Historical Fiction Books I Love-Suzanne

By Ballast Book Co

By Ballast Book Co

Beneath a Scarlet Sky

Mark Sullivan

$14.95 $13.75

LOVED this book. It's Pino's story starting as a child in Northern Italy, WW2 and his resistance fighting. Yes Could read it again. Do not skip the forward. It'd Mark's story of how he came upon Pino and his life story.

This Tender Land

William Kent Krueger

$17.00 $15.64

Our own USA history of putting Native American Kids in orphanages, Great story telling, awful USA history. 4 kids on the run, down the Mississippi, Hoovervilles. Great Great story.

Lost Roses

Martha Hall Kelly

$17.00 $15.64

WW1, Russia, France and the USA. Eliza Ferriday- yes same family from Lilac Girls. Escape, lost fortunes, help in the most unlikely places. Great story.

Three Hours in Paris

Cara Black

$27.95 $25.16

Love Cara's mysteries now her first historical fiction book set in Paris, with an Oregon woman sharpshooter. Yes, if that doesn't perk your interest.

Matterhorn: A Novel of the Vietnam War

Karl Marlantes

$17.00 $15.64

A Vietnam war novel. Believe it or not, this is one of my favorite novels of all time. Following the men in the Marine Platoon is heartbreaking and so so beautifully written. I have been to Vietnam twice, and plan to visit again sometime.

A Long Petal of the Sea

Isabel Allende

$28.00 $25.20

Love Isabel's writing and story telling. Starting with the horrible Spanish civil war to escape to Chile with Pinochet, Roser and Victor endure so much.

Simon the Fiddler

Paulette Jiles

$27.99 $25.19

The Civil War ending, Texas, fiddling and his love for Doris.

The Winemaker's Wife

Kristin Harmel

$16.99 $15.63

Starting present day then back to the wine region of France in WW2. A story about WW2, Germans taking of wine from locals, secrets, underground and of course traitors

Lilac Girls

Martha Hall Kelly

$17.00 $15.64

Caroline Ferriday is a force to reckon with.Based on a true women, this intertwining story takes place at horrific WW2 Ravensbruck concentration camp.

Love and Ruin

Paula McLain

$17.00 $15.64

Loved learning about the amazing Martha Gellhorn and her relationship with Ernest Hemingway

Circling the Sun

Paula McLain

$17.00 $15.64

What an amazing woman Beryl Markham was. Yes now to read her true story West with the Night.

The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

$17.98 $16.54

If you have not read this book, what are you waiting for. It is fabulous. Two sisters, WW2, French Resistance.

Orphan Train

Christina Baker Kline

$15.99 $14.71

Our own American history of putting children on trains to the midwest.

All the Light We Cannot See

Anthony Doerr

$18.00 $16.56

You have all read this right? The story set in WW2, of Jutta and Marie Laurne. Told in alternating voices.

The Tattooist of Auschwitz

Heather Morris

$16.99 $15.63

Lale and Gita's story of survival in Auschwitz.

The Alice Network

Kate Quinn

$16.98 $15.62

Love Kate Quinn's writing. 1947 and a search for a cousin. Hard to put down, it's that good.

The Yellow Bird Sings

Jennifer Rosner

$25.99 $23.39

Yes WW2, but a totally different story. A jewish mother gives up her child to be hidden, then her quest to find her child.

Out of Darkness, Shining Light

Petina Gappah

$27.00 $24.30

Knew nothing of Dr David Livingstone ,whose body is carried across Africa to be sent home.

Deep River

Karl Marlantes

$20.00 $18.00

Set here in the PNW about Finnish immigrants, logging, labor movement, camp life. Love Karl's writing and he is Finnish.

Today We Go Home

Kelli Estes

$15.99 $14.71

Civil War novel, a woman disguised as a man fighting. Penned by PNW author