Historical

Historical fiction presents a story set in the past, often during a significant time period. In historical fiction, the time period is an important part of the setting and often of the story itself.

Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.

In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in histor
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The Lost Girls of Paris
The Light Over London
The Binding
The Paragon Hotel
The Wartime Sisters
The Wolf in the Whale
That Churchill Woman
The Widows
The Weight of a Piano
The Falconer
Learning to See
To Keep the Sun Alive
Underground: A Human History of the Worlds Beneath Our Feet
Duchess by Deception (Gilded #1)
What the Wind Knows
The Victory Garden
Circe
The Beekeeper's Promise
The Reckoning
Everything I Never Told You
Winter Cottage
The Beantown Girls
The Girl in the Letter
Sea of Memories
The Library Book
The Nightingale
The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell
The Governess (Wicked Wallflowers, #3)
The Key
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Cynthia Hand My Plain Jane (The Lady Janies, #2)
As Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows prepare for the release of My Plain Jane, we asked what inspired the author team to write this "Jane Eyre meets Ghostbusters" historical remix and include a list of their favorite YA historical must-reads.
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You are correct in saying that desires often come from things we cannot easily gain - mine, being that of your love. By all accounts, I do wish I could steal it. But I am not that sort of man. I will wait. Forever and a day...I will wait.
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Men call women faithless, changeable, and though they say it in jealousy of their own ever-threatened sexual honor, there is some truth in it. We can change our life, our being; no matter what our will is, we are changed. As the moon changes yet is one, so we are virgin, wife, mother, grandmother. For all their restlessness, men are who they are; once they put on the man's toga they will not change again; so they make a virtue of that rigidity and resist whatever might soften it and set them fre ...more
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