Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in the Roaring Twenties

Posted April 8, 2024 by meezcarrie in Christian, clean, historical, mystery/suspense, romance, Top Ten Tuesday / 11 Comments

Books Set in the Roaring Twenties Top Ten Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Today’s theme for Top Ten Tuesday (hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl) is a freebie so I decided to look at books set in the Roaring Twenties. I used to think that I didn’t like reading books set in this era but over the last few years I’ve definitely changed my mind – and several of the books in today’s post had a lot to do with it! And how can you do a post about books set in the Roaring Twenties and stick to 10 books when of course 20 is the perfect alliteration? 😉

The Roaring Twenties in the United States were years of great excess and wealth that preceded the Great Depression of great scarcity and poverty. Key players and movements in the 1920s include flapper girls, jazz music, Art Deco style, a consumer culture, automobiles, Prohibition, organized crime (aka mobsters), the Harlem Renaissance, the rise in popularity of commercial radio stations and movies…. and unfortunately the Ku Klux Klan. Most of these elements are represented in the stories listed below. The History Channel has a great article on what defined the Roaring Twenties, if you want to do more research.

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  All That is Secret by Patricia Raybon

All For a Song by Allison Pittman
All That Is Secret by Patricia Raybon


Baroness by Susan May Warren
The Haunting at Bonaventure Circus by Jaime Jo Wright


The Lost Girl of Astor Street by Stephanie Morrill
Love Comes Calling by Siri Mitchell

  The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green

Love’s Faithful Promise by Susan Anne Mason
The Metropolitan Affair by Jocelyn Green


The Mobster’s Daughter by Rachel Scott McDaniel
Murder at the Empire by Cathe Swanson


A Passion Denied by Julie Lessman
Ramble and Roar by Catie Cordero

  The River Queen by Stephenia H. McGee

The Ringmaster’s Wife by Kristy Cambron
The River Queen by Stephenia H. McGee


The Road to Paradise by Karen Barnett
Shadowed Loyalty by Roseanna M. White

These Tangled Threads by Sarah Loudin Thomas 

These Tangled Threads by Sarah Loudin Thomas
Through Thorny Ways by Jennifer Q. Hunt

Window of Opportunity by Heather Greer 

Window of Opportunity by Heather Greer
You’re the Cream in My Coffee by Jennifer Lamont Leo

What about you? Do you enjoy reading books set in the Roaring Twenties? Which of the ones on my list have you read, too? Are you adding any of these to your TBR list? What are some other books you enjoy that are set in this time period?

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11 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in the Roaring Twenties

  1. Jessica Baker

    Oh my goodness I didn’t know there was so many!! I’ve read all of Rachel Scott McDaniels. They are my favorite 😊

  2. I can’t name any books I’ve read set in the roaring twenties, which seems strange since I’ve read plenty centered in the 30’s and 40’s. I’ve gravitated to books set in the Great Depression and World War II. Having visited the Biltmore, I’m most interested in These Tangled Threads. The River Queen also grabs my curiosity.

  3. Andi

    You have 3 of my favorites! Susan May’s, Julie Lessman, and Kristy Cambron!! I absolutely adored The Ringmaster’s Wife!!
    Great Spin!!

  4. I love this topic! And, now I MUST add Siri Mitchell’s to my TBR 🙂 Although, some books from this time period have been hits and others have been misses. I am still trying to stay away from most war books…eventually I will get back into them.

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