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10 Retro Romance Books on Kindle Unlimited

Have you heard about Amazon‘s Kindle Unlimited? If you subscribe to the program, you already know there are many books you can read for a fixed monthly fee. Not just new books are available. These old-school, vintage, and retro romances are available at Kindle Unlimted.

The original cover editions are followed by an image that links to Amazon. These are books you can read “for free” with your KU account.

If you don’t have a Kindle Unlimted account, don’t worry. You can still order these e-book versions at relatively low prices. We’ll be looking for more deals for vintage romance on Kindle in the future!

Love Only Once by Sherry Roseberry 

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Love Only Once, Sherry Roseberry, Diamond Books, 1993, Leslie Pellegrino-Peck

Summary

After her father’s death, there’s nothing left in St. Louis for Falisha Harrington except her prosperous mail-order-bride business. But somehow, that just isn’t enough for her anymore, so she decides to take the place of one of the brides. But on the way to New Mexico, she’s abducted–to be sold into white slavery.

Pale Rose by Marjorie Bowen

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Pale Rose, Marjorie Bowen, Zebra, 1977

Summary

As fragile as a rose, as tough as a nettle, would she be crushed by the war—or live to bloom?

As a foreigner in France at the outbreak of the Revolution, Anne Morley had refused to heed all warnings to leave…For the Chateau de Ste. Claude was far from the bread riots of Paris, and nothing could intrude upon its serenity.

Then the Revolution had taken hold there, too. Suddenly, there was no decision to make: escape was impossible.

Could Anne survive by masquerading as the exquisite countess—whose fortune made her a target for the Rebels? Or could she play the role of a courtesan to men who might provide safety and protection in exchange for her favors?

Would the Pale Rose wither and die or would the Pale Rose blossom into one of the most powerful women in France?

Emerald Desire by Lynette Vinette

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Emerlad Desire, Lynette Vinet, Leisure, 1985,

Summary

She was married to another man and had promised fidelity, but her body honored no such promise. . .

As wild and beautiful as the Irish countryside, Dera Brennan knew from the first that Quint Flannery was the only man she would ever love. Ignoring her family’s warnings, she gave herself to Quint with passionate abandon. He was hers and hers alone until she found him in another woman’s arms.

To spite her faithless lover, Dera impetuously married Lord Fairfax, an imperious English aristocrat, and Quint’s enemy. Yet even separated from Quint by a vast chasm of wealth and privilege, Dera yearned for his hungry, punishing kisses. Not even the cold brilliance of diamonds could quench a desire burning with emerald-bright intensity.

Heaven in His Arms by Lisa Ann Verge

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Heaven in His Arms, Lisa Ann Verge, Zebra, 1995

Summary

From a City of Depravity…
The illegitimate daughter of a courtesan, Genevieve Lalande struggles to survive on the dangerous streets of Louis XIV’s Paris. Desperate for a new life, she trades identities with a woman chosen to be a mail-order bride…and is soon bound for the new French colony of Quebec.

…To a Savage Wilderness
A rugged loner who prowls the frigid Canadian wilderness like a sensual lion, Andre Lefebvre is furious to learn he must wed in order to keep his fur-trading license. He selects the pale, seasick Genevieve, believing she can’t possibly survive in such a harsh, unyielding land.

…And a Wild Love
Yet as they embark on a perilous journey into soaring mountains and rushing rivers, neither Andre nor Genevieve can know their true destination: the unexplored regions of desire that await two wary hearts hiding secrets…and hungry for love.

Amazon Lilly by Theresa Weir

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Amazon Lilly, Theresa Weir, Pocket Books, 1988, Morgan Kane artist

Summary

HE GUIDED HER THROUGH STEAMING AMAZON FORESTS…TO THE PARADISE OF LOVE!
On a mission to aid the native Indians, lovely Corey McKinney met up with Asher Adams, the rugged and strikingly handsome pilot who would take her deep into the jungle…and to unknown dangers and desires. He was a man hardened by the wilderness and by life, drawn to protect the delicate Midwestern beauty, destined to love her with all his soul. But as proud Corey proved her daring, guts and strength, she fought her wild attraction to this powerful, sensuous man…and adventurer whose rough manner hid a gentle heart and a heroic mission.

Far from civilization, his passion carried her to unknown lands of rapture, to adventures of ecstasy that left her thirsting for more. Then, in love and courage, she would risk her life for his…But only when fate threatened to part them forever would they face the greatest challenge of all… 

Beloved Enemy by Amanda York (aka Joan Dial)

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Beloved Enemy, Amanda York, Pocket Books, 1978, Harry Bennett artist

Summary

Love dares all!
From lavish European ballrooms to exotic Caribbean islands, amidst private intrigue and raging war, Lanna Malford knew the ecstasy and torment of love. Driven from one man to another, from the one who adored her to the one who claimed her in heartless revenge, she was ruled by them both…forever stung by the fervor of her dreams…by the love that should never have been.

Fires of Destiny Linda Barlow

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Fires of Destiny, Linda Barlow, Onyx, 1986

Summary

Loves endures, even in the face of danger and death.

As a child, Alexandra Douglas adored her older, wilder friend Roger Trevor, a troubled lad who turned his back on his family. Ten years as a sellsword and pirate have transformed Roger into a darkly handsome but enigmatic stranger. His sudden return to his father’s castle causes a passionate uproar in the bookish and otherwise sensible Alix.

Dangerous to know…
Surprised by his unlikely desire for his childhood friend, Roger is determined to encase his heart in ice. Haunted by his past and trapped in a lethal web of intrigue, he fears entangling Alix in a plot that could doom them both to a traitor’s death.

But destiny has set them on colliding paths, and Roger can no more resist the fire in Alix than she can turn away from his increasingly ardent touch.

(Note this is a revised edition, different from the original paperback)

Love In the Wind by Madeline Baker

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Love In the Wind, Madeline Baker, Dorchester, 1986, Renato Aime

Summary

HER ENEMY’S EMBRACE

Shattered by grief at her fiance’s death, lovely Katy Marie Alvarez decided to enter a convent. But fate had other plans. En route to her destination, the coach in which Katy traveled was attacked by Indians, and Katy, the lone survivor, was taken captive. Thus she became the slave of the handsome, arrogant Cheyenne warrior known as Iron Wing. Quickened by desire that transformed hatred into love, both were soon ablaze with an erotic flame that neither time nor treachery could quench.

Embrace the Night by Amanda Ashley

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Embrace the Night, Amanda Ashley, Dorchester, 1999

Summary

Cursed by the darkness, he searches through the ages for the redeeming light, the one who can save him. She fears the handsome stranger whose eyes promise ecstasy while his mouth whispers dark secrets. Apart, they will face a destiny of despair. Together, they will share an undying passion.

Scarlet Ribbons by Judith E. French

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Scarlet Ribbons, Judith E. French, Avon, 1988, Melissa Duilo Gallo artist

Summary

POWDER KEG OF DESIRE

From “RT’s Historical Romance Lifetime Achievement Author” comes the gripping tale of the struggle of a young English woman who fled London’s slums, survived a perilous journey sea journey across the Atlantic, was sold as a bondservant to a brutal colonial master, and then forced to marry her rapist. After her husband’s mysterious disappearance, Sarah faces constant danger from the troops who stay as guests as she runs the tavern and inn. She trusts no man.

When undercover agent and officer Forest Irons saves Sarah from a pack of deserters, she accepts his plea for employment at her tavern and inn. Forest soon develops feelings for Sarah, but he suspects she murdered her abusive husband and honor requires him to put his mission first. But desire ignites between them like a lit powder keg. Through his lovemaking and attention, Sarah begins to trust again and harbors fantasies about their future together. When her husband’s relatives threaten to lay claim to her husband’s stake in the inn and take her son away, she joins forces with Forest. If the Hessian soldiers find them, it will mean death. But the greatest danger to their budding love affair is the betrayal Sarah feels when she discovers Forest’s real identity.

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