crocusesAlthough it seems like winter has been about 27 months long, the sun is out in NYC and there’s hope we might just make it to spring after all. One of the toughest parts of being buried under successive snowstorms is seeing nothing but flat gray and white for days on end…but we’ve got the cure for what ails ya!

Check out this crop of beautiful historical romance covers–like a little patch of crocuses peeking through the snow, these gorgeous colors make us dream of spring…maybe even summer! Hope they perk up your day, too.

First up, this cheeky little number for Kate Noble’s next Regency romance–we can’t get over that gorgeous turquoise blue! This is the sequel to Noble’s first Winner Takes All novel, The Game and the Governess.

Book 2 in the Winner Takes All series by Kate Noble
Book 2 in the Winner Takes All series by Kate Noble

 

Next we have a true duchess of Regency romance, Sabrina Jeffries! We love how this cover uses color as the background and in the type to make that white dress (and bare skin!) really pop.

The first in Sabrina Jeffries' new series, The Sinful Suitors!
The first in Sabrina Jeffries’ new series, The Sinful Suitors

 

Or maybe you prefer a slightly different era? It’s not all about the dresses, as this dangerously handsome gent on Johanna Lindsey’s new cover would surely agree!

Wildfire
Well howdy, pardner!

 

Sometimes all you need is the perfect red–like this crimson gown on Meredith Duran’s book, from her Rules for the Reckless series…

Lady Be Good
Look for LUCK BE A LADY, the sequel, one month after this one!

 

Another gem of a red dress lights up Jane Feather’s cover–but with a much different mood. (Guess those conversations really DO get better after dark!)

What do you think they're talking about?
What do you think they’re talking about?

 

Here’s another example of that gorgeous blue from our first cover in a landscape shot, Candace Camp’s first Scottish series in years:

Candace Camp's second book in the Secrets of the Loch trilogy, after TREASURED.
Candace Camp’s second book in the Secrets of the Loch trilogy, after TREASURED.

 

If Scottish romance is your jam, here’s another beauty for you! Karen Hawkins has a host of plaid-clad highlanders for your reading pleasure:

Prince and I
Karen Hawkins’ new entry in the Oxenburg Princes series.

And there you have it! A veritable bouquet of historical romance to get you through even the chilliest nights.