10 Historical Fiction Novels to Transport you to Another Time Period

Here are 10 historical fiction novels to transport you to another time period and captivate your imagination.

Outlander (Diana Gabaldon)

“Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon is a historical fiction novel that takes readers on an epic journey through time. The story follows Claire Randal.

The Book Thief (Markus Zusak)

The story is narrated by Death, who tells the story of Liesel Meminger, a young girl who is sent to live with foster parents in a small town outside of Munich.

The Help (Kathryn Stockett)

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett is set in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s. The novel tells the story of a young white woman, Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan.

The Red Tent (Anita Diamant)

This historical fiction novel that tells the story of Dinah, a biblical character who is briefly mentioned in the book of Genesis.

The Nightingale (Kristin Hannah)

The story follows the lives of two sisters, Vianne and Isabelle Mauriac, who are living in a small French village during the German occupation.

The Name of the Wind (Patrick Rothfuss)

Novel written by Patrick Rothfuss “The Name of the Wind” is a fantasy novel that follows the story of Kvothe, an orphan who grows up to become one of the most legendary figures.

The Pillars of the Earth (Ken Follett)

The novel is an epic story that follows the lives of several characters, including Tom Builder, a master builder who dreams of building a magnificent cathedral.

The Thirteenth Tale (Diane Setterfield)

“The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield combines mystery, gothic horror and family drama. Margaret Lea, a biographer, is tasked to write the autobiography.

The Bronze Horseman (Paullina Simons)

It tells the story of two young lovers, Tatiana and Alexander, who are separated by the war. Tatiana is a nurse and Alexander is a soldier.

The Girl with the Pearl Earring (Tracy Chevalier)

“The Girl with the Pearl Earring” by Tracy Chevalier tells the story of Griet, a young Dutch girl who becomes a maid in the household of the famous painter Johannes Vermeer.