Consider this a work-in-progress, because I’m sure I won’t catch everything in one attempt. I was talking to my mama the other day and she mentioned she was truly enjoying reading books set during the early 1900’s and WWI era, so I decided that I would try to make her a list of recommendations in my genres. I have to agree, I’ve been reading quite a few books set in the 1890s-1925 and I’m enjoying myself as well. Here are a few that I’ve read and even more that I’d like to read.
Please comment with your suggestions!
I’m including the following time periods:
*What’s the difference between my 1880-1900 and 1878-1905 time frames you ask? Well it seems to be that the Gilded Age is the “fancy” times while the US Turn of the Century also includes Westerns, Prairie Romances, and the like… Now, back to the lists! Book lists by cover image! If you’d like more details on any book just ask, or click through my goodreads book shelves linked above. If you decide to add any of these to your shelves due to my influence, please consider using my affiliate links.
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Mist of Midnight was an awesome read. I’m truly loving all of Jen Turano‘s books as well. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter series from Colleen Coble has been neat so far as I’ve read. Honestly for all of these above, everything I’ve read I’ve enjoyed and the others I look forward to. She Walks in Beauty by Siri Mitchell was incredibly well researched and written. Lucy Banning, Charlotte Farrow, and Sarah Cummings are fabulous characters from Olivia Newport. Dawn Crandall is an amazing new author and lastly Love Finds You in Mackinac Island was a fantastic light read.
Surprisingly, I haven’t read as many in this section as I would have thought. But they definitely appeal and I keep adding them to my TBR list. This is where we find our Titanic stories, pre-World War, feminist-movement women, and European Tours for the wealthy. You’d find the Downton Abbey-esques stories here as well.
Oh give me more espionage please! While I discovered that I do have quite a few World War II stories in my shelves (both physical and digital) I think I prefer the World War I or the Great War stories as people seem to have more hope and are not quite as caught up in the disastrous thoughts of war, depression, war. The Crimson Cipher is an incredible book. Anne Mateer writes an eventful tale. So many others have entertained me on the edge of was or with war in the background and others I look forward to reading, especially in the team of Charles Todd.