Librarian's Favs Historical Fiction
June 29, 2010
All of the titles below are historical fiction and yes with some elements of romance. I enjoy anything written by the last three authors and Ellen Jones.
Did you know that Scarlett O'Hara's character could very well have been based on Teddy Roosevelt's mother. In the biography Mornings on Horseback, written by David McCullough, Roosevelt's mother, a Southern lady, is interviewed by a young reporter named Maggie Mitchell.
I absolutely loved Scarlett. Trust me, the made for tv movie did not do the book justice at all. And I had to go back and read GWTW, to get the real story. Although it is my all time favorite movie, the details were different than the book. I had never read it before and learned from Scarlett that I didn't know the whole story. Rhett Butler's People is also a good book if you are a GWTW fan.
Rosalind Miles also writes interesting non-fiction about women in history.
- Forever Amber by Kathleen Winsor
- Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
- Scarlett by Alexandra Ripley
- Knight in Shining Armour by Jude Deveraux
- I, Elizabeth by Rosalind Miles
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