Daughter of Fortune takes place in 1840s Chile and California during the Gold Rush. Ines of My Soul is set in Spain, Peru, and Chile in the 16th century, the time of Spanish conquest of Central and South America.
Girl with a Pearl Earring is about the famous painting by Vermeer. Burning Bright concerns two children who became neighbors of William Blake.
The Sharpe series features Richard Sharpe, an English soldier, set in the Napoleonic era.
His historical novels involve young men who return from war and lead lives that allow him to portray the sweep of English history and delve into social history from the Edwardian era through to the 1960s.
The Lymond Chronicles series, set in mid-sixteenth century Europe, chronicles the life of a Scottish nobleman.
The Hornblower series, set in the Napoleonic era, features Horatio Hornblower and naval warfare.
Outlander series contains elements of romantic fiction, historical fiction and science fiction.
The Queen’s Fool, set in England’s Tudor period, tells the story of a 14-year-old Jewish girl. The Other Boleyn Girl is about Mary Boleyn, Anne’s sister, and her relationship with Henry VIII.
Forever is about Cormac O’Connor who arrives in New York in 1741 and is still around today, having been granted immortality as long as he stays on the island of Manhattan. North River features political corruption and Mob warfare in 1930s New York.
From the best-selling author of The Thorn Birds, McCullough’s Masters of Rome series is an epic recreation of ancient Rome.
His epic sagas include Tales of the South Pacific, Hawaii, Texas, Centennial, Chesapeake, Alaska, Poland.
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, set in remote 19th century China, is about the friendship of two women. Peony in Love, set in 17th century China, is based on a true story of three lovesick maidens.
His novels document the American Revolution, the Civil War, WWI and WWII.
Women of the Silk follows Pei as she is sent to work in the silk houses in 1930s Hong Kong. The Street of a Thousand Blossoms depicts the lives of two brothers in Japan during WWII.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue is about the lives of eight people profoundly moved by a Vermeer painting. Luncheon of the Boating Party tracks Auguste Renoir as he conceives, plans, and paints the 1880s masterpiece.
These titles and others by these authors are found in the Fiction Section under the author’s last name.
Find more historical fiction in our Catalog by clicking on the Advanced tab and entering Historical Fiction in the Subject Keyword Field, and limit your search to Fiction for adult titles.