New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2022 Historical Fiction

Posted May 5, 2022 by meezcarrie in Christian, historical, Mid 2022 New Releases, romance / 13 Comments

Has everyone recovered from the sheer volume of yesterday’s list of contemporary new releases? I have just barely gotten my strength back 😉 I tell ya, these Mid 2022 New Releases have my bookish heart positively twitterpated!! Are you ready for a look at Mid 2022 Historical New Releases (May-August).

Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre!

Wednesday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
TODAY: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Friday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish)
Saturday: Amish Fiction
Sunday: Speculative/Youth
Monday: Non-Fiction

In my continued quest to streamline these posts I’m only selecting the few* that most caught my eye to spotlight here. I’ll also include links to ALL the May-August 2022 releases, each in their own list by month, not just the ones I’m featuring here on the blog. You can also keep up with 2022’s new books as I learn about them by bookmarking the ‘2022 Releases‘ page on my blog menu & checking it periodically!

I actually didn’t do too badly narrowing down this list… at least in comparison to yesterday’s feeble attempt haha. It’s the calm before the storm that is tomorrow’s post.

spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about

(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)

(Doors to the Past #8)
Liz Tolsma
Barbour Fiction / May 1, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

The historical side of this dual timeline narrative definitely intrigues me – a young San Antonio woman in love with a Protestant preacher who is forbidden to practice his faith in Texas in 1836 (I learned something new just from the blurb!). And the contemporary timeline speaks to my heart, working with refugees.

(Sisters of the Porcelain Doll #2)
Cara Grandle
Ashberry Lane / May 2, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I really enjoyed the first book in this series, and the connecting arc that gives the series its name has me solidly invested in each of the friends who make up the sisterhood. Heather’s story promises to be emotional and romantic – widowed as a newlywed, alone on the Oregon Trail, trying to get to her friend Rebecca, working in a logging camp in the meantime…. where she meets Zeke who is laying low in the same camp, waiting for his name to be cleared in a murder he did not commit.

Roseanna M. White
Chrism Press / May 2, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Do I really need to say more than ‘Roseanna White’? The daughter of a mob boss, an undercover Prohibition agent bent on destroying her world, a fiance who – in trying to protect her – may have lost her forever. Sign me up!!

Multiple authors
Carpe Vitam Press / May 3, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

First, how would over 20 historical romances by some of my fave clean romance authors in one book not be exciting?? Second, all proceeds from the sale of this book go to an animal rescue organization.

Ann H. Gabhart
Revell / May 3, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

After living in Kentucky for over 30 years, I am partial to historical fiction set there plus I’m a fan of Ann Gabhart. But then the plot has my full attention too – a young widow & her daughters who move to her brother-in-law’s farm in Kentucky to recover from the effects of the 1918 influenza epidemic and her recent stint in a tuberculosis sanatorium …. a brother-in-law who is scarred inside and out & in need of healing himself.

Jody Hedlund
Bethany House / May 3, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Jody Hedlund is one of my top KissingBooks author, so wanting to read her latest romance is a no-brainer. Cowboys. Runaway Brides. Kisses. Do I really need to say any more??

(Timeless #1)
Gabrielle Meyer
Bethany House / May 3, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

To say I have been eagerly waiting for this book since I first heard about it would be an understatement of the highest order. This time travel romance sounds AMAZING! I debated whether to put it here in historical or in my speculative fiction list but ultimately I decided I couldn’t wait until Sunday to talk about it haha. A young woman has the gift of living one life in 1774 Colonial Williamsburg and another life in Gilded Age New York, but on her 21st birthday she has to choose one life for good and leave the other behind. Ahhhhhh I can’t wait to read it!!

(The Blackstone Legacy #2)
Elizabeth Camden
Bethany House / May 3, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Elizabeth Camden is one of my auto-buy authors, so of course I want to read this new one too! Set during the Gilded Age, a female financial analyst and a charming Russian aristocrat go from friends to more as they fight to save the Trans-Siberian Railway.

(Brides of Laurent #2)
Misty M. Beller
Bethany House / May 3, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Again, just the author’s name would have me putting this one on my TBR list. Misty M. Beller’s books are always fabulous, and I love the way she writes romance. I became fascinated with this sheltered cave town in Canada when I read the first book in this series, so I’m eager to see where book 2 takes them!

(Clavering Chronicles #3)
Jennie Goutet
Independently Published / May 17, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Little known fact about me: Purple on a cover gets my attention. And when it’s as pretty as this cover, I’m definitely going to see if the blurb makes it a good fit for me. This one definitely is! Two young, attractive singles, both determined to stay unmarried, engage in a friendly matchmaking wager to  cure their ballroom boredom… a wager that may just backfire on them!

(The Egyptian Chronicles #1)
Mesu Andrews
WaterBrook / May 24, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I adore Mesu Andrews and the care she takes and the research she puts into her Biblical fiction novels. She really makes the background of familiar stories come alive through the characters we may not always focus on. Potiphar’s wife has always intrigued me so I’m super excited to read this first book in her new Egyptian Chronicles series!

(Regency Wallflowers #2)
Carolyn Miller
Kregel / May 31, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

The first book in this series was one of my top reads last year so I’m beyond excited for this next one. Especially when I learned it involves a marriage of convenience between a Regency wallflower and an unrepentant rogue who immediately goes off to war. The possibilities for what can happen when he returns home changed make me positively giddy, and knowing that ‘tragedy strikes’ oddly makes me even giddier because I know that Miller will bring something beautiful out of it.

(Heroines of WWII)
Naomi Musch
Barbour Fiction / June 1, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

A smart young beauty forced to manage her family’s 200-acre farm on her own until the arrival of eight German prisoners and someone intent on causing ‘accidents’. The fact that we here in the US had POW camps for Germans in World War 1 and World War 2 is not something that we ever talked about in my history classes, so stories about this topic fascinate me.

Rachel Fordham
Revell / June 7, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I read my first Rachel Fordham book last year and loved it! And this one sounds SO good too – a woman who feels obligated to marry a man she hardly knows to save her family’s land … until nursing nn injured man back to health changes everything.

(Hanger’s Horsemen #3)
Karen Witemeyer
Bethany House / June 7, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Karen Witemeyer is another of my auto-buy authors, so anytime she has a new book out I start drooling a little haha. The fact that it’s about a bookish heroine who suddenly must raise her nephew alone, a man who becomes gravely injured protecting the boy’s life, suspicion surrounding the death of her brother… and of course romance… makes me very eager to read it!

(Fortune’s Brides: The Wedding Vow #3)
Regina Scott
Edwards and Williams / June 13, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I love Regina Scott’s books! In fact, I’m reading one of her April releases now & loving it. They are always the perfect blend of wit and romance that leave me smiling. A Duke’s daughter plays matchmaker between her best friend and a charming, mysterious man who may be more than he first appears. All enough to make me want to read it, but this line is what had me adding it to my TBR list for sure – “Owen Canady is a gentleman by birth, a pauper by circumstance, and a con man by necessity.” So good!

(The Donovans #1)
Martha Keyes
Independently Published / June 15, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

That cover. The end. (And the plot sounds really swoony too!)

(Timeless Regency Collection #19)
Jen Geigle Johnson, Heather B. Moore, Anneka R. Walker
Mirror Press / June 21, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

The Timeless romance collections from Mirror Press are always stellar, and all three of these stories about unconventional wallflowers sound fabulous!

Lynn Austin
Tyndale House / June 21, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

This plot sounds so gripping to me – Peggy’s best friend Jimmy returns home from WWII drastically changed from his time as a medic in Europe. After a near tragedy has Jimmy’s parents committing him to the VA hospital, Peggy embarks on a quest to find out what pushed him over the edge – including trying to identify the woman in the photo he brought home.

(Tavland Vikings #1)
Heather Day Gilbert & Jen Cudmore
WoodHaven Press / June 27, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Why am I NOT excited about this book? That cover. Heather Day Gilbert. Viking warriors. A first love. A rescue mission. Two separate love stories. Yay!!!

Kate Barker
Love Inspired Historical / June 28, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I’m a sucker for a good marriage of convenience romance, and this one looks really good! Neither party in this marriage-for-propriety’s-sake wants to be pinned down permanently so they both agree to get an annulment at the end of their journey, when the need for a caretaker for Paul’s child is no longer valid. But the best laid plans and all that … 😉

(My Heart Belongs in the Blue Ridge #2)
Pepper Basham
Barbour Fiction / July 1, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I mean…. Pepper Basham. Enough said. But in case you need more reasons, how about the Blue Ridge Mountains, a beautiful British nurse escaping a forced marriage, a mountain man who has returned home from the war with demons he can’t shake, and some swoonilicious kisses!

Angela Jackson-Brown
HarperMuse / July 5, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

This snippet from the blurb has me really wanting to read this one – “As 1947 opens, Eva Cardon is the twenty-four-year-old owner of Washington, D.C.’s, most famous Black-owned restaurant. When her path crosses with Courtland, a handsome white senator from Georgia, both find themselves drawn to one another—but the danger of a relationship between a Black woman and a white man from the South could destroy them and everything they’ve worked for… The author of When Stars Rain Down returns with a historical love story about all that has—and has not—changed in the United States.”

(Redemption’s Light #3)
Susan Anne Mason
Bethany House / July 5, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I loved the first two books in this series, with sweet romances and compelling insight into Canadian history & social challenges of the day. I found Dr. Mark Henshaw intriguing when I first met him in A Haven for Her Heart so I’m excited to see where his own story takes him.

(The Lumber Baron’s Daughters #2)
Mary Connealy
Bethany House / July 5, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Mary Connealy. Mary Connealy. Mary Connealy. That’s reason enough for me. I adore her books – and her – so anytime she releases a book it’s a must-read for me. I know it’s going to be hilarious and full of heart with a sweet & swoony romance!

Vanessa Riley
William Morrow & Co. / July 12, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I learned absolutely zero about Haitian history in school, not even in college. So I’m excited to read this new book by Vanessa Riley – a story of the Haitian Revolution and two real-life, extraordinary women – in hopes of filling in some of those gaps.

(Call of the Rockies #8)
Misty M. Beller
Misty M. Beller Books, Inc. / July 12, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

As I said above, Misty M. Beller’s books are always fabulous, and I’ve loved discovering the various sides of the Rocky Mountains through her stories. This one sounds particularly good with an injured Native American hero and a woman on a journey through the treacherous-but-beautiful wilderness to find a half-brother she never knew about.

Kristy Cambron
Thomas Nelson / July 12, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

Well, first that gorgeous cover has me excited about this. And then this snippet from the blurb – “A prima ballerina. Two American medics. And a young Jewish girl with no name . . . At the height of the Nazi occupation of Rome, an unlikely band of heroes comes together to save Italian Jews in this breathtaking World War II novel based on real historical events.” Plus there’s a present day narrative that’s going to tie everything together. Ahhh!!! Sounds so good!

(Western Dreams)
Kathleen D. Bailey
White Rose Publishing / July 22, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

If i didn’t already want to read this book simply because Kathleen Bailey wrote it, this part of the blurb would have sealed the deal – “Two distinct sets of villains. Two orphaned children. A man without a country and a woman with too much past…All in a rambunctious young country where anything goes, especially in the West. Seriously. What can go wrong?”

(Doors to the Past #9)
Allison Pittman
Barbour Fiction / August 1, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

There a few reasons I’m excited to read this book: Allison Pittman, Laura Ingalls, and these sentences from the historical timeline description – “Young women growing up in De Smet live by two rules: don’t go out in a snowstorm and don’t give your heart to Cap Garland. Young Mariah Patterson only managed to obey one.” The related contemporary timeline sounds really intriguing as well!

(Royal Regency Romance #3)
Jen Geigle Johnson
Covenant Communications / August 8, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

I love Jen’s books, and this one looks so swoony! A young woman banished from her family’s estate after her parents’ death who is offered the possibility of a happily-ever-after by a Prince long ago betrothed to her by their fathers. But instead of marrying her himself, he promises to take her from the Welsh mines to his own kingdom where he will forfeit the betrothal and let her have her pick of husbands. Nothing, however, goes quite according to plan.

Tea Cooper
Harper Muse / August 9, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

This is a dual timeline story but both narratives are historical and sound really intriguing. “A fossil discovered at London’s Natural History Museum leads one woman back in time to nineteenth century Australia and a world of scientific discovery and dark secrets in this compelling historical mystery.

(Aprons & Veils #1)
Grace Hitchcock
Valmont House Publishers / August 29, 2022

Why I’m excited about this book:

A young Charleston socialite is forced into an engagement with a much older widower but soon finds herself falling in love with the man who will be her stepson once she is wed. Sophia determines the only way to save everyone from scandal is for her to disappear – so she stealthily relocates to New Mexico to become a Harvey Girl. But she’s not counting on the man she loves to leave everything behind to find her or for her betrothed to stop at nothing until they are wed. Ahhhhh doesn’t it sound good?!?

But wait! There’s more!!!

there’s no way I could have included every historical release for May-August, so I’ve compiled all the new releases by each separate month in these Amazon lists.

add these to your wish list

What about you? Which Mid 2022 Historical New Releases are you most anxious to read? What makes you excited about these books?

If you don’t see your book mentioned here OR in my amazon lists, I apologize! It’s impossible to keep up with all the books LOL! Please feel free to leave your release info for Christian / clean historical fiction (not mystery/suspense or Amish) in the comments.

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13 responses to “New Releases I’m Excited About: Mid 2022 Historical Fiction

  1. Misty M. Beller

    Ooh!!! I love this list! I so look forward to these every quarter because you know about all the good ones before I do! 🙂

  2. Gina Johnson

    Horses, Hounds and Happily ever after. I like the authors and the cover is so cute.

  3. Phyllis

    This is a great list! Pretty much all of these are on my wishlist…I am on the launch team for
    -Mesu Andrews
    Potiphar’s Wife (May 24)
    -Rachel Fordham,
    Where the Road Bends (June 7)
    -Amanda Wen
    The Songs That Could Have Been (June 21)
    -Pepper Basham
    The Heart of the Mountains (July 1)
    so I am particularly excited for those releases and will be pretty busy the next few months! I don’t know how I will get through this huge TBR because it was extra long already! So thankful there are all of these beautiful books to read!

    • YAY! The curse of a bookworm – the never ending TBR list haha. (I’ve got Amanda’s book on my contemporary list – i never know exactly where to put the dual timeline ones lol)

      • Phyllis

        Yes! It is somewhat of a curse even though it is my favorite pastime, too!

        That is a dilemma I had not thought about! I always gravitate to the historical 💗Thanks for the lists! I always love them!

  4. Winnie Thomas

    Well, I had a lot of these on my list already, but you’ve just expanded it exponentially! Yikes! I know you’re not even sorry, though, my dear BFFFC! Love you anyway!!

  5. Susan Dyer

    My goodness!! This is you saying you narrowed the list down?🙄🙄🤦‍♀️

    You are killing me woman!!

    I’m so excited for tomorrow and Saturday’s post too!🤗💣💜💣💜💣💣💣💣💣

  6. Lelia (Lucy) Reynolds

    My favorite genre. I loved A Healer’s Promise. Looking forward to reading several of these.

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