Historical Fiction Reading Challenge 2021
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Hosted by: Marg @ The Intrepid Reader
Challenge period: 1st January to 31st December, 2021
Sign up: anytime during the year

All the details are available on the sign-up page.

There are six different reading levels: 20th Century Reader (2 books), Victorian Reader (5 books), Renaissance Reader (10 books), Medieval (15 books), Ancient History (25 books) and Prehistoric (50+ books).

Any sub-genre is acceptable: Historical Romance, Historical Mystery, Family Sagas, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult Historical Fiction, Military and Nautical Historical Fiction etc.

Again I'm signing up for the Prehistoric level (50+ books) and will be listing the books here as I read them with links to my reviews.

01. A Deadly Fortune by Stacie Murphy
02. All Manner of Things by Wendy J. Dunn
03. The Other Cipher by Heidi Eljarbo
04. The Things We Don't Say by Ella Carey
05. Georgana's Secret by Arlem Hawks
06. The Canterbury Murders by E.M. Powell
07. A Wild Legacy by Celeste De Blasis
08. Beware the Lizard Lurking by Vivienne Brereton
09. To The Dark by Chris Nickson
10. Widow's Lace by Lelita Baldock
11. Rhapsody by Mitchell James Kaplan
12. A New York Secret by Ella Carey
13. Mystery by the Sea by Verity Bright
14. A Captain for Caroline Gray by Julie Wright
15. The Queen's Dressmaker by Meghan Masterson
16. The Penmaker's Wife by Steve Robinson
17. Ropewalk: Rebellion. Love. Survival by H D Coulter
18. Sunflower Sisters by Martha Hall Kelly
19. The Year We Lived by Virginia Crow
20. Paris in Ruins by M.K. Tod
21. The Moonlit Murders by Fliss Chester
22. Beyond This Broken Sky by Siobhan Curham
23. America's Daughter by Celeste De Blasis
24. The Cotillion Brigade by Glen Craney
25. Breaking Lucky by Bruce Mitchell
26. Isabelle and Alexander by Rebecca Anderson
27. The Shadows of Versailles by Cathie Dunn
28. Saving Grace: Deception. Obsession. Redemption by H D Coulter
29. America's Wife by Celeste De Blasis
30. Essex - Tudor Rebel by Tony Riches
31. Sisters at War by Clare Flynn
32. The Librarian of Saint-Malo by Mario Escobar
33. The Edelweiss Sisters by Kate Hewitt
34. The Poison Keeper by Deborah Swift
35. Murder at the Fair by Verity Bright
36. The English Girl by Sarah Mitchell
37. The Shut Away Sisters by Suzanne Goldring
38. The Eighth Wonder by Tania Farrelly
39. America's Promise by Celeste De Blasis
40. The Ice Swan by J'nell Ciesielski
41. John Eyre by Mimi Matthews
42. The Lost Girl of Berlin by Ella Carey
43. Lying with Lions by Annabel Fielding
44. The Rainbow by Carly Schabowski
45. The Secret Diary by Anna Stuart
46. The Barrister and the Letter of Marque by Todd M. Johnson
47. Beyond the Olive Grove by Kate Hewitt
48. The Paris Wife by Meghan Masterson
49. The Queen's Spy by Clare Marchant
50. The Merchant and the Rogue by Sarah M. Eden
51. The Matchmaker's Lonely Heart by Nancy Campbell Allen
52. The Spirited Mrs. Pringle by Jillianne Hamilton
53. A Lesson in Murder by Verity Bright
54. The Limits of Limelight by Margaret Porter
55. Darjeeling Inheritance by Liz Harris
56. The Inns of Devonshire, A Timeless Regency Collection by Sally Britton, Annette Lyon, & Deborah M. Hathaway
57. Dare the Dark by Bruce Mitchell
58. Champagne Widows by Rebecca Rosenberg
59. Every Word Unsaid by Kimberly Duffy
60. High Rising (Barsetshire #1) by Angela Thirkell
61. A Letter from Pearl Harbor by Anna Stuart
62. Wild Strawberries by Angela Thirkell
63. The Demon in the House by Angela Thirkell
64. Down a Dark River (Inspector Corravan #1) by Karen Odden
64. The Wrecking Storm by Michael Ward
65. Rebel's Knot by Cryssa Bazos
66. The London House by Katherine Reay
67. Death on a Winter's Day by Verity Bright
68. August Folly by Angela Thirkell
69. The Infernal Riddle of Thomas Peach by Jas Treadwell
70. Mrs England by Stacey Halls
71. Some Rise by Sin by Siôn Scott-Wilson


  1. Yvonne, it's a great pity you are not accepting new books for review. I share your love of historical fiction and write my own, set in late 17th Century Britain. The only thing better than reading historical fiction is writing it!
    I hope your current pile reduces leaving you able to accept new submissions soon.
    Best wishes

    1. I should say, Chris Oswald, more at https://chrisoswaldbooks.com/

    2. Sorry about that. I'd hoped to clear the backlog by September. Unfortunately, that hasn't happened.