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Monday, 10 December 2012

Royalty Free Fiction - hopping through history

Sign up for the 1st Annual Historical Holiday Blog Hop!

Royalty Free Fiction (Historical Fiction with no Kings and Queens) is proud to be part of the Historical Holiday Blog Hop organised by Amy at Passages to the Past.

I'd love to know a favourite historical novel you have read which features ordinary people and no royalty. Comment here to win a signed copy of The Gilded Lily - open worldwide.
One extra entry if you follow this blog, another extra entry if you tweet about Royalty Free Fiction - the past is full of ordinary people with extraordinary lives.


Colleen Turner said...

Wow, thanks for the giveaway! I have actually already read The Gilded Lily, and LOVED it, but would love the chance at winning a signed copy! I just cherish all my signed books!

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Colleen Turner said...

So sorry, I just realize I didn't even answer the question you wanted to know! A favorite historical fiction which features ordinary people? There are a few, but most recently I can think of The Baker's Daughter by Sarah McCoy...very good!


Patty Woodland said...

I thoroughly enjoyed The Snow Child - atypical historical fiction but really good.

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Morgan said...

I love all of Kate Morton's books, but I especially enjoyed The Forgotten Garden. Such wonderful atmospheric writing and such interesting characters! I love the juxtaposition of present day and the past as well.

Lily B said...

Thank you for the giveaway I been wanting to read this book :D

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Danielle Villano said...

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity! My favorite historical novel that features ordinary people? I really liked Tracy Chevalier's Fallen Angels.

I also follow you via GFC! Thanks for the opportunity :)


Audra said...

No need to enter me as I own this one already (and loved it!) but I can't resist a recommendation question! :) I adored Sigrid Undset's Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy -- Kristin is an amazing heroine -- I just adore her -- and I find Undset's storytelling to be marvelous.

Leah Weller (leahluvsmedieval) said...

I have Blood Lance by Jeri Westerson on my TBR pile and am making my way to it. The Guilded Lily has been on my wishlist and thank you for the chance in the giveaway. :)

Leah Weller (leahluvsmedieval) said...

I forgot to add that I follow by Email and GFC.


Susan @ Reading World said...

It's so hard to pick a favorite, but I did read The Sisters Brothers fairly recently and really enjoyed it. They might not have been "ordinary" people but they certainly weren't royalty! Thanks for the chance to win! Enjoy the hop!
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Anonymous said...

Ohh, I really want this one! Sounds great :)

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Leocadia said...

Thanks for the giveaway !


Anonymous said...

Somebody already mentioned it, but The Baker's Daughter was wonderful and not about royalty :)

I follow via GFC- Kirsten!


Nise' said...

The Outlander series or Into The Wilderness series. Thanks for the giveaway.


bn100 said...

Thanks for the giveaway.


Margaret Literary Chanteuse said...

I recently read Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See which is set in historic China and centers around the daughter of a farmer. It was interesting to read about the rural life. Thanks for the giveaway!


Mystica said...

I read Sarah Dunant's books set in Renaissance Italy. Loved them.

Thank you for making it open to all so much appreciated.


Giada M. said...

One of my favourite I read this year is The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Thank you for this chance! :D

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Vera said...

Hmm so difficult because all books I've read feature royalty.

Meghan said...

Probably my favorite historical fiction novel that I have read where the main characters are normal, not royal is "Outlander" by Diana Gabaldon. So well written, the characters are so deep.
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Gisele said...

The Promise by Kate Worth!
I LOVED that book!
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Kayley said...

Thanks so much for offering this!

I haven't actually read historical fiction concerning ordinary people...I usually read books about U.S. presidents and Egyptian queens.


Liss Martz said...

I can't remember one. I think all of the books I've read are with royalty people. It's time to read about ordinary people! :)
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Nancy said...

One of my favorites ia Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series.

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Donna Mccabe said...

Diana Gabladon's Outlander is not focused on any royalty, and it's an outstanding series!!

Thanks for joining in the hop!

Shoshanah said...

I loved The Tea Rose trilogy. While there are a few cameos by famous figures, the real store is about normal people.


sara said...

one of my favorite royalty free is The President's Lady by Irving Stone

Kristall said...

This look like a good read. And I just love the cover!
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Mary said...

I have a couple of favorite historical fiction books that did not involve royalty -- Gone With the Wind, of course, and Blackberry Winter, to name a couple. Thanks for the great giveaway!

Jennifer Haile said...

I'd love to win this!
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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm a GFC follower too! :)


Ashley said...

Some of the best royalty-free historical novels I can think of are Kate Morton's books. The Forgotten Garden is by far my favorite but each was compelling and mysterious and I had trouble putting any of them down

Thanks for the giveaway!

Abby said...

That is such a lovely cover. I'd love to read this thanks!

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nrlymrtl said...

Thanks for the chance to win. nrlymrtl at gmail dot com

Joanne said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I am now a follower. I enjoy Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, and I also enjoy Tasha Alexander's historical mystery series.

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