Explore the Past through Historical Fiction Novels

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If you enjoy reading stories that reconstruct the past, check out these fascinating historical fiction novels. Whether you prefer to read them with a physical copy or download them on your e-reader, these books will take you on a journey back in time right from our apartments in Baltimore.


Called a “fabulous epic of the Far East,” Tai-Pan is a thrilling tale of adventure and human relationships. It’s the 1840s, and European traders are beginning to infiltrate the forbidden Chinese mainland. Among them is Englishman Dirk Struan. He’s also a pirate and a smuggler and is on a mission to turn Hong Kong into an indestructible fortress of British power. Written by James Clavell and first published in 1966, Tai-Pan has gained recognition from the Chicago Tribune, The New York Times, and other publications. 

The Whiskey Rebels 

Have you seen Hamilton? Here’s another adventure that features some of the founders of our country. A historical thriller, The Whiskey Rebels takes readers back to 1787. Former spy, Ethan Saunders, is living in disgrace after being accused of treason. But he has a chance for redemption when enemy, Alexander Hamilton, draws him into a battle with Thomas Jefferson over the creation of the Bank of the United States.

Dear Mrs. Bird 

Dear Mrs. Bird is a hilarious, yet heartwarming story of “friendship, the kindness of strangers, and ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.” It’s 1940 in London. Emmy Lake is volunteering as a telephone operator with the Auxiliary Fire Services. When she sees a job ad for the London Evening Chronicle, Emmy believes that her dream of becoming a lady war correspondent is about to become true. However, the job is working as a typist for a renowned advice columnist. She’s supposed to toss any letter containing any unpleasantness. Instead, she secretly responds to the women who have shared their darkest secrets. 

You can enjoy one of these historical fiction novels from the comfort of your home. If you would like to call our Fells Point apartments home, please contact us. Our leasing agents will provide more details for taking a virtual tour through the community.

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