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
Mexican Gothic
Matrix
The Tattooist of Auschwitz (The Tattooist of Auschwitz, #1)
The Girls in the Attic
One August Night
Lightning Strike (Cork O’Connor, #0)
The Carson City Bride (The Marshals Mail Order Brides, #1)
The Skylark's Secret
Mrs. March
The Missing Sister (The Seven Sisters, #7)
The Bomber Mafia: A Dream, a Temptation, and the Longest Night of the Second World War
The Secret Keeper of Jaipur (The Henna Artist, #2)
Devil in Disguise (The Ravenels, #7)
Lady Midnight by Cassandra ClareAge of Myth by Michael J. SullivanThief of Lies by Brenda DrakeAnd I Darken by Kiersten WhiteInto the Dim by Janet B.  Taylor
New Series (2016)
201 books — 364 voters

The Great Alone by Kristin HannahMy Dear Hamilton by Stephanie DrayThe Romanov Empress by C.W. GortnerThe Blue by Nancy BilyeauTiffany Blues by M.J. Rose
Historical Fiction 2018
417 books — 1,039 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 — 861 voters

An Unsuitable Heir by K.J. CharlesFive Dares by Eli EastonKill Game by Cordelia KingsbridgeOff the Ice by Avon GaleSightlines by Santino Hassell
October 2017 MM Releases
155 books — 276 voters
America's First Daughter by Stephanie DrayThe Secret Language of Stones by M.J. RoseThe Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie BenjaminThe Vatican Princess by C.W. GortnerLilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly
Historical Fiction 2016
336 books — 887 voters

The Book Thief
Outlander (Outlander, #1)
All the Light We Cannot See
Pride and Prejudice
The Diary of a Young Girl
Memoirs of a Geisha
The Help
The Song of Achilles
The Duke and I (Bridgertons, #1)
The Pillars of the Earth (Kingsbridge, #1)
The Nightingale
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue (Montague Siblings, #1)
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Dragonfly in Amber (Outlander, #2)

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