Monday, November 06, 2017

2018: Historical fiction, all ages:

Historical fiction, all ages:
Historical fiction = new is anything published after 2007; goal is 52 (26 new; 26 old)

January
1. Murder, Magic, and What We Wore. Kelly Jones. 2017. 304 pages. [Source: Library]
2. The Promise of Dawn. Lauraine Snelling. 2017. Bethany House. 386 pages. [Source: Review copy]
3. The Widow of Windsor. Jean Plaidy. 1974. 318 pages. [Source: Bought]
4. My Antonia. Willa Cather. 1918. 336 pages. [Source: LIBRARY]
5. Where We Belong. Lynn Austin. 2017. Bethany House. 480 pages. [Source: Review copy]
6. The Lacemaker. Laura Frantz. 2018. Revell. 416 pages. [Source: Review copy]
7. Midnight Without a Moon. Linda Williams Jackson. 2017. HMH. 320 pages. [Source: Review copy]
8. Emily of New Moon. L.M. Montgomery. 1923. Bantam. 352 pages. [Source: Bought]
9. The Chapel Car Bride. Judith Miller. 2017. Bethany House. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]

February
10. The Sea Before Us. (Sunrise at Normandy #1) Sarah Sundin. 2018. Revell. 375 pages. [Source: Review copy]
11. When Tides Turn. (Waves of Freedom #3) Sarah Sundin. 2017. Revell. 285 pages. [Source: Library]

March
12. Ashes on the Moor. Sarah M. Eden. 2018. 384 pages. [Source: Review copy]
13. Phoebe's Light. (Nantucket Legacy #1) Suzanne Woods Fisher. 2018. Revell. 345 pages. [Source: Review copy]
14. The Journey of Little Charlie. Christopher Paul Curtis. 2018. 256 pages. [Source: Library]
15. A Gift for Mama. Esther Hautzig. 1981/1997. Penguin. 64 pages. [Source: Bought]


April
16. Amanda. (Sunfire #1) Candice Ransom. 1984. Scholastic. 368 pages. [Source: Library book sale]
17. Make A Wish, Molly. Barbara Cohen. 1994. 48 pages. [Source: Bought]
18. Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story. Deborah Hopkinson. Illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia. 2013. 32 pages. [Source: Library]
19. A Breath of Hope. Lauraine Snelling. 2018. Bethany House. 336 pages. [Source: Review copy]
20. John Philip Duck. Patricia Polacco. 2004. 48 pages. [Source: Library]
21. Strawberry Girl. Lois Lenski. 1945. 208 pages. [Source: Bought]
22. Here Be Dragons. Sharon Kay Penman. 1985. 704 pages. [Source: Borrowed]

May
23. Sarah's New World: The Mayflower Adventure. (Sisters in Time #1) Colleen L. Reece. 2004. Barbour Books. 138 pages. [Source: Review copy]
24. Rebekah in Danger: Peril at Plymouth Colony. Sisters in Time #2. Colleen L. Reece. 2004. Barbour Books. 144 pages. [Source: Review copy]
25. The Orphan Band of Springdale. Anne Nesbet. 2018. Candlewick. 448 pages. [Source: Library.]
26. Historical Cats. Peter Gethers and Norman Stiles. Illustrated by William Bramhall. 1996. 86 pages. [Source: Bought]

June
27. Maggie's Dare: The Great Awakening (Sisters in Time #3). Norma Jean Lutz. 2005. Barbour. 144 pages. [Source: Review copy]
28. Varina. Charles Frazier. 2018. Ecco. 368 pages. [Source: Library]
29. My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Hamilton. Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie. 2018. 672 pages. [Source: Library]

July
30. Rudi and the Distelfink. F.N. Monjo. Illustrated by George Kraus. 1972. 32 pages. [Source: Bought]
31. Roller Skates. Ruth Sawyer. 1936. 186 pages. [Source: Bought]
32. More Than Meets the Eye. Karen Witemeyer. 2018. Bethany House. 352 pages. [Source: Review copy]

August
33. Love's Silent Song. June Masters Bacher. 1983. Harvest House. 186 pages. [Source: Bought]
34. The Race to Chimney Rock. (The Oregon Trail #1) Jesse Wiley. 2018. Scholastic. 160 pages. [Source: Review copy]
35. Danger at the Haunted Gate. Jesse Wiley. 2018. Scholastic. 160 pages. [Source: Review copy]
36. The Search for Snake River. (Oregon Trail #3) Jesse Wiley. 2018. Scholastic. 160 pages. [Review copy] 
37. The Road to Oregon City. (The Oregon Trail #4) Jesse Wiley. 2018. HMH. 176 pages. [Source: Review copy]


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