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

Crispin:  The Cross of Lead by Avi 

Crispin:  At the Edge of the World by Avi

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
The Chocolate Maker's Wife by Karen Brooks
Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory
Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
Tulip Fever by Deborah Moggach 
Peony in Love by Lisa See 

18th Century
The Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper
The Valley by Helen Bryan America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
My Dear Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
Demelza Poldark by Winston Graham
Jeremy 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 Twelve Days of Christmas (Jane Austen Mystery #12) by Stephanie Barron
Jane and the Waterloo Map (Jane Austen Mystery #13) by Stephanie Barron 
Bride of Northanger by Diana Birchall
Regency Gold by M.C. Beaton writing as Marion Chesney 
The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn 
The Corinthian by Georgette Heyer
Regency Buck by Georgette Heyer
Sylvester by Georgette Heyer 

The Clergyman's Wife by Molly Greeley
The Innkeeper of Ivy Hill by Julie Klassen
The Ladies of Ivy Cottage by Julie Klassen 
Lady Maybe by Julie Klassen
The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen
The Secret of Pembrooke Park by Julie Klassen
The Curiosity Keeper by Sarah E. Ladd
Dawn at Emberwilde by Sarah E. Ladd 
A Stranger at Fellsworth by Sarah E. Ladd 
The Weaver's Daughter by Sarah E. Ladd
Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose by Stephanie Laurens
Love and Friendship by Whit Stillman 
The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9) by Lauren Willig 

Civil War
With This Pledge by Tamera Alexander 
Simon the Fiddler by Paulette Jiles
The Mapmaker's Children by Sarah McCoy
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

19TH Century
The Last Woman Standing by Thelma Adams
To Wager Her Heart by Tamera Alexander
Bronte's Mistress by Finola Austin
Courting Mr. Lincoln by Louis Bayard 
The Black Tower by Louis Bayard
The Pale Blue Eye by Louis Bayard
Mr. Timothy by Louis Bayard 
 Eleanor Courtown by Lucy E.M. Black 
Kindred by Octavia E. Butler
Lady of a Thousand Treasures by Sandra Byrd 
Marley by Jon Clinch
Jamaica Inn by Daphne Du Maurier 
The Birchbark House by Louise Erdrich
Belgravia by Julian Fellowes 
The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
The Other Alcott by Elise Hooper
Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy 
The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal
Caroline by Sarah Miller
The Accidental Empress by Allison Pataki (Austria-Hungary Empire)
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Bellman and Black by Diane Setterfield
Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield
Between Earth and Sky by Amanda Skenandore 
The Summer Country by Lauren Willig
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
By the Shores of Silver Lake by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The Long Winter 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)
Courage Between Love and Death by Joseph Pillitteri (Assassination of President McKinley)
The Women of the Copper Country by Mary Doria Russell
A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd
A Name Unknown by Roseanna M. White

The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue (1918 Flu Pandemic)
Darcy's Hope:  Beauty from Ashes by Ginger Monette
Rilla of Ingleside by LM Montgomery
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn  
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson 
Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter

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
Tiffany Blues by M.J. Rose

Prayers the Devil Answers by Sharyn McCrumb
Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
The Quintland Sisters by Shelley Wood

Boardwalk Summer by Meredith Jaeger 



20th Century
The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin
The Cottingley Secret by Hazel Gaynor
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street by Susan Jane Gilman 
Refugee by Alan Gratz
American Duchess by Karen Harper
The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro (1920s-1950s)
The Lost Daughter by Gill Paul
The Island of Sea Women by Lisa See
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See

Ackerman, Sara
The Lieutenant's Nurse

Adams, Thelma
The Last Woman Standing

Alexander, Tamera
To Wager Her Heart
With This Pledge

Adler, Malka 

Austin, Finola
Bronte's Mistress

Crispin:  The Cross of Lead
Crispin:  At the Edge of  the World

Barron, Stephanie
Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House (Jane Austen Mystery #6)
Jane and the Twelve Days of Christmas (Jane Austen Mystery #12)
Jane and the Waterloo Map (Jane Austen Mystery #13)

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

Beaton, M.C. or Marion Chesney
Regency Gold

Benjamin, Melanie
The Aviator's Wife

Black, Lucy E.M.
Eleanor Courtown

Blume, Judy
In the Unlikely Event

Boyne, John
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas

Brooks, Karen
The Chocolate Maker's Wife

Bryan, Helen
The Valley

Butler, Octavia E.

Byrd, Sandra
Lady of a Thousand Treasures

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

Chiaverini, Jennifer
 Resistance Women

Cleave, Chris
Everyone Brave is Forgiven 

Clinch, Jon

Conlon-McKenna, Marita
Rebel Sisters

Cooper, James Fenimore
The Last of the Mohicans

Correa, Armando Lucas
The German Girl

Dekker, Ted
A.D. 33 

Doerr, Anthony  
All the Light We Cannot See 

Donoghue, Emma
The Pull of the Stars

Dray, Stephanie and Laura Kamoie
America's First Daughter
My Dear Hamilton

Du Maurier, Daphne
Jamaica Inn

Erdrich, Louise
The Birchbark House

Evans, Richard Paul
Noel Street

Fellowes, Julian

Ferber, Edna
So Big

Flynn, Kathleen A.
The Jane Austen Project

 Foster, Brooke Lea

Fox, Hester
The Witch of Willow Hall

Gaynor, Hazel
The Cottingley Secret
Last Christmas in Paris

Gilman, Susan Jane
The Ice Cream Queen of Orchard Street

Graham, Winston
Ross Poldark 
Demelza Poldark 
Jeremy Poldark 

Gratz, Alan

Greeley, Molly
The Clergyman's Wife

Gregory, Philippa 
Earthly Joys

Hannah, Kristin
The Great Alone
The Nightingale

Harmel, Kristin
The Room on Rue Amelie

Harper, Karen
American Duchess
The Royal Nanny

Heyer, Georgette
The Corinthian

Hooper, Elise

Hornby, Gill

Ishiguro, Kazuo
The Remains of the Day

Jaeger, Meredith
Boardwalk Summer 

Jenner, Natalie
The Jane Austen Society

Jiles, Paulette
Simon the Fiddler

Johns, Ana
The Woman in the White Kimono

Kearsley, Susanna
A Desperate Fortune
The Firebird 
The Rose Garden 

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

Ladd, Sarah E.
The Curiosity Keeper
Dawn at Emberwilde
A Stranger at Fellsworth
The Weaver's Daughter

Lane, Rose Wilder
Young Pioneers

Laurens, Stephanie
Lady Osbaldestone's Christmas Goose

Lippman, Laura
Lady in the Lake

Macneal, Elizabeth
The Doll Factory

Manning, Kirsty
The Song of the Jade Lily

Maxwell, William
So Long, See You Tomorrow

McCoy, Sarah
The Mapmaker's Children
Marilla of Green Gables

McCrumb, Sharyn
Prayers the Devil Answers

Messineo, Teresa
The Fire by Night

Miller, Sarah

Mitchell, Margaret
Gone With the Wind

Moggach, Deborah
Tulip Fever

Monette, Ginger
Darcy's Hope:  Beauty from Ashes

Montefiore, Santa
The Secret of the Irish Castle

Montgomery, LM
Rilla of Ingleside

Morrow, Jill

Page, Sharon
The Worthington Wife

Pataki, Allison
The Accidental Empress

Paul, Gill
The Lost Daughter 

 Pike, Signe

Pillitteri, Joseph
Courage Between Love and Death

Quinn, Kate
The Alice Network 
The Huntress

Rafala, Marco
How Fires End

Rindell, Suzanne
The Other Typist 

Robson, Jennifer
The Gown

Rose, M.J.
Tiffany Blues 

Russell, Mary Doria
The Women of the Copper Country

Ryan, Jennifer
The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

Ryan, Pam Munoz

Scott, Anika

See, Lisa
The Island of Sea Women 
Peony in Love
Shanghai Girls 
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan

Setterfield, Diane
Bellman and Black
Once Upon a River

Simonson, Helen
The Summer Before the War

Skenandore, Amanda
Between Earth and Sky

Smith, Katy Simpson
Free Men 

Snyder, John
Jacob's Bell

Solomons, Natasha
The Song of Hartgrove Hall 

Stern, Herbert J. and Alan A Winter

Stillman, Whit
Love and Friendship

Taylor, Andrew
The Second Midnight

Todd, Charles
A Fine Summer's Day 

Tully, Daniela
Hotel on Shadow Lake

van Alkemade, Kim
Orphan Number Eight 

Veletzos, Roxanne
The Girl They Left Behind

Webb, Heather
Last Christmas in Paris

Weiner, Jennifer
Mrs. Everything

Wiggs, Susan
Map of the Heart 

Willig, Lauren
The Garden Intrigue (Pink Carnation #9)
The Summer Country

Wilder, Laura Ingalls
Little House in the Big Woods
Little House on the Prairie
On the Banks of Plum Creek 
By the Shores of Silver Lake
The Long Winter
Old Chevy Truck on the Prairie:  Our Journey to Visit Little House Sites 

Williams, Beatriz
The Summer Wives

Wingate, Lisa
Before We Were Yours

White,Roseanna M.
A Name Unknown 

Wood, Shelley
The Quintland Sisters

Washington's Farewell by John Avlon
The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck 
Olympic Pride, American Prejudice:  The Untold Story of 18 African Americans Who Defied Jim Crow and Adolph Hitler to Compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Deborah Riley Draper and Travis Thrasher
Five Presidents:  My Extraordinary Journey with Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, and Ford by Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann 
Midnight in Chernobyl by Adam Higginbotham 
Reaching for the Moon by Katherine Johnson 
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson
The Children's Blizzard by David Laskin 
The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterfly 
Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson 
"The President Has Been Shot!" :  The Assassination of John F. Kennedy by James L. Swanson
They Called Us Enemy by George Takei
The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom 
Movie Nights with the Reagans by Mark Weinberg
Pioneer Girl by Laura Ingalls Wilder 
Forty Autumns:  A Family's Story of Courage and Survival on Both Sides of the Berlin Wall by Nina Willner
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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