Tag Archives: Historical Fiction

The Indigo Girl

I really enjoyed this historical fiction novel set in the mid 1700’s in South Carolina. When Eliza Lucas is placed in charge of her family’s plantations (three!), at the tender age of sixteen, her father seems to have complete trust … Continue reading

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The Many Lives and Secret Sorrows of Josephine B.

This historical fiction novel about Josephine Bonaparte (throughout the story known as ‘Rose’…until Napoleon prefers her as ‘Josephine’) kept my interest all the way through. Beginning with her life on a sugar plantation in the Caribbeans, Rose is only a … Continue reading

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A Gathering Storm

I needed an escapist read, something not too heavy or intricate, after recently finishing both “A Tale of Two Cities” and “The Way We Live Now!” Rachel Hore has penned several, so I picked up “A Gathering Storm” because of … Continue reading

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The Truth According to Us

Layla Beck, a senator’s daughter, is young, spoiled, and rebellious (in the world of my childhood, we would have labelled Layla “stuck up”). Refusing to marry the suitor of her parents’ choice, she is (temporarily) cut off from her father’s … Continue reading

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Juniata Valley

Set during the French and Indian wars, this historical fiction novel draws the reader into the events and hardships of the pioneer settlers in the valley region of Pennyslvania. The novel follows the story of several families and their various … Continue reading

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The Sunne in Splendour

With over 900 pages this historical fiction novel of the reign of Edward IV and Richard III is by far the longest historical fiction book I have ever read! I picked this up thinking I would be reading mainly about … Continue reading

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The Hearth and the Eagle

Hesper Honeywood is a passionate, authentic, gutsy heroine searching for fulfillment away from her childhood home of Marblehead Massachusetts. Disaster seems to stalk her as she suffers grief and loss during the Civil War, poverty and hardship and desertion. When … Continue reading

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