Whether you like your historical fiction with an aura of romance, as in Gone with the Wind, or prefer descriptions of battlefields, you’re sure to find many titles on this list that will transport you to the 1860’s.
A compelling subject for fiction, the Holocaust demands explanations while
defying them all. These stories of victims and survivors, rescuers and
perpetrators, attempt to bear witness to the unimaginable.
The Tudor Period was a turbulent political and social period in England that spanned the reigns of King Henry VII of England, whose power was gained in battle in 1485 to that of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603. The political dealings, romantic intrigue, financial exchanges, power grabs, and complicated personalities of this era have been a rich source for historical fiction authors. This list comprises the novels written about the many colorful characters of the Tudor era.
The Help evokes the South of the early 1960s, revealing the pervasive unspoken code of behavior and discrimination at the dawn of the civil rights movement. The novel also depicts the intricacies and complications of female friendship, female ambition, and interracial relationships.
Do not despair, gentle reader, if you’ve already read all of Jane Austen’s
works and still hunger for more. You may now move on to any of these
contemporary novels inspired by Jane Austen’s books, her characters, and
even her own life.
The medieval period of 500-1450 A.D. is brought to life in these historical novels set mostly in Europe and Great Britain. Tales of the Crusades, kingdoms, Vikings, knights, and more are bound in these pages.
History often seems to be made up of overriding forces, destinies, fate. But what if one small alteration could change the course of history? Explore what might have happened if the events that shape our past had been even slightly different. Imagine “What if?”
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