I recently read an incredible historical novel set during the American Revolution. The Tory Widow, written by Christine Blevins, is filled with details about colonial life, but it doesn't distract from the story. It enhances it to such a degree that I felt like I intimately knew the characters and how they lived. It felt like Ms. Blevins time traveled back to New York in the 1770's and wrote down everything she saw. Absolutely wonderful for a history buff like me. (Click here for my review).
Historical fiction has seen a surge in the past few years, and I, for one, am quite glad. As such, Rene and I have started up our historical fiction blog again to celebrate these great novels. Come and visit us at Ainsley Park if you get the chance.
Do you like to read historical fiction or do you prefer contemporary?