Hello, everyone! Today’s “booktube talk” looks a little bit different than usual. That’s right, it isn’t a book tag. Say whaaat!? I personally love book tags (watching and filming them) so I’ll admit I’ve fallen into a little bit of a “comfort zone” place with videos. I realize for you, this is likely to get boring. I’ll confess, I don’t think about it that way because I enjoy watching and filming them. Thanks to everyone who has been patient with me and continued to hang out on Finding Wonderland’s booktube channel. I really appreciate this.
Today instead of a prompt driven video, I’m sharing some recommendations. This first recommendation post/video (yes, I would like to do more of these!) is going to all about historical novels.
Weirdly, the historical fiction genre is far from my favorite. Why, I don’t know. What makes this more puzzling is that I adore British period drama which is, of course, historical. This doesn’t translate to books.
This is why when I find a historical novel I adore, I tend to talk about it – a lot.
As I teen, I read LOTS of books by Janette Oke, Lawana Blackwell, Tracie Peterson, Lori Wick and Catherine Palmer, all of whom wrote historical fiction, but I cannot remember specific conclusions about them. (Because it’s been that long!)
Today I share five books (plus an author!) in addition to the titles I talk about over on the Booktube Channel. (Plus, in the video, I share three historical books I own, but haven’t read – and really want to like.) So let’s get started.
#Booktube Talk | My All-Time Favorite Historical Fiction
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1: Glamorous Illusions by Lisa T. Bergren | Read this trilogy so long ago, but I still have fond memories of it. It’s got a unique premise and is so fun to follow Cora around on her travels abroad! Plus, to go with the classy locations, there’s also plenty of romance. Amazon | Goodreads
2: The Lady and the Lionheart and Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof | Joanne’s writing is forever and always beautiful. It’s lyrical, romantic, and emotional. This means, you’ll want plenty of tissues for her novels. ‘Lady’ on Amazon | Goodreads
3: Lori Wick (Historical) | In all likelihood, as a teen, this was the first “adult” author I probably read. (I don’t really consider Janette Oke “adult” fiction even though it is categorized as such.) Among Lori’s MANY books, some that I read include: Kensington Chronicles (on Amazon); The English Garden (on Amazon); and the Californians (on Amazon). She also wrote many a contemporary novel that I read too! What was your favorite by her?
4: The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron | I might not remember specifics about this one, but it’s still on my shelf, which means I like it since I do an annual unhaul. If you like The Greatest Showman or Water for Elephants, I 100% think you’d enjoy this 1900s historical. Amazon | Goodreads
5: The Mistress of Tall Acre by Laura Frantz | This era isn’t my cup of tea (even on film), but something about this novel works effortlessly with the style and premise. It’s a beautiful marriage of convenience story that’s so much richer because it allows the couple to fall in love in the sanctity of marriage. Amazon | Goodreads
6: The Bachelor Girls Guide to Murder by Rachel McMillan | I mean, seriously, the title pretty much sums up all you need to know about this one. It’s cute, fun and of course, has a mystery (or two) to go alone with it. Plus, its titular characters are unforgettable fun. Amazon | GoodreadsTalking about a *few* favorite #historicalfiction reads! Come by and tell me about your favorites! #Booktube Talk | My All-Time Favorite Historical Fiction Click To Tweet
Tell me all of your favorite historical fiction reads. I’d love to read about them – and give me all the best ones so maybe, I can learn to appreciate this genre more. Do you spy any favorites on my list (or in the video)? Share all of your thoughts down below!
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