Fabulous Works of Historical Fiction

Wartime, speakeasies, buried secrets—with stories like these, you'll forget what year it is.

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When the nights are cold, all I want to do is snuggle up with a hot bowl of soup and some historical fiction. There’s something about the howling wind outside that easily transports me back in time and makes me feel as if I’m right inside the plot. The following five novels are all perfect examples of the transportive historical fiction I crave.

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About Abbe Wright

Abbe Wright

ABBE WRIGHT is the Editor of Read It Forward. As a kid, she used to get in trouble at summer camp for using a flashlight to read inside her sleeping bag after lights out, but these days, she lives in Brooklyn, where nobody minds if she stays up late reading. She has written for Glamour, O, The Oprah Magazine and The Cut and tweets about books (and The Bachelor) at @abbewright.