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Buy Books For The Holidays: Historical Fiction Pack Giveaway

October 6th, 2010 by Debbie's World of Books

If you saw my initial post about my Buying Books For The Holidays project you know I am looking for suggestions of books you think are must reads and would make great Christmas gifts.  There have been some great suggestions so far but I wanted to really target each genre and I thought giveaways are always enticing.  :)

What’s Up For Grabs?

If the winner is from the United States:

  • The King’s Mistress by Emma Campion (ARC)
  • Young Bess by Margaret Irwin (ARC)

If the winner is from outside the United States

  • I don’t want to exclude international folks so if you are the winner and live outside the United States you can choose any book from The Book Depository that is $15 or less.

How to enter?

  • All you have to do is leave the title of at least one Historical Fiction book you would suggest as a Christmas gift for the Historical Fiction book lover(more suggestions are always welcome) and your email address

Extra entries-Some people love them, some people hate ’em so these are all optional

  • One extra entry if you link to this giveaway and leave the link in a comment
  • Five extra entries if you do a blog post mentioning this giveaway and the Buy Books For The Holidays project and include the button from my sidebar

Ends October 18

Posted in Books, Giveaways, Historical Fiction

53 Responses

  1. Holly

    Pamela Aidan’s Fitzwilliam Darcy Gentleman trilogy, which tells the story of Pride and Prejudice from Mr. Darcy’s viewpoint. It was awesome!


  2. Danielle

    I would recommend “The Other Boylen Girl”

    romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

  3. Giada M.

    I really really loved Raeliksen by Renee Vincent!
    Thank you for making this giveaway international! :D

    Giada M.

    fabgiada (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Inspired Kathy

    I really enjoyed Tiger, Tiger by Lynne Reid Banks
    bkhabel at gmail dot com

  5. Laura Henderson

    “The Other Boleyn Girl”


  6. Lu

    Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon
    Gone With the Wind Margaret Mitchell
    The Red Tent Anita Diamant

    lusravesandrants AT gmail DOT com

  7. Carrie K.

    Best historical fiction I’ve read in a while: Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford. :)

  8. ylime1981

    A really fun one is Prada and Prejudice.

    Emily ebdye1(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. Ashley H

    I like The Red Queen.

  10. Patti

    The Red Tent is one of my favorite books of all time – not a new book but an excellent book. Another book that isn’t new but was very good was the Other Boleyn Girl.


  11. Victoria Zumbrum

    I havent read alot of historical fiction and I can’t seem to think of any titles right now. Please enter me in contest. [email protected]

  12. melydia

    I would love to read these. As for historical fiction recommendations, well, it depends on the time period one is interested in. I really loved Devil in the White City by Erik Larson, which was about the Chicago World’s Fair at the turn of the 20th century. Likewise with The Last Days of Dogtown by Anita Diamant (Massachusetts at the turn of the 19th century). Moving backward in time, closer to these books, I loved Catherine Called Birdy and Year of Wonders.


  13. Amanda W

    I would suggest any book by Michelle Moran.

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  15. Amanda W

    +5 Blogged

  16. karenk

    i highly recommend ‘a stray drop of blood’ by roseanna white

  17. Renahe

    I would definitely say Annie, Between the States by L. Elliott. It takes place during the Civil War. Such a good read once you get into it. Please enter me & thanks for the contest. renahe_90(AT)hotmail(DOT)com

  18. Michele Lawrence

    I highly recommend the Josephine Bonaparte trilogy by Sandra Gulland.
    I have The Queen’s Mistake by Diane Haeger on my own list!

  19. Png

    Honestly, I’m not very sure.

    however it would probably be

    ‘Ransom My Heart’ by Meg Cabot [ a medieval romance story featuring a crossbow heroine and a young lord ]

    entering the international one

    I don’t blog yet, sorry


    [email protected]

  20. Julie H

    Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran. And for boys, The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan incorporated tons of Egyptian history and mythology, although it’s not technically “historical fictions”. Loving all the suggestions!

  21. Daisy

    I’d suggest Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, simply because I think it’s one of my all-time favourites. I also really liked The Other Boleyn girl, but it’s not exactly historically correct. And The Duchess by Amanda Foreman, I’ve heard it’s really good.

  22. Daisy

    Forgot my e-mail: [email protected]

  23. julie

    I loved–Dracula, the undead by Dacre Stoker

    He took one seriously classic fiction story, added some historical events, and threw his own sequel in to the original dracula. Can’t get more awsome than that.

    i(dot)[email protected](dot)net

  24. Judit

    I’m not sure it have been mentioned before but I completely loved books from Diana Gabaldon (whole Oultander series is amazing).

    judittten at gmail dot com

  25. Pam S

    Here are some that I’ve enjoyed this year:

    When Harry Met Molly by Kieran Kramer (I got review an arc it releases in Nov- loved it)

    Claimed by a Scottish Lord by Melody Thomas

    Never Trust a Rogue by Olivia Drake

    Ten Things I l Love About You by Julia Quinn

    Tempting the Marquess by Sarah Lindsey

    Pam S
    pams00 @

  26. Pam S!/pams00/status/26797312333

    Pam S
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  27. vickyvak

    I would reccomed Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran!
    I’m entering for the international prize!


  28. Karen

    I would suggest The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory

  29. Brooke

    Here Burns My Candle by Liz Curtis Higgs

    It’s a Christian Historical Fiction novel.

  30. Christine W

    I would also highly recommend Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran.

    Thank you,

    [email protected]

  31. Christine W

    I tweeted about this giveaway

    Thank you,

    [email protected]

  32. Natália Maia

    I’d recommend The Duchess by Amanda Foreman!
    Natalia maia

    [email protected]

  33. Carol Wong

    I recommend the Red Queen and the White Queen.


  34. Scoot

    I love Viking Warrior by Judson Roberts! I highly recommend that series.

    posted it on my blog sidebar:


  35. Ana Paula

    i tweeted

    and i recommend the book “a great and terrible beauty”

  36. Arceli

    I would recommend The Royal Diaries: Elizabeth I by Kathryn Lasky. It may be written for middle-grade readers, but it is well-researched, detailed, and utterly fascinating.


  37. Ann

    Would recommend the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon or Penelope’s Daughter by Laurel Corona


  38. Virginia C

    “The King’s Daughter” by Sandra Worth.

    US Resident, GFC Follower, Subscriber

    gcwhiskas at aol dot com

  39. Emma

    Would recommend the
    Lori Wick. Rocky Mountain Memories series

    Lauraine Snelling. Return to Red River series

    Judith Pella. Lone Star Legacy series

    Janette Oke. Seasons of the Heart series.

    Beverly Lewis. Lancaster County Heritage series
    Ifrom the United States:

  40. keri

    I’d recommend the Bloody Jack series by L.A. Meyer. They take place during the Napoleonic Wars and are about a Cockney orphan who pretends to be a boy and gets onto a Royal Navy ship as a ship’s boy. There’s a lot of adventure and romance and comedy, and it’s all really over the top and unbelievable, but it’s quite a lot of fun, and a lot of the appeal to me is that it’s all so exaggerated and unrealistic (but still based firmly in history).

  41. Carla

    I would recommend Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran, it’s a wonderful book.



    cjmfnobrega (at) gmail (dot) com

  42. Carla

    I would recommend Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran, it’s a wonderful book.



    cjmfnobrega (at) gmail (dot) com


  43. Sheila Hickmon

    I’d suggest Cleopatra’s Daughter!

  44. LAMusing

    I recommend “The Holy Thief”

  45. Laura H.

    I would recommend “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory. Actually, any Philippa Gregory book!


  46. Laura H.

    Tweeted giveaway:!/MamaHendo3/status/27654670300


  47. Carol M

    The Jewel of St. Petersburg is good!
    mittens0831 at aol dot com

  48. CherylS22

    I would suggest “Hugh and Bess” by Susan Higginbotham. Thanks for the giveaway!

  49. Shy

    I love the Tudor series written by Philippa Gregory.
    The books in this series are:
    (1) The Other Boleyn Girl
    (2) The Boleyn Inheritance
    (3) The Queen’s Fool
    (4) The Constant Princess
    (5) The Virgin’s Lover
    (6) The Other Queen




  50. Amy Steiner

    I recommend Gone with the Wind!

    kempfyre21 {AT} yahoo {DOT} com

  51. Amy Steiner

    I have your button in my sidebar!

    kempfyre21 {AT} yahoo {DOT} com

  52. Spav

    I would recommend For The King by Catherine Delors.



  53. Llehn

    Sarah – Marek Halter


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