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  • Writer's picturePatti Callahan Henry

AMAZON CHARTS. THIS WEEK IN BOOKS. HISTORY IS HER STORY. Six page-turning historical fiction novels

Updated: Apr 10, 2019

Six page-turning historical fiction novels that shine a light on extraordinary women

History has a way of treating women unfairly, often relegating them to life among the footnotes. These six historical fiction novels — filled with art, fame, and ambition — bring the under-told stories of their extraordinary women to the forefront. Pushing boundaries, bucking expectations, and creating a light in the dark — they could do it, and did.

Becoming Mrs. Lewis: The Improbable Love Story of Joy Davidman and C.S. Lewis

When poet Joy Davidman started writing letters to C.S. Lewis, she was not looking for love. But eventually she did travel to England, and in due time Lewis would refer to her as “my whole world.” This is the story of a relationship built on literature first and sealed by love. “Making full use of historical documentation, [Patti] Callahan has created an incredible portrait of a complex woman,” wrote Publishers Weekly in their review. Buy the Book


Becoming Mrs. Lewis by Patti Callahan

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

The Aviator’s Wife by Melanie Benjamin

Learning to See: A Novel of Dorothea Lange, the Woman Who Revealed the Real America by Elise Hooper

The Girls in the Picture by Melanie Benjamin

JAN. 30, 2019 by Chris Schluep




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