I agree with the other people posting here: no one comes close to Georgette Heyer. It may be because she wrote great stories about interesting people, with the romance being almost secondary to the plot and characters.
That being said, I've been checking my Regencies to see who else I like. Carla Kelly, that Jen mentioned, writes entertaining stories. Barbara Metzger is another author I enjoy (her older Regencies, anyway). A couple more possibilities would be Elizabeth Mansfield and Joan Smith, although some of their books are better than others.
Thanks for starting this thread. I'll be looking through everyone else's suggestions because I had actually stopped reading Regency romances because the quality of the writing had gone down so much. Maybe if I could find some good ones that I haven't read, I can get back to enjoying them again.
Recent discussions in the fiction discussion forum
AnnouncementImportant Announcement from Amazon.UK
|421||23 Dec 2014|
|Fiction forum - chat and discussion thread||732||4 days ago|
|A Word Game ...||597||4 days ago|
|Let's write a story in the fiction forum - Keywords: collaborative fiction cooperative writing writers block creative writing practice joint story making world building||340||12 days ago|
|Books similar to Martina Cole's please!||29||21 days ago|
|Celtic/ iron age Fiction||17||27 days ago|
|Books set in 40s/50s||45||8 Feb 2017|
|Georgette Heyer Alternatives||272||25 Jan 2017|
|What are you reading now, list and chat||526||19 Dec 2016|
|Girl on the Train - overhyped ?||1||17 Dec 2016|
|Vague description - want to find the book...||13||16 Dec 2016|
|Help needed to remember a book title||1||1 Dec 2016|