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

 

Medieval Romances
Regency Romances
European Historical Romances
American Historical/Frontier Romances
Contemporary Romances
Alternate Reality

 

Medieval Romances

  • 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

Regency Romances

  • 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

European Historical Romances

  • 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)
  • Something Wonderful (1988) by Judith McNaught (B at AAR)
  • Proof by Seduction (2010) by Courtney Milan (B- at AAR)
  • Unclaimed (2011) by Courtney Milan
  • The Kiss (2008) by Sophia Nash (A- at AAR)
  • The Cater Street Hangman (1979) by Anne Perry
  • Night in Eden (1997) by Candice Proctor (A at AAR)
  • Whispers of Heaven (2001) by Candice Proctor (set in Australia)
  • One Perfect Rose (1997) by Mary Jo Putney (A- at AAR)
  • Thunder and Roses (1993) by Mary Jo Putney (A at AAR)
  • Everything and the Moon (1997) by Julia Quinn
  • The Lost Duke of Wyndham (2008) by Julia Quinn (A- at AAR)
  • An Offer from a Gentleman (2001) by Julia Quinn (B+ at AAR)
  • Above All Others (1996) by Karen Ranney
  • After the Kiss (2000) by Karen Ranney (B+/C+ at AAR)
  • Loving Julia (1986) by Karen Robards
  • Tiger's Eye (1989) by Karen Robards (B at AAR)
  • The Dutiful Rake (2004) by Elizabeth Rolls - HH-712
  • Lord Braybrook's Penniless Bride (2009) by Elizabeth Rolls - HH-948 (B- at AAR)
  • My Dark Prince (2000) by Julia Ross (B at AAR)
  • The Lady's Tutor (1999) by Robin Schone (A- at AAR)
  • The Lover (2000) by Robin Schone (B- at AAR)
  • The Vicar's Daughter (1995) by Deborah Simmons (A at AAR)
  • Fire in the Heart (1990) by Katherine Sutcliffe (A at AAR)
  • Polly (1980) by Jennie Tremaine (Marion Chesney/M.C. Beaton) - CR-573
  • Had We Never Loved (The Jewelled Men) (1992) by Patricia Veryan
  • A Shadow's Bliss (The Jewelled Men) (1994) by Patricia Veryan
  • The Arrangement (1997) by Joan Wolf

American Historical/Frontier Romances

  • Cherish (1998) by Catherine Anderson (B+ at AAR)
  • Simply Love (1997) by Catherine Anderson
  • The Way Home (1997) by Megan Chance
  • Sweet Release (2003) by Pamela Clare (A- at AAR)
  • Desert Hearts (1996) by Marjorie Farrell
  • The Light in the Darkness (1998) by Ellen Fisher (B- at AAR)
  • Sweet Everlasting (1993) by Patricia Gaffney (B+ at AAR)
  • Never Love a Lawman (2009) by Jo Goodman (B at AAR)
  • The Rainbow Season (1979) by Lisa Gregory (Candace Camp)
  • Parting Gifts (1994) by Lorraine Heath
  • Sweet Lullaby (1994) by Lorraine Heath (A at AAR)
  • Daughter of Fortune (1985) by Carla Kelly (B+ at AAR)
  • Love's Brazen Fire (1989) by Betina Krahn
  • Passion's Treasure (1989) by Betina Krahn
  • Glass Beach (1992) by Jill Marie Landis
  • Garters (1992) by Pamela Morsi
  • No Ordinary Princess (1997) by Pamela Morsi
  • Silver Lining (2000) by Maggie Osborne (B at AAR)
  • A Stranger's Wife (1999) by Maggie Osborne (B+ at AAR)
  • The Prisoner (1992) by Cheryl Reavis (B+ at AAR)
  • Hummingbird (1983) by LaVyrle Spencer (A at AAR)
  • November of the Heart (1993) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Forever in Texas (1995) by Jodi Thomas
  • Two Texas Hearts (1997) by Jodi Thomas
  • Daddy-Long-Legs (1912) by Jean Webster
  • The Red Castle Women (1968) by Margaret Widdemer
  • The Passions of Emma (1997) by Penelope Williamson (A at AAR)
  • A Wild Yearning (1990) by Penelope Williamson

Contemporary Romances

  • Be My Baby (1999) by Susan Andersen
  • Enter My Jungle (7/1983) by Lindsay Armstrong - HP-607
  • Standing on the Outside (6/1987) by Lindsay Armstrong - HP-983
  • The Billionaire Next Door (8/2007) by Jessica Bird (J.R. Ward) - SSE-1844 (B+ at AAR)
  • Prince Joe (6/1996) by Suzanne Brockmann - SIM-720 (A at AAR)
  • Billy Bob Walker Got Married (1993) by Lisa G. Brown (A at AAR)
  • Crazy for Lovin' You (1994) by Lisa G. Brown
  • Adam's Fall (5/1988) by Sandra Brown - LS-252
  • Slow Heat in Heaven (1988) by Sandra Brown
  • French Quarter (1998) by Stella Cameron (B at AAR)
  • A Thousand Roses (12/1986) by Bethany Campbell - HR-2803 (A at AAR)
  • Forbidden Falls (2010) by Robyn Carr
  • Expecting Lonergan's Baby (4/2006) by Maureen Child - SD-1719
  • Welcome to Temptation (2000) by Jennifer Crusie (A at AAR)
  • The Golden Touch (7/1982) by Robin James (Sharon and Tom Curtis) - SC-58 (A at AAR)
  • The Return of Luke McGuire (10/2000) by Justine Davis - SIM-1036 (B+ at AAR)
  • Shadow of the Past (11/1979) by Robyn Donald - HP-320
  • Such Dark Magic (12/1993) by Robyn Donald - HP-1611
  • An Unbreakable Bond (8/1986) by Robyn Donald - HP-904
  • The Kept Woman (2006) by Susan Donovan (B at AAR)
  • Billionaires Prefer Blondes (2006) by Suzanne Enoch (B+ at AAR)
  • Don't Look Down (2006) by Suzanne Enoch (B+ at AAR)
  • Flirting with Danger (2005) by Suzanne Enoch (A- at AAR)
  • Christmas Angel for the Billionaire (11/2009) by Liz Fielding - HR-4131 (B- at AAR)
  • My Fair Gentleman (10/1996) by Jan Freed - HSR-713 (A- at AAR)
  • Truly, Madly Yours (1999) by Rachel Gibson (B+/C- at AAR)
  • The Spanish Groom (7/1999) by Lynne Graham - HP-2037
  • Hot Wheels and High Heels (2007) by Jane Graves (B+ at AAR)
  • Bad for Each Other (6/1997) by Kate Hathaway - SIM-791 (A at AAR)
  • Somebody to Love (2012) by Kristan Higgins (B at AAR)
  • After the Night (1995) by Linda Howard (A at AAR)
  • A Lot Like Love (2012) by Julie James (B+ at AAR)
  • Practice Makes Perfect (2009) by Julie James (B at AAR)
  • She Drives Me Crazy (2005) by Leslie Kelly (B- at AAR)
  • Four Men and a Lady (10/1999) by Alison Kent - HT-750 (A at AAR)
  • Can You Keep a Secret? (2004) by Sophie Kinsella (B at AAR)
  • Blue-Eyed Devil (2008) by Lisa Kleypas (B+ at AAR)
  • Smooth Talking Stranger (2009) by Lisa Kleypas (B at AAR)
  • Sugar Daddy (2007) by Lisa Kleypas (A- at AAR)
  • About Last Night (7/2012) by Ruthie Knox - SW (B+ at AAR)
  • All They Need (11/2011) by Sarah Mayberry - HSR-1742
  • Jackson Rule (1996) by Dinah McCall (A at AAR)
  • Night Whispers (1999) by Judith McNaught (B at AAR)
  • Paradise (1991) by Judith McNaught (A at AAR)
  • Remember When (1997) by Judith McNaught
  • Can't Take My Eyes off You (2000) by Kasey Michaels
  • Falling for You (2002) by Julie Ortolon (B at AAR)
  • Honey Moon (1993) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips (A at AAR)
  • Dangerous Lover (2007) by Lisa Marie Rice (Erotica) (B+ at AAR)
  • One Summer (1993) by Karen Robards (B- at AAR)
  • Carolina Moon (2000) by Nora Roberts (B/D+ at AAR)
  • The Same Last Name (4/1983) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel - HAR-2
  • Till the Stars Fall (1994) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel (A at AAR)
  • When Love Isn't Enough (11/1984) by Kathleen Gilles Seidel - HAR-80
  • High Stakes (11/1989) by Dana Warren Smith - SSE-563
  • A Gentle Rain (2007) by Deborah Smith (B+ at AAR)
  • A Place to Call Home (1998) by Deborah Smith (B+ at AAR)
  • Separate Beds (1985) by LaVyrle Spencer
  • Beautiful Stanger (6/2000) by Ruth Wind - SIM-1011 (A at AAR)
  • Rio Grande Wedding (10/1999) by Ruth Wind - SIM-964
  • (B+ at AAR)

Alternate Reality

  • Lothaire (2012) by Kresley Cole (A- at AAR)
  • HeartMate (2001) by Robin D. Owens
  • Mystic and Rider (2005) by Sharon Shinn (B at AAR)
  • The Down Home Zombie Blues (2007) by Linnea Sinclair (A- at AAR)
  • Tinker (2003) by Wen Spencer (B at AAR)
  • Crave (2010) by J.R. Ward (A- at AAR)

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