Empowering Women! History is filled with remarkable women who defied societal norms, challenged conventions, and left an indelible mark on the world. If you’re a fan of captivating stories that celebrate the strength and resilience of historical women, we’ve curated a list of must-read fiction novels that bring these extraordinary figures to life. Join us as we delve into the lives of these inspiring women and embark on unforgettable journeys through history.
An American Beauty by Shana Abe
An American Beauty by Shana Abe is a captivating historical romance that takes readers on a journey through the Gilded Age. Arabella (Belle) defies societal norms as she navigates post-Civil War America, using her wit and charm to secure her family’s survival. While the narrative’s structure can feel disjointed at times, the book offers a well-crafted and entertaining portrayal of an extraordinary woman and the opulence of Gilded Age society.
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid’s captivating novel, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo, immerses readers in the glamorous yet complex life of Hollywood legend Evelyn Hugo. Through the eyes of journalist Monique Grant, we uncover the secrets and scandals that defined Evelyn’s career. What sets this book apart is its exploration of morally ambiguous characters, especially Evelyn, who fearlessly navigates the treacherous waters of fame. Jenkins Reid masterfully develops relationships, capturing the highs and lows between Evelyn and characters like Harry Cameron and Celia St. James. The vivid portrayal of Old Hollywood and the intertwining timelines create an unforgettable reading experience, leaving readers enthralled until the last page.
Queen Charlotte by Julia Quinn and Shonda Rhimes
Queen Charlotte is an emotionally gripping book that will leave you profoundly moved. The enduring love story between King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz will resonate with you long after you’ve finished reading. While the book closely mirrors the show, it still offers an enjoyable escape with its heartfelt moments, passionate romance, and vivid depiction of 18th-century British society. Despite its lack of originality, the author skillfully captures the essence of the era, immersing readers in a captivating journey filled with love, politics, and heartache.