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star2711
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Historical fiction

Ya know, I really like historical fiction for some strange reason. I really like the topics about the Revolutionary War and I absolutely love the Strong Bow Saga. My two favorite writters are Judson Roberts and Ann Rinaldi. I only own two of Ann Rinaldi's books: Cast Two Shadows and A Break With Charity. I have both of the Strong Bow Saga books and am currently reading Dragons From the Sea.
Another favorite book is Nobody's princess. Being myself, I forgot who wrote this but you have got to read this!!! Its about a Spartan princess named Helen. I'm so into mythology and mythical creatures...perfuably Greek. If you have any ideas on what I should read next, just replie to this blog.
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kanderson77
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Re: Historical fiction

If you are interested in mythology/historical fiction you should check out Troy by Adele Geras.

http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/isbnInquiry.asp?z=y&bnit=H&bnrefer=ROMANCEGENERAL&EAN=97...

I have read other books by this author and really liked them.

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MattW
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Re: Historical fiction

Hey there! Troy by Adele Geras is a great book - awesome suggestion! I also notice that historical fiction is starting to merge with romance books, such as in Libba Bray's books and the upcoming fiction series, The Luxe (it's really Gossip Girl meets historical fiction). Would you be into anything like that?

As for other historical fiction novels, the book Hattie Big Sky got lots of attention recently - you might like that. You can browse more historical fiction here.
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PlaySoccer247
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Book Options

I am looking for a book with some history but mainly fictional for a report i have to do let me know if you have any suggestions! Definetly appreciated Thanks
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Baker
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Re: Book Options

Well if you know about plymouth and how it was found and stuff you might want to read blue bloods by melissa De La Cruz. It has some history in it but is pratically all fiction. It has a group of vampires that are from like along time ago. Certain things in the mean something in the now in the book.
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Re: Book Options

well.....i would give u an answer but idk what kind of history ur into r u into World War 2 or 1 or what. send me an answer and im bound to find u a book ta read.......
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Re: Historical fiction

thanks i read a great book and got an awsome grade!
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Re: Historical fiction

I liked Jason McGee (Rev. War or F & I War) and The Year Of Jublio (post-Civil War).
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Re: Historical fiction

The Luxe is a really good story with alot of culture in it, but if its for school their might be some stuff you have to leave out
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Re: Historical fiction

Anything by
Philippa Gregory,
or Sarah Dunant.
Carolly Eckrison is also rather good (though I'm sure I didn't get her name right, she wrote "The Hidden Diary Of Marie Antoinette" )
Anita Diament
Libba Bray (for teen HF)
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