Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Young Lions by Irwin Shaw

In this hefty tome, Irwin Shaw follows the lives of three young men serving as soldiers during World War II.  Christian Diestl, is a member of the German army; Michael Whiteacre, an American producer; and Noah Ackerman, a Jewish-American. Each … Continue reading

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Counting On Grace by Elizabeth Winthrop

The year is 1910, and 12 year old Grace lives in a cramped Vermont company house with her family.  She enjoys attending the local school, where she and her friend Arthur are top students.  Now her studies (and her freedom) … Continue reading

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Neverhome by Laird Hunt

In a unique perspective of the US Civil War, Laird Hunt presents a work of historical fiction narrated by a woman.  Disguised as a man, she calls herself Ash Thompson, leaves her husband on the farm, and takes up arms … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

Among the many Southerners who were determined to help the North win the US Civil War, was a woman called Elizabeth Van Lew.  Called “Crazy Bet,” she resided in Richmond, and not only aided Union POWs at the local prison; … Continue reading

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The Clan Of The Cave Bear by Jean M. Auel

When this book was released in 1981, it seemed like everyone I knew read it – except me.  Even as the years went by and I found myself loving historical fiction, I still didn’t bother to pick it up.  Somehow, … Continue reading

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The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley

Maia D’Apliese is one of six girls adopted by a wealthy bachelor, raised in a mansion on the shores of Lake Geneva.  When “Pa Salt” mysteriously dies, each daughter is given a clue to their ancestry.  The Seven Sisters is the … Continue reading

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Pirate Latitudes by Michael Crichton

Captain Charles Hunter isn’t your ordinary sea captain.  The year is 1665 and Captain Hunter is a privateer in search of riches in the cut-throat world of Jamaica’s Port Royale.  With a nod from the island’s governor, Captain Hunter gathers … Continue reading

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