Historical Fiction

The Hard Side of the River

A schoolteacher and a preacher wage their own private war on slavery 30 years before the Civil War.

The Ethereal Squadron

World War I has already consumed much of the globe, but a second, secret war between sorcerers threatens to crack it in two.

Catching a Witch

When a young woman’s best friend is accused of being a witch, she must make an incredible sacrifice.

Get Inspired by History

History is filled with so many twists and turns, heroes and villains, and even epic love affairs that it’s really no surprise some of the best works of literature were inspired by real events and people.

 Historical fiction novels take place in a specific time period, often placing their characters in the middle of real events, such as wars, political movements, and other significant turning points.

The Best Historical Fiction Books

Our writers can turn history into works of art. The collection above consists of books written from the point of view of a specific historical period; the settings play as dramatic a role as the characters.

If you’ve got a great historical fiction story burning inside you, check out our list of experienced historical fiction editors who can help you take your manuscript to the next level. And for more great reads, explore our picks for the best historical fiction novels to read right now.