There are a ton of great historical or regency fairy tale books out there. I’m going to share a few I’ve really enjoyed reading today.
Beauty and the Highland Beast by Lecia Cornwall has some of the expected tropes around beauty and the beast. It’s very much about the beauty seeing the hidden depths of the heroine. This also has the virgin trope. It’s not mind blowingly awesome, but I left interested enough in continuing the highland fairy tale storyline.
A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James I fell in love with Eloisa James writing when I read Desperate Duchesses. This book didn’t match up to that expectation, but was still good in it’s own right. The book was enjoyable and a great retelling of Cinderella.
When Beauty Tamed the Beast by Eloisa James was another fun read. James did a great job retelling a classic in the regency setting. And we know that is my booknip.
Let me know what one I missed that is your favorite! Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare is not only the first book in an absolutely amazing series, but also a sort of beauty and the beast retelling. It’s an amazing book I adored it and the rest of this series. Can’t recommend it enough to those of you looking for a fun and more out of the box fairy tale retelling.
Now I have some TBR’s for this list as well that I plan to come back around and review. Here are a couple of them.
- Eloisa James Fairy Tale Series (The Duke is Mine, The Ugly Duchess and Once Upon a Tower)
- To Beguile a Beast by Elizabeth Hoyt
- The Huntress of Thornbeck Forest by Melanie Dickerson (this isn’t really regency but it’s medieval times so I’m going with it)
Let me know your favorite regency/historical romance novel retelling of a fairy tale in the comments. I find myself having a hard time finding ones to read so I would love to have recommendations for you.