Historical romance is a subgenre of two literary genres, the romance novel and the historical novel. Settings can and do include up to the 1960's
The Search Duology
Elspeth Forster, the eldest spinster sister and part owner of Forster Shipping Line, has never known passion. But that’s about to change.
After their youngest sister marries, Elspeth and her middle sister Isabelle decide to use their ships for more than just business by taking the adventure of a lifetime. In India she might find a man who can teach her all the things that will keep her warm in her advancing age. But she never expected that an unscheduled stop would put her within Aeddan Fitzsimmon’s sights.
Returning from a top-secret mission, English spy, Aeddan Fitzsimmons, finds passage on the Zephyr, a vessel in the Forster fleet. From the moment he steps aboard, the statuesque redhead entices him like no other ever has. Now in India he has a new mission: keep the elegant Elspeth safe from those who’d use her connections for their own purposes, while wooing her into his bed.
After her sister’s successful marriage, Isabelle is sure she’ll only ever be an old maid aunt. That is until she meets Langdon. He’s tall, he’s dashing, and he excites her enough to take a walk on the wild side. But with a month to explore Shanghai before her sister and husband have decreed they must return to England, time is short.
Langdon wants Isabelle from the first moment they meet, but with news that she’s leaving shortly, he’s propelled into action after she makes her proposition.
Marriage is the only answer, but he’s got other pressing issues. Hunting down the importers of opium and pressure from his superior to see if the Forster sisters are involved.
Between the opium problem and issues with running Forster Shipping, Isabelle is learning to accept her sexuality and changed circumstances. It’s going to make their first weeks of marriage full of adventure and danger.