Category Archives: Historical Fiction

The Stolen Crown by Susan Higgenbotham

The story of the marriage of Elizabeth Woodville King Edward IV, seen through the eyes of her sister Katherine Woodville, makes for unique telling of the War of the Roses.  I enjoyed this one, especially after reading The White Queen by … Continue reading

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San Miguel by T.C. Boyle

From Goodreads:  “On a tiny, desolate, windswept island off the coast of Southern California, two families, one in the 1880s and one in the 1930s, come to start new lives and pursue dreams of self-reliance and freedom. Their extraordinary stories, full … Continue reading

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For The King’s Favor by Elizabeth Chadwick

Set in the days of Richard the Lionheart of England, For the King’s Favor is the tale of the heir to the earldom of Norfolk, Richard Bigod, and how he came to marry the King’s former mistress, Ida de Tosney. I … Continue reading

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The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

From Goodreads: “The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal … Continue reading

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Island Beneath The Sea by Isabel Allende

A saga following the fictional story of a slave named Tété, and a French aristocrat named Toulouse Valmorain, Isabel Allende presents an engaging and fascinating account of the island of Saint-Domingue (later known at Haiti). I wasn’t sure I was going to … Continue reading

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The Homesman by Glendon Swarthout

Pioneering was especially hard on women.  Author Glendon Swarthout wrote this novel to portray what might happen to women on the prairie who suffered from the loss of their mental faculties, due to the extreme hardships many endured. In the … Continue reading

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The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

Nefertari is a Egyptian princess, the niece of the heretic Queen Nefertiti.  When her childhood friend, becomes the Crown Prince, she struggles to find her place in his heart and in Egypt as his Queen. While there has been much … Continue reading

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