People who want Victorian-set historicals without titled types

Listen. I got what you want. Seriously, if this is what people want to read, I should be a freaking best-selling author.** Most of my books are set in the 1880s -- I've done a lot of research about that era and feel comfortable there.

“a fine eye for detail, Rothwell recreates the era beautifully.”
-- RT Bookclub

These links are all to Amazon. 

Here's my list:
Somebody Wonderful--1880s hero=NYC cop/ heroine=wealthy but not a lady-like person (she's based on Pauline from Perils of Pauline)
Somebody to Love--heroine=mixed-race chef/ hero=brother of SW heroine. Granted the guy is wealthy, but he doesn't have a title. Okay? Good.
Someone To Cherish--hero=NYC cop/heroine=impoverished innocent
Powder of Sin--hero=a detective/ heroine=okay she's a wealthy heiress, daughter of nobility. But she's half American and she lives in NYC.
The Mad Baron--Does a baron have to count? He's hardly a duke or earl. She's a shop-girl and he's an addict.

Seducing Miss Dunaway--She's a middle class person/he's ....oops. Minor nobility.
Learning Charity--heroine=prostitute/hero=American businessman
Protecting Miss Samuels--heroine=daughter of mill owner/hero=man hired to protect her.

Claws on Silk--A menage with both heroes=common as dirt. She is a commoner, though she does have money.

Male/male with Bonnie Dee:
The Nobleman and the Spy--yes, one's a nobleman. But he's not English! And the other is absolutely not even related to a peer of the realm.
Seducing Stephen--Stephen's so middle class it hurts. So what if the other guy isn't.
The Gentleman and the Rogue--One hero's a street lad/ the other is . . . Oh. it's Regency set, so never mind. But listen, a baronet barely counts.
House of Mirrors--one hero's a preacher's son, the other. . . something of a mystery.
The Psychic and the Sleuth--1880s Very middle-class heroes. 

Coming soon: The Gentleman's Keeper--1880s An ordinary gentleman and a bailiff.

My cowriters and I should be on best-selling lists big-time if this is what the reading public wants.**


**based mostly on the fact that I want to be on those lists.


  1. Hi Kate, Thanks for the list! I've also got a Victorian novel where nobody's a duke or earl ... since it's set in 1868 Maine. It's "The Heart of a Lie." A farm girl gradually becomes besotted with a wealthy (untitled) architect bachelor, who in turn falls for her kind level-headed nature. Sorry if the link doesn't work, and thank you again for posting these titles. My Kindle fills up so quickly! :) Happy 2012!


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