There seems to me to be two main sorts of historical novelist. For one sort the history is the star of the story – if historical research can’t support a character trait, an action or an event, it doesn’t go into the book. 575 more words
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A rich and sumptuous historical novel that is both sweeping and intimate.
Authors who write historical fiction often have strike a balance between being accurate to their chosen period, and developing a distinctive style, between demonstrating proficient knowledge of history and crafting a compelling narrative. 658 more words
There are some literary hunks whose names alone are enough to make you melt. As we wade through these hot and hazy days of August, my mind keeps returning to one dreamboat in particular who’s more sizzling than the temperature outside, and whose name, character, and all around being are enough to make a girl reach for her the knob on the AC. 494 more words
Dick Schwirian, who argues in his introduction that “Vicksburg was much more of a victory for Ulysses S Grant than Gettysburg was for George Gordon Meade,” offers an entertaining and somewhat lighthearted look at the battle for Vicksburg Mississippi during the American Civil War, in his historical fiction piece… 194 more words