Across the Tracks

Heroes and heroines in these books love across class lines. The conflict in these books revolves around differences in social status, either in the past or in the present.

List begun 06/03, updated 01/13

[fusion_accordion divider_line=”no” class=”” id=””][fusion_toggle title=”Medieval Romances” open=”no”]

  • By King’s Decree (1997) by Shari Anton – HH-401
  • The Bartered Bride (1999) by Anne Avery (A/B- at AAR)
  • By Arrangement (2000) by Madeline Hunter (A- at AAR)
  • By Design (2001) by Madeline Hunter (A at AAR)
  • By Possession (2000) by Madeline Hunter (B+ at AAR)
  • For My Lady’s Heart (1993) by Laura Kinsale (A at AAR)
  • A Bed of Spices (1993) by Barbara Samuel (A at AAR)
  • Heart of a Knight (1997) by Barbara Samuel

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”Regency Romances” open=”no”]

  • Pride and Prejudice (1813) by Jane Austen (A+ at AAR)
  • Beyond the Sunrise (1992) by Mary Balogh
  • A Chance Encounter (1985) by Mary Balogh
  • A Christmas Promise (1992) by Mary Balogh (C at AAR)
  • Christmas Beau (1991) by Mary Balogh
  • The Famous Heroine (1996) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • The Temporary Wife (1997) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • The Ungrateful Governess (1988) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • The Unwilling Bride (1992) by Jo Beverley (B+ at AAR)
  • The Emerald Necklace (1981) by Diana Brown (B+ at AAR)
  • The Bartered Heart (1999) by Nancy Butler (B at AAR)
  • The Kindness of a Rogue (2004) by Nancy Butler (C at AAR)
  • The Poor Relation (1984) by Marion Chesney
  • Lady Jane (1984) by Norma Lee Clark
  • The Cockermouth Mail (1989) by Dinah Dean
  • Tallie’s Knight (2001) by Anne Gracie (A at AAR)
  • A Most Unusual Governess (2002) by Amanda Grange
  • A Civil Contract (1961) by Georgette Heyer
  • Devil’s Cub (1932) by Georgette Heyer (A+ at AAR)
  • The Lady’s Companion (1996) by Carla Kelly (A at AAR)
  • Miss Milton Speaks Her Mind (1998) by Carla Kelly (A+ at AAR)
  • Miss Whittier Makes a List (1994) by Carla Kelly
  • One Good Turn (2001) by Carla Kelly (A- at AAR)
  • Reforming Lord Ragsdale (1995) by Carla Kelly (A at AAR)
  • The Courting of Philippa (1989) by Anthea Malcolm
  • The Bartered Bride (1989) by Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Lady Leprechaun (1993) by Melinda McRae
  • Duel of Hearts (1988) by Anita Mills
  • The Seduction of Lady Carroll (1996) by Joy Reed
  • Lady May’s Folly (2001) by Donna Simpson (B at AAR)
  • Delsie (1982) by Joan Smith – COV-159
  • Emerald Hazard (1988) by Joan Smith
  • Imprudent Lady (1978) by Joan Smith
  • Reprise (1982) by Joan Smith – COV-182
  • The Weaver Takes a Wife (1999) by Sheri Cobb South
  • A London Season (1981) by Joan Wolf

[/fusion_toggle][fusion_toggle title=”European Historical Romances” open=”no”]

  • Lady X’s Cowboy (2006) by Zoe Archer (B- at AAR)
  • The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (2009) by Jennifer Ashley (A- at AAR)
  • First Comes Marriage (2009) by Mary Balogh (A- at AAR)
  • Longing (1994) by Mary Balogh
  • A Matter of Class (2010) by Mary Balogh (A- at AAR)
  • One Night for Love (1999) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • The Secret Pearl (1991) by Mary Balogh (A at AAR)
  • Seducing an Angel (2009) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • Simply Magic (2007) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • Slightly Married (2003) by Mary Balogh (B+ at AAR)
  • Truly (1996) by Mary Balogh
  • Hazard (2002) by Jo Beverley (B+/C at AAR)
  • A Most Unsuitable Man (2005) by Jo Beverley (B at AAR)
  • The Secret Wedding (2009) by Jo Beverley (B at AAR)
  • A Durable Fire (1958) by Sheila Bishop
  • Goldsmith’s Row (1969) by Sheila Bishop
  • Rosalba (1982) by Sheila Bishop
  • Sweet Nightingale (1966) by Sheila Bishop
  • Tempted (2004) by Pamela Britton (B+ at AAR)
  • The Bridal Season (2001) by Connie Brockway (B at AAR)
  • Playing the Jack (1984) by Mary Brown
  • The Wish Club (1998) by Stella Cameron
  • Pale Moon Rider (1999) by Marsha Canham (A- at AAR)
  • Beauty like the Night (2000) by Liz Carlyle (B+/C- at AAR)
  • No True Gentleman (2002) by Liz Carlyle (A- at AAR)
  • Silk is for Seduction (2011) by Loretta Chase (B at AAR)
  • Her Ladyship’s Companion (2009) by Evangeline Collins (B at AAR)
  • The Dwelling Place (1971) by Catherine Cookson
  • Kate Hannigan (1950) by Catherine Cookson
  • Bliss (1995) by Judy Cuevas (A at AAR)
  • Dance (1996) by Judy Cuevas (A- at AAR)
  • The Silver Devil (1978) by Teresa Denys
  • Forget the Glory (1985) by Emma Drummond
  • Rebecca (1938) by Daphne du Maurier
  • Bound by Your Touch (2009) by Meredith Duran (A at AAR)
  • A Lady’s Lesson in Scandal (2011) by Meredith Duran (A- at AAR)
  • After the Kiss (2008) by Suzanne Enoch
  • The Duke (2000) by Gaelen Foley (A- at AAR)
  • The Sergeant’s Lady (2010) by Susanna Fraser (B at AAR)
  • Forever and Ever (1996) by Patricia Gaffney (A at AAR)
  • To Have and To Hold (1995) by Patricia Gaffney (A at AAR)
  • Dark Angel (1994) by Anna Grant (Tracy Grant and Joan Grant)
  • Rightfully His (1998) by Tracy Grant (A-/B- at AAR)
  • Shadows of the Heart (1996) by Tracy Grant
  • Secret Desires of a Gentleman (2008) by Laura Lee Guhrke (A- at AAR)
  • Then He Kissed Her (2007) by Laura Lee Guhrke (A- at AAR)
  • Beyond Innocence (2001) by Emma Holly (B- at AAR)
  • The Leopard Prince (2007) by Elizabeth Hoyt (A- at AAR)
  • The Raven Prince (2006) by Elizabeth Hoyt (A- at AAR)
  • Thief of Shadows (2012) by Elizabeth Hoyt (B- at AAR)
  • To Beguile a Beast (2009) by Elizabeth Hoyt (A at AAR)
  • The Romantic (2004) by Madeline Hunter
  • A Company of Swans (1985) by Eva Ibbotson (A at AAR)
  • A Countess below Stairs (1981) by Eva Ibbotson (A at AAR)
  • The Indiscretion (2001) by Judith Ivory (B+ at AAR)
  • The Proposition (1999) by Judith Ivory (A at AAR)
  • Untie My Heart (2002) by Judith Ivory (A- at AAR)
  • Broken Wing (2008) by Judith James (A at AAR)
  • Practically Wicked (2012) by Alyssa Johnson (A- at AAR)
  • Splendor (1997) by Brenda Joyce (C+ at AAR)
  • The Music of the Night (2005) by Lydia Joyce (A- at AAR)
  • Voices of the Night (2007) by Lydia Joyce (B at AAR)
  • A Marriage of Mercy (2012) by Carla Kelly (B+ at AAR)
  • Marrying the Captain (2009) by Carla Kelly (A- at AAR)
  • Marrying the Royal Marine (2010) by Carla Kelly (A- at AAR)
  • Flowers from the Storm (1992) by Laura Kinsale (A at AAR)
  • Again the Magic (2004) by Lisa Kleypas (B+ at AAR)
  • Dreaming of You (1994) by Lisa Kleypas (A at AAR)
  • Mine Till Midnight (2007) by Lisa Kleypas (B+ at AAR)
  • Secrets of a Summer Night (2004) by Lisa Kleypas (C at AAR)
  • Suddenly You (2001) by Lisa Kleypas (B at AAR)
  • Seduce me at Sunrise (2010) by Lisa Kleypas (B at AAR)
  • Where Dreams Begin (2000) by Lisa Kleypas (A- at AAR)
  • The Fire-Flower (1989) by Edith Layton
  • In for a Penny (2010) by Rose Lerner (A- at AAR)
  • A View to a Kiss (2009) by Caroline Linden (B- at AAR)
  • A Notorious Countess Confesses (2012) by Julie Anne Long (A- at AAR)
  • The Perils of Pleasure (2008) by Julie Anne Long (A- at AAR)
  • Veiled Passions (2008) by Tracy MacNish (B at AAR)
  • Hester Waring’s Marriage (2000) by Paula Marshall (set in Australia)