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Initial post: Nov 19, 2012 3:26:06 PM PST
Just finished the 4 books of historical fiction by Kate Morton and am interested in more to read in this genre. I've read The Outlander series to date and enjoyed them also. Any suggestions?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 4:01:46 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 21, 2012 4:03:34 PM PST
Historical Fiction is my favorite too. Have you tried any of Edw. Rutherfurd's books ? ie:Dublin,London,New York,Sarum,etc. Are you interested in Ken Follett's books? Pillars of the Earth,World w/o End etc.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2012 5:22:40 PM PST
Thank you Phyllis, I will check them out! I'm needing something to read desperately...

Posted on Nov 21, 2012 9:23:01 PM PST
Barry Rissel says:
I would strongly recommend "London" by Rutherfurd as a great read. Follow up with "Dublin".

Posted on Nov 22, 2012 11:51:31 AM PST
coachdebra says:
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In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 9:43:14 PM PST
The Fall of Giant by Ken Follett was an excellent book. I recommend it.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 22, 2012 9:43:16 PM PST
The Fall of Giant by Ken Follett was an excellent book. I recommend it.

Posted on Nov 23, 2012 3:01:26 PM PST
A. Pezel says:
I second Edward Rutherford. I liked London, Sarum, and Russka the best.......... I also would suggest the Morland family chronicles by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles. I am also a big Outlander fan.

Posted on Nov 25, 2012 8:59:38 AM PST
daisy says:
A great follow up to fall of Giant is winter of the world by Ken Follet...just awesome if you are into historical fiction

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 9:39:35 AM PST
CMorgan says:
Love The Century Trilogy so far (Fall of Giants and Winter of the World), also loved London and New York by Edward Rutherford. Not totally sure it would fall under this subject, but Forever by Pete Hamill is awesome as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2012 2:27:20 PM PST
Zeporah says:
I fully agree. Read all Rutherfurd's and Follett's newest book which is Part II of a 3 part series. LOVED IT. Please recommend more. Historical fiction is my absolute favorite.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 2:27:21 PM PST
J. Brown says:
Also, try "The Mistress of the Art of Death" series by Ariana Franklin. They are about a female medieval coroner. Very interesting.

Posted on Nov 26, 2012 7:53:20 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 26, 2012 7:54:44 PM PST
M. Gallery says:
Rutherford and Follet are simply amazing. Two of my favorite books in historical fiction come from Michael Cox, who wrote "The Meaning of Night" and its sequel, "The Glass of Time." Another one of my favorites is "The Little Book" by Seldon Edwards, which took him 30+ years to write. He recently published its sequel and I am excited to read it, as I am rereading the "The Little Book" now.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 27, 2012 4:16:40 AM PST
K. Kangas says:
You might try Anya Seton's books. Old, yes, but timeless.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 4:54:39 PM PST
Andrea S. says:
Sharon Kay Penman has written a series of meticulously researched and extremely interesting historical novels about the Plantagenet kings of England: "Falls the Shadow", "The Sunne in Splendor", "The Devil's Brood", "When Christ and His Saints Slept", to name a few. She writes well and really makes these characters of long ago come to life.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 29, 2012 7:22:24 AM PST
Try Robert McCammon's historical fiction series! Speaks the Nightbird is the 1st...They're great!

Posted on Dec 3, 2012 4:45:47 PM PST
RITOY says:
Sharon Penman draws the reader back in time through her amazing writing. Her Welsh Trilogy beginning with Here Be Dragons introduced me to Welsh history and the amazing people that fought for it's autonomy. Ms. Penman is truly the best historical fiction author out there. Much better than Ken Follett.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 2:24:45 PM PST
R. Kent says:
Hilary Mantel's two Booker prize winners

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 5, 2012 5:33:13 PM PST
I agree!!! I hated to turn the last page of this book. I can't wait to see his next book.

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 9:55:33 PM PST
If you like ancient history Colleen MCCulloughs series on Rome and Caesar is excellent. The First Man in Rome is no 1 in the series. Conn Igguldens series on Genghis Khan is also excellent. I loved the Sharon Kaye Pennimans as well..

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 7:36:03 AM PST
I'm looking for historical fiction set in Ireland and/or Germany...any suggestions? I am a budding genealogist and want to learn more about what my relatives' countries were like. Thanks for the suggestions.

Posted on Dec 6, 2012 10:06:12 AM PST
I love historical fiction set in early America from the American Revolution through the Civil War era. Few historical fiction authors seem to find accounts of our own history worthy of writing. I'll be looking at this website for suggestions and ideas.

M.S. Monahan

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 2:21:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 6, 2012 2:31:26 PM PST
Historical Fiction is a favorite of mine, also, and I've read and enjoyed all of Kate Morton's and Diana Gabaldon's books. You will want to read all of Ken Follett's books (I've been enjoying him for years). His latest, WINTER OF THE WORLD, is book two of his Century Trilogy. FALL OF GIANTS, last year's bestseller, was book one; book three, I believe will be out next year.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 5:01:37 PM PST
Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles is about women during the Civil War. Very good.
Jan F.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 6, 2012 6:58:55 PM PST
Anything by Collen McCullock; Start with Storm Birds if u haven't already read it.
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