Historical fiction may include fictional characters, well-known historical figures or a mixture of the two. Authors of historical fiction usually pay close attention to the details of their stories (settings, clothing, dialogue, etc.) to ensure that they fit the time periods in which the narratives take place.
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by Kate Williams
In the idyllic early summer of 1914, life is good for the de Witt family. Rudolf and Verena are planning the wedding of their daughter Emmeline, while their eldest son, Arthur, is studying in Paris, and Michael is just back from his first term at Cambridge. Celia, the youngest of the de Witt children, is on the brink of adulthood and secretly dreams of escaping her carefully mapped-out future and exploring the world.
But the onslaught of war changes everything, and soon the de Witts find themselves sidelined and in danger of losing everything they hold dear. As Celia struggles to make sense of the changing world around her, she lies about her age to join the war effort and finds herself embroiled in a complex plot that puts not only herself, but those she loves, in danger.
Advance Praise from England for The Storms of War
“A beautifully conjured family saga.” —Alison Weir
“Brilliant. A passionate and poignant story of a glittering family on the precipice of a vanished world. Spellbinding, gripping, and beautiful. A must read.” —Lisa Hilton, author of The Horror of Love
“Williams is too good a historian for melodramatic sentimentality; trusting the historical detail, the reader can relax into a well-paced, truly affecting narrative. Richly detailed, Williams tantalizes with loose ends and disturbs with shocking shadows.” —The Independent
“This terrific saga comes with a fascinating twist. Williams has a gift for showing how great movements in history affect the lives of people caught up in them.” —The Times
by Rudi Raab, Julie Freestone (Fredd Author)
Jewish women born to immigrant parents in the Bronx in 1944 don’t get romantically involved with men who are cops, have German accents a…more
Jewish women born to immigrant parents in the Bronx in 1944 don’t get romantically involved with men who are cops, have German accents and look like Hitler youth leaders. But reporter Sarah Stern is drawn to Karl Schmidt and intrigued by his tangled family history. Stumbling Stone chronicles their journey across two continents and the discovery of sinister secrets they never could have imagined. This is a compelling work of fiction inspired by the remarkable histories of the authors.
In the aftermath of World War II, the millions of unburied ghosts of the Holocaust and the Third Reich were left to wander aimlessly around the blood-soaked earth of Europe. Freestone and Raab courageously unearth the tragic truth about one such soul and help to put his spirit to rest. Armand Volkas, Psychotherapist. Founder and Director, Healing the Wounds of History.
by Errol Lincoln Uys (Fredd Author)
"Pulsing with vigor, this is a vast novel to tel…more
"Pulsing with vigor, this is a vast novel to tell the story of a vast country.” Publishers Weekly
Brazil is a spellbinding saga on a truly epic scale that brings to life Brazil and her history.
It is the first work of fiction to depict five centuries of a great nation's remarkable history, its evolution from colony to kingdom, from empire to modern republic. With a stunning cast of real and fictional characters, the story unfolds in South America, Africa and Europe.
Two powerful families dominate this extraordinary novel. The Cavalcantis are among the original settlers and establish the classic Brazilian planation -- vast, powerful, built with slave labor.
The da Silvas represent the second element in both contemporary and historical Brazil: pathfinders and prospectors. For generations, these adventurers have their eyes set on El Dorado, which they ultimately find -- in a coffee fazenda at Sao Paulo.
"Errol Lincoln Uys has accomplished what no Brazilian author from José de Alencar to Jorge Amado was able to do. He is the first to write our national epic in all its decisive episodes. He is the first outsider to see us with total honesty and sympathy. Descriptions like those of the war with Paraguay are unsurpassed in our literature and evoke the great passages of War and Peace." -- Professor Wilson Martins, Jornal do Brasil.
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