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Subject: Historical CF that isn't romance
Date Posted: 4/5/2012 9:42 AM ET
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We are having a little discussion of this over at the HF forum.  Most historical CF is essentially romance.  I know of a few that aren't....Lawhead's King Raven series, Mel Starr's Hugh de Singleton series, Higley's Seven Wonders.  Can you think of any others?  I'm sure there is some Biblical fiction that isn't romance, but that's not what I'm looking for.  More in the medieval or Renaissance time periods.

Date Posted: 4/5/2012 10:06 AM ET
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An Eye for Glory by Karl A. Bacon (Civil War)

Angel Sister by Ann Gabhart

a lot of Ginger Garrett's books

Tricia Goyer

Nancy Moser

Siri Mitchell

some of these have some romantic elements in them..but the focus is mainly on the historical aspect.

Date Posted: 4/5/2012 10:29 AM ET
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Have you read this series by Angela Hunt

The Heirs of Cahira O'Connor http://www.paperbackswap.com/Silver-Sword-Heirs-Angela-Elwell-Hunt/book/1578560128/

It does probably have some romance. it's been a while since I read these books, but what I remember is the history. I really enjoyed them.

Date Posted: 4/5/2012 11:05 AM ET
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I have read two of these.  Even though there is a little romance, that isn't the main focus.  Surprised myself and really enjoyed them also.

His Truth Is Marching On : A World War II Novel :: Robert Vaughan

Touch the Face of God: A WW II Novel :: Robert Vaughan

This is the one that I haven't read:

Whose Voice the Waters Heard: A WWII Novel :: Robert Vaughan

These are WWII, the first one is Infantry, second Air Force, and the third is a submarine I believe.

A few of the characters appear in each of the books, at least the first two.

They first caught my eye because the author lives or lived in Gulf Shores, very close to me.


Date Posted: 4/5/2012 11:23 AM ET
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I also know of these two series but haven't read them to know, what if any, level of romance there might be.

A series by Bill Bright and Jack Cavanaugh.  There are 4 in the series I believe.  I have them in the church library but haven't really looked at.

Proof: The Great Awakenings 1857-1858 :: Bill Bright, Jack Cavanaugh   Bk 1

Storm (Great Awakenings) :: Bill Bright, Jack Cavanaugh   Bk 3

Fury (Great Awakenings) :: Bill Bright     Bk 4

Jack Cavanaugh also has a series that seemed interesting to me.  It is about the struggle to get the King James bible put into print.  I have paged through and read sections of this one.  I intend to read it because it seemed like it would be a good read.

Glimpses of Truth (Book of Books, Bk 1) :: Jack Cavanaugh

Beyond the Sacred Page (Book of Books, Bk 2) :: Jack Cavanaugh

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Date Posted: 4/5/2012 1:06 PM ET
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I've read Glimpses of Truth (Book of Books, Bk 1) :: Jack Cavanaugh. It is excellent! There is a minor love interest in the story, but it isn't the focus--at least in my opinion. I loved the history.

Date Posted: 4/5/2012 4:19 PM ET
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Great recommendations!  Thanks!

Date Posted: 4/14/2012 3:48 PM ET
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Books by Susan Messimer are good.  There is some romance in them but not a lot.  More historical than romanctic.