I always seek inspiration for my own historical fiction stories by reading what other authors have come up with, especially from periods that fascinate me (including but not limited to the Medieval, Tudor, Civil War, and WWII eras). Below are some of the books coming out this year set in those time periods!
Yellow Wife, A Novel by Sadeqa Johnson
Expected: January 12, 2021
Fans of Twelve Years a Slave will enjoy this riveting and courageous novel. A young black woman who was promised her freedom on her 18th birthday finds herself caught in the grips of a vicious prison meant to break slaves into submission. See how she uses her wits and courage to fight the oppression that surrounds her.
Our Darkest Night: A Novel of ltaly and the Second World War by Jennifer Robson
Expected: January 5, 2021
Follow a Jewish woman and a Christian farmer’s story as they seek to protect each other from the tumultuous effects of World War II.
The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray
Expected: March 30, 2021
Based on true stories set on the property of a French castle, this book interweaves the tales of three extraordinary women from the years 1774, 1914, and 1940.
The Rebel Nun by Marj Charlier
Expected: March 2, 2021
The illegitimate daughter of a 6th-century king and his concubine, a nun named Clotild seeks to lead a rebellion against the rising power and patriarchy of the Catholic church.
Katharine Parr, The Sixth Wife by Alison Weir
Expected: May 11, 2021
This finale of the Six Tudor Queens Sage follows Henry VIII’s last wife and the dangers, intrigue, and religious upheaval she faces as the new queen. As she strives to hide her Protestant faith from one of the most powerful men on earth, she seeks ways continue to reform the Catholic church.