Historical Fiction Category Archives

Interview/Giveaway: The Gold Pawn by L.A. Chandlar

In partnership with Kensington Books, we’re giving away a really awesome prize pack! Make sure to see the details after the interview to learn more and enter to win.  I recently had the awesome opportunity to talk to author L.A. Chandlar about her recent historical fiction mystery, The Gold Pawn: An Art Deco Mystery.   1. How does The Gold Pawn compare to your previous novels? The …

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society (Film)

Knowing that a film adaptation was to be released within the year, I borrowed the audiobook of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society from my local library in the spring. I devoured it. It quickly became one of my very favorite books due to its themes of friendship, following your heart, and book love. Books lovers are suckers for books about other book lovers, aren’t …

Review: The Home for Unwanted Girls

(I won’t get into specifics but if child abuse is triggering for you, I’d avoid this one.) I enjoy historical fiction because it is the only form of time travel available to me. I would never want to actually live in the past, but seeing how other people existed and endured during a different time is fascinating to me. In Joanna Goodman’s new novel, The Home …

Reaction: Mary Queen of Scots Trailer

You may want to avoid this post if you’re the type to avoid watching movie trailers because of spoilers. Because I’ve got FEELINGS ABOUT IT. Man, I really gotta stop getting my hopes up when it comes to historical accuracy in films. Y’all know I’m a Tudor girl. I adore Saoirse Ronan and I really liked Margot Robbie in I, Tonya so I was excited, if a little …

Review: The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman

I don’t know if I’ve just been missing out on great books or if I’ve just been really lucky at picking what historical fiction to read, but once again, the novel I’m reviewing was absolutely fantastic. This time, it was The Fair Fight by Anna Freeman. It’s glorious. (That’s just one of its many different covers on the right. I’ve seen at least two others online.) …

Review: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

I always keep my ears open for new costume dramas coming out and add them to my To Watch list. A few months ago, I added The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society to that list. I didn’t know anything about it. Since I’ve been on a historical fiction bender lately, I decided to check out what my library had for historical fiction and the audiobook …

Review: The Bowes Inheritance

Now that The Lazy Historian’s Guide to the Wives of Henry VIII is out on ebook, I’ve had some time to get reacquainted with historical fiction. (You can expect more reviews of historical fiction here on the blog as well.) I posted on a Facebook group what I wanted in a novel: Victorian era, based in England or New York and something with a romantic sub-plot …