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
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.
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.
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.