Time periods I like to read about: 1920s-present day. I don't read a lot of historical fiction older than that (I liked FOUR WINDS, OUR WOMAN IN MOSCOW, and love Beatriz Williams in general).
Coming-of-age anything! Could have historical/magical realism twist i.e. THE TWELVE LIVES OF SAMUEL HAWLEY, YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP, AFTER HER, THE SECRETS OF LAKE ROAD, THE GIRLS, HISTORY OF WOLVES, GIRLS ON FIRE, AGE OF MIRACLES #mswl
Multi POV, time slip or dual past/present narrative structure women’s fiction, historical, domestic suspense, or upmarket like THE ALICE NETWORK, THE SUBWAY GIRLS. #mswl
Historical novels where plot & setting have to work together i.e. NIGHTINGALE, ARCADIA, GIRL YOU LEFT BEHIND. I’m not interested in writers using historical to tell me how much research they’ve done. I want a very plotty historical. Beatriz Williams-esque. #mswl
Carly Watters @carlywattersLooking for a historical: well-paced is most important, larger than life characters, big love story hooks (i.e. Beatriz Williams) #MSWL
I don't like it when historical ms tries to show off how much research was done. I want the plot to show through (w a vivid setting) #mswl