Best of 2018: Historical Books

Welcome to my annual “best-of” celebration! I’m changing it up a bit and separating the categories of my yearly best-of lists over a few days. All of this is to celebrate their distinction and spend a few more days talking about all the wonderful entertainment of 2018.

Day 1. Best of 2018: Novellas

Day 2. Best of 2018: Historical Books

Day 3. Best of 2018: Contemporary Books

Day 4. Goodbye 2018 & Looking Ahead

Today is all about HISTORICAL BOOKS. While I dearly love historical fiction, I have read less of it this year. At any rate, these are the favorites from my list!

The rules: sometimes I have to make boundaries for myself when it comes to talking about books because we would all be here a long time if were able to ramble on. SO, I’m sticking to my format of last year and choosing to share 3 things that describe each of these stories along with a link to Goodreads and my review. In no particular order…

Best of 2018: Historical Books

Murder at the Flamingo by Rachel McMillan | Review

Jazz. Grace. Friendship

Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood | Review

Suffrage. Romance. Purpose.

Sons of Blackbird Mountain by Joanne Bischof | Review

Brotherhood. Atmospheric. Poignant.

The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz | Review

Liberty. Honor. Love.

The Matrimonial Advertisement by Mimi Matthews | Review

Arrangements. Mystery. Forgiveness

A Heart Revealed by Josi S. Kilpack | Review

Worth. Growth. Kindness.

My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge by Pepper Basham | Review coming in January!

Family. Tenderness. Hope.

Your turn! What were your favorite historical reads of 2018? Have you read any of these?

6 thoughts on “Best of 2018: Historical Books

  1. Loved Murder at the Flamingo! So looking forward to revisiting Hamish and Reggie. The Lacemaker is still on my TBR and I’ve found a few books here I need to add to my list (looking at you, Impossible Saints).

    Some of my favorite historicals I read this year were A Most Peculiar Circumstance by Jen Turano (cause I love suffragettes!) and You’re the Cream in My Coffee by Jennifer Lamont Leo (because I ❤️ the 1920s).

    Great list, Courtney!

    • Oh yay, I hope you enjoy Impossible Saints some time!!!!! I haven’t read a book by Jen just yet, but I do have one or two on my shelf! Thanks for visiting, Miranda!

  2. Loved the Lacemaker! Of course, I love every book by Laura Frantz! I’m sooooo glad you liked Jonathan and Laurel’s story!!!

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