Historical

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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Velvet Was the Night
The People We Keep
The Second Mrs. Astor
Sisters in Arms
The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
The Bookseller's Secret
Lightning Strike (Cork O’Connor, #0)
The Witch Haven
Bombshell (Hell's Belles, #1)
Blind Tiger
Damnation Spring
Clark and Division
The Manningtree Witches
The Riviera House
The Show Girl: A Novel
The Four Winds
Circe
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
Lightning Strike (Cork O’Connor, #0)
The Girls in the Attic
A Marriage Made in Devon (Noble Intentions, #1)
Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels, #7)
Bombshell (Hell's Belles, #1)
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur (The Henna Artist, #2)
Mrs. March
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
The Work of Art
A Town Called Solace
The Captain's Confidant  (Larkhall Letters #2)
Another Kind of Eden
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Historical Fiction 2019
413 books — 721 voters
The Alice Network by Kate QuinnThe Orphan's Tale by Pam JenoffBefore We Were Yours by Lisa WingateThe Women in the Castle by Jessica ShattuckThe Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
Historical Fiction 2017
301 books — 860 voters

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October 2017 MM Releases
155 books — 276 voters
Fair Chance by Josh LanyonInsight by Santino HassellEnemy Within by Tal BauerStrays by Garrett LeighSnowblind by Eli Easton
March 2017 MM Releases
141 books — 302 voters

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764 books — 901 voters
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2021 Debuts - Adult
254 books — 524 voters

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All the Light We Cannot See
Pride and Prejudice
The Diary of a Young Girl
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The Help
The Song of Achilles
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)
The Nightingale
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The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)
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