Historical Fiction Fanatics


Historical Fiction Fanatics

A place for lovers of historical fiction to talk about their latest acquisitions and reviews.

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We're just getting started, so feel free to start a discussion on a particular historical fiction period so we can all swap recommendations!

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What is your favorite time period? 1 Reply

Started by Melina Druga. Last reply by Laini Giles 7 hours ago.

Medieval fiction? 4 Replies

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The Viking's Witch - historical romance

Started by Kelli A. Wilkins Dec 4, 2014.

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Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com 7 hours ago

House of Thieves by Charles Balfoure: What’s a Respectable Man To Do?

Like suspenseful historical novels? Find out what I thought of bestselling author Charles Balfoure's latest novel, House of Thieves at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8726.

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 14, 2015 at 3:19pm

Gratitude Giveaway Hop & Book Reviews: Circling the Sun & The New World

 Win Paul McLain's bestselling novel, Circling the Sun, & Andrew Motion's The New World in our thank-you giveaway that's part of the Gratitude Giveaway Hop (the best hop of the year) at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8680.

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on November 10, 2015 at 11:52am

The Way of Sorrows by Jon Steele: Angelus Trilogy Book Review & Giveaway

 Like your history mixed with other genres? Find out why I loved *understatement* the genre-defying Angelus Trilogy by Jon Steele, read an interview w/ the author & enter to win The Way of Sorrows at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8657.


Comment by Book Buzz on November 9, 2015 at 4:09pm

Literary Historical Fiction Available For Review

The Hour of Parade
By Alan Bray
ISBN: 978-1490463223
Pages: 312
Genre: Literary Historical FIction

Winner 2014 IndieReader Discovery Award - Best Literary Fiction

B.R.A.G. Medallion Award Winner

One violent act draws together three very different people in Alan Bray's haunting debut, The Hour of Parade.

The year is 1806, and Russian cavalry officer Alexi Ruzhensky journeys to Munich in disguise to kill the French officer responsible for murdering his brother in a duel.

Alexi, obsessed by the main character in Jean-Jacques Rousseau's novel Julie, procrastinates and becomes romantically entangled with a young Bavarian woman.

As the novel comes to its explosive conclusion, Alexi will learn that revenge can neither be easily accomplished nor avoided.

An intricately woven history of love, lust, and murder, The Hour of Parade has been called "a literary treat," and "a work of remarkable elegance."

For review copies contact:

Alan Bray
Email: al.bray22@gmail.com
Website: http://alanddenabray.wix.com/alanbrayfiction
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheHourofParade

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on October 23, 2015 at 10:12am

2-Book Giveaway: Jackaby & Beastly Bones - Don't Miss It!

William Ritter may have written Jackaby and Beastly Bones for YA's but they'll have to pry it out of your hands first. Enter to win both at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8588 and see why I say that...

Comment by Mk - PopcornReads.com on October 21, 2015 at 11:28am

Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty: Biltmore Estate Mystery

It's no accident that Serafina and the Black Cloak is a bestselling middle grade paranormal Victorian mystery but will it also appeal to adults? Find out at http://popcornreads.com/?p=8578.

Comment by Melina Druga on October 19, 2015 at 5:21pm

Thanks, J. M.  I saw the first part on PBS, but unfortunately forgot it was on and missed the rest of the series.  Maybe I can find it online.

Comment by J.M. Garlock on October 10, 2015 at 11:56am

WW1 nurses is a subject ripe for exploration. There was an excellent BBC series "The Crimsom Field" about UK nurses serving in France.

J.M. Garlock

"The Centurion Chronicles"

Comment by Melina Druga on October 9, 2015 at 3:55pm

Hello, everyone.  I’m new to the group.

I make my living as a freelance journalist and copy editor.  I’m also an amateur historian with an interest in 1890-1920, with a particular focus in World War One and how it changed the world and ordinary people’s lives.

Despite my success in nonfiction, my love has always been historical fiction.  I’ve began writing when I was a child and, from the beginning, the goal has been to become a novelist.  Finally, I decided if it was going to happen, I needed to make it a priority.  I made changes to how I run my editorial business and finally completed a novel about a WW1 nurse I started about four years ago.  I love how historical fiction gives me the opportunity to blend my two passions – writing and history.

I’m ready to find an agent, although I’m also open to small presses and independent publishers.

Recently I started blogging more frequently and discussing historical fiction, my writing process and historical events.  I invite you to visit (http://www.melinadruga.com/a-writers-life/) and subscribe if you share the same passions.

I look forward to meeting you all.

Comment by Book Buzz on September 6, 2015 at 12:53pm

Historical Fiction/Adventure For Review

What the Owl Saw
Second in the Buenaventura Series
By Gerald W. McFarland
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 978-1632930088 (print)
ISBN: 978-1611392685 (ebook)
Pages: 336
Genre: Historical Fiction, Adventure

"What the Owl Saw," the second volume in the Buenaventura Series and the sequel to "The Brujo's Way," opens in December 1705 with a terrifying nightmare that fills Don Carlos Buenaventura, a powerful brujo in his sixth life, with dread. Feeling the need to strengthen his brujo powers, always weakened by town life, he rides out into the wild mountain landscapes around Santa Fe in order to practice his sorcerer's technique of transforming himself into hawks and owls. Transformations are exhilarating, but they do not dispel his sense of an impending menace. In addition, as he tells his friend Inez de Recalde, he is impatient to move forward in his quest for wisdom on what he calls the Unknown Way.   

Into this picture comes a trio of itinerant entertainers, a magician and two women dancers, who offer an ambiguous promise. Can they lead him to deeper realms of consciousness, or are they agents of his enemy, the evil sorcerer Don Malvolio? The magician and his alluring companions introduce Carlos to dances that transport him into ecstatic mind states, but he remains uncertain about what master they serve. Despite the risk of exposing his secret brujo identity and of being disloyal to his beloved Inez, Carlos allows himself to be drawn ever farther into their web of dark and dangerous enchantments.

About the Author:
A native Californian, Gerald W. McFarland received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley and his doctorate in U.S. history from Columbia University. He taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for forty-four years, specializing, among other things, in the History of the American West. During that time he published four books in his field, including "A Scattered People: An American Family Moves West," cited by the Colonial Dames of America as one of the three best books in American history published in 1985. Since his retirement, he has written three novels in the Buenaventura Series. He and his wife life in rural Western Massachusetts.

For review copies contact:

Gerald W. McFarland
Email: geraldm3@verizon.net
Website: http://www.geraldwmcfarland.com


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