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Fresh Fiction Favorite Historical Fiction of 2018!

Every day from now through the end of the year, we’ll be sharing our reviewers’ favorite reads of 2018. A different genre will be featured every day! We’ll share why these books were some of our favorites and what made them so special. We hope you’ll share yours in the comments, too!

Today, we are discussing our favorite historical fiction novels of the year. What were some of yours?

CARNEGIE'S MAID by Marie Benedict

Reviewer: Clare O’Beara Carnegie's Maid contrasts the Irish people who come to America with the Scots who came one generation earlier and are now wealthy industrialists, so lots to see. We find out how Carnegie got his love of libraries.

Women's Fiction Historical [Sourcebooks, On Sale: January 16, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781492646617 / ]

A self-made man takes lessons from his Irish maid

A TOUCH OF DOWNTOWN ABBEY AND AN AMERICAN DYNASTY

Buy CARNEGIE'S MAID: Amazon.com | Kindle | BN.com | Powell's Books | Books-A-Million | Indiebound | Ripped Bodice | Amazon CA | Amazon UK | Amazon DE | Amazon FR

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NEXT YEAR IN HAVANA by Chanel Cleeton

Reviewer: Danielle This book captured the spirit and turmoil of Cuba during a major transition of power. Beyond the history, the characters are relatable and easy to like, and you want to see them succeed. Cleeton's writing style is gorgeous, making for an easy yet captivating read.

Romance Contemporary | Women's Fiction [Berkley, On Sale: February 6, 2018, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780399586682 / eISBN: 9780399586699]

A gorgeous, vivacious, intriguing novel that historical fiction readers will love!

Reviewer: Svetlana I loved gaining more knowledge about Korea, as well as seeing how strongly history affects modern day.

Historical | Women's Fiction Historical [G.P. Putnam's Sons, On Sale: January 30, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780735214439 / eISBN: 9780735214453]

The strength of memories across time

THE ALICE NETWORK by Kate Quinn

Reviewer: Debbie A complex, multi-layered tale. It was based on actual history during WWII and kept me captivated.

Women's Fiction Historical | Historical [William Morrow, On Sale: June 6, 2017, Paperback / e-Book, ISBN: 9780062654199 / eISBN: 9780062654205]

War changes everything....

THE COTTINGLEY SECRET by Hazel Gaynor

Reviewer: Debbie Hazel Gaynor juxtaposes an adult's self-realization journey with an imaginative and bright young girl's tale of fairies, creating a magical tale that is practically impossible to put down.

MY DEAR HAMILTON by Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie

Reviewer: Svetlana

I loved the marriage portrayal and life that Eliza and Alexander Hamilton shared. I also loved the history!

Historical | Romance Historical [William Morrow, On Sale: April 3, 2018, Trade Size / e-Book, ISBN: 9780062466167 / eISBN: 9780062466174]

The historical fiction dream team does it again with the wife of Hamilton...

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AS BRIGHT AS HEAVEN by Susan Meissner

Reviewer: Pat One to read, and re-read again. A vivid depiction of war, Spanish Flu, and hope... I loved it!

Women's Fiction Historical [Berkley, On Sale: February 6, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9780399585968 / ]

VIVID DEPICTION OF GREAT WAR, SPANISH FLU, AND HOPE!

Reviewer: Magdalena

I find Eleanor Roosevelt fascinating and I found this book about her and Lorena "Hick" Hickok hard to put down when I read it.

Historical [Pegasus Books, On Sale: March 6, 2018, Hardcover / e-Book, ISBN: 9781681776798 / eISBN: 9781681777276]

UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY is one of those books that will stay with me

 

 

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