"Romance novelist Sarah MacLean has reignited the genre with a bolder edge." - The New Yorker


New York Times, Washington Post & USA Today bestseller Sarah MacLean is the author of historical romance novels that have been translated into more than twenty languages, and winner of back-to-back RITA Awards for best historical romance from the Romance Writers of America.

Sarah is a leading advocate for the romance genre, speaking widely on its place at the nexus of gender and cultural studies. She is the author of a monthly column celebrating the best of the genre for the Washington Post. Her work in support of romance and the women who read it earned her a place on's Sheroes list of 2014 and led Entertainment Weekly to call her "gracefully furious." A graduate of Smith College & Harvard University, Sarah now lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.


For a smart, witty and passionate historical romance, I recommend anything by Sarah MacLean.
— Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author
Smart, sexy, and always romantic.
— Julia Quinn, New York Times bestselling author
Funny, smart, feminist and roastingly hot.
Literary supernova.
— Booklist
[Sarah MacLean] springboarded off my assumptions about historical romance novels to execute a real triple backflip of a plot twist.
—, naming Sarah one of their "Sheroes" of 2014
When it comes to crafting wonderfully escapist love stories composed of equal measures of sexy romance and sharp wit, literary newcomer MacLean is unrivaled.
— Chicago Tribune
Sarah MacLean’s books are everything historical romance should be.
— Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author
MacLean is a supremely gifted writer who reads as if she’s a decades-experienced master…She’s certain to become one of the genre’s top historical writers.
— McClatchy-Tribune

Oh...and this one time, The Stig read her book in Russian: