Best Historical Fiction Titles
Ever want to go back to a simpler time, but then you remember they didn't have indoor plumbing, or penicillin. So you resort to the next best thing, yep books, not just any books the ones that let you turn back time with out having to build a time machine, much safer and no time loops. Here are the LL top five picks.
India's most controversial empress, whose love shaped the course of the Mughal Empire graces the pages of the Twentieth Wife, by Indu Sundatesan. It is described as a sweeping fairy tail. We love those!
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See. Do you have your tissues? If covid has your paper products on back order then hold off on this one. These two sisters in an effort to survive war-torn Shanghai(post WWII) accept arrange marriages and are sent to USA. Amongst a myriad of other things.
Kristin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset, is set in the 14-century and is written by an award winning author. If you couldn't tell by the title its about Kristin. She meets a dude and well, has seven kids, there is so much more to the story but why ruin it.
The Name of the Rose, by Umberto Eco. Did someone say "historical murder mystery?" Well here you go, especially if you love Italy. Set in the year 1327 this intellectual mystery, stacking bodies in a monastery, will have you saying "what the what".
The Other Boleyn Girl, by Philippa Gregory. I mean really Henry? Eight wives and then a few on the side, you are not ordering a burger here, you can't hold the onions. This one was made into a movie. Super good, even though we know how it ends.