I love, love, love historical fiction. For the longest time, I would always choose WWII books, but lately I've been trying to read books that I wouldn't normally pick up. Here are 3 new historical fiction books I read during the month of September that I loved.
I found all three of these books through recommendations on social media - and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I loved all of them.
1. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid - This was by far, one of my favorite books I've read in a long time. Based on the cover, this isn't something I would normally read, but it got so many high reviews that I couldn't pass it up. It tells the story of Hollywood icon Evelyn Hugo and her 7 marriages, with a few really interesting twists thrown in there. I devoured this books in 3 days, which is really fast for me! ;)
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2. The Wicked City by Beatriz Williams - A mystery set in Prohibition-era New York - that setting alone drew me in, and I knew this would be a great book. This was my first book by Beatriz Williams and I was not disappointed. It flips back and forth between the 1920's and 1990's, with the story revolving around 2 different women who live in the same New York apartment. The mystery of what goes on at night in it's underground jazz club spans both time periods. There were a few minor loose ends that I still wondered about at the end, but overall, I loved this book.
3. Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate - This book was wonderful and heartbreaking all at the same time. It also flips between present day and the late 1930's, and is based on a real-life scandal involving Georgia Tann, who ran an adoption organization that kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families. This book had me guessing throughout the whole thing, and I loved the author's writing style.
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