The title character of this haunting historical novel is Carrie McGavock, whose farmhouse was commandeered as a Confederate field hospital before the tragic battle at Franklin, Tennessee, in November 1864. That day, 9,000 soldiers perished.

The title character of this haunting historical novel is Carrie McGavock, whose farmhouse was commandeered as a Confederate field hospital before the tragic battle at Franklin, Tennessee, in November 1864. That day, 9,000 soldiers perished.

Just finished this book, I seriously couldn't put it down! Highly recommend if you like historical novels!  Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim (affiliate link)

Just finished this book, I seriously couldn't put it down! Highly recommend if you like historical novels! Yellow Crocus by Laila Ibrahim (affiliate link)

In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own.

In 1851 Olive Oatman was a thirteen-year old pioneer traveling west toward Zion, with her Mormon family. Within a decade, she was a white Indian with a chin tattoo, caught between cultures. The Blue Tattoo tells the harrowing story of this forgotten heroine of frontier America. Orphaned when her family was brutally killed by Yavapai Indians, Oatman lived as a slave to her captors for a year before being traded to the Mohave, who tattooed her face and raised her as their own.

16 great history books to read for fall

16 of the Biggest Historical Fiction Books Coming Out This Fall

A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer ( oldest Holocaust survivor) by Melissa Muller

A Garden of Eden in Hell: The Life of Alice Herz-Sommer ( oldest Holocaust survivor) by Melissa Muller

Historical fiction series  Need to read these again all these years later to see if I have a different perspective now.

Historical fiction series Need to read these again all these years later to see if I have a different perspective now.

Great book! It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Definitely one of the best suspense/mystery thrillers I've read.

Great book! It had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Definitely one of the best suspense/mystery thrillers I've read.

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.

One Thousand White Women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.S. government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians.

The Wild Girl: A Novel by Jim Fergus.  Pinner writes:  "The Wild Girl was heartbreaking, thrilling, and had me absolutely enthralled with Apache culture."

The Wild Girl: A Novel by Jim Fergus. Pinner writes: "The Wild Girl was heartbreaking, thrilling, and had me absolutely enthralled with Apache culture."

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