Inter-Ethnic Romances


Found here are romances between heroes and heroines of different ethnic backgrounds.

(List begun 10/2005, updated 01/13)

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  • A Bed of Spices (1993) by Barbara Samuel – Solomon ben Jacob is Jewish and Rica der Esslingen is German/Catholic. (A at AAR)
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  • Reforming Lord Ragsdale (1995) by Carla Kelly – Emma Costello is Irish and John Staples, Lord Ragsdale, is English. (A at AAR)
  • The Rogue and the Runaway (1990) by Mary Jo Putney – Lord Robert Andreville is English and Maxima Collins is half Mohawk.
  • A Difficult Truce (1990) by Joan Wolf – Christina MacCarthy is Irish and Charles Standish, Duke of Dacre, is English.
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  • A Question of Honor (2002) by Nita Abrams – Rachel Roth Meyer is Jewish and Richard Drayton is English. (A- at AAR)
  • One Touch of Scandal (2010) by Liz Carlyle – Grace Gauthier is French/English and Adam Forsythe, Lord Ruthveyn, is English/Indian. (B- at AAR)
  • The Duke of Shadows (2008) by Meredith Duran – Emma Martin is English and Julian Sinclair is one-quarter Indian. (B- at AAR)
  • Dark Angel (1994) by Anna Grant (Tracy Grant and Joan Grant) – Caroline Rawley is English and Adam Durward is half Indian.
  • The Beloved One (1998) by Danelle Harmon – Charles de Montforte is English and Amy Leighton is half Mohawk. (A/B at AAR)
  • The Morning Gift (1993) by Eva Ibbotson – Ruth Berger is Austrian Jewish and Quin Somerville is English.
  • A Dangerous Love (2008) by Brenda Joyce – Ariella de Warrenne is Irish/Jewish and Emilian St. Xavier is English/Gypsy.
  • The Far Pavilions (1978) by M.M. Kaye – Ashton Pelham-Martyn is English and Anjuli-Bai is Indian/Russian
  • Uncertain Magic (1987) by Laura Kinsale – Roderica Delamore is English and Faelan Savigar, Earl of Iveragh, is Irish. (A at AAR)
  • Mine Till Midnight (2007) by Lisa Kleypas – Amelia Hathaway is English and Cam Rohan is Gypsy. (B+ at AAR)
  • Seduce Me at Sunrise (2008) by Lisa Kleypas – Winifred Hathaway is English and Kev Merripen is Gypsy. (A- at AAR)
  • Cornered Tigress (2007) by Jade Lee – Little Pearl is Chinese and Jonas Storm is white American (set in China).
  • Butterfly Swords (2010) by Jeannie Lin – Ai Li is Chinese and Ryam is white English (set in China). (A- at AAR)
  • Angel Rogue (1995) by Mary Jo Putney – Lord Robert Andreville is English and Maxima Collins is half Mohawk. (A at AAR)
  • The China Bride (2000) by Mary Jo Putney – Kyle Renbourne is English and Troth Mei-Lian Montgomery is half Chinese. (B+ at AAR)
  • Veils of Silk (1992) by Mary Jo Putney – Lara Alexandrovna is Russian and Ian Cameron is English.
  • A Secret in Her Kiss (2012) by Anna Randol – Mari Sinclair is Greek/English and Bennett Prestwood is English (set in Constantinople). (B- at AAR)
  • Silent on the Moor (2009) by Deanna Raybourn – Lady Julia Grey is English and Nicholas Brisbane is half-Gypsy (Historical Mystery). (A- at AAR)
  • The Black Angel (1999) by Barbara Samuel – Lady Adriana St. Ives is English and Tynan Spencer, Earl of Glencove, is Catholic Irish. (A at AAR)
  • Highland Sunset (1987) by Joan Wolf – Vanessa MacIan is Scottish and Edward Romney, Earl of Linton, is English.
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  • Comanche Moon (1993) by Catherine Anderson – Loretta Simpson is white and Hunter of the Wolf is half Comanche.
  • China Rose (1988) by Karen Keast (Sandra Canfield) – Madison Brecker is white and Trinity Lee is half Chinese.
  • The Trapper (2005) by Jenna Kernan – Eleanor Hart is white and Troy Price is half Indian.
  • Glass Beach (1998) by Jill Marie Landis – Elizabeth Bennett is white and Spence Laamea is half Hawaiian.
  • Eyes of Silver, Eyes of Gold (2010) by Ellen O’Connell – Anne Wells is white and Cord Bennett is half Cheyenne.
  • For Her Love (2004) by Paula Reed – Giles Courtney is white and Grace is biracial (white/black). (C+ at AAR)
  • Night Shadow (2001) by Laura Renken – Marcus is English and Liandra is Spanish. (D at AAR)
  • Desire in the Sun (1988) by Karen Robards – Joss San Pietro is mixed race (white/black) and Lilah Remy is white.
  • The Sleeping Night (2012) by Barbara Samuel – Angel Corey is white and Isaiah High is black. (A- at AAR)
  • Siren (2005) by Cheryl Sawyer – Leonore Roncival is part black (passes for white) American and Jean Lafitte is French. (B at AAR)
  • The Horsemaster’s Daughter (1999) by Susan Wiggs – Hunter Calhoun is white and Eliza Flyte is an octoroon. (A- at AAR)
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  • The Best of Both Worlds (4/2004) by Elissa Ambrose – SSE-1607 – Carter Prescott is white and Becky Roth is Jewish.
  • Love in Bloom’s (2002) by Judith Arnold – Julia Bloom is Jewish and Ron Joffe is non-Jewish. (B+ at AAR)
  • Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms (1969) by John Ball – Richard Seaton is American and Miss One Thousand Spring Blossoms is Japanese.
  • The Healer (1/2003) by Jean Brashear – HSR-1105 – Caroline Malone is white and Diego Montalvo is half Mexican.
  • The Businessman’s Bride (1/2007) by Jackie Braun – HR-3929 – Anne Lundy is Japanese-American and Rick Danton is white.
  • Gone Too Far (2003) by Suzanne Brockmann – Sam Starrett is white and Alyssa Locke is biracial (white/black). (A- at AAR)
  • Letter from Peking (1957) by Pearl S. Buck – Elizabeth MacLeod is American and Gerald MacLeod is Eurasian (Chinese/Scottish).
  • Naked Edge (2010) by Pamela Clare – Kat James is Navajo and Gabe Rossiter is white. (B+ at AAR)
  • Skin Deep (1999) by Kathleen Cross – Nina Moore is biracial (looks white/identifies as black) and Ahmad Jefferson is black. (A at AAR)
  • Sunshine and Shadow (1986) by Sharon and Tom Curtis – Susan Peachey is Amish and Alan Wilde is “English.” (A- at AAR)
  • The Cinderella Coach (1/1992) by Roz Denny – HR-3169 – Trask Jennings is white and Jade Han is Eurasian.
  • Milk in My Coffee (1998) by Eric Jerome Dickey – Kimberly Chavers is white and Jordan Greene is black.
  • Impulsive (2010) by HelenKay Dimon – Katie Long is white American and Eric Kimura is Japanese-American. (B at AAR)
  • Beyond All Reason (11/1993) by Judith Duncan – SIM-536 – Tanner McCall is half white and half Native Canadian and Kate Quinn is white. (B+ at AAR)
  • Marriage of Agreement (1/2000) by Judith Duncan – SIM-975 – Mitch Munroe is white and Maria Rodriguez is Mexican.
  • Reason to Believe (1995) by Kathleen Eagle – Clara Pipestone is white and Ben Pipestone is Lakota Indian. (A at AAR)
  • Five Smooth Stones (1966) by Ann Fairbairn – David Champlain is black and Sarah Kent is white.
  • She Walks the Line (2/2005) by Roz Denny Fox – HSR-1254 – Cullan Archer is white and Mei Lu Ling is Chinese. (C at AAR)
  • The Ambassador’s Vow (10/2002) by Barbara Gale – SSE-1500 – Daniel Boylan is black and Katherine Harriman is white.
  • Under the Wire (2006) by Cindy Gerard – Manny Ortega is Nicaraguan and Lily Campora is American. (B+ at AAR)
  • No Commitment Required (2000) by Seressia Glass – Michael Benjamin is white and Yvonne Mitchelson is black.
  • The Deepest Edge (2003) by Jessica Hall (Lynn Viehl) – T’ang Jian-Shen is Chinese and Valence St. Charles is white American. (B at AAR)
  • The Kissing Blades (2003) by Jessica Hall (Lynn Viehl) – Kameko Sayura is Japanese and Sean Delaney is white American. (B- at AAR)
  • Naked (2010) by Megan Hart – Olivia Mackey is biracial and Alex Kennedy is white (Erotica).
  • The Paris Secret (2011) by Angela Henry – Maya Sinclair is biracial American and Simon Girard is white French. (B- at AAR)
  • Sarah’s Sin (7/1991) by Tami Hoag – LS-480 – Sarah Troyer is Amish and Matt Thorne is “English.”
  • MacKenzie’s Mountain (1989) by Linda Howard – Mary Potter is white and Wolf MacKenzie is half Indian/half Scottish. (A at AAR)
  • Delaney’s Desert Sheikh (11/2002) by Brenda Jackson – SD-1473 – Delaney Westmoreland is black and Jamal Ari Yasir is Tahranian.
  • Her Galahad (10/2002) by Melissa James – SIM-1182 – Tessa Earldon is white and Jirrah McLaren is Australian Aboriginal. (D at AAR)
  • The Color of Love (1995) by Sandra Kitt – Jason Horn is white and Leah Downey is black. (A at AAR)
  • Close Encounters (2000) by Sandra Kitt – Lee Grafton is white and Carol Taggert is black. (B+ at AAR)
  • Does She or Doesn’t She? (2003) by Alisa Kwitney – Ford is Eurasian (white/Chinese) and Delilah Levine is white.
  • Mergers & Matrimony (6/2011) by Allison Leigh – SIM-1761 – Helen Hanson is white American and Morito Taka is Japanese.
  • The Way Men Act (1993) by Elinor Lipman – Melinda LeBlanc is white and Dennis Vaughan is black.
  • Happily Even After (2010) by Lena Matthews – Creigh De Luca is African American and Dean De Luca is Italian American.
  • The Sheik’s Bartered Bride (2/2005) by Lucy Monroe – HP-2447 – Catherine Benning is white and Hakim bin Omar al Kadar is Arab.
  • A Crime of the Heart (11/1988) by Cheryl Reavis – SSE-487 – Adam Sauder is Amish and Quinn Tyler is “English.” (B at AAR)
  • A Piece of Heaven (2003) by Barbara Samuel – Luna McGraw is white and Tomas Coyote is Hispanic. (A/B+ at AAR)
  • When Venus Fell (1998) by Deborah Smith – Gib Cameron is white and Venus Arinelli is Eurasian (white/Japanese). (A- at AAR)
  • Coyote Dream (2004) by Jessica Davis Stein – Ben Lonefeather is Navajo and Sarah Friedman is Jewish. (B+ at AAR)
  • Child of Her Heart (2004) by Cheryl St. John – Meredith Malone is white and Justin Weber is black. (C- at AAR)
  • Fire and Ice (2008) by Anne Stuart – Takashi O’Brien is Japanese and Jillian “Jilly” Lovitz is white. (B+ at AAR)
  • A Drummer’s Beat to Mend (2005) by Kei Swanson – McKenna is black American and Tetsuro is Japanese.
  • Home Free (7/1992) by Cathy Gillen Thacker – HAR-445 – John Westfield is white and Anne Haynes is Eurasian.
  • Forbidden Quest (1998) by Dar Tomlinson – Paul Michael Quest is Jamaican (black) and Carolyna Sinclair is American (white).
  • Heaven Sent (9/1987) by Jamisan Whitney – SCAL-423 – hero is Chinese American and the heroine is Eurasian (English/Chinese).
  • Meant To Be Married (7/1998) by Ruth Wind – SSE-1194 – Sarah Greenwood is white and Elias Santiago is Mexican American. (A at AAR)
  • Rio Grande Wedding (10/1999) by Ruth Wind – SIM-964 – Molly Sheffield is white and Alejandro Sosa is Mexican. (B+ at AAR)
  • The Argentine Lover (2003) by Samantha Winston – Renee Piccabea is American and Juan Allistair is Colombian.
  • A Grand Passion (2004) by Samantha Winston – Casey Hatter is American and Alessandro Sottini is Italian.
  • Beloved Stranger (3/1984) by Joan Wolf – RR-58 – Susan Morgan is American and Ricardo Montoya is Colombian. (A at AAR)
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  • The Veiled Web (1999) by Catherine Asaro – Lucia del Mar is Latina and Rashid al-Jaziri is Moroccan. (B at AAR)
  • The Panther and the Rose (1993) by Mary Burkehardt – Amy Stockwell is white and Toshiro Valerius is biracial (Swedish/Japanese).
  • Desperado (1997) by Sandra Hill – Helen Prescott is white and Rafael Santiago is Mexican American.
  • Knight of a Trillion Stars (1995) by Dara Joy – Deana Jones is American and Lorgin ta’al Krue is Aviaran (Charl). (A at AAR)
  • Rejar (1997) by Dara Joy – Lilac is English and Rejar is Aviaran (Charl/Familiar). (A at AAR)
  • Stardust of Yesterday (1996) by Lynn Kurland – Genevieve is American and Kendrick is a ghost.
  • Local Custom (2002) by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller – Anne Davis is Terran and Er Thom yos’Galan is Liaden.
  • The Blue Sword (1982) by Robin McKinley – Harry Crewe is Homelander/Outlander and Corlath of Damar is Hillfolk.
  • Angel-Seeker (2004) by Sharon Shinn – Rebekah is Jansai and Obadiah is angel. (B+ at AAR)
  • Archangel (1996) by Sharon Shinn – Rachel is Edori and Gabriel is angel. (A at AAR)
  • Hostage to Pleasure (2008) by Nalini Singh – Ashaya Aleine is Psy and Dorien Christensen is Changeling.
  • Mine to Possess (2008) by Nalini Singh – Talin McKade is Human and Clay Bennett is Changeling. (A at AAR)
  • Slave to Sensation (2006) by Nalini Singh – Sascha Duncan is Psy and Lucas Hunter is Changeling. (A at AAR)
  • The Autumn Lord (1996) by Susan Sizemore – Simon is French and Diane is half Chinese.
  • Tinker (2003) by Wen Spencer – Tinker is American and Windwolf is elven. (B at AAR)
  • Lover Avenged (2009) by J.R. Ward – Ehlena is a vampire and Rehvenge is a vampire/sympath halfbreed. (B- at AAR)
  • Blood Challenge (2011) by Eileen Wilks – Lily Yu is human Asian-American and Rule Turner is a wolf shifter; Arjenie Fox is human/sidhe and Benedict Turner is a wolf shifter. (B at AAR)

This list is currently closed for submissions.