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Historical Fiction Lovers

Description: This is a list consisting of historical fiction books. My explanations include the setting (time period and location) of the book. Please do not add books written in the author's own lifetime as HF. For example, "Pride & Prejudice" is not historical fiction. Happy reading!

Members: 4 participating members (show all)

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1
37,140 members, 1,997 reviews
4.36 stars (4.36 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (1), ahef1963 (1)

Score: 8

Explanations:

ahef1963 (1): WWII Germany.

2
3,703 members, 172 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (1), gypsysmom (2)

Score: 7.36

Explanations:

joririchardson (1): 1537 England

3
19,879 members, 910 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), gypsysmom (3)

Score: 6.4

Explanations:

ahef1963 (2): 1743 Scotland.

4
4,813 members, 241 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (4), ahef1963 (24), joririchardson (61)

Score: 6.07

Explanations:

joririchardson (61): 1900's England and World War I

5
12,138 members, 802 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), gypsysmom (5)

Score: 5.71

Explanations:

ahef1963 (3): WWII, probably Auschwitz although the camp is never specifically identified in the book.

6
10,446 members, 225 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), gypsysmom (6)

Score: 5.38

Explanations:

ahef1963 (4): 1843 Upper Canada (present day Ontario).

7
6,998 members, 328 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (6), gypsysmom (7)

Score: 5.02

Explanations:

ahef1963 (6): Time-travel book, much of the plot set in 1320 in the Oxford area of England.

8
4,055 members, 103 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (8), ahef1963 (9)

Score: 4.69

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ahef1963 (9): Edinburgh WWI military hospital for soldiers suffering from shell shock.

9
3,803 members, 71 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (9), ahef1963 (10)

Score: 4.56

Explanations:

ahef1963 (10): Mid-19th century Australia.

10
3,637 members, 136 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (10), ahef1963 (11)

Score: 4.45

Explanations:

ahef1963 (11): 1948 Jamaican diaspora to Britain.

11
3,413 members, 84 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (11), ahef1963 (12)

Score: 4.35

Explanations:

ahef1963 (12): Series takes place in Western England in the period 1135-1145.

12
3,243 members, 127 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (12), ahef1963 (13)

Score: 4.26

Explanations:

ahef1963 (13): WWII Malaya (present day Malaysia) and post-WWII Northern Territory of Australia.

13
2,113 members, 56 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (13), ahef1963 (17)

Score: 4.08

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): 19th century India under the British Raj.

14
2,155 members, 94 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (14), ahef1963 (19)

Score: 3.98

Explanations:

ahef1963 (19): Explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in 1976 Jamaica.

15
2,307 members, 80 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15), gypsysmom (20)

Score: 3.92

Explanations:

ahef1963 (15): 16th century Chile and Peru.

16
23,815 members, 461 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (15), joririchardson (35)

Score: 3.68

Explanations:

joririchardson (35): 1960's Congo

17
566 members, 42 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (16), joririchardson (41)

Score: 3.58

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joririchardson (41): 1575 Venice, Italy

18
764 members, 15 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (17), joririchardson (45)

Score: 3.51

Explanations:

joririchardson (45): Ancient Greece

19
2,712 members, 136 reviews
3.46 stars (3.46 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (21), joririchardson (43)

Score: 3.43

Explanations:

joririchardson (43): 10th Century Middle East

20
3,740 members, 78 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (18), joririchardson (57)

Score: 3.4

Explanations:

joririchardson (57): a small town in 1906 Georgia, USA

21
3,060 members, 124 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (2)

Score: 3.36

Explanations:

joririchardson (2): 1874 London, England

22
5,046 members, 226 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: gypsysmom (19), joririchardson (59)

Score: 3.36

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joririchardson (59): Ancient Greece

23
245 members, 18 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (3)

Score: 3.04

Explanations:

joririchardson (3): 1773 Boston, Massachusetts, USA - Revolutionary War

24
798 members, 44 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (4)

Score: 2.83

Explanations:

joririchardson (4): 1800's Paris, France

25
7,707 members, 168 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

ahef1963 (5): 1840s, set in both Chile and in California during the Gold Rush.

26
769 members, 14 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (5)

Score: 2.68

Explanations:

joririchardson (5): 14th Century Wales

27
2,208 members, 40 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (6)

Score: 2.56

Explanations:

joririchardson (6): 878 A.D. Britain

28
179 members, 4 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (7)

Score: 2.46

Explanations:

joririchardson (7): 1815 London, England

29
5,825 members, 382 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

ahef1963 (8): 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

30
265 members, 9 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (8)

Score: 2.38

Explanations:

joririchardson (8): 13th Century England

31
1,429 members, 43 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (9)

Score: 2.31

Explanations:

joririchardson (9): 1800's England

32
3,491 members, 133 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (10)

Score: 2.25

Explanations:

joririchardson (10): 1940's Hungary and Austria

33
166 members, 6 reviews
3.02 stars (3.02 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (11)

Score: 2.2

Explanations:

joririchardson (11): 1800's England

34
85 members, 6 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (12)

Score: 2.15

Explanations:

joririchardson (12): medieval France and England

35
1,431 members, 144 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (13)

Score: 2.11

Explanations:

joririchardson (13): 1800's and 1900's England, partially set in World War I

36
2,552 members, 123 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

ahef1963 (14): 19th century Australia in a camp for transported prisoners.

37
2,095 members, 46 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (14)

Score: 2.07

Explanations:

joririchardson (14): 1700's and 1800's America, Revolutionary War

38
130 members, 12 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (15)

Score: 2.03

Explanations:

joririchardson (15): 1887 England

39
2,966 members, 246 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16)

Score: 2

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ahef1963 (16): Rural Iceland, 1829.

40
1,471 members, 70 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (16)

Score: 2

Explanations:

joririchardson (16): 1900's England and World War I

41
830 members, 14 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (17)

Score: 1.97

Explanations:

joririchardson (17): 1787 Bristol, England

42
2,064 members, 44 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Score: 1.94

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ahef1963 (18): 18th century Portugal during the construction of the Convent of Mafra.

43
246 members, 34 reviews
3.44 stars (3.44 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (18)

Score: 1.94

Explanations:

joririchardson (18): late 1800's Austria and Germany

44
800 members, 78 reviews
3.47 stars (3.47 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (19)

Score: 1.92

Explanations:

joririchardson (19): 1930 America during the Great Depression - mainly set in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina

45
1,300 members, 140 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

Score: 1.89

Explanations:

ahef1963 (20): 1915 Syria.

46
26 members, 0 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (20)

Score: 1.89

Explanations:

joririchardson (20): 18th Century England and British India

47
1,247 members, 18 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (21)

Score: 1.87

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joririchardson (21): medieval Wales and England

48
1,187 members, 74 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Score: 1.87

Explanations:

ahef1963 (21): 19th century Jamaica on a sugarcane plantation.

49
4,571 members, 139 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (22)

Score: 1.85

Explanations:

joririchardson (22): 19th Century England

50
3,717 members, 219 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Score: 1.85

Explanations:

ahef1963 (22): 19th century Ghana.

51
500 members, 38 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Score: 1.83

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ahef1963 (23): 1950s South Africa.

52
41 members, 9 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (23)

Score: 1.83

Explanations:

joririchardson (23): 1901 St. Louis, Missouri, USA

53
1,451 members, 89 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (24)

Score: 1.81

Explanations:

joririchardson (24): 1920's and 1930's America and France, from Alabama to Paris

54
846 members, 97 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (25)

Score: 1.79

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joririchardson (25): Renaissance Italy and the Borgia family

55
21 members, 7 reviews
4.29 stars (4.29 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (26)

Score: 1.77

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joririchardson (26): 1066 England leading up to the Battle of Hastings

56
197 members, 19 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (27)

Score: 1.76

Explanations:

joririchardson (27): 1770's Massachusetts, USA, Revolutionary War

57
467 members, 27 reviews
3.26 stars (3.26 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (28)

Score: 1.74

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joririchardson (28): medieval England and Germany

58
176 members, 24 reviews
3.79 stars (3.79 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (29)

Score: 1.72

Explanations:

joririchardson (29): 17th Century England in the court of Charles II

59
1,185 members, 63 reviews
3.62 stars (3.62 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (30)

Score: 1.71

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joririchardson (30): Roman Empire and Roman Britain

60
320 members, 19 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (31)

Score: 1.7

Explanations:

joririchardson (31): a plantation in 19th Century Puerto Rico

61
2,160 members, 70 reviews
4.46 stars (4.46 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (32)

Score: 1.68

Explanations:

joririchardson (32): 1400's England during the reign of Edward IV

62
421 members, 6 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (33)

Score: 1.67

Explanations:

joririchardson (33): 1930's and 1940's England, and World War II

63
543 members, 12 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (34)

Score: 1.66

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joririchardson (34): Renaissance Padua, Italy

64
1,551 members, 33 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (36)

Score: 1.63

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joririchardson (36): 1907 Michigan, USA

65
1,495 members, 126 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (37)

Score: 1.62

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joririchardson (37): 1570 Ferrara, Italy

66
925 members, 93 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (38)

Score: 1.61

Explanations:

joririchardson (38): 1700's France and the French Revolution

67
152 members, 2 reviews
3.48 stars (3.48 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (39)

Score: 1.6

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joririchardson (39): 19th Century England

68
84 members, 13 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (40)

Score: 1.59

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joririchardson (40): Tudor England

69
100 members, 1 review
3.17 stars (3.17 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (42)

Score: 1.57

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joririchardson (42): 1664 London, England

70
650 members, 23 reviews
3.39 stars (3.39 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (44)

Score: 1.55

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joririchardson (44): 1718 London, England

71
392 members, 45 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (46)

Score: 1.54

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joririchardson (46): 1850 London, England

72
218 members, 4 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (47)

Score: 1.53

Explanations:

joririchardson (47): 1900's Finland and New York, USA

73
363 members, 4 reviews
3.65 stars (3.65 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (48)

Score: 1.52

Explanations:

joririchardson (48): 1790's USA - central cities in the book are Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Richmond, Virginia

74
372 members, 35 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (49)

Score: 1.51

Explanations:

joririchardson (49): 1940's Russia and Romania, partially set during World War II

75
342 members, 29 reviews
3.23 stars (3.23 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (50)

Score: 1.5

Explanations:

joririchardson (50): 1635 Iceland

76
320 members, 38 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (51)

Score: 1.5

Explanations:

joririchardson (51): World War II Mauritania

77
821 members, 45 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (52)

Score: 1.49

Explanations:

joririchardson (52): Russia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan during World War I

78
324 members, 39 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (53)

Score: 1.48

Explanations:

joririchardson (53): 1920's Paris, France

79
390 members, 12 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (54)

Score: 1.48

Explanations:

joririchardson (54): 1357 France during the Hundred Year's War

80
401 members, 12 reviews
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (55)

Score: 1.47

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joririchardson (55): 18th Century Pennsylvania, USA

81
508 members, 7 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (56)

Score: 1.46

Explanations:

joririchardson (56): 1950's Japan after World War II

82
1,826 members, 70 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (58)

Score: 1.45

Explanations:

joririchardson (58): 1940's Madrid, Spain during World War II

83
2,028 members, 113 reviews
3.33 stars (3.33 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (60)

Score: 1.44

Explanations:

joririchardson (60): 1940's - 1950's China and Hong Kong, partially set during World War II

84
79 members, 10 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (62)

Score: 1.43

Explanations:

joririchardson (62): 1883 Alexandria, Egypt

85
824 members, 16 reviews
3.55 stars (3.55 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (63)

Score: 1.42

Explanations:

joririchardson (63): 1812 Spain and England during the Napoleonic Wars

86
779 members, 51 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (64)

Score: 1.41

Explanations:

joririchardson (64): the Crusades - 1189 France, Italy, Israel, and Cyprus

87
407 members, 14 reviews
3.52 stars (3.52 stars)

Lists: joririchardson (65)

Score: 1.41

Explanations:

joririchardson (65): medieval England and France during the reign and lifetime of Eleanor of Aquitaine

88
5,543 members, 151 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (7)

Thumbs down: k8_not_kate

Score: 0.46

Explanations:

ahef1963 (7): Front line at Amiens during the First World War.

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