Genre: Historical Fiction

Stories that take place in a different historical time

Dash by Kirby Larson

February 23, 2018 by Cindy McCanHistorical Fiction | No Comments

Following the bombing of Pearl Harbor, over 110,000 men, women and children of Japanese descent were forced from their homes and into internment camps. The majority of the interned were American born citizens. This story is based on the true story of Mitsue Shiraishi and her dog Chubby. Life in …

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The Detective’s Assistant by Kate Hannigan

December 10, 2017 by Cindy McCanAdventure, Historical Fiction, Mystery | No Comments

The Detective’s Assistant was inspired by the life of Kate Warne (1833-1868), who is credited as being the first professional female detective in the United States. She worked for the Pinkerton Detective Agency in Chicago and was instrumental in uncovering the Baltimore Plot; a plot by secessionist to assassinate president-elect …

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Worth by A. LaFaye

November 18, 2017 by Cindy McCanHistorical Fiction | No Comments

Farming in the late 1800s was backbreaking work full of uncertainties. Worth describes the difficulties of farming, the fragility of life, and the conflict between farmers and ranchers for land during the pioneer years. Nathaniel Peale, 11, lives on a Nebraska homestead with his parents.  He takes pride in the …

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Stella by Starlight by Sharon Draper

October 14, 2017 by Cindy McCanChristian Fiction, Historical Fiction | No Comments

*Stella Mills’ character is loosely based on the author’s grandmother who grew up in a small, segregated African-American town similar to the fictional town of Bumblebee. Like the protagonist in the story, Sharon Draper’s grandmother enjoyed writing by moonlight.  Narrator Heather Alicia Simms’s rich and expressive voice is a perfect …

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