IN FOCUS: Historical Fiction

Historical Fiction is one of my favourite genres and I just had to write this post about my favourite authors within the genre. 
1. Eve Edwards
I first discovered Eve Edwards in February 2011 and have been in love with her novels ever since. The Other Countess is the first of three books and she has another novel, Dusk, out later this year set in World War I.
2. Mary Hooper
Some of Mary Hooper’s books include Fallen Grace and Velvet, which I loved. She creates wonderful scenes is very true to real life. She has a new novel, The Disgrace of Kitty Grey, due out in May.
3. Marie-Louise Jensen
Although I haven’t read all of the Marie-Louise Jensen’s novels, I’ve read enough to know that she is an amazing author! I have learnt so much from her writing and am definitely going to try and get hold of the two I haven’t yet read very soon! Smuggler’s Kiss, her latest novel, is being published in March. 
What are your favourite historical novels and authors? 

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    7 February, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Ahh, histroical. I just can’t do it!! It drives me insane! But I have heard those authors are good!!!


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    Rebekah Campbell
    7 February, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Historic fiction is awesome! Have you read The Fever and The Flame by Mary Hooper? It’s based on the plague and the fire of London 🙂
    Also looooooooooove Kate Morton! Takes a chapter or two to get into but she’s amazing 😀

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    7 February, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    YES TO ALL OF THIS. These are the best historical writers for YA I have come across, and I’ve been reading it for a while. Eva Ibbotson and Anna Godbersen are some other historical writers I love 🙂

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    7 February, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    *hangs head* I haven’t actually read books by any of these authors yet! I’ve been meaning too – I’m always trying to find more historical to read. I didn’t know that Eve Edwards was writing a book set in WW1, either. I’ll be keeping an eye out for that. Oh, and you should definitely read Jennifer Donnelly’s and Celia Rees’s books if you haven’t already. They’re some of my favourite historicals.

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    Zoe Crook
    7 February, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I haven’t really got into historical fiction yet, I guess I have had just bad experience. But Eva Ibboston is AMAZING. Have you read any of hers? *glares at you until you read one* I think I’ll read one of these books though, to get me into the genre more! I love history, it is one of my favourite subjects 😀 Thanks for he recommendations, Lucy. 🙂

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    15 February, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    You know I’ve just started finding my feet in historical fiction, so I love these recommendations. Will definitely be taking note 🙂

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