Retrospective of Historical Fiction

Description
Guiding my reading in historical fiction.
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16,515 members
384 reviews
3.9
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416 reviews
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451 reviews
3.9
3 Members
KimarieBee, sturlington, ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963: A weird tale, verging on if not actually horror, but certainly worth reading.
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11,678 members
174 reviews
3.9
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11,674 members
274 reviews
4.2
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6,977 members
346 reviews
½ 4.3
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5,948 members
316 reviews
4.1
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5,479 members
183 reviews
½ 4.3
3 Members
sturlington, ahef1963, dianeham
Explanations
ahef1963: One of the best. Partially epistolary, so vivid in detail.
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5,104 members
345 reviews
½ 3.6
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5,052 members
248 reviews
3.8
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3,953 members
105 reviews
3.8
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2,208 members
54 reviews
½ 3.7
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2,154 members
94 reviews
3.8
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36,870 members
457 reviews
3.9
3 Members
KimarieBee, peterveen, ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: a) The first Dickens I ever read, and I was swept away by the story. b) Bring Kleenex.
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36,732 members
562 reviews
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3 Members
sturlington, peterveen, ahef1963,dianeham
Explanations
ahef1963: Excellent.
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13,585 members
653 reviews
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hipdeep, peterveen, kara.shamy, dianeham,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963 : Way too many characters to remember. I kept losing track of who was who.
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13,249 members
514 reviews
4.2
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9,207 members
168 reviews
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8,049 members
135 reviews
½ 4.3
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5,948 members
227 reviews
3.9
3 Members
peterveen, ahef1963, dianeham,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: I have heard it described as the best crime novel ever. It's really good.
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4,296 members
315 reviews
3.9
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2,803 members
105 reviews
½ 4.3
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2,688 members
55 reviews
3.9
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21,491 members
759 reviews
½ 3.7
2 Members
ahef1963, kara.shamy,sturlington
Explanations
sturlington : abandoned
ahef1963: If I had a top ten favourite books list, this one would be on it. History, vampires, mystery, beautiful settings; it's grand.
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12,750 members
232 reviews
3.9
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7,870 members
287 reviews
4.1
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6,748 members
198 reviews
3.9
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4,402 members
153 reviews
½ 3.7
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4,060 members
79 reviews
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151 reviews
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901 members
47 reviews
½ 3.5
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36,737 members
373 reviews
½ 3.4
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ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: A real favourite. As vibrant a tale today as it was when it was written.
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22,963 members
409 reviews
3.9
2 Members
peterveen, kara.shamy,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explanations
sturlington : Slavery, America
ahef1963 : I managed to finish it, but only with the help of an online source that steered me through what she was talking about. Unnecessarily dense.
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17,311 members
321 reviews
3.8
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ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: Lovely book.
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16,984 members
394 reviews
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ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
ahef1963: Another great book. Gives so much power to the women who populate the Old Testament.
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5,116 members
147 reviews
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129 reviews
½ 3.7
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199 reviews
½ 3.6
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2,397 members
68 reviews
4.1
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ahef1963,sturlington
Explanations
sturlington : Sadly, it is not available at my library.
ahef1963: I love this one so much that one of my children is named for a character in this book. It is chick flick meets historical fiction and it is a great story.
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2,067 members
127 reviews
½ 3.5
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884 members
89 reviews
½ 3.3
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364 members
4 reviews
3.8
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17 reviews
½ 3.6
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380 reviews
3.9
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258 reviews
½ 3.6
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617 members
3 reviews
½ 4.4
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peterveen,sturlington ,ahef1963
Explanations
ahef1963 : Reading one of the books I can imagine, but it's pretty dry getting through all four.
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12,807 members
287 reviews
3.9
Explanations
ahef1963 : Honestly, it's great for light reading, but it's not well-written.
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9,336 members
217 reviews
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ahef1963 : This is probably just me, but as I don't know port from starboard, I felt dreadfully lost in a book that is constantly needing the reader to know where the characters are on the ship!