7 Books for Historical Fiction Lovers

I've been reading a lot of historical fiction lately and It happens to be one of my favorite genres to read. I've also been reading historical fiction for one of my reading challenges, so needless to say, I've been knee deep in the good old stuff. 

I've come up with a small list of 7 historical fiction books that everyone should read at least once.

Jane Eyre

Orphaned as a child, Jane has felt an outcast her whole young life. Her courage is tested once again when she arrives at Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by the brooding, proud Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adèle. Jane finds herself drawn to his troubled yet kind spirit. She falls in love. Hard.
But there is a terrifying secret inside the gloomy, forbidding Thornfield Hall. Is Rochester hiding from Jane? Will Jane be left heartbroken and exiled once again?


(David Balfour #1)

The Girl Who Fell from

the Sky

This debut novel tells the story of Rachel, the daughter of a Danish mother and a black G.I. who becomes the sole survivor of a family tragedy. With her strict African American grandmother as her new guardian, Rachel moves to a mostly black community, where her light brown skin, blue eyes, and beauty bring mixed attention her way. Growing up in the 1980s, she learns to swallow her overwhelming grief and confronts her identity as a biracial young woman in a world that wants to see her as either black or white.
In the tradition of Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, here is a portrait of a young girl - and society's ideas of race, class, and beauty.

Lord of the Flies

Murder on the Orient Express

(Hercule Poirot Mysteries #10)


The Scotsman Who Saved Me

(Seven Brides for Seven Scotsmen #1)

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