Top 7 Time Travel Romance Books for Exploring a Different Era

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I love to lose myself in a time travel romance.

Being able to get lost both in a romance and an adventure through a different time period is a treat.

If you like historical fiction, action and adventure, and timeless love, then you’ll love the following books. 

See our newest picks for the month in the chart below: 

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Trapped in Time: A Historical Time Travel RomanceTrapped in Time: A Historical Time Travel Romance by Denise Daye

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Swept Away: A Time Travel Romance (The Swept Away Saga Book 1)Swept Away: A Time Travel Romance by Kamery Solomon
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Yesterday's Tears: A Slip in TimeYesterday's Tears: A Slip in Time by Jane O'BrienView on Amazon
Love Beyond Time (A Scottish, Time Travel Romance): Book 1 (Morna's Legacy Series)Love Beyond Time (A Scottish, Time Travel Romance) by Bethany Claire
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Highlander's Pledge: A Scottish Time Travel Romance (Highlander Destiny Book 1)Highlander's Pledge: A Scottish Time Travel Romance by Sara Carter
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Lachlan (Immortal Highlander Book 1): A Scottish Time Travel Romance by Hazel Hunter

Lachlan (Immortal Highlander Book 1): A Scottish Time Travel Romance

Kinley Chandler falls through time and lands in medieval Scotland where she meets Lachlan McDonnel and immediately is wrapped up in the adventures of him and his clan.

Kinley doesn’t mind leaving her time behind, as she is a retired member of the military who was injured during duty and doesn’t have much hope for the life ahead of her.

Now, however, she has a chance at love with Lachlan, but there’s dangerous forces -- including the undead -- threatening Lachlan and his men.

Will Lachlan and Kinley’s love be able to survive? 

Read to find out what happens, especially if you like

  • rugged heroes, 
  • courageous heroines,
  • and action and adventure. 

Kinley isn’t just damsel in distress, but a fearless heroine. She and Lachlan work well together, especially between the sheets.

From the sizzling hot sex to the perilous adventure, there’s plenty in this book to keep you on the edge of your seat. 

Tangled in Time (The MacCarthy Sisters) by Barbara Longley

Tangled in Time (The MacCarthy Sisters Book 1)

Regan MacCarthy travels to Ireland, hoping that she’ll be able to return an unwanted power to the mystical source from which it came. She’s able to see ghosts, a gift inherited from her Irish ancestors.

When arriving in Ireland, Regan meets the sexy Fáelán, who she believes to be a ghost. But, Fáelán is a Celtic warrior from centuries ago living under a curse that can only be undone when he falls in love.

Regan and Fáelán find themselves unable to resist each other, but will Fáelán risk bringing the mortal into his dangerous world? 

Read to find out, especially if you’re a fan of

  • heroines with magic powers, 
  • light-hearted romance,
  • and witty banter. 

Ragen and Fáelán help each other grow, and it’s absolutely beautiful and heartwarming.

They help each other deal with their personal battles and fight the bigger ones as a team. 

The Thornless Rose (The Elizabethan Time Travel Series Book 1) by Morgan O’Neill

The Thornless Rose (The Elizabethan Time Travel Series Book 1)

Anne Howard doesn’t know what happened to her grandmother’s long-lost fiance, Dr. Jonathan Brandon, but is sure she can count out one ludicrous suggestion: time travel.

That changes, however, when she’s given an ancient rose that should be extinct and finds herself in Elizabethan England. There is where she meets Brandon, and they find themselves having feelings for each other.

But with their familial ties, the accusations of witchcraft, enemies at every turn, and possibly being trapped in the past, Anne is uncertain of her future and her shot at happily ever after. 

If you like

  • Elizabethan romance,
  • brave heroines,
  • and dark romance,

then download your copy today.

The author does a great job setting the story in the 1500s in London. There are familiar historical characters, like Queen Elizabeth, for example, that help set the scene and make it a great read for fans of historical fiction. 

Once Upon a Time Travel by Sariah Wilson

Once Upon a Time Travel

Emma Damon enters the off-limits Rose Room of Hartley Hall, and when she breaks the rules, she’ll find out the reason is beyond anything she could have ever expected.

She’s transported to 1816 where she is confused for someone else. Now, Emma must play the part and not blow her cover.

She’s set to be married to the earl of Hartley’s brother, but Hartley himself finds himself infatuated with Emma. Will Emma be able to blend in to her new surroundings and find her happily ever after?

Read to find if you like

  • clean romance,
  • quirky heroines,
  • and regency era romance. 

Emma is true to herself no matter the circumstances. Even when she is supposed to learn to camouflage into her surroundings and pick up on the mannerisms of the time period, she can’t help but be the most authentic version of herself.

If you’re looking for a wholesome and sweet read, this is the one!

Eirik: A Time Travel Romance (Mists of Albion Book 1) by Joanna Bell

Eirik: A Time Travel Romance (Mists of Albion Book 1)

When Paige Renner was just a child, her mother passed away, and her father fell into a depression. Paige found an escape as a child to the small, medieval village of Caistley.

Traveling back in time, Paige made friends with the villagers and finds the companionship she longs for. Home from college as a young adult, Paige makes the trip only to find her village has been overrun by Vikings.

Paige has caught the attention of Viking warrior Eirik, who is determined to make Paige his lover. He begins to show a more tender side and win Paige’s affections, only to become injured.

Now, Paige must decide if she’ll travel in time to save herself or stay by his side. 

Read to find out what happens, especially if you like

  • viking romance,
  • powerful and strong alphas,
  • and stories set in 9th century Britain. 

The way this book is written sets it apart from most time travel books. The author truly has a way of painting with her words, making the story completely captivating.

Plus, we fall for Eirik just like Paige -- slowly at first, and then we’re completely hooked on the hunky alpha!

True to the Highlander (The Novels of Loch Moigh Book 1)  by Barbara Longley

True to the Highlander (The Novels of Loch Moigh Book 1)

Alethia Goodsky never expects that meeting with a fortune-teller at the New York Renaissance Festival would change her life forever.

But when the fortune-teller sends her on a mysterious journey, Alethia lands in the 15th century. 

Malcolm of clan MacKintosh finds Alethia in trouble and rescues her from attackers.  As danger and enemies threaten Malcolm, Alethia may have to use her mystical power to be his protector.

If you like

  • medieval romance,
  • strong heroines,
  • and humor, 

then you’ll love this book!

Alethia is the one rescued at first, but she is not a damsel in distress. In fact, the best part of this story is how Alethia is a strong, fierce, resilient heroine who is faced with the task of saving someone else’s life.

This book will hold your attention from the first page to the very last as we follow our main characters on their thrilling journey. 

Everything In Its Time (Time After Time Series Book 1) by Dee Davis

Everything In Its Time (Time After Time Series Book 1)

When on vacation in Scotland, Katherine St. Claire had a one-night stand that would remain with her forever. When she awoke the next morning, he was gone. She tried to convince herself it was all in her head. 

Iain Mackintosh remembers the night he spent with the love of his life, who disappeared the next morning leaving only one earring behind.

His family wants him to get over his fantasy and move on, but Katherine suddenly appears, and they begin to piece together the mystery of who they are and when they are from.  

Will the two lovers from different times be able to have their happily ever after? 

If you like

  • medieval Scottish romance,
  • romantic suspense,
  • and twists and turns,

then this is the book for you!

The story is mysterious and suspenseful, which made it nearly impossible to put down.

The characters are extremely well-written and realistic, making the romance between Katherine and Iain that much more sweet, beautiful, and real. 

Which is your favorite?

Do you wish you had a time machine of your own to meet your own medieval lover?

What time period would you adventure to? Comment your favorite book below!

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1 thought on “Top 7 Time Travel Romance Books for Exploring a Different Era”

  1. I am stunned that Jack Finney’s Time and Again with its beautifully detailed description of 1880s New York is not included. Stephen King rightfully described this as THE time travel novel..


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