Historical Fiction Suggestions

For March 2018 we will be reading historical fiction books
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Re: Historical Fiction Suggestions

Post by DennisK » 08 Mar 2018, 11:50

During the biblical period, Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors. She is a prolific writer, historian and a great story teller. For this period, I have also enjoyed Jerry Jenkins' I SAUL, and JOHN'S STORY. I can also recommend James Michener's THE SOURCE. His books are rather large, so for those of us who value the journey more than its destination, Michener's historical novels are great reads.

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Post by hsimone » 11 Mar 2018, 10:09

gali wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 09:55
I am now reading "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, which belongs to the genre.
That sounds interesting! I'm currently reading (and hoping to finish between today and tomorrow) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I'm liking it so far, but I am curious how the author will end the book. I feel like the book could end at the point I'm reading now and it would be a fine ending, but I guess we'll see!
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Post by hsimone » 11 Mar 2018, 10:14

DennisK wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 11:50
During the biblical period, Lynn Austin is one of my favorite authors. She is a prolific writer, historian and a great story teller. For this period, I have also enjoyed Jerry Jenkins' I SAUL, and JOHN'S STORY. I can also recommend James Michener's THE SOURCE. His books are rather large, so for those of us who value the journey more than its destination, Michener's historical novels are great reads.
That's good to know about Lynn Austin, but I'm not sure about James Michener's The Source. That one does seem rather long and I'm not sure of the content for me, but it's great to know that you've enjoyed the book! Thank you for sharing!
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Post by gali » 11 Mar 2018, 13:59

hsimone wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 10:09
gali wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 09:55
I am now reading "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, which belongs to the genre.
That sounds interesting! I'm currently reading (and hoping to finish between today and tomorrow) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I'm liking it so far, but I am curious how the author will end the book. I feel like the book could end at the point I'm reading now and it would be a fine ending, but I guess we'll see!
it was. I finished it and will write about it tomorrow.

The Poisonwood Bible is on my reading list.
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Post by hsimone » 11 Mar 2018, 16:09

gali wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 13:59
hsimone wrote:
11 Mar 2018, 10:09
gali wrote:
08 Mar 2018, 09:55
I am now reading "The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead, which belongs to the genre.
That sounds interesting! I'm currently reading (and hoping to finish between today and tomorrow) The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver. I'm liking it so far, but I am curious how the author will end the book. I feel like the book could end at the point I'm reading now and it would be a fine ending, but I guess we'll see!
it was. I finished it and will write about it tomorrow.

The Poisonwood Bible is on my reading list.
Nice! I'll be curious to hear what you thought.

I'll hopefully write about The Poisonwood Bible tomorrow, too. :)
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Post by bookreviewer2016 » 16 Mar 2018, 15:59

hsimone wrote:
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Samy Lax wrote:
02 Mar 2018, 12:05
hsimone wrote:
02 Mar 2018, 11:44


I definitely like magic and witches! I'll have to check this trilogy out. I would assume this wouldn't be historical fiction and just a general recommendation? :)
Yes, it's just a general recommendation. But, it gave me those warm fuzzies :romance-heartsthree:
Aw...that sounds like a good book. Thank you! :D
I own all three books in this series, but I haven't gotten around to reading them :oops2:
I'll have to get them read--you've peaked my interest again!

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