Historical Fiction: Titles F-M
This is list of all the Historical Fiction book and audiobook
reviews, with titles starting with the letters
F - M, located on LPR. These titles are listed alphabetically by title.
Historical Fiction: Titles F-M
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- Fighting Caravans, by Zane Grey.
At thirteen Clint is already a man who is able to take up the reins of a massive freight wagon. Driving his wagon along the Sante Fe trail, Clint fights Indians and bandits, and he watches many of his friends die. In this hard-hitting western adventure, we follow Clint as he grows from boyhood to become a commanding figure on the frontier.
- The First Wave, by James R. Benn.
In this, the second book in the Billy Boyle Mystery series, Billy finds himself in Algeria trying to arrange for the surrender of the Vichy French, before the onslaught a full blown Allied invasion.
- Five for Silver, by Mary Reed & Eric Mayer.
This is the fifth book in the John the Eunuch Mystery series, and it finds John investigating a murder amidst the turmoil of a deadly plague epidemic decimating Constantinople.
- Form Line of Battle!, by Alexander Kent.
The tenth installment in the Richard Bolitho series finds the able Captain in command of the Hyperion. Stationed off the coast of Gibraltar, the gallant men of the Hyperion must do battle against the French in this thrilling adventure story set in 1793.
- The Forsyte Saga, by John Galsworthy.
This witty comedy of manners includes The Man of Property, Indian Summer of a Forsyte, In Chancery, Awakening, and To Let.
- A Garden Lost in Time, by Jonathan Aycliffe.
Trevelyan Priors has been the site of unexpectedly large number of suicides and other mysterious deaths. Can fifteen-year-old Simon survive his stay at the Priors long enough to uncover the truth about the goings-on at the Priors?
- The Girl King, by Meg Clothier.
A fictionalized account of the early reign of Tamar (1160-1213), Queen of Georgia, and the events surrounding her coming to the throne.
- Great Catherine, by George Bernard Shaw.
Shaw calls this short play a "bravura" piece, meaning that it was composed for a particular actress as a vehicle for her to display her acting skills. In it, Shaw introduces the historical Catherine as a rather silly German ruler of Russia, who dislikes everything associated with being a ruler.
- Guardian of the Horizon, by Elizabeth Peters.
In the recovered journal of archaeologist Amelia Peabody, we discover the adventures of these determined explorers during the "missing years" (1907–1908) as the family revisits the hidden city of the Lost Oasis.
- Hadassah, by Tommy Tenney & Mark Andrew Olsen.
A fictional retelling of the story of the Bible heroine, Esther, Queen of Persia.
- The Heretic's Daughter, by Kathleen Kent.
This is a chilling story about the Salem Witch Trials and the impact that it had upon the Carrier family, especially Sarah Carrier, who was asked to tell a lie that was forever to alter her life and that of every member of her family.
- Hidden in the Heart, by Beth Andrews.
When Lydia Bramwell is sent to Sussex to stay with her aunt, little does she know the adventure, and the romance, that is waiting for her when she becomes involved in helping solve a mysterious murder.
- Historical Novels, compiled by Richard Seltzer.
This collection contains more than 340 historical novels from Sir Walter Scott's Ivanhoe and Charles Kingsley's Westward Ho to Vicente Blasco Ibanez's The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse and Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter.
- House of Earth, by Woody Guthrie.
Although completed in 1947, Woody Guthrie's only novel was not published until 2013. It is a story about one family's struggle to survive the dust bowl, and to build an adobe home that would stand up to the wind and other elements.
- Imperium: A Novel of Ancient Rome, by Robert Harris.
The first part in a planned trilogy about the life and exploits of Marcus Tullius Cicero, as recounted by Tiro, his confidential secretary and slave who served Cicero for more than 35 years. Although a work of fiction, this book is based on fact and it presents an absorbing overview of Cicero's life.
- In Gallant Company, by Alexander Kent.
The fourth installment (chronologically) in the famed, Richard Bolitho series of sea adventures that follow Bolitho as he rises through the ranks of the British Navy.
- Innocent Traitor, by Alison Weir.
This is a historical novel that is based on the life of Lady Jane Grey, England's nine-day queen. It follows this unfortunate girl from her birth until her untimely death by beheading at the age of seventeen.
- The Jester, by James Patterson and Andrew Gross.
Set in 1096, this follows Hugh de Luc as he joins the First Crusade. Upon his return to France, he finds his son dead and his wife imprisoned. To save her, he disguises himself as a Jester and infiltrates the corrupt ducal court in which she is being held. Besides the audiobook version of this books, this edition also ships with an Audio E-book version of the book that can be read with the EaseReader DAISY reader.
- The Judgement of Caesar, by Steven Saylor.
In this installment of the Roma Sub Rosa series, Gordianus the Finder is in Egypt and must solve a murder mystery set against the backdrop of Julius Caesar's first meeting with Cleopatra.
- Julius Caesar, by William Shakespeare.
This gripping tragedy revolves around the assassination of Julius Caesar and the ensuing civil war.
- Justice for the Damned, by Priscilla Royal.
It is May of 1272, and Prioress Eleanor of Tyndale, journeys to Amesbury Priory to visit her aunt in time for the Feast of Saint Melor. Recovering from a fever, Eleanor hopes to regain her strength in the midst of pleasant childhood memories. However, Death reveals a most troublesome fondness for her company...
- Kydd, by Julian Stockwin.
An adventure tale about Tom Kydd, a young wig maker who is pressed into service upon a British battle ship in 1793, just as Britain goes to war with France.
- The Lady Elizabeth, by Alison Weir.
A fictional account of the early life of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn's daughter, Elizabeth, an account that focuses on the events and forces that helped to Elizabeth into the formidable woman who was destined to become one of England's most renowned monarchs.
- The Last Kingdom, by Bernard Cornwell.
Set in the ninth-century, this adventure chronicles the life of English born Uhtred. When Danish raiders threaten the last remaining English kingdom, ruled by King Alfred of Wessex, Uhtred must decide if his true loyalties lie with Ragnar, the Viking raider who murdered his father, and then carried Uhtred off and raised him as a son, or with the English King whom Uhtred views as physically and morally weak.
- The Last Voyage, by Hammond Innes.
This is a fictional recreation of Captain Cook's lost diary that chronicles his third and final voyage of discovery.
- The Life and Times of Horatio Hornblower, by C. Northcote Parkinson
This fictional biography of the great Royal Navy hero, Horatio Hornblower, will have you asking yourself, "Was Hornblower really just a work of fiction, or did he really exist?"
- The List, by Martin Fletcher.
Jewish refugees from Austria, Edith and Georg find a home in England. As Edith and Georg try to build a new life, they are concerned for those they left behind in Europe, and Georg creates a list of all those whose fate is unknown and sets out to discover what happened to those that did not escape the Nazi onslaught.
- Lords of the North, by Bernard Cornwell.
In this, the third installment in the Uhtred of Bebbangurg series, we find that Uhtred has grown disillusioned with King Alfred and has headed northward in search of his stepsister, who has been taken prisoner by Kjartan the Cruel. Little does he know the adventures, and dangers, which await him...
- Love & Freindship (sic) and Other Delusions, by Beth Andrews.
In this rewriting of Jane Austen's book Love & Freindship, Andrews has edited the book into a format that Austen may well have done herself if she had ever had the time to rewrite this satirical romance that she penned at the tender age of fourteen.
- Man of War, by Alexander Kent.
This is the third book featuring Richard Bolitho's nephew, Adam. Set in the year 1817, this adventure finds Adam serving as Captain of the Athena, which has been tasked to the West Indies to hunt down illegal slave traffickers.
- The March, by E. L. Doctorow.
Sherman and his Union soldiers slash and burn their way through the Carolinas and Georgia leaving a wake of destruction in their path.
- Medicus: A Novel of the Roman Empire, by Ruth Downie.
A murder mystery set in Roman Britannia that finds Gaius Petreius Ruso, a down on his luck doctor with the Roman Legion, forced into the role of an amateur detective as he hunts down a potential serial killer.
- A Mercy, by Toni Morrison.
A powerful tragedy distilled into a jewel of a masterpiece by the Nobel Prize–winning author of Beloved and, almost like a prelude to that story, set two centuries earlier.
- A Mist of Prophecies, by Steven Saylor.
This, the ninth novel in the Roma Sub Rosa, finds Gordianus hunting for the killer of Cassandra, a seer who had no memory of her past and whose killer may be one of the most powerful women in Rome.
- Morgan's Run, by Colleen McCullough.
An epic novel about Richard Morgan, who was one of the first men transported from England to Australia after being convicted of grand larceny.
- Mrs. Jeffries Holds the Trump
, by Emily Brightwell.
The murder of Michael Provost is a most puzzling crime. He was a man who did not have any enemies, nor was their any apparent motive to the crime. If anyone can solve this strange case, it is none other than Mrs. Jeffries, Inspector Witherspoon's indomitable housekeeper.
- Mrs. Jeffries in the Nick of Time, by Emily Brightwell.
Francis Humphreys is murdered, alone in his room, while his house was full of guests. Yet no one admits to seeing anyone enter or leave his room either before or after the murder. The police quickly determine that every quest had a reason to murder the Humphreys, and it falls to the keen minded Mrs. Jefferies to unravel this knotty mystery.
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