Learning from History – Top Ten Historical Fiction Books

Today I’m linking up with The Broke and Bookish for a Top Ten Tuesday post. The prompt for today was Back To School Freebie: anything “back to school” related. I’m doing ten of my favorite Historical Fiction (and Biblical fiction) reads, because as a homeschooler I read a lot of Historical Fiction for school, then would research things I’d read about.

  1. Saving Amelie – This one felt especially potent because it showed me how easy it is for people to be blinded and to accept prejudices. See My Review (Set during WW2)
  2. Counted With the Stars – Watching the world flip upside down from the perspective of an Egyptian slave girl. See My Review (Set during Exodus from the Bible)
  3. Tattler’s Branch – Living in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains has made me very interested in realistic portrayals of the life of coal miners, and this book hit home. See My Review (Set in 1911)
  4. The Mark of the King – The beginning of this book shocked me and made me scurry for the internet to see if the setting was real to life – it was. See My Review (Set in the 1720s)
  5. Shadowed in Silk – Set in India this book was sad but so well-written. I felt as if I’d been transported to India. See My Review (Set in 1918)
  6. So Shall We Stand – This whole trilogy is well written, interesting, and full of espionage. See My Review (Set in WW2)
  7. Egypt’s Sister – I was instantly transported into Egypt whenever I picked up this book – fantastic world building. See My Review (Set during Cleopatra’s life)
  8. In the Field of Grace – Ruth is one of my favorite Biblical people to read about, and this made me imagine so many more possibilities about what her life might have been like. See My Review (Set during Ruth’s life in the Bible)
  9. My Daughter’s Legacy – Going back and forth between modern time and history doesn’t always work for me in a book, but these authors really pulled it off. See My Review (Set during the Civil War)
  10. The Lost Girl of Astor Street – With perfect world building, an intriguing mystery, and well-developed characters, this book is a winner. See My Review (Set in 1924)

Have you read any of these books? Which looks the most interesting to you, and what is YOUR favorite Historical Fiction read?

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9 thoughts on “Learning from History – Top Ten Historical Fiction Books

  1. Sarah says:

    If you like historical fiction, I recommend “Rifles for Watie” by Harold Keith. It’s an amazing book on the civil war, and the author even interviewed several civil war veterans to make the book! Plus, the historical accuracy is incomparable.

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  2. Cholla says:

    It is! A friend recommended Bernard Cornwell’s Sharpe series to me and I’m about halfway through the first in the series and am loving it. Don’t know much about the British in India, so it’s been interesting.

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