New Releases I’m Excited About: Winter 2018 Historical Fiction

Posted December 28, 2017 by meezcarrie in Christian, historical, Most Anticipated Winter 2018 / 41 Comments

Y’all already know this is my favorite week of each season – a week of posts about the upcoming new releases that I’m excited about!! Historical fiction day is always one of my fave posts because of the GORGEOUS COVERS!!

Here is the schedule of posts so you can catch up on what you’ve missed & zero in on your fave genre!

Tuesday: Fantasy/Young Adult Fiction
Wednesday: Contemporary Fiction
Today: Historical Fiction
Friday: Mystery/Suspense
Saturday: Amish Fiction
Sunday: Non-Fiction

(And stay tuned for New Year’s Week when I break down my FAVE READS of 2017!)

If you want to know more about each book, clicking on the covers will take you to that book’s Goodreads page (unless the Goodreads page isn’t up yet)

Cover to Come:
Locket Full of Love by Heather Blanton

I’m excited for all of these but which ones am I most excited about for January?

  • Hearts Entwined collection – Karen Witemeyer, Mary Connealy, Regina Jennings, and Melissa Jagears… yes please!
  • The Lacemaker by Laura Frantz – because… Laura Frantz
  • My Heart Belongs in Niagara Falls, New York – Amanda Barratt is such a sweetie and I’m super excited for her debut novel!
  • Isaiah’s Daughter by Mesu Andrews – Isaiah has always intrigued me and so does this well-researched look at parts of his story we don’t often pay attention to
  • Until We Find Home by Cathy Gohlke – an American bookworm/aspiring novelist in the French Resistance who helps five Jewish children escape the Nazis … with cameos from Beatrix Potter & C.S. Lewis. Yep. Sign me up!
  • A Mother for His Family by Susanne Dietze – I love everything Susie writes!
  • A Song Unheard by Roseanna White – ok, I’ve already read this one but I can say with confidence that you will love it!

Cover to Come:
Silent Song of Winter by Robin E. Mason

Which ones am I most excited about for February?

  • The Lost Castle by Kristy Cambron – timeslip, a French castle, and Kristy Cambron? Yes please.
  • A Refuge Assured by Jocelyn Green – this promises to be another exquisite novel from Green
  • A Light on the Hill by Connilyn Cossette – I can’t wait to meet the heroine, a refugee from the battle of Jericho
  • The Sea Before Us by Sarah Sundin – because WW2 and Sarah Sundin
  • Phoebe’s Light by Suzanne Woods Fisher – this is a new series from Fisher, and instead of Amish characters she is spotlighting Quakers in colonial Nantucket… so interesting to me!
  • The Mail Order Brides Collection – because my bookish buddy Megan Besing has a novella in there 😀
  • Across the Blue by Carrie Turansky – I always love Carrie’s perspective on the Edwardian era & I always learn something too!
  • Silent Song of Winter by Robin E. Mason – Robin’s stories are always beautifully layered & I really love her genteel Southern writing voice.
  • Love the War Woman by April Gardner – April’s books are always so striking, plus they have diverse characters and focus on a period of American history that we don’t hear a lot about.

Which titles am I most excited about for March?

  • A Chance at Forever by Melissa Jagears – I love everything she writes and this series in particular is my favorite
  • A Most Noble Heir by Susan Anne Mason – I’m intrigued by everything about this book – from the cover (hello hot guy!) to the plot
  • Seven Brides for Seven Texas Rangers – their first collection Seven Brides for Seven Texans is one of my fave collections so I’m eagerly looking forward to this one too!
  • The Innkeeper’s Daughter by Michelle Griep – because… Michelle Griep
  • Winning Miss Winthrop by Carolyn Miller – Miller’s first Regency series was the perfect blend of romance, history, and wit so I can’t wait to see what her new series is like!
  • Chasing the Wind by Paula Scott – this California Rising series is so fascinating in its look at the California gold rush (and statehood) and layered, diverse characters

Which books am I most excited about for April?

  • The Weaver’s Daughter by Sarah Ladd – this is one of my must-read-everything-she-writes authors
  • The Accidental Guardian by Mary Connealy – Mary is another must-read-everything-she-writes author for me!
  • First Love Forever Romance Collection – a character in Carrie Fancett Pagels’ novella is named after me 🙂
  • Amongst the Roses by Meghan Gorecki – Civil War + Meghan Gorecki = ♥

My Fave Covers?


What about you? Which new historical releases are you most excited about for April? Which covers are your fave?

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41 responses to “New Releases I’m Excited About: Winter 2018 Historical Fiction

  1. Debra

    I’m rather giddy over this list. Nothing makes my heart beat faster in fiction than a lovely historical romance cover. (So what if I prefer to read mysteries!)

    OH MY!

    did I say OH MY how amazing these look? So many awesome authors and covers to choose from. Thanks for sharing, Carrie. I have some serious cover love here, and I’m excited about what’s to come. Can we just stop time here so I can read to my heart’s content before you post the spring books? haha.

  2. Andrea Stephens

    ❤ LOVE this! I’m looking forward to so many of these books! I’ve pre-ordered some already.
    I can’t possibly pick the ones I want the most, I want them all! ?

  3. Carrie Turansky

    Wow, there are so many wonderful books coming in the next few months! I love writing and reading historical romance. Thanks for sharing this great list and for adding Across the Blue! I’m excited to share this new story with my reading friends. Learning about early aviation and women in journalism was fun research. Happy reading to all!

  4. Historical fiction is my fave! I’ve already ordered The Lost Castle and am thrilled to see a new one from Francine Rivers. February has some really great titles releasing and the covers just get more and more beautiful.

  5. As a reader, I’m beyond excited that some of my favorite authors are releasing new books this year! And the covers of all the books are so beautiful! As a writer, I feel like the new girl invited to the ball. I thought my dress was beautiful until I saw the other dresses. Haha. But really, I feel so humbled and blessed to be included in your coming reads, Carrie. What a list! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    • Carrie

      LOL!!!! I know! My poor TBR pile is curled up in the fetal position, whimpering. haha! But what a way to go 😀

  6. Carolyn Miller

    So many lovely historical novels! Thanks for sharing some anticipatory love for Winning Miss Winthrop – she’s excited to ‘meet’ people in March!

  7. I’ve heard of a lot of these except the new Jessica Nelson one. Also, Tamara Leigh has a new book out, I think its January 19th. Thanks for the great post though, I am bookmarking this.

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