If you want to read something a little more dynamic, historical fiction books can bring the past to life in a whole new way, often without sacrificing historical accuracy. That is to say, they focus on real people, places, and/or events, but reimagined. This genre often gets at the emotions and experiences of people from various historical eras, and humanizes them by allowing us to see from their perspective.
Whether you want to step into the lives of the ancients, discover moving stories set during the Holocaust, or immerse yourself in a novel about royal dynasties, our growing selection of historical fiction recommendations will steer you in the right direction.
If one detail from the past changed, how would our world look different today?
A moving tale, based on true events.
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Step into the lives of the ancients.
By Grace Felder
Satirist Bruce Wagner has written a provocative new novel.
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The Good Time Girls at War centers around an iconic dance hall.
These thought-provoking reads reflect on the human impact of war.
By Kimmy Kelly
See the world with new eyes thanks to these historical reads.
Fact, meet fiction.
By Olivia Mason & Ella Burch
Immerse yourself in a slice of the past and take home a stylish tote bag while you're at it.
Plus a stylish bookmark and tote bag.
Check out these takes on some of history’s most interesting figures.
By Grace Felder
Enter now for your chance to win Tracy Borman's latest release, Crown & Sceptre, as well as 6 more of her books.
Compelling tales about powerful bloodlines.
Explore one of the darkest times in history.
Historical fiction breathes new life into the Great War.
From the sinking of the Titanic to World War II espionage and beyond.
We discuss what it's like to write historical fiction, her interest in medieval Europe, and more.