We’re not sure about you, Cozy Readers, but one of our favorite genres to read is historical fiction, and there are so many new releases this year! It’ll be a challenge to get through all of them, but we’re starting with these five picks that we’ve already added to our TBR list. Which novels are you excited about reading in 2018? Comment below!
1) My Dear Hamilton: A Novel of Eliza Schuyler Hamilton by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
This beautifully written—and historically accurate—novel tells the story of Eliza Hamilton, wife of political figurehead, Alexander Hamilton. Dray and Kamoie combed through thousands of letters and historical documents to create a hauntingly accurate portrayal of the woman who was at the heart of a Revolution and the fight for independence.
2) I Was Anastasia: A Novel by Ariel Lawhon
In this historically twisted novel about the merciless deaths of the Russian Romanov family, Lawhon investigates the true identity of Anna Anderson—a woman who claimed to be the Grand Duchess, Anastasia.
3) The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock by Imogen Hermes Gowar
Gowar has created a spellbinding novel in The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock. Merchant sailor Jonah Hancock is awakened one night by knocking at his door, only to learn that his captain sold his ship to buy a mermaid.
4) The Phantom’s Apprentice by Heather Webb
As big fans of The Phantom of the Opera, we can hardly wait to read Webb’s re-telling of the classic tale. In this Phantom-reimagined, we’re introduced to a new side of Christine Daaé and it all sounds mysteriously magical.
5) The Secret Life of Mrs. London: A Novel by Rebecca Rosenberg
This historically captivating novel is based on Charmian London, wife of famed author Jack London. The London’s less-than-fairytale marriage becomes even more complicated when Charmian has a chance encounter with master illusionist Harry Houdini. Will he become her escape?