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Read Great Historical Fiction This Summer

A guide by Penelope (San Diego, CA)

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Though I ended up going to law school, history has always been one of my favorite subjects. I studied history a lot in college, and developed a love for historical fiction. I've always loved to read, and there's something about this genre that seems perfect for a rainy day inside with a cup of coffee. History presents so much inspiration for fiction, and even if the stories aren't completely true, there is always something exciting about reading a book based on true events.
Those Who Dare: Book One in the Raiding Forces SeriesThe Last Queen: A NovelKatherine (Rediscovered Classics)The Last Mission (Laurel-Leaf Historical Fiction)IncognitoWater for Elephants: A NovelThe Shut Mouth SocietyAn Inconvenient WifeNight of Flames: A Novel of World War IIThe Book ThiefLoving Frank: A NovelThe Green Coat: A Tale from the Dust Bowl YearsThe Traitor's WifeThe Shopkeeper (Steve Dancy Tale)The Secret Lion (The Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1)Hugh and BessThe Scottish ThistleAvalon: A Novel (Rediscovered Classics)Devil Water (Rediscovered Classics)Children of Salem: Love Amid the Witch TrialsCrusadeAn Accomplished WomanStormy Weather: The Life of Lena HorneOutlander: A Novel

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Bull Elephant 15 Feb 4, 2015
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Qualifications: history buff, avid reader
Last updated: 7/13/10
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