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Historical romances are often built around an older hero/younger heroine. In many cases, the hero is the appointed guardian to the ward heroine, which can add a wonderful wrinkle to a romance.

(List begun 12/96, updated 02/15)

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  • Gentle Conqueror (1992) by Julia Byrne
  • Roselynde (1978) by Roberta Gellis
  • His Lady’s Ransom (7/1995) by Merline Lovelace – HH-275
  • Her Secret Guardian (1998) by Linda Needham
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  • Homeplace (1994) by Laurel Ames – HH-226
  • The Neglectful Guardian (1998) by Anne Ashley
  • Earl of Rayne’s Ward (1999) by Anne Ashley
  • Red Rose (1986) by Mary Balogh
  • Sweet Masquerade (1984) by Marion Chesney
  • Guardian of the Heart (1979) by Caroline Courtney
  • Bath Tangle (1955) by Georgette Heyer
  • Frederica (1965) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • Regency Buck (1935) by Georgette Heyer
  • A Difficult Disguise (1990) by Michelle Kasey aka Kasey Michaels
  • A Spirited Affair (1993) by Lynn Kerstan
  • Four in Hand (1993) by Stephanie Laurens
  • The Gypsy Heiress (1981) by Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis) – CR-644
  • A Heart Too Proud (1978) by Laura London (Sharon and Tom Curtis) – CR-227
  • Love Lessons (1983) by Elizabeth Mansfield
  • Not Quite a Lady (1981) by Sarah McCullough
  • The Notorious Lord Havergal (1991) by Joan Smith
  • The Scapegrace (1971) by Sylvia Thorpe
  • The Rebellious Ward (1984) by Joan Wolf
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  • Dangerous Joy (1995) by Jo Beverley
  • McLairen’s Isle: The Passionate One (1999) by Connie Brockway (B-/D+ at AAR)
  • My Dearest Enemy (1998) by Connie Brockway (A at AAR)
  • Vixen (1994) by Jane Feather
  • Marrying Jezebel (2000) by Hillary Fields
  • Lord of Ice (2002) by Gaelen Foley (C at AAR)
  • Beyond a Wicked Kiss (2004) by Jo Goodman (A- at AAR)
  • Rules for a Lady (2001) by Katherine Greyle (B- at AAR)
  • Seduced (1994) by Virginia Henley (A at AAR)
  • These Old Shades (1926) by Georgette Heyer (A at AAR)
  • The Seducer (2003) by Madeline Hunter (B+ at AAR)
  • The Beloved Scoundrel (1994) by Iris Johansen
  • Captive (1996) by Joan Johnston (B at AAR)
  • Dark Fires (1991) by Brenda Joyce
  • Never Trust a Rebel (2014) by Sarah Mallory
  • Wicked Promises (1998) by Kat Martin
  • Master of Desire (2001) by Kinley MacGregor (B- at AAR)
  • Once an Angel (1993) by Teresa Medeiros (A at AAR)
  • Passions of an Angel (1995) by Kasey Michaels
  • Minx (1996) by Julia Quinn (B- at AAR)
  • Forbidden Love (1983) by Karen Robards
  • Loving Julia (1986) by Karen Robards
  • The Demon Count (1980) by Anne Stuart
  • A Fire in the Heart (1990) by Katherine Sutcliffe (A at AAR)
  • Anne’s Perfect Husband (2001) by Gayle Wilson (A- at AAR)
  • The Arrangement (1997) by Joan Wolf
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  • The Heart’s Haven (1990) by Jill Barnett
  • Just Imagine (2001) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A- at AAR)
  • Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) by Jean Webster
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  • Sweet Caroline’s Keeper (2001) by Beverly Barton
  • Freedom’s Price (2/1998) by Suzanne Brockmann – LS-873
  • Dear Trustee (1971) by Mary Burchell – HR-478
  • Return to Santa Flores (4/1984) by Iris Johansen – LS-40
  • White Satin (2/1985) by Iris Johansen – LS-82
  • The Disobedient Virgin (11/2005) by Sandra Marton – HP-2499
  • Guardian Groom (5/1996) by Sandra Marton – HP-1813
  • Winter of Change (12/1973) by Betty Neels – HR-1737
  • The Third Uncle (9/1965) by Sara Seale – HR-949
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  • Stronger than Magic (1997) by Heather Cullman
  • The Wizard of Seattle (1993) by Kay Hooper
  • Magician’s Ward (1997) by Patricia C. Wrede
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