Historical Fiction


Old Chevy on the Prairie:  Our Journey to Visit Little House Sites
Top Ten Pioneer Books 

Biblical Times
A.D. 33 by Ted Dekker

Middle Ages
To Defy a King by Elizabeth Chadwick 
The Greatest Knight by Elizabeth Chadwick
Lady of the English by Elizabeth Chadwick
A Place Beyond Courage by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Scarlet Lion by Elizabeth Chadwick 
Shadows and Strongholds by Elizabeth Chadwick
The Summer Queen by Elizabeth Chadwick

17th Century
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach 

18th Century
The Black Tower by Louis Bayard
The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard 
The Valley by Helen Bryan
America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
Demelza Poldark by Winston Graham
A Desperate Fortune by Susanna Kearsley 
The Firebird by Susanna Kearsley
The Rose Garden by Susanna Kearsley
Free Men by Katy Simpson Smith

Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House (Jane Austen Mystery #6) by Stephanie Barron
Jane and the Waterloo Map (Jane Austen Mystery #13) by Stephanie Barron 
Regency Gold by M.C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney 
The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
Sylvester by Georgette Heyer
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen
Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen
The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen
The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
Love and Friendship by Whit Stillman 

Civil War
The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

19TH Century
The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier 
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes
The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki (Austria-Hungary Empire)
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
On the Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Young Pioneers by Rose Wilder Lane

Turn of the Century (Pre-WWI)
The Royal Nanny by Karen Harper
Rebel Sisters by Marita Conlon-McKenna (Irish Revolution)
A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd

Darcy's Hope:  Beauty from Ashes by Ginger Monette
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 

So Big by Edna Ferber
So Long, See You Tomorrow by William Maxwell
Newport by Jill Morrow
The Worthington Wife by Sharon Page
The Other Typist by Suzanne Rindell 

Orphan Number Eight by Kim van Alkemade

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb

Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah 
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir by Jennifer Ryan 
Echo by Pam Munoz Ryan

 In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
 The Song of Hartgrove Hall by Natasha Solomons

20th Century
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (1920s-1950s)

Adams, Thelma
The Last Woman Standing

Barron, Stephanie
Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House (Jane Austen Mystery #6)
Jane and the Waterloo Map (Jane Austen Mystery #13)

Bayard, Louis
The Black Tower
The Pale Blue Eye
Mr. Timothy

Beaton, M.C. or Marion Chesney
Regency Gold

Benjamin, Melanie
The Aviator's Wife

Blume, Judy
In the Unlikely Event

Bryan, Helen
The Valley

Chadwick, Elizabeth
To Defy a King
The Greatest Knight 
Lady of the English
A Place Beyond Courage
The Scarlet Lion 
Shadows and Strongholds
The Summer Queen

Cleave, Chris
Everyone Brave is Forgiven

Conlon-McKenna, Marita
Rebel Sisters

Correa, Armando Lucas
The German Girl

Dekker, Ted
A.D. 33 

Doerr, Anthony  
All the Light We Cannot See 

Dray, Stephanie and Laura Kamoie
America's First Daughter

Du Maurier, Daphne
Jamaica Inn

Fellowes, Julian

Ferber, Edna
So Big

Gilman, Susan Jane
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

Graham, Winston
Ross Poldark 
Demelza Poldark 

Hannah, Kristin
The Nightingale

Harper, Karen
The Royal Nanny

Heyer, Georgette
The Corinthian

Ishiguro, Kazuo
The Remains of the Day

Kearsley, Susanna
A Desperate Fortune
The Firebird 
The Rose Garden 

Klassen, Julie
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill
Lady Maybe 
The Painter's Daughter
The Secret of Pembrooke Park 

Lane, Rose Wilder
Young Pioneers

Maxwell, William
So Long, See You Tomorrow

McCoy, Sarah
The Mapmaker's Children 

McCrumb, Sharyn
Prayers the Devil Answers

Mitchell, Margaret
Gone With the Wind

Moggach, Deborah
Tulip Fever

Monette, Ginger
Darcy's Hope:  Beauty from Ashes

Morrow, Jill

Page, Sharon
The Worthington Wife

Pataki, Allison
The Accidental Empress

Rindell, Suzanne
The Other Typist 

Ryan, Jennifer
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Ryan, Pam Munoz

Simonson, Helen
The Summer Before the War

Smith, Katy Simpson
Free Men

Solomons, Natasha
The Song of Hartgrove Hall

Stillman, Whit
Love and Friendship

Todd, Charles
A Fine Summer's Day

van Alkemade, Kim
Orphan Number Eight 

Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House on the Prairie
On the Banks of Plum Creek 
Old Chevy Truck on the Prairie:  Our Journey to Visit Little House Sites 

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck 
Five Presidents:  My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterfly 
Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
I am Malala:  The Girl Who Stood up for Education and Was Shot by the Talaban by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

Finding the Hero's Journey: Or How Shadows and Strongholds Came to Be Written by Elizabeth Chadwick
Why do Books have Name Changes? by Elizabeth Chadwick
Writing about the Marshals by Elizabeth Chadwick 

Elizabeth Chadwick on the Scarlet Lion 

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