anyone know any good historical fiction books?anyone know any good historical fiction books? Toni #recommend #historical fiction #history
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Diana Gabaldon …. Outlander series ?
Love that series!
My favorite books ♥️
Spent 18 months of my life reading the 8 books ! Just waiting on the last 2 now ?
@Kirsty Same here . Can’t wait for the newest one . Did you read the novellas ? I read a few of them .
I’ve read “Virgin’s” but not any of the others ….. Yet ! Needed a little break lol
the nightingale by Kristin hannah
33AD by David McAfee, the City of God trilogy by Randall Ingermanson, or Didymus Contingency by Jeremy Robinson (that last is more time travel back and forth than most/ all book in historical period)
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
How historical? Ken Follett Pillars of the Earth really historic and he moved on in time through series
Philippa Gregory The red queen
If you like a little bit of Irish and Fae mixed in, try The Druids Brooch series by @Christy. Her historical descriptions of Ireland make you believe you are truly there. I have visited Ireland through her books despite not having been there in real life…yet.
Before we were yours.
Books by Allen Eckert. Mostly early USA/ colonization of north America.
Tamera Alexander writes lots of Civil War History from Nashville and Franklin, TN area.
Anything by Ken Follet
The Brother Cadfael Mysteries by Ellis Peters. Barbara Tuckman’s books.
Those Who Save Us
The Alice Network
All The Light We Cannot See
11/22/63 by Stephen King
Anything by Sharon Kay Penman
Here be dragons, in fact the whole Welsh Trilogy is outstanding.
Phillippa Gregory for English Tudor.
A few of my favourites are:
All quiet on the western front
Alone in Berlin
Memoirs of a geisha
The book thief
Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Books by Emily Hauser
For The Most Beautiful https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013QONXZA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_ZgYoBbW5Q3RYW
Anything by Bernard Cornwell, especially the Richard Sharpe series.
Anything by @Suzan.
Orphan Train and The Storyteller
As Bright As Heaven
Passion of Dolssa – French inquisition is in that book.
And I darken by Kristen White.
The Company of Liars by Karen Maitland
Varina by Charles Frazier (author of Cold Mountain)
Anything by Edmund Rutherford…I think I got his name correctly. I loved reading Paris. Also: London….Russia….
LAMBDA Literary award winner and it’s free on Kindle. https://www.amazon.co.uk/When-Skies-Fallen-Debbie-McGowan-ebook/dp/B01183RXXE/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1530637398&sr=8-1&keywords=when+skies+have+fallen
Books by Taylor Caldwell
Michener for sure.
Anything by Jude Deveraux
Bernard Cornwell, Philippa Gregory, Caleb Carr, Tracy Chevalier, and Ken Follet are authors with pretty great works of historical fiction.
The Killer Angels (Pulitzer Prize) by Michael Shaara. After his death, the trilogy was continued by his son, Jeff Shaara.
Oh my goodness yes, I agree with your suggestions completely. The Killer Angels is one of my favorite books, and I learned so much from all of them.
Sharyn McCrumb’s ballad series
Honolulu, by Alan Brennart
I also loved Moloka’i by the same author!
The mark of the lion series by Francine Rivers
Phyllis Whitney, Phillips care they are both older book authors
The Kent Family chronicles or North and South by John Jakes. April Morning by Howard Fast
Alexander Cordell, especially ‘Rape of the Fair Country’ or the Sharon Kay Penman’s Welsh trilogy are amongst my favourite historical reads. As is ‘The Star of the Sea’, by Joseph O’Connor.
Is there a period of history you prefer? ☺
A great non-fiction that reads like fiction is Destiny of the Republic. Others that read like fiction: in the Garden of Beasts and Devil in the White City.
A Star for Mrs. Blake, Caleb’s Crossing, The Book Thief.
The lilac girls
The lost wife by Alyson Richman, The soldier’s wife by Margaret Leroy
All the Light We Cannot See; News of the World.
John Jakes series that begins with THE BASTARD.
Boy in the striped pajamas
Legends of NOLA series The Lake book one by DS Elliston
The Alice Network
Reading this now.
This Scorched Earth
The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies
I really enjoyed To Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson. It takes place during the California gold rush of the 1880s and the historical accuracy is brilliant. The author really did her research, from homesteads, to covered wagons to riverboats to mining camps, you really feel like you’re there.
I have this on my TBR. I couldn’t get into her other series though.
I am adding this to my tbr. Sounds interesting.
The Autobiography of Cleopatra by Margaret George is excellent
Uprising (by Haddix)
Kite Runner is the best
The Gondola maker
Lost Warrior Part 1 set in the 1700’s it is written from a Cherokee point of view. Chapter1 is on the blog lostwarriorbookseries.blog
The One Man by Andrew Gross
Almost everything from Amin Maalouf
Fall of Marigolds. Story of Ellis Island, the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and 9/11
Just finished one :
Lilac girls ??????
anything by Alison Weir if you like The Tudors, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, The Girl who came home: a novel of Titanic by Hazel Gaynor, The Lost Wife by Alyson Richman, Women and Children First by Gill Paul, The Deverill Series (The Girl in the Castle, Daughters of Ireland, and The Last Secret of the Deverills) by Santa Montefiore, The Help by Kathryn Stockett, Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay, China Dolls by Lisa See