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2018 Historical Fiction Releases: The Top Ten I’m Most Excited For!

2018 Historical Fiction

Hey everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic Holiday! I’ve had this post ready for awhile so I wanted it to go live before the New Year. Some of these books I’ve mentioned in past posts, and I’m sorry for the redundancy. But I’m gushing about them because I’m so gosh darn excited to read them!

Last week I posted about my 2018 Thrillers with the Most Buzz, so I thought I would do the same with my other favorite genre, historical fiction! I love being transported through time to explore different stories throughout history. There’s always something to learn from historical fiction, and these are the top ten 2018 historical fiction releases I can’t wait to get my hands on!


2018 Historical Fiction Releases

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon: March 27, 2018

I Was Anastasia

I already have this book in my possession from the publishers, and I know I’ve mentioned it on my blog more than a few times, so I won’t go into too much detail other than it’s an interesting take on the Anastasia Romanov phenomenon of the early 20th century.

The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah: February 6, 2018

The Great Alone

Again, I already have this book from the publisher and have written about it before, but Kristin Hannah has become one of my go-to authors that I can’t stop raving about! Alaska, 1960s, a family fending for themselves in the wilderness.

How To Stop Time by Matt Haig: February 6, 2018

How to Stop Time

I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway, and the premise almost reminds me of Benjamin Button. Except, the main character doesn’t age and has lived through so many centuries of history.

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James: March 20, 2018

The Broken Girls

In Vermont, there is a home for girls who aren’t wanted, but many believe the place is haunted. This one splits between 1950 and 2014. A haunted home for girls and a mystery to be solved through time? Count me in.

As Bright as Heaven by Susan Meissner: February 6, 2018

As Bright As Heaven

Philadelphia, 1918. The Great War rages on and the Spanish Flu reaches America. The Bright family comes to town hoping to give their three daughters a better life. But their lives are irrevocably touched by the disease as it rages through the city.

White Rose, Black Forest by Eoin Dempsey: March 1, 2018

White Rose Black Forest

And finally, a WWII novel! No list would be complete without one. Franka is a German dissenter who discovers an unconscious airman wearing a Luftwaffe uniform. She decides to risk everything, including her safety, in order to save his life. Is there more to him than she sees?

My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray: April 3, 2018

My Dear Hamilton

A general’s daughter, a founding father’s wife, Eliza Schuyler Hamilton was more than just the woman on the arms of founding father Alexander Hamilton. Using letters and original sources, this is a fiction novel that has much historical accuracy.

Trouble the Water by Jacqueline Friedland: May 8, 2018

Trouble the Water

Born into the British middle class, Abigail’s family experiences crippling debt and she is forced to live in America with a strange man named Douglas in order to relieve her family’s financial burden. But he is not who he seems. Taking place 20 years before the start of the Civil War in Charleston, Abby and Douglas learn a lot more about each other than they ever expected.

Impossible Saints by Clarissa Harwood: January 2, 2018

Impossible Saints

Lilia Brooke is a woman fighting for the suffragette movement in England, 1907. Paul is an Anglican priest hoping to move up within the English church. They share a connection to each other, but their worlds are so uniquely different that a relationship would never work, despite how they feel.

The English Wife by Lauren Willig: January 9, 2018

The English Wife

A December Book of the Month pick that I DIDN’T choose (how could I??), Annabelle and Bayard Van Duyvil are a power couple. She grew up in a gorgeous English Tudor home, so he builds a replica on the banks of the Hudson. But then he turns up dead, and his sister has a few guesses as to who would want him dead.


Honestly, I could probably keep adding to this list, but these are my top ten 2018 Anticipated Historical Fiction. I hope you all have a fabulous New Year! Can’t wait to get reading in 2018!

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14 thoughts on “2018 Historical Fiction Releases: The Top Ten I’m Most Excited For!

  1. I love this post, I feel like I don’t see nearly enough historical fiction love in the book blogging world! A ton of these are going on my TBR. I chose The English Wife for my December BOTM and ended up enjoying it a lot, and The Broken Girls was already on my radar, since as a Vermonter I can’t pass up books set here!

  2. I am totally interested in My Dear Hamilton. I guess I can blame my obsession with the musical for me wanting to read pretty much anything that has to do with Alexander Hamilton or Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton.

    1. Right?? I would love to see the musical but ticket prices are ridiculously high. I honestly don’t know much about either Hamilton except for a few basics, but I am intrigued!

      1. NYC is really the one with the high prices. Chicago prices aren’t bad, and I imagine the Hamiltour prices won’t be that bad either. The tour should be swinging through Ohio at some point in 2018, so I’m definitely going to try and get tickets.

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