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Historical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself.

Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.

In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in histor
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Most Read This Week Tagged "Historical Fiction"

Orphan Train
At the Water's Edge
The Invention of Wings
A God in Ruins
The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1)
The Buried Giant
The Boston Girl
The Miniaturist
A Darker Shade of Magic (A Darker Shade of Magic, #1)
The Paying Guests
Euphoria
Crow Hollow
Edge of Eternity (The Century Trilogy, #3)
The Narrow Road to the Deep North
The Golem and the Jinni
The Paris Wife
The Signature of All Things
Dearest Rogue (Maiden Lane, #8)
Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander, #8)
Fall of Giants (The Century Trilogy, #1)
Burial Rites
We Are Not Ourselves
The Song of Achilles
What She Left Behind
The Museum of Extraordinary Things
Winter of the World (The Century Trilogy #2)
Between Shades of Gray
Code Name Verity (Code Name Verity, #1)
Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin, #1)
The Kitchen House
The Pearl that Broke Its Shell
As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust (Flavia de Luce, #7)
Bring Up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell, #2)
The Luminaries
The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender
The Children's Crusade
Prudence (The Custard Protocol, #1)
The Secret Keeper
Yellow Crocus
Secrets of a Charmed Life
China Dolls
A Desperate Fortune
The Snow Child
Mightier Than the Sword (The Clifton Chronicles, #5)
Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School, #1)
The Patriot Threat (Cotton Malone, #10)
Some Luck (Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga, #1)
Girl at War
The Aviator's Wife
The House Girl
Early Warning (Last Hundred Years: A Family Saga, #2)
The Fifth Gospel
Miramont's Ghost
Longbourn
The Diviners (The Diviners, #1)
Garden of Lies
Boy, Snow, Bird
Calling Me Home
Lion Heart (Scarlet, #3)
Ruby
Necessary Lies
The King's Curse (The Cousins' War, #6)
Whistling Past the Graveyard
A Dangerous Place (Maisie Dobbs, #11)
Mortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)
The Dream Lover: A Novel of George Sand
The Bookseller
The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion
A Fall of Marigolds
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
The Ghost Bride
The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)
Dark Triumph (His Fair Assassin, #2)
Death Comes to Pemberley
Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School, #3)
World Gone By (Joe Coughlin, #3)
The Witch Hunter (The Witch Hunter, #1)
Rules of Civility
The Seven Sisters
The Paris Architect
Jackaby (Jackaby, #1)
The Chaperone
Church of Marvels
The Valley of Amazement
Out of the Easy
The Secrets of Midwives
The Color of Secrets
Echo
The Midwife's Revolt
Blameless (Parasol Protectorate, #3)
The Accidental Empress
The Girl Who Came Home
The Mapmaker's Children
How to be both
Changeless (Parasol Protectorate, #2)
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Life of Violet Grant
The Green Road: A Novel
Four Nights With the Duke (Desperate Duchesses by the Numbers, #2; Desperate Duchesses, #8)
Frog Music

Lisa Schroeder

Author of I Heart You, You Haunt Me

Lisa Schroeder is the author of more than a dozen books for kids and teens. Her latest young adult novel is THE BRIDGE FROM ME TO YOU, and the latest series for 8-12 year olds is called CHARMED LIFE. She lives in Oregon where she spends her time reading, writing, baking yummy treats, and hiking with her family.

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Whether I like it or not, most of my images of what various historical periods feel, smell, or sound like were acquired well before I set foot in any history class. They came from Margaret Mitchell, from Anya Seton, from M.M. Kaye, and a host of other authors, in their crackly plastic library bindings. Whether historians acknowledge it or not, scholarly history’s illegitimate cousin, the historical novel, plays a profound role in shaping widely held conceptions of historical realities.
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