It’s another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
The official prompt is: Top Ten Of The Most Unique Books I’ve Read or a variation on “unique books”. This one was a little harder to decide on because what I think is unique might not be to you. So, I’ve settled on unique settings because that’s a pretty concrete story element we might agree on.
Some of these are highly unique because of their geographical setting and some are more so because of the combination of setting + era. In no particular order……
10 Novels with the Most Unique Settings
1. The Lady and the Lionheart by Joanne Bischof
Setting: a circus in Victorian-era Virginia. Lions (and their amazing trainer) and elephants all traveling by wagon, oh my! (No surprise it’s on another TTT list. I could talk about this book all day.)
2. The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson
Setting: A little bed-and-breakfast inn in modern Prince Edward Island, Canada. The first of two contemporary stories on my list this week, the setting is charming and picturesque while it makes its way into the heart of the heroine.
3. The Thorn Healer by Pepper Basham
Setting: Hot Springs, NC that hosts a post-WWI German refugee camp. It’s a cultural wake-up call for the heroine as she learns to overcome prejudices in her little Appalachian community.
4. The Brontë Plot by Katherine Reay
Setting: a good part comprises a literary tour of England, complete with London and a visit to the Brontës’ hometown, Haworth. This is the second contemporary story on the list!
5. The Measure of a Lady by Deeanne Gist
Setting: Gold Rush San Francisco, CA (mid 1800s) with all its roughness and rugged coastal beauty — this is a place the heroine does not want to be, but the people there inexplicably draw her in…
6. The Captive Imposter by Dawn Crandall
Setting: a wealthy family’s hotel in the mountains of Maine during the Gilded Age (early 1900s).
7. The Sentinels of Andersonville by Tracy Groot
Setting: Andersonville prison in Andersonville, GA during the Civil War. This prison held Yankees, including one of the main characters.
8. Duchess by Susan May Warren
Setting: the “Golden Age” of Hollywood, CA, in the 1930s then Europe during crucial parts of political unrest just before WWII.
9. Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke
Setting: a little village in hostile Germany during WWII.
10. A Moonbow Night by Laura Frantz
Setting: a family lodge and way station of sorts in the wilderness of the Kentucky frontier in the mid-1700s. Think Daniel Boone!