Note, I adore each of these books equally and for different reasons.
Follow the River by James Alexander Thom
Inés of My Soul by Isabel Allende
Kirstin Lavransdatter by Sigrid Undset
My Jim by Nancy Rawles
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (okay, well maybe this not historical fiction– but I love this book!)
The Forest Lover by Susan Vreeland
The General in His Labyrinth by Gabriel García Márquez
The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
The Seamstress by Frances de Pontes Peebles
To Read List: Claude and Camile by Stephanie Cowell; Leaving Van Gogh by Carol Wallace; A Vision of Light and The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley; Beacon at Alexandria and The Beekeeper’s Daughter by Gillian Bradshaw; The Humingbird’s Daughter by Luis Alberto Urrea; The Coffee Trader by David Liss; and The Lost Painting by Jonathan Harr.
See my Goodreads page: http://www.goodreads.com/stephrenee