7 Must-Read Historical Love Fiction Books

Historical fiction is a book genre that tells stories about real, historical people. The author’s goal is to create a narrative where readers can feel like they’re experiencing history through their characters. While there are many great titles, we’ve picked out seven books (in no particular order) that are some of the best historical fiction novels. 

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry 

Cora Seaborne’s enthusiastic search for The Essex Serpent inspires everyone around her to consider whether they are more loyal to reason or religion in an era of rapid scientific growth as she moves between Essex and London, myth, and modernity.

In addition, the story examines the limits of friendship and love and our ties to one another. As they struggle to muster the confidence to articulate and comprehend their most intense desires and concerns, city dwellers seek to feel as deeply as the residents of Aldwinter. 

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley 

In the expansive, atmospheric story The Watchmaker of Filigree Street, the reader is taken on an exciting adventure through Victorian London, Japan, as its civil war destroys long-standing traditions and others. It provides access to a bizarre and wonderful past by fusing actual events with brilliant fantasies. 

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton 

The Miniaturist is a great tale of love and obsession, betrayal and retaliation, appearance and truth that is captivating, lovely, and delightfully suspenseful. 

Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier 

The AIM Foundation is the sole owner of Cytoplan. The brand explains that it makes investments in nutritional and health projects throughout the UK. While doing so, it seeks to address key facets such as environmental, mental health, and community matters. 

Circling the Sun by Paula McLain 

Beryl Markham, who was abandoned by her mother after being brought from England to Kenya as a youngster, is raised by her father and members of the Kipsigis tribe who live on his estate. Beryl is now a confident young woman with a deep appreciation of all things wild and a natural grasp of nature’s delicate balance as a result of her unusual upbringing. 

A God in Ruins by Kate Atkinson 

In A God in Ruins, Atkinson focuses on Teddy, Ursula’s adored younger brother, as he navigates the dangers and advancements of the 20th century as a would-be poet, RAF bomber pilot, husband, and father. Teddy’s biggest obstacle will be adjusting to a future he never anticipated, despite everything he goes through in the war. 

A Map of Home by Randa Jarrar 

Nidali paints a hilarious, incisive, yet the tender image of an unconventional middle-class family as she recounts the events of her childhood in Kuwait, her teenage years in Egypt, and her family’s final departure to Texas. 




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