10 Historical Fiction Books for your TBR


Here at Comet Readings, we love historical fiction books and what we love most is recommending those we found poignant, compelling, and heartbreaking and that we think you should absolutely read because no matter how hyped they are, these stories and their characters have now a special place in our heart and we hope you’ll love them as much as we did.
Enjoy!

Next Year In Havana

by Chanel Cleeton

With this book, Chanel Cleeton delivers a poignant, resonant, and unforgettable novel about love, painful losses, sacrifices, and courage at different times of the Cuban history thanks to an engaging narration that alternates memories of Elisa’s past and the present life of her granddaughter, Marisol.
After Elisa’s death, Marisol decides to honor her last wish and take Abuela’s ashes to Cuba, where her heart belonged. She arrives in Havana that is the same but also a completely different place from Elisa’s happy memories.
Marisol can perfectly recognize all the places her grandmother described along the years, but she also finds a country that pays the price of a totalitarian regime, from which her family escaped sixty years before.

Related: Next Year In Havana (Review)

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A Well-Behaved Woman (Review)

by Therese Anne Fowler

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The riveting novel of iron-willed Alva Vanderbilt and her illustrious family as they rule Gilded-Age New York, from the New York Times bestselling author of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald.

Alva Smith, her southern family destitute after the Civil War, married into one of America’s great Gilded Age dynasties: the newly wealthy but socially shunned Vanderbilts. Ignored by New York’s old-money circles and determined to win respect, she designed and built nine mansions, hosted grand balls, and arranged for her daughter to marry a duke. But Alva also defied convention for women of her time, asserting power within her marriage and becoming a leader in the women’s suffrage movement. Continue reading “A Well-Behaved Woman (Review)”

Therese Anne Fowler

About the author

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Therese Anne Fowler has a BA in sociology/cultural anthropology and an MFA in creative writing. As an author, she’s particularly interested in exploring the stories of women who are misrepresented by popular culture and/or have been overlooked by history. Having written about Zelda Fitzgerald, she has a new novel about the Vanderbilt family, centered on the fascinating and often maligned Alva Smith Vanderbilt Belmont, released October 16, 2018. Continue reading “Therese Anne Fowler”