Topic: Need historical novel recommenadations for a trip
Member # 19946
| Posted: 1:36 AM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
I'm going backpacking with bf and will need a cozy book to read on my ipod.
I enjoy historical fiction, romance is ok as long as it's not crazy gooey silly. Mostly I love well drawn characters that you care about, not too much disgusting violence.
what do you think?
[This message edited by InnerLight at 1:37 AM, June 25th (Saturday)]
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| Posted: 2:50 AM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
I enjoyed Lady in Waiting by Susan Meissner.
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| Posted: 8:47 AM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
The Other Boleyn Girl or The White Queen
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| Posted: 9:14 AM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
"March" by Geraldine Brooks is a good one about the Civil War. Mr. March is the fictionalized dad of the "Little Women."
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| Posted: 11:56 AM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon.
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| Posted: 5:10 PM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
Coming Home by Rosamunde Pilcher ... oldie but goodie about WWII.
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| Posted: 6:08 PM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
Either the Lymond Chronicles series or the House of Niccolo series by Dorthy Dunnett.
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| Posted: 6:46 PM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
I like the Eugenia Price Florida Trilogy.
The first book is called "Maria."
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Member # 12031
| Posted: 8:46 PM, June 25th (Saturday), 2011|
"Chesapeake" by James Michener is very good.
Most all of his books are historical novels and I've never been disappointed.
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| Posted: 7:18 PM, June 29th (Wednesday), 2011|
I second the Outlander series.
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| Posted: 7:22 PM, June 29th (Wednesday), 2011|
Ken Follet's The Pillars of the Earth is awesome.
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| Posted: 7:37 PM, June 29th (Wednesday), 2011|
I third the Outlander series! I've read them several times!!! The Other Boleyn Girl was pretty good, too.
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| Posted: 12:37 AM, June 30th (Thursday), 2011|
I enjoyed "Cane River" it was one of the early Oprah picks. It is not light reading as the topic tracks the lives of 5 generations of women from slave time to the dawn of the civil rights movement. It is based in truth, but written in a fictionalized manner.
Another excellent book is "Rain of Gold" by Victor Villasenor and the sequel "Thirteen Senses" both books tell the story of the authors grandparents lives in Mexico at the time of the Mexican revolution and the subsequent immigration to the United States.
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| Posted: 8:57 PM, July 6th (Wednesday), 2011|
If a mystery series in a historical setting sounds good to you, I like Barbara Hambly's Benjamin January novels. Start with A Free Man of Color.
Georgette Heyer wrote historical romances that I will actually read (and I don't like romances.)
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