From the list on historical fiction about emotionally strong women.
Who am I?
I “discovered” historical fiction when a teen and have devoured it ever since. When my parents took me to the Cowpens National Battlefield in South Carolina in 9th grade, I realized just how much I enjoyed learning about history in real life. I found that reading historical fiction breathed life into what can be a very dull read, so I wanted to bring history to life with my own words. Visiting historical properties has become a big passion of mine! Every trip I take includes a visit to some historical site or another. I’ve been writing historical fiction/romance/fantasy since the late 1990s.
Betty's book list on historical fiction about emotionally strong women
Discover why each book is one of Betty's favorite books.
Why did Betty love this book?
This story of sisterly love and endurance spoke to me because at the time I was reading it my own sister and I weren’t speaking. The courage and fortitude these two sisters possess in surviving the war and finding their way back together are remarkable and enviable at the same time. Reading it made me want to mend fences with my sister, which we have since done. Added to that is the inside look at life in war-torn France during World War Two. Highly recommended!
The Alice Network
Why should I read it?
4 authors picked The Alice Network as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
In an enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women-a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947-are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption. 1947. In the chaotic aftermath of World War II, American college girl Charlie St. Clair is pregnant, unmarried, and on the verge of being thrown out of her very proper family. She's also nursing a desperate hope that her beloved cousin Rose, who disappeared in Nazi-occupied France during the war, might…