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Do you love Persuasion, Emma and Pride and Prejudice? Sarah recommends books by other authors for all Jane Austen fans.…
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Search for books by the late bestselling author of romance and historical fiction.
Famous couples often only need one name each—Anthony and Cleopatra, Scott and Zelda, Bogart and Bacall—but what do we really know about their story… More
Discover the classic work of the late, great Colleen McCullough.
In addition to our list of the top ten books, we recommend these as the best fiction books published in 2014. Also be sure to chec… More
The women behind some of the most famous men in history have inspired writers, much as they must have the men in their lives. Here… More
Critics are praising Ken Follett’s conclusion to his epic Century trilogy, calling it superb, mesmerizing and pitch-perfect.
Often when I read historical fiction, it seems that the 21st-Century world view is imported with the characters. No more is this true than wit… More
A debut novel set in mid-60s Chicago tells the story of a jazz singer bent on achieving success. Early reviews are glowing!
Roberta Rich has written only two books so far, but I enjoyed both of them immensely. In The Midwife of Venice, Hannah Levi, a midwife of legen… More
After the Holocaust, many of the surviving European Jews went to British Palestine, soon to become the nation of Israel. However, the forces th… More
Historical fiction author Sarah Waters in the spotlight…
Check out these recently published books set during World War II.
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Historical novels featuring women…
When I read The Dovekeepers by Alice Hoffman a few months ago, I felt like I had to tell everyone about it. Taking place in Israel during the firs… More
As Annabel Lyon’s The Sweet Girl depicts, a respectable woman’s life in ancient Greece was very circumscribed. She had to be veiled and her name wa… More