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Girl Power!
Historical Fiction about Strong Women

Be inspired by these historical stories featuring strong female protagonists.

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Book Cover Brown, Peter C.
The Fugitive Wife
Essie Crummey leaves her abusive husband to join up with the 1900 Nome gold rush and establishes herself as an entrepreneur and survivor.
Book Cover Gregory, Philippa
The Other Boleyn Girl
Two ferociously ambitious sisters, Mary and Anne Boleyn, are rivals for the bed and heart of King Henry VIII.
Book Cover Hambly, Barbara
The Emancipator's Wife: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln
Vivacious, impulsive, and intoxicated by politics, she is a Todd of Lexington, an aristocratic family whose ancestors defeated the British. But no one knows her secret fears and anxieties.
Book Cover Henderson, William Haywood
Augusta Locke
The tale of one woman's troubled yet spirited life as she raises her daughter in the deserts and lonely ranges of Wyoming.
Book Cover House, Silas
A Parchment of Leaves
In the early 1900s in rural Kentucky, young Saul Sullivan falls in love with Vine, a Cherokee woman.
Book Cover McKay, Ami
The Birth House
Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family, becomes the local midwife's apprentice in an era when medical doctors are taking over her ageless profession.
Book Cover O'Brien, Patricia
Harriet and Isabella
Fictionalized story of author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe and her sister Isabella reuniting after the death of their father.
Book Cover Rice, Eva
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets
Shortly after World War II, Penelope Wallace's life changes when she befriends Charlotte, falls in love with a magician, and begins to grow up.
Book Cover See, Lisa
Peony In Love
Peony, the cloistered daughter of a wealthy family and betrothed to a suitor she has never met, catches sight of a handsome man and begins a journey of love and sorrow.
Book Cover Smith, Lee
On Agate Hill
Molly Petree, orphaned by the Civil War and raised in the ruins of a once prosperous plantation, is a refugee who has no interest in self-pity.

Updated: 3/5/2008