any ideas for good historical books
Clara recommend history
Historical fiction, or straight history books?
Next Year in Havana is a good historical fiction book . Alot of information on Castro and Cuba.
What era? Been a lot out for WWII. I am reading one now called The Last Year of the War by Meissner. Good so far.
Helen Rappaport has some great historical books on the Romanov family. Alison Weir has a number of historical and historical fiction revolving around the Tudors. Margaret George is also wonderful. Helen of Troy and Confessions of a Young Nero are my favorites of hers.
thank you will check into this
This is what I am reading now! https://www.pinterest.com/pin/133841420158815193/
Sharyn McCrumb’s ballad novels are wonderful.
Reading The Midwife’s Revolt right now. Good Revolutionary period book!
The conquerors saga by Kiersten White
I like Margaret George’s and Michelle Moran’s.
A Gentlemen in Moscow is historical fiction however so many people have had a really difficult time getting into it. The lead character is so clever and eloquent although at times his vocabulary is a bit overwhelming for me. Lol. It’s an educational, really funny, feel good kind of book. Stick with it, you won’t be sorry!
Dinah this quickly became an all time fave book for me!!!
Kathleen me too!
Sara Donati’s Wilderness series. Read in order
Black Out and All Clear
I’m reading the Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor right now and can’t put it down. It’s fiction, but based on a real woman in 1838 Scotland/North England.
The Lost Girls of Paris, The Huntress,
not really historical but in my book club we read “The Second Mrs Hockaday” and “News of the World” both good books
News of the World a very good read. I haven’t noticed it mentioned very often here.
Mary I was interested in this book because I am 66 years old, living in Phoenix AZ, came here 22 yrs ago for a job offer, anyway my Grandfather was the only person in his neighborhood who could read & write so he would read the newspaper to the neighborhood in the evenings, they lived here in AZ when they (the family) left for Calif lots of the neighborhood left with them like a caravan because my Grandfather was the one who could read a map & st signs, also for a fee ($) he would read & or write letters for his neighborhood, sad but interesting.
Hi Irene. I just turned 70 and live in Southern California. My sister lives in Goodyear,AZ and I jus got home from a weeks visit with her. She and I both read News of the World . So interesting about your Grandfather! She will enjoy your story too. Thanks, Mary.
Mary hello, I just got back from OC yesterday, airport busy & a mess here in Phoenix & at John Wayne, computer mix up but got home safe & tired, I grew up in Santa Ana so went to visit my sister (other sister lives in Anaheim Hills & another in Rancho Cucamonga) went shopping at South Coast Plaza, ate out in Tustin & City of Orange, had fun but glad to be back in Phoenix, seems like Orange County & Phoenix are both “home”
I grew up in Compton but we moved to Lakewood during my high school years and I’m still here. My sister who is in Goodyear lived in Anaheim Hills. My other sister lives in Lakewood near me. South Coast Plaza is the best mall , I always have to go at Christmas . My mom lived in Irvine next to Tustin. A lot has changed though. Glad you had a good visit. Sistertime is precious!
Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverrini (and there is a sequel)
Susanna Gregory’s Matthew Bartholomew series is a good read.
I’m reading Finding Dorothy by Elizabeth Letts, the story of Wizard of Oz author L. Frank Baum and his wife Maude. It’s a lovely read!
I’m reading My Name is Mary Sutter right now and it’s been good.
So enjoyed My Name is Mary Sutter……enjoy historical novels….
Me too. It was a keeper.
Karolinas Twins, The Girl from Berlin or Once We Were Brothers by Ronald Bolston.
The Tattooist of Auschwitz & The Nightingale were so good!
Phillipa Gregory books are always good. Cold Mountain was a great Civil War – love story.
Tish I love Phillip Gregory too.
The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah and the The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Roseau, The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.
Shanghai girls, memoirs of a geisha, anything by Lisa see or Amy tan
Just finished Love and Ruin by Paula McLane. About Hemingway’s 3rd wife Martha Gellhorn.
Pillars of the Earth
Woman 99 by Greer Macallister.
The book thief. It’s a historical fiction covering world war 2 and told from the perspective of death by focusing on the life of a child living in Germany (I think or somewhere else that was occupied)
Elinor and Franklin by Joseph Lash
Beneath A Scarlet Sky by Mark T. Sullivan.
Between Land and Sea, light historical fiction about life in a coastal village in France in the 1830s, it also touches subjects of the period like the abolition of the slave trade.
Paris by Edward Rutherfurd. Especially if you like Paris…which I do.
The Cairo Trilogy/Naguib Mahfouz
When My Name Was Keoko
North and South/Elizabeth Gaskell
Isabel Allende’s novels
The Bronze Horseman trilogy/Paullina Simons
Peony/Pearl S. Buck
Fanny and Sue/Karen Stolz
The Baker’s Secret/Stephen P. Kiernan
These are Tudor biographies, I really enjoyed them
How ‘bout great or amazing historical fiction?? Winter Garden, The Help are on my list and anything by Phillippa Gregory!
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
The Lilac Girls, Melanie Benjamin’s books , Paula McClean such as Circling the Sun are all good reads Before We Were Yours as well.
Try books by Bernard Cornwell, Rutherford, Follett, Anya Seton, Sharon Penman
Carnegie’s Maid by Marie Benedict, love all 3 her books
So many! Exit Unicorns by Cindy Brandner! The Celtic Brooch Series by Katherine Lowry Logan! The Tea Rose Saga by Jennifer Donnelly! The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati- Sequel Where the Light Enters in Sept! She wrote Into the Wilderness, as well. America’s First Daughter! Books by Susan Meissner, Marie Benedict, Jean Grainger, Ken Follet! So many more! I have been reading Historical fiction since the 8th grade! 50+ years!
Following! I love historical fiction
Anybody suggest a good self-help book for anxiety?
Wow so many do you want historical romance mystery which genre?
Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear. The series begins at the brink of WW 1
Love Maisie Dobbs.
Pillars of the Earth, The Dove Keepers,anything by Judith Merkle Riley or
The Orphan Train
The Children of the New Forest
Mary Stuart/Stefan Zweig
Before We Were Yours, great read.
Allison Weir’s writing on the Kings and Queens and royalties of England is always a fascinating read to me
Philppa gregory Is my favorite I’ve read hers time and time again never gets old to me
Always liked her too!
Hilary Mantel’s trilogy (not sure if book 3 is out yet or not).
The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough, or really any of his.
My continued recommendations, non-fictions: The Boys in the Boat, Unbroken, and The Lost Airman! The Lost Airman will make you cry for the French Resistance, for their sacrifices to help the US boys downed over French skies. I cried so much. May God have blessed every one of them.
Exit Unicorns by Cindy Brandner The Gilded Hour by Sara Donati -sequel in September! American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons The Huntress by Kate Quinn
What is the title of the sequel to The Gilded Hour? Want to pre-order it.
Where The Light Enters is the title. September 10th is the release date, I believe. Looking forward to it!
Gates of Fire by Steven Pressfield, older book but fantastic. You will really feel like you are there, fighting with them! 🙂
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