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1ShyPageSniffer
Dec 11, 2014, 9:49pm Top

Specifically about someone from a later time period/future generation of a family finding letters/photographs of someone in the past, or inheriting an old house and learning the story/history behind it?

2Cecrow
Dec 12, 2014, 8:16am Top

This year I read Briar Rose, and while it's YA geared I still found it to be really good.

4GingerCrinkle
Dec 21, 2014, 11:39am Top

If you can find it, China Court by Rumer Godden might work for you.

5rongeigle
Jan 16, 2015, 11:12am Top

one of my favorite novels, Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner. An aging man traces his grandmother's history through her letters.

6nrmay
Jan 16, 2015, 12:12pm Top

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell: A Novel by Nadia Hashimi
Caravan by Dorothy Gilman
Orphan Train by Christina Kline
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

7AnnalisaRusso
Sep 10, 2015, 3:31pm Top

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An Angel's Redemption, An Angel Healed, or Rags to Rubies, all by Annalisa Russo (me!) All three books are set in 1920's Chicago.

9gmathis
Sep 19, 2015, 8:57am Top

These lean more toward "story" than "historical," but I loved them both:
The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
Letters from Skye by Jessica Brockmole

10somermoore
Oct 2, 2015, 12:39am Top

The Forgotten Garden is a good one.

11Cecrow
Oct 2, 2015, 8:49am Top

I just thought of another that's somewhat related. Murther and Walking Spirits begins with a man who dies on page one, then discovers he can travel back in time and observe his various ancestors as they lived.

13jesserinauthor
Dec 1, 2015, 12:49am Top

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Hi!

I am excited that I have just published my lighthearted, historical fiction novel, Wrapped Up in Lies on Kindle for 99 cents. I am offering to enter those who write a review of it on Amazon and Library Thing in a drawing to WIN a $25 AMAZON CARD. The drawing will be held on January 1st.

Here's the book blurb:

"Emma Fortune, a modern 1920’s woman, never expected when she decided to travel to Petra, Transjordania (modern-day Jordan), to find lost treasure; that she would spend so much of her time precariously perched atop an ornery camel. Especially one that can actually aim when he spits! She also didn’t bargain on then being whisked away by the Egyptian Museum’s Department of Antiquities to become a key player in an elaborate marketing ploy to lure wealthy tourists to Egypt’s ancient sites. Emma is often in de-NILE-l as she combats ancient mummy curses, annoyingly flirtatious coworkers, and too many hairy situations to count! She isn’t on this journey alone, though sometimes she wishes she were- enter Dash Darling, Egyptologist, who is eager to get his hands on a chest… any kind of chest; Amira, Emma’s elegant right-hand lady; Ali, a recent college art grad; Alistair, a BBC journalist, and Khalid, Emma’s mysterious Transjordanian guide. This team knows that they have to succeed or else risk being “wrapped up in lies” of their own making!"

You can get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Wrapped-Up-Lies-Adventures-Fortune-ebook/dp/B018A49ZFS/ref...

As a new author, I appreciate your support!

Thank you!
Jess :)

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