Category Archives: Historical Fiction

Illuminations by Mary Sharratt

I love reading about the Saints and I love historical fiction, but typically putting the two together makes for a disappointing read, in my opinion.  Good historical fiction authors are difficult to find in Catholic bookstores, so I was pleased … Continue reading

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The Color Of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

In 1863, a freed black man settles with his wife and three children on the plains of North Texas, only to have their dream turn into a nightmare. While Britt Johnson was away getting supplies, a violent Indian attack leaves … Continue reading

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The Kitchen Boy by Robert Alexander

The novel establishes itself as a memoir being told by a servant of the Romanov family. He says he was their kitchen boy during those fateful last days in Siberia, up until the Tsar and his family were brutally murdered. … Continue reading

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News Of The World by Paulette Giles

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd is a civil war veteran, but a reader by trade.  It is 1870, and Captain Kidd travels to the far parts of Texas, bringing public readings of global newspapers for a dime per person.  In Wichita … Continue reading

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An Officer And A Spy by Robert Harris

Based on the true life “Dreyfus Affair,” An Officer and a Spy is a historical fiction account of a man falsely convicted of treason in 1895 Paris.  In the aftermath of a defeat to the German army, France finds itself outraged … Continue reading

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The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

There are few modern writers as talented as Tom Wolfe, who manages to create his own style, in addition to a depth of thought and characters, while writing in a vernacular understandable to his readers.  In fact, after reading The Right … Continue reading

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The House At Riverton by Kate Morton

Kate Morton’s debut novel, The House at Riverton, is a gothic mystery set in England between the world wars.  The main character, Grace Bradley, is a servant in the house, and the story of what happened to the Hartford family’s daughters … Continue reading

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