Approximately once a month, twitter throws up a certain argument along the lines of there is no f/f, or where is all the f/f, or where is all the hyped f/f. And while I think there is a genuine case to be made for f/f books getting less attention, that doesn’t mean there is none (and also to say there is barely any/none blatantly ignores the authors who are producing f/f and the publishers who are backing it (did you know there are several publishing houses who only publish f/f), which is not cool). Basically, it’s there if you look.
But this will become too much of a rant unless I shut up now.
What I’m aiming to do with this series is provide you with a bunch of rec lists so that, next time someone says there’s no f/f, you can point them in this direction. Because yes. There is f/f.
So, on with the historical f/f recs! (There is some overlap in some cases with fantasy and mystery, just fyi.)
P. S. in the interests of full disclosure: I haven’t read all of these. This is less a rec list in the sense that these are ones I’ve read and enjoyed, more these are 20 f/f historical books as proof they do exist.
Penhallow Amid Passing Things by Iona Datt Sharma
Lies and Reverie by Camilla Quinn
That Could Be Enough by Alyssa Cole
Alice Payne Arrives by Kate Heartfield
Forgive Me if I’ve Told You This Before by Karelia Stetz-Waters
The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite
Gay Pride and Prejudice by Kate Christie
The World Unseen by Shamim Sarif
Grrrls on the Side by Carrie Pack
Things a Bright Girl Can Do by Sally Nichols
What f/f historical fiction would you recommend?