Most Anticipated Fall Historical Fiction

With fall just around the corner, I’m excited to share with you all the most exciting historical fiction hitting the shelves this fall. We have a great line up including some of our favourite authors returning with brand new books!


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The Paris Model by Alexandra Joel
September 1, 2020

A lush debut novel about a beautiful woman working as a model for Christian Dior in postwar Paris, who discovers astonishing secrets about herself and the fabulous people around her.


The Night Portrait by Laura Morelli
September 8, 2020

An exciting, dual-timeline novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, and the woman who fought to save it from Nazi destruction during World War II.


The Orphan of Cemetery Hill by Hester Fox
September 15, 2020

Tabby has a peculiar gift: she can communicate with the recently departed. It makes her special, but it also makes her dangerous. In the end, Tabby’s gift will either save both her and the cemetery—or bring about her own destruction.


Before the Crown by Flora Harding
September 15, 2020

Step through the palace gates and discover a captivating historical novel of royal secrets and forbidden love exploring the tempestuous courtship between Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip in the wake of WWII.


An Orphan in the Snow by Molly Green
September 29, 2020

 War rages, but the women and children of Liverpool’s Dr Barnado’s Home cannot give up hope. An Orphan in the Snow is the perfect heartwarming saga to curl up with this winter.


The Secrets of Saffron Hall by Clare Marchant
September 29, 2020

 Two women. Five centuries apart. One enchanting historical novel about love and hope in dangerous times with a life-changing secret about to be unearthed.


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The Devil and the Dark Water by Stuart Turton
October 6, 2020

From the bestselling author of The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle comes an exciting new historical thriller! Take Stephen King horror, a Sherlock Holmes-esque detective, and add a dash of Pirates of the Caribbean for an utterly unique murder mystery on the high seas.

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Daughter of Black Lake by Cathy Marie Buchanan
October 13, 2020

When a remote, ancient settlement is threatened, it is up to one girl to save her family and her community. From the bestselling author of The Painted Girls!


War Lord by Bernard Cornwell
October 20, 2020

The final battle awaits… Don’t miss the epic conclusion to the globally bestselling historical series!


The Forgotten Daughter by Joanna Goodman
October 27, 2020

The sequel to The Home for Unwanted Girls is almost here! A compulsively readable story of love and friendship, following the lives of two women reckoning with their pasts and the choices that will define their futures.

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The Cold Millions by Jess Walter
October 27, 2020

The author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Beautiful Ruins comes a propulsive, richly entertaining novel about two brothers swept up in the turbulent class warfare of the early twentieth century.


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The Historians by Cecilia Ekbäck
November 3, 2020

Three people will uncover a conspiracy that could topple their government and destroy their country’s identity—a conspiracy that others are desperate to contain at any cost necessary.


The Forgotten Sister by Nicola Cornick
November 10, 2020

 In the tradition of the spellbinding historical novels of Philippa Gregory and Kate Morton comes a stunning story based on a real-life Tudor mystery, of a curse that echoes through the centuries and shapes two women’s destinies. 


The Lady Brewer of London by Karen Brooks
November 10, 2020

 An unforgettable historical tale set in fifteenth-century England of a brilliant woman’s defiance, courage, and ingenuity—from the author of The Locksmith’s Daughter and The Chocolate Maker’s Wife.


The Diplomat’s Wife by Pam Jenoff
November 24, 2020

In this gripping early work from the New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Girls of Paris, one woman faces danger, intrigue, and love in the aftermath of World War II.

Which books are you most excited to read? Let us know in the comments below on on Twitter @SavvyReader!

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3 thoughts on “Most Anticipated Fall Historical Fiction

  1. Fall has always been my favourite time of year, now I can DEFINITELY not wait for the air to get crisp so I can dig out my flannel PJs and comfy socks so I can snuggle up with ALL of these upcoming books!!! Love my historical lit😍😍😍

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