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Historical Fiction Book List

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Historical fiction is defined as movies and novels in which a story is made up but is set in the past and sometimes borrows true characteristics of the time period in which it is set. A novel that makes up a story about a Civil War battle that really happened is an example of historical fiction. Below is a list of some of the best historical fiction from the past 10 years.

 

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The Alice network : a novel Kate Quinn. : Quinn, Kate,

Beautiful tempest Johanna Lindsey. : Lindsey, Johanna,

The Bedlam stacks Natasha Pulley. : Pulley, Natasha,

Image result for Caroline : Little house, revisited SaCaroline : Little house, revisited Sarah Miller. : Miller, Sarah Elizabeth,

A casualty of war : a Bess Crawford mystery Charles Todd. : Todd, Charles,

Image result for The Chilbury ladies' choir : a novel The Chilbury ladies’ choir : a novel Jennifer Ryan. : Ryan, Jennifer,

The confessions of young Nero Margaret George. : George, Margaret,

The cutthroat Clive Cussler and Justin Scott. : Cussler, Clive,

Image result for dragon teethDragon teeth : a novel Michael Crichton. : Crichton, Michael,

An echo of murder Anne Perry. : Perry, Anne,

Image result for Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace Enchantress of numbers : a novel of Ada Lovelace Jennifer Chiaverini. : Chiaverini, Jennifer,

The Essex serpent : a novel Sarah Perry. : Perry, Sarah,

The frozen hours : a novel of the Korean War Jeff Shaara. : Shaara, Jeff,

Image result for The gentleman's guide to vice and virtue The gentleman’s guide to vice and virtue Mackenzi Lee. : Lee, Mackenzi,

The girl with the make-believe husband Julia Quinn. : Quinn, Julia,

Image result for Homegoing : a novelHomegoing : a novel Yaa Gyasi. : Gyasi, Yaa,

In the name of the family : a novel Sarah Dunant. : Dunant, Sarah,

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In this grave hour : a novel Jacqueline Winspear. : Winspear, Jacqueline,

Image result for Kiss Carlo : a novel Kiss Carlo : a novel Adriana Trigiani. : Trigiani, Adriana,

The lady travelers guide to scoundrels & other gentlemen Victoria Alexander. : Alexander, Victoria,

The last Tudor Phillippa Gregory. : Gregory, Philippa,

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Lincoln in the bardo : a novel George Saunders. : Saunders, George,

Manhattan Beach : a novel Jennifer Egan. : Egan, Jennifer,

Image result for The orphan's tale The orphan’s tale Pam Jenoff. : Jenoff, Pam,

A perilous undertaking : a Veronica Speedwell mystery Deanna Raybourn. : Raybourn, Deanna,

A piece of the world : a novel Christina Baker Kline. : Kline, Christina Baker,

The promise of dawn Lauraine Snelling. : Snelling, Lauraine,

Image result for Racing the devil Charles Todd. : Todd, Charles,  The revolution oRacing the devil Charles Todd. : Todd, Charles,

The revolution of Marina M. Janet Fitch. : Fitch, Janet,

The saboteur Andrew Gross. : Gross, Andrew,

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Secrets of Cavendon Barbara Taylor Bradford. : Bradford, Barbara Taylor,

Seven stones to stand or fall : a collection of Outlander fiction Diana Gabaldon. : Gabaldon, Diana,

Sinful Scottish laird Julia London. : London, Julia,

Image result for The stars are fire : a novel The stars are fire : a novel Anita Shreve. : Shreve, Anita,

Tell me, pretty maiden Rhys Bowen. : Bowen, Rhys,

The twelve-mile straight : a novel Eleanor Henderson. : Henderson, Eleanor,

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The light between oceans : a novel M. L. Stedman. : Stedman, M. L.

Image result for Lilac girls : a novelLilac girls : a novel Martha Hall Kelly. : Kelly, Martha Hall,

Sarah’s key Tatiana de Rosnay. : Rosnay, Tatiana de,

The 19th wife : a novel David Ebershoff. : Ebershoff, David.

Image result for All the light we cannot see : a novel All the light we cannot see : a novel Anthony Doerr. : Doerr, Anthony,

The Boston girl : a novel Anita Diamant. : Diamant, Anita,

Image result for The dressmaker's war : a novel The dressmaker’s war : a novel Mary Chamberlain. : Chamberlain, Mary,

Fall of giants : book one of the Century trilogy by Ken Follett. : Follett, Ken.

The dovekeepers Alice Hoffman. : Hoffman, Alice.

Dreams of joy : a novel Lisa See. : See, Lisa.

Image result for best historical fiction The help Kathryn Stockett. : Stockett, Kathryn.

The first wave : a Billy Boyle World War II mystery James R. Benn. : Benn, James R.

Glory over everything : beyond the Kitchen house Kathleen Grissom. : Grissom, Kathleen,

Image result for A gentleman in Moscow AA gentleman in Moscow Amor Towles. : Towles, Amor,

Frog music : a novel Emma Donoghue. : Donoghue, Emma,

House of the rising sun : a novel James Lee Burke. : Burke, James Lee,

Image result for the invention of wings bookThe invention of wings Sue Monk Kidd. : Kidd, Sue Monk,

Hotel on the corner of bitter and sweet : a novel Jamie Ford. : Ford, Jamie.

Image result for The immortal Nicholas : a novel The immortal Nicholas : a novel Glen Beck. : Beck, Glenn,

The miniaturist Jessie Burton. : Burton, Jessie,

The lost memoirs of Jane Austen Syrie James. : James, Syrie.

Image result for The marriage of opposites : a novel The marriage of opposites : a novel Alice Hoffman. : Hoffman, Alice,

Moriarty Anthony Horowitz. : Horowitz, Anthony,

Image result for The nightingale The nightingale Kristin Hannah. : Hannah, Kristin,

Mrs. Lincoln’s dressmaker : a novel Jennifer Chiaverini. : Chiaverini, Jennifer.

My notorious life : a novel Kate Manning. : Manning, Kate.

Image result for The paying guests The paying guests Sarah Waters. : Waters, Sarah,

Pearl Harbor : a novel of December 8th. Book one, The Pacific War series / Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen. : Gingrich, Newt.

The orphanmaster Jean Zimmerman. : Zimmerman, Jean.

Image result for The passion of Dolssa : a novel The passion of Dolssa : a novel Julie Berry. : Berry, Julie,

The red queen Philippa Gregory. : Gregory, Philippa.

The revenant : a novel of revenge Michael Punke. : Punke, Michael,

Image result for The sandcastle girls : novel Chris Bohjalian. : Bohjalian, Chris,  The secret chord GeraldineThe sandcastle girls : novel Chris Bohjalian. : Bohjalian, Chris,

The secret chord Geraldine Brooks. : Brooks, Geraldine,

Image result for The sandalwood tree : a novel The sandalwood tree : a novel Elle Newmark. : Newmark, Elle.

The signature of all things : a novel Elizabeth Gilbert. : Gilbert, Elizabeth,

The sins of the father Jeffrey Archer. : Archer, Jeffrey,

The twelve tribes of Hattie Ayana Mathis. : Mathis, Ayana.

Image result for The underground railroad : a novel Colson Whitehead. : Whitehead, Colson, The underground railroad : a novel Colson Whitehead. : Whitehead, Colson,

The Valley of Amazement Amy Tan : Tan, Amy,

Image result for Water for elephants Water for elephants Sara Gruen. : Gruen, Sara.

Under the wide and starry sky : a novel Nancy Horan. : Horan, Nancy,

Winter of the world : book two of the Century trilogy Ken Follett. : Follett, Ken.

Image result for The wonder : a novel The wonder : a novel Emma Donoghue. : Donoghue, Emma,

The tea girl of Hummingbird Lane Lisa See. : See, Lisa,

A column of fire Ken Follett. : Follett, Ken,

Image result for best historical fiction Before we were yours : a novel Lisa Wingate. : Wingate, Lisa,

The red tent A Novel. [electronic resource] : Anita Diamant. : Diamant, Anita.

The kitchen house A Novel. [electronic resource] : Kathleen Grissom. : Grissom, Kathleen.

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