Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Top Ten Tuesday: Historical Fiction






Welcome to this week's edition of Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week is a genre freebie, so I am choosing to share the last ten Historical Fiction novels I have read.

Escape to Tuscany by Kat Deveraux - A dual timeline WWII novel set in Tuscany (review)

The Girl from Venice by Siabhon Daiko - A dual timeline WWII novel set in Venice (review)

The War Nurses by Anthea Hodgson - Another WWII novel, but this time it is not dual timeline and is set in the Pacific theatre

The Book Binders of Jericho by Pip Williams - Not even WWII! This one is a companion book to The Dictionary of Lost Words

The Girl Who Escaped by Angela Petch - A novel set in WWII Italy. There's a bit of a theme happening this year apparently (review)

The Forgotten Palace by Alexandra Walsh - This is a dual timeline set in Crete in the late 1899s (review)

My Father's House by Joseph O'Connor - a mystery set in WWII Italy - really good read!

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan - This is a WWII novel about 4 women competing in a cooking competition on the radio (review)

The Flame Tree by Siobhan Daiko - Another WWII novel, this time set in Hong Kong (review)

The Proxy Bride by Zoe Boccabella - The story of an Italian woman who migrates to Australia just before WWII and her descendants.

It would appear that I am reading a lot of books set in Italy and WWII books, as well as women in red dresses on the cover!! Have you read any of these books? What's the last historical fiction book you read?


  1. A great selection of historical fictions! I love how you pair some of them by matching the covers, especially the last two with the back of women in red dresses.
    The Bookbinder of Jericho has been on my wishlist. And The Kitchen Front sounds like a charming book, shall check on this later!

    1. I did notice that with the last two covers! Thanks for stopping by

  2. I don't think I recognize any of your book features today, but I too featured historical fiction this week. It's a genre I don't read much so it was fun to feature. :)

  3. So many good books . My major likes were the Devereaux and O’Connor books

  4. I read and enjoyed, The Home Front. It was nice to see how the war impacted life outside of London. The most recent historical fiction I read is The African Samurai.

    Pam @ Read! Bake! Create!

  5. I suspected you might choose to highlight historical fiction today.

  6. The Kitchen Front sounds so good.

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday post.

  7. I love WWII books, but the only one of those I've read is My Father's House, which I enjoyed. I'll have to look for some of the others!

  8. Adding your first two to my list. Thank you so much. Regine

  9. Kitchen Front looks interesting. Great selection this week.

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thank you!

  10. Lots of HF posts today! I love it! I have not yet read any of your recommendations. I'll have to keep these in mind.

  11. Nice idea for a Top Ten. I'm enjoying seeing all the different topics people have chosen this week. I've chosen Scottish Historical Fiction this week!

  12. I wouldn't have known some of these were historical fiction by the covers. Thanks for sharing. Have a great week!

  13. I'm a huge hist-fic fan, too, so I love this list. I've only read THE KITCHEN FRONT, which is a great read. I've enjoyed everything I've read by Ryan. I've never read any of these others, but they all look like ones I'd enjoy. I'm a sucker for WWII stories and dual-timeline novels too :)

    Happy TTT!

  14. I don't really read much historical fiction, although I should read more. The Bookseller of Jericho is the most appealing to me on your list, but I need to read The Dictionary of Lost Words first! Let's see... the last historical fiction book I read...oh! World Without End by Ken Follett for Big Book Summer. How could I forget?

  15. Good work! I've only read My Father's House so lots to explore here!

  16. Oooh! Great list! I rarely read Historical Fiction, but these books look interesting!

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  17. I love historical fiction, so thanks for the recommendations!

  18. Dual timeline WWII novels seem to be a BIG THING ATM. Either dual timeline or dual POV or both. The one I'm reading at the moment is single POV and honestly it's been quite nice only being in one character's head at one point in time for a change!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2023/08/22/top-ten-tuesday-434/