Thursday, December 24, 2009

HT Recommends: HF with a Holiday theme

No, this time no one asked us for recommendations but we decided to do a special post with some books devoted to the current Holiday Season. There are several holidays being celebrated this month and we thought it would be interesting to find Historical Fiction books about them. From what we found Christmas is the one most books are devoted to but we would love to discover more books and about more holidays. Here's what we came up with:

HF with a Christmas theme:
Louisa May Alcott - Louisa May Alcott's A Christmas Treasury (a collection of stories)
Agatha Christie - Hercule Poirot's Christmas
Bernard Cornwell - Sharpe's Christmas
Glenice Crossland - Christmas Past
Charles Dickens - A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens - Ghostly Christmas
Paul Gallico - A Miracle in The Wilderness
Alex Haley - A Different Kind of Christmas
Robert Lee Hall - Benjamin Franklin and A Case of Christmas Murder
Cyril Hare - A English Murder
Karen Harper - The Queene's Christmas
Georgette Heyer - Envious Casca
Marvin Kaye - The Last Christmas of Ebenezer Scrooge
Selma Lagerlof - The Legend of The Christmas Rose
LM Montgomery - Christmas With Anne
Owen Parry - Our Simple Gifts ; Civil war Christmas tales
Owen Parry - Strike The Harp!
Anne Perry - A Christmas Journey (2003)
Anne Perry - A Christmas Visitor (2004)
Anne Perry - A Christmas Guest (2005)
Anne Perry - A Christmas Secret (2006)
Anne Perry - A Christmas Beginning (2007)
Anne Perry - A Christmas Grace (2008)
Anne Perry - A Christmas Promise (2009)
Miss Read - A Country Christmas
Miss Read - The Christmas Mouse
Miss Read - A Village Christmas
B.R. Roberts - What a Christmas
Harriet Beecher Stowe - The First Christmas in New England
Laura Ingalls Wilder - A Little House Christmas (a collection of stories)

HF with a Hanukkah theme:
Miriam Chaikin - Alexandra's Scroll, the story of the First Hanukkah
Stephen Krensky - Hanukkah at Valley Forge


  1. That Alex is just so talented! That button needs to be used more than just once a year! LOL!

  2. Definitely Marg! :-)

    And I just realised that there is another book that most of us read that could be included in this list and I forgot - Deanna Raybourn's Silent in the Sanctuary