Historical Fiction

30 Sep

The Heart's Invisible Furies by John Boyne  A fantastic story about Cyril Avery, an Irish young man who was adopted and his life's quest to find himself.  Boyne is a masterful storyteller and this book reached out and grabbed my heart.

All The Light We Cannot See by Peter GoldenA sweeping WWII story about love, hope, and perseverance.  Love!

Gods of Gotham by Lindsay Faye The first book in a fantastic series about a cop in the newly formed NYPD.  Well researched!  You'll learn where the term "cop" came from!

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak From page one my heart was arrested and I absolutely fell in love with this WWII story.  It made my heart break and sing--sometimes at the same time.

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd Set in the Deep South in 1964, this book tells the story of Lilly as she confronts racism and abuse.

 You've probably seen the movie...but, you HAVE to read the book! Chocolate Will Never Be The Same

An old house holds many secrets...Buy On Amazon

Sue Monk Kidd continues to wrangle my heart with her words!  After falling in LOVE with The Secret Life of Bees, it was a no-brainer that I grab this book.  Guess what?  I loved it. Find It On Amazon

The story about two young girls who are removed from their home and made to be geishas.  Heartbreak and resilience abound! 

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A sweeping saga of missionaries in the Congo.  Implications of race and culture and colonization are lovingly and thoughtfully discussed.  I Think I Will Buy This Book

Billed as a YA book, the historical appeal holds no age limit. Strong female character alert! Buy It Here

These are just a few of my favorite.  Check back for more additions.  Leave me a comment and suggest some of your favorites!

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