Top 5 Historical Fiction Books To Be Released On December 2023

Historical fiction personalizes events, making them vivid and emotional in human stories, and reflects the failures and successes of individuals who have gone before us. Not only are historical fiction books a better read, but they may also be more useful for understanding the state of the world now. 

The following historical fiction books are scheduled for release in December of 2023.

1. When We Were Enemies: A Novel by Emily Bleeker

In the limelight are two ladies who are decades apart. This is a riveting book from the popular author of When I'm Gone about family secrets, terrible decisions, and hope for the future. Lake Union Publishing is scheduled to release this book on December 1, 2023.

2. Where the Dead Wait by Ally Wilkes

From the author of the richly detailed, completely absorbing horror book All the White Spaces comes an evocative, unsettling Polar Gothic tale about a Victorian adventurer searching for his fallen shipmate and his own salvation. The anticipated release date of this book by Atria/Emily Bestler Books is December 5, 2023.

3. The Wildest Sun by Asha Lemmie

Asha Lemmie's latest sweeping and lyrical novel, after the New York Times bestseller first Fifty Words for Rain, follows a young lady in postwar Paris who is fleeing her past and looking for the larger-than-life man she thinks to be her father.  Dutton is scheduled to publish this book on December 5, 2023.

4. The Frozen River by Ariel Lawhon

An engrossing historical mystery based on the life and journal of Martha Ballard, a famous midwife of the eighteenth century, who looks into a startling murder that rocks her little town. Ariel Lawhon depicts a courageous and empathetic unsung hero in her most recent work, one who would not settle for anything less than justice for the people no one else would stand up for. A extraordinary lady who had the guts to stand up and in the process write herself into American history is the subject of the gripping, suspenseful, and poignant novel The Frozen River.  Doubleday is scheduled to publish this book on December 5, 2023.

5. Bonfire Night by Anna Bliss

An incredibly delicate piece of art that offers a painful glimpse into a pair in love while their surroundings erupt and collapse around them. Bliss has the painter's eye, using the finest brushes to capture her characters' details crisply and vividly, all the while demonstrating an incredible depth of empathy for the circumstances that force them to endure hardship and perseverance. A gem of a book, Bonfire Night is masterfully written with the unwavering style and nuanced psychological insights of writers like Ian McEwan and Graham Swift. The anticipated release date of this book by A John Scognamiglio Book is December 26, 2023.


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