Christian fiction consists of many subgenres, including historical. Even the historical category boasts a number of subgenres. Historical Christian fiction includes regency, Civil War, western, biblical, ancient, and more. A quick search on Amazon for the best historical Christian fiction renders a list of a variety of books.
Some of the best historical Christian fiction stories have become classics.
Janette Oke’s name stands out among authors of historical Christian fiction. Hallmark produced a film based on Love Comes Softly, originally published in 1979. The book still ranks in Amazon’s Top Ten list for best historical Christian fiction.
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers remains one of the best-loved historical fiction books written by a Christian author. Published over 20 years ago, it consitently ranks among the top 5 books in Amazon’s best historical Christian fiction category.
What makes great historical Christian fiction?
Romance is by far the most-popular fiction genre. A look at Amazon’s best sellers in historical Christian fiction proves that statistic. Other themes of popular Christian historical fiction are hope and redemption. Unique settings, compelling characters, well-written prose, and relatable themes combine to make stories readers love. The best historial Christian fiction books include those elements.
Historical Christian fiction by Renee Yancy
Author Renee Yancy writes in several historical periods. Her novellas included in collections by Barbour Publishing are set during the 19th and early 20th centuries. The Battlefield Bride (Courageous Brides Collection) features a nurse during the Civil War. Have Cash, Will Marry (Convenient Bride Collection) is a fun story set during America’s Gilded Age. You can get a free copy of this novella. Click HERE for details. Barbour’s Runaway Bride Collection (coming January 2019) features another Renee Yancy novella.
For readers who enjoy stories set during ancient eras, Yancy’s Sword & Spirit series fills the bill. A Secret Hope, set in ancient Ireland, and The Fury of Dragons, set in Roman Britain, are both filled with adventure and intrigue, making this series some of her best historical Christian fiction.