by Marilyn Turk 

Is Lexie’s destiny cursed by her family’s history? Or will Russell help her learn the truth and find peace for her troubled heart? Those questions set forth a well-written novel that has you exploring Jekyll Island after Lexie’s brother is killed at Pearl Harbor. Is it truly cursed? An enjoyable page-turner that you won’t want to put down until it’s over.

The Baker’s Daughter by D.P. Cornelius 

Though technically a YA novel, this book is for everyone. Set in Berlin during WWII, Liddy is a remarkable young woman and D.P. weaves a plotline that feels realistic. You will find yourself rooting for this lively cast of characters and ready to read more from this author.

A Stranger on My Land by Sandra Merville Hart 

Set during the Civil War, the daughter of a Confederate soldier, Carrie, along with her younger brother, Jay,  find an injured Union soldier named Adam and takes him to the cave where her family hides livestock from both armies, her aunt bitter over what “Yankees” have done to their land. In trying to save his life, Carrie finds herself falling for the soldier, but with his worsening condition a union surgeon is needed to save his life, but how can she risk revealing her family’s hiding place? A beautifully written book that, despite the serious conditions, is full of wit and fun banter between the two, and friendship between Adam and Jay. Highly recommend and I personally cannot wait for more from the author.

When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke 

Janette Oke is truly a pioneer of inspirational historical fiction so I was happy to find When Calls the Heart, the first book in the Canadian West series, available to read in the KU program. Schoolteacher Elizabeth finds herself a real challenge when she moves from her sheltered life in the east, to Canada’s wild west to take on a new post where she doesn’t get quite the warm welcome one might hope for. Though the first book in the series is the only one in the program, I do recommend continuing the story if you enjoy the first.

Love Comes Softly by Janette Oke 

Okay, so I’m a *bit* of a Janette Oke fan, this was my first so I was really excited to see it in Kindle Unlimited. I first discovered Janette Oke with the Hallmark series of movies that follows this particular series. A marriage of convenience forms between pregnant widow Marty and local widower Clark, who has a young daughter. Despite their hardships, they soon find themselves ever so slowly, or should I say “softly,” falling for each other. Beautifully written, the whole entire twelve book series is outstanding, and though only this one is in KU I recommend the others, too.

The Girl Called Ella Dessa by Karen Campbell Prough 

A well-written story about a young girl, disfigured from a mountain lion attack and left for dead in a cabin by her father following her mother’s death, who finds refuge when two brothers encourage her to leave the cabin. She finds a safe place to rest her head helping a mother abandoned by her husband care for her children. Despite that, and because of her scars, she feels that she will never truly be loved. There are two more books in this series, also available on KU, and follow Ella Dessa as she grows up and journeys from Beckler’s Cove to the alligator-ridden swamps of Florida. Though the first isn’t technically a romance, I felt like it should be included because the series as a whole weaves a beautiful one.

23 Responses to “7 Inspirational Historical Romances You Can Read on Kindle Unlimited”

  1. Thank you, Paige, for taking the time to post and feature my first book, The Girl Called Ella Dessa! I appreciate it. Ella Dessa’s story has continued in two more books. And … she may appear in the fourth book! I’m still working on it.

  2. I am such a lazy person sometimes. I love to read but never tried to read on the kindle. I like better physical books. But you have shared interesting books (I like romance), therefore I think I will try one.

    • Reading on Kindle can be so easy! And if you’re reading before bed you don’t even have to get up and turn the lamp off after you finish – e-books are backlit 😉

  3. I’m always on the look out for historical romances to read. I will definitely add a few of these books to my on going “to read” list.

  4. Kori

    The Bakers Daughter looks extremely interesting!! I hope one day life will slow down a bit so I can take the time to lay in my hammock in my back yard and read!

    • I go back and forth, sometimes I like a little romance mixed in and other times I want the plot to focus elsewhere. What’s great about well-written romances like these is that the rest of the plot isn’t sacrificed for the sake of the romance, and it just serves to further the main and subplots even more.

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