Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Top Twelve Historical Fiction Releases in 2014

Today's Top Ten Tuesday is all about 2014 releases, which was an easy and hard topic all at the same time! Since I couldn't pick just ten -- especially ten out of all possible genres -- I went with my Top Twelve Historical Fiction Releases for 2014. Next to each title I list three reasons why I can't wait to read that particular book. 2014 is going to be a great year, y'all!

1. The Lost Sisterhood - Oxford University professor. The Amazons of Ancient Greece. Uncovering a secret family history.

2. A Mad, Wicked Folly - The gorgeous yellow dress on the cover (duh). A covert application to the Royal College of Art. Debutante balls and high society.

3. Fallen Beauty - The Jazz Age in Upstate New York. Costume design for poet Edna St. Vincent Millay. Female friendship.

4. Prisoner of Night and Fog - A girl who grew up under the care of Adolf Hitler. Falling for a young Jewish reporter. Solving the mystery of her father's death.

5. Revolutionary - The Revolutionary War. A woman disguised as a male soldier. Based on a true story.

6. The Mirk and Midnight Hour - Retelling of the Scottish "Battle of Tam Lin." Civil War Mississippi. Falling in love with the enemy.

7. Tsarina - Because I was obsessed with the movie Anastasia when I was little. The Romanov winter palace. A magical Faberge egg.

8. The Winner's Curse - Comparison to Kristin Cashore and Cassandra Clare in the synopsis. No love triangle. A mashup of historical fiction and fantasy.

9. The Crimson Ribbon - The cover! Set during the British Civil War. Based on the real historical figure of Elizabeth Poole.

10. The Daring Ladies of Lowell - The Lowell Mill girls. A romance with the mill owner's son. A murder and questions of loyalty.

11. Captured by Love - British invasion of Mackinac Island. Male POV. Because I love Christian historical fiction romance!

12. For Such a Time - 1944 CzechoslovakiaA false identity. Retelling of the biblical story of Esther.

What releases are you looking forward to in 2014? 


  1. I don't think I've heard of any of these. I don't really too much historical fiction--only every now and then. Hope they live up to your expectations!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. To be honest, I hadn't heard of many of these either until I started browsing Goodreads to make my list. :) I hope they live up to my expectations, too!

  2. These are all added to my list, but especially For Such a Time. That one sounds incredible!

  3. All of these sound amazing! Prisoner of Night and Fog, Tsarina, & For Such a Time are the ones I am most excited about.

    1. Me too! Those three especially sound good, even though I could honestly say I am most excited about ALL of these. :)

  4. AHHHH! These are ALL on my 2014 wishlist, too. Seriously! We clearly have great taste in books haha :) Hope these live up to our expectations because they definitely look amazing. And so many GORGEOUS covers, too!

    1. I know, even if the stories inside are not as beautiful, I'm just as excited about how gorgeous these covers are! And yes, clearly we have AMAZING taste in books. ;) I'm hoping we discover quite a few gems from this list!