Top 10 Tuesday — Best Historical Novels

15 Dec

Thanks to the folks at The Broke And The Bookish for hosting the weekly Top 10 Tuesday. To find out the favorite reads of other bloggers, click HERE. This week’s theme is Best Books Read in 2015. I have a long list, but most seem to fall within the historical fiction genre, so that’s what I am going with. So here’s my list of Best Historical Novels Read in 2015.


Best Historical Novels Read in 2015

(by era)


Late Bronze Age Israel

Pearl in The Sand by Tessa Afshar


First Century Rome

The Advocate by Randy Singer


14th Century England

The Hawk And The Dove Trilogy by Penelope Wilcock



Victorian England

Born of Persuasion by Jessica Dotta



Late 19th Century America

With Every Breath by Elizabeth Camden



First World War

The Thorn Bearer by Pepper Basham



Depression Era United States

A Cup of Dust by Susie Finkbeiner



Second World War

Maggie Bright by Tracy Groot

Secrets of A Charmed Life by Susan Meissner

Thief of Glory by Sigmund Brouwer







14 Responses to “Top 10 Tuesday — Best Historical Novels”

  1. Susie Finkbeiner December 15, 2015 at 7:17 am #

    What an honor to have A Cup of Dust included in this list. Thank you.

    • rbclibrary December 15, 2015 at 7:33 am #

      You are very welcome. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  2. heatherdaygilbert December 15, 2015 at 9:02 am #

    Totally agree with A Cup of Dust! One of my fave books of 2015. I’m also looking forward to reading Thief of Glory.

    • rbclibrary December 15, 2015 at 4:10 pm #

      My book club read Thief of Glory. It has a big surprise at the end. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Carrie December 15, 2015 at 10:19 am #

    fantastic list! I still need to read all of those WW2 books but they have all been on my TBR list for a while now … never enough time lol. Thanks for stopping by My TTT earlier 🙂

    • rbclibrary December 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm #

      If you can only get to one, make sure it is Maggie Bright. Amazing!

      • Carrie December 15, 2015 at 4:11 pm #

        I love her book Flames of Resistance!

      • rbclibrary December 15, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

        Me too! That was a favorite with my book club.

  4. courtney207 December 15, 2015 at 3:30 pm #

    You’ve got some great ones on here! Especially Born of Persuasion, With Every Breath, & Maggie Bright.

    The Advocate is sitting on my shelf waiting for me to read it. I’m glad to know you liked it!

    • rbclibrary December 15, 2015 at 4:08 pm #

      I listened to the audiobook of The Advocate. Liked it very much. Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Ayunda December 16, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    A Cup of Dust seem very exciting! My TTT.

    • rbclibrary December 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm #

      It is good, solid literary fiction. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. Rissi December 20, 2015 at 11:36 pm #

    ‘With Every Breath’ was indeed lovely. Anxious to add Elizabeth’s newbie to my collection soon because I’m certain its just as wonderful. 🙂

    • rbclibrary December 21, 2015 at 8:03 am #

      Thanks for stopping by Rissi. Looking forward to your thoughts on Camden’s next book. 🙂

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