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Romance Through the Years: Historical Romance for Teens

True love is timeless. These books prove love, heartbreak and happy endings have existed far longer than you or me.


Angelmonster
Angelmonster

Fictionalized story of Mary Godwin, author of the horror classic "Frankenstein," and her relationship with poet and freethinker Percy Shelley, who ran away to Europe to escape gossip and social ostracism in London, and who endured tragedy and terrible losses repeatedly in her life.


Call me the Canyon : a love story
Call me the Canyon : a love story

Fifteen-year-old Madolen, who is half Navajo, was raised by her prospector father in Glen Canyon at the end of the 19th century, then joined a Mormon family that offered to take her in and teach her to read. Later she strikes out on her own and becomes a canyon guide for a handsome archaeologist.


Pure Spring
Pure Spring

It's spring in post-World War II Ottawa and Matin has found a true home. He's also working even though he had to lie about his age to get the job. Martin is also in love, but his boss is robbing the family of the one he loves.


The queen's soprano
The queen's soprano

In seventeenth century Rome, Angelica is torn between her love for music and her strict Catholic upbringing when she falls in love with a French sculptor and moves in with Queen Christina.


Freaks : alive on the inside!
Freaks : alive on the inside!

After leaving home in search of adventure, romance, and riches, seventeen-year-old Abel, the "normal" son of freak show entertainers, is haunted by a mysterious spirit.


Cyrano
Cyrano

Ashamed of his ugliness, long-nosed Cyrano de Bergerac, a brilliant seventeenth-century poet and expert swordsman in the French army, helps a rival woo and win Roxane, the beautiful cousin Cyrano loves in silence.


Loving Will Shakespeare
Loving Will Shakespeare

Young Will (William) Shakespeare falls in love with much older Anne Hathaway.


A higher geometry
A higher geometry

While grieving the death of her grandmother in 1959, teenager Anna is torn between her aspirations to study math in college and her family's expectations that she will marry and become a homemaker after high school.


The curse of the Romanovs
The curse of the Romanovs

In 1916, teenaged hemophiliac and heir to the Russian throne, Alexei Romanov, escapes into the future to elude the murderous Rasputin, and meets his modern-day cousin, fifteen-year-old Varda, who is working on a cure for hemophilia and who wants to help change history by saving his family.


Snow apples
Snow apples

During World War II, Sheila learns the hard way what love is -- and what it isn't.


The unrivalled Spangles
The unrivalled Spangles

In the 19th century, Lucy Spangle drops and breaks a mirror which causes bad luck for her circus family. Somehow her sister Ellen, with the love and support of circus rival Joe Morgan, pulls the family together again.


Booth's daughter
Booth's daughter

As if being the niece of the infamous John Wilkes Booth isn't enough, Edwina Booth lives in the shadows of her famous actor father Edwin Booth. Will she ever find true love?


The luxe
The luxe

In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of their parents and others.