Historical Fiction

We’ve pulled together a list of the best independent historical fiction for our readers’ convenience. All of the indie historical fiction listed below has been evaluated for quality of writing. At Awesome Indies, we strive to only accept the best historical fiction indie authors.

Click on the book cover for details and reviews of each book. The cover link will take you to the US Amazon store where you can buy the book online in either Kindle or paperback format. The text links will take you to the UK Kindle store. For details of other sellers and ebook formats, click on the author’s name here or on the Author’s page.

Also check out our historical fantasy section.


Harriet Steel: Salvation: UK 1586: When an enemy threatens to reveal Tom’s affair with Meg, a married woman, he flees to London, and Meg sets out on a path that tests her to the limit. Kindle US. Kindle UK.

Olivia, Mourning Yael Politis. Olivia is seventeen, alone, female, and it's 1841. Mourning is the orphaned son of runaway slaves. Can these two friends help each other make a new start in life? Also available in paperback at Abe's Books, Barnes & Noble, etc

Becoming Lola: Harriet Steel.  The extraordinary true story of the Victorian era’s most notorious adventuress, Lola Montez, who was once the most famous woman in the world after Queen Victoria. B&N; Kobo; All Kindle.

The Sun's Companion
It's 1935, and this is a story about a friendship that will last through bereavement, failed love affairs, internment, betrayal, and the dislocations of war. Author's website. All Kindle.

 Tom Fleck
1513. North-East England. Tom Fleck, a downtrodden farm worker, but gifted archer, yearns to escape his masters. He unearths two objects that could be keys to freedom.  Author's website. All Kindle.


Deer Run Trail: David Lewis. A novel of love, honor, and duty, Deer Run Trail explores another era and the life of a young man on his own in a romantic and turbulent time.  B&N; Smashwords.   All Kindle.


I Stopped Time: Jane Davis
Kindle US,
Kindle UK