What are the best historical fiction set in the Jazz Age?

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    #1The Year It All Ended

    The Year It All Ended

    The Year It All Ended is a historical fiction novel by Kristy Murray. It follows the story of Tiney Flynn, a girl living in the aftermath of the Great War and who experiences the splendors and heartbreaks of the Jazz Age. It was published in 2014.

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    Kenneth Brown
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "The Year it All ended is a fantastic overview of the jazz age while also being a great fiction novel. Telling the tale of Tiney Flynn this is a great look at the great and sad things of the jazz age."
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    #2A Fine Imitation

    A Fine Imitation

    A Fine Imitation is a historical fiction novel by Amber Brock. It follows the story of a Manhattan socialite who has a wild and reckless affair with a mysterious painter that almost leads to her own ruin. It was published in 2016 by Crown.

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    Tyler Murray
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "This historical fiction novel takes place in the jazz age and for anyone interested in the time would be a good read."
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    #3Magnolia City

    Magnolia City
    Magnolia City is a historical fiction novel by Duncan Alderson. It follows the story of Hetty Allen, a woman engaged to an oil fortune scion who instead falls in love with a mysterious outsider. It was published in 2014 by Kensington.
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    Gary Shaw
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Duncan Alederson is a Texas native and Magnolia City is set in Houston in the 1920's. The book is full of adventure during oil's wildcat days and details a lot of Texas history. Beyond the historical references, Magonolia is a true romance that is both well written and absorbing."
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    #4Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)

    Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)
    Cocaine Blues is the first book in the historical fiction series Phryne Fisher written by Kerry Greenwood which centers on Phryne Fisher who gets caught up in a mystery upon arriving in Melbourne's Hotel Windsor.
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    Yu Xie
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Cocaine Blues is a well written mystery by Kerry Greenwood. If you have seen the Netflix series, you will enjoy reading the book. In fact, I would recommend reading the book before watching the series. It's better to imagine things before seeing someone else's interpretation."
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    #5Dollface

    Dollface

    Dollface: A Novel of the Roaring Twenties is a historical fiction novel by Renee Rosen. It follows the story of Vera Abramowitz and how she went from living in a small town to the glitz and glamour of Charleston nightclubs. It was published in 2013.

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    Alice Medina
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "Dollface was a wonderful read that took me back in time to the roaring 20's.The author paints a vivid and lively picture of the 20's through the lens of a flapper in love with two rival gangsters. The writing is smooth and beautifully descriptive!"
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    #6Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery)

    Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery)

    Bathing Beauties, Booze, And Bullets is the second book in A Jazz Age Mystery series written by Ellen Mansoor Collier. This historical fiction novel is about a reporter named Jasmine Cross. 

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    Billy Henderson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery) is probably the best historical fiction piece you can find that is set in the Jazz Age. The mystery draws you in and transports you to a different time and place."
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    #7The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby

    The Great Gatsby is a classic book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which was first published in 1914. It tells the story of wealthy man Jay Gatsby who is in love with Daisy Buchanan from an old money family. This has two film adaptations. 

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    Cheryl Holland
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "The Great Gatsby is a classic well written novel that would appeal to anyone. It's set in the Jazz Age and the storyline is intense and intriguing. "
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    #8The Paris Wife

    The Paris Wife

    The Paris Wife by Paula McLain is a fictional romance book. This book was published in 2011. This book narrates a poignant plot on the interrelation of ambition and betrayal.

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    Ángel Santos
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "A book I like that is in the historical fiction genre is The Paris Wife which came out in 2011 and was written by Paula McLain. It's an entertaining romance novel set in the Jazz Age. It's good for people that like history and also romance. "
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    #9Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald

    Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald is a historical fiction novel by Therese Ann Fowler. It is a book inspired by the life of Zelda Fitzgerald, an American socialite and the wife of the renowned author, F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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    Rosa Rico
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I love the time period that this book takes place in, so I knew I would easily get into the book. I love the the love story, the challenge of playing hard-to-get, the rebellion that turns into success. I wanted to be back in that time, I wanted to personally know the characters and spend time with them! "
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    #10Born of Illusion

    Born of Illusion

    Born of Illusion is a young adult fantasy paranormal historical fiction book is written by Teri Brown as the first book of the Born of Illusion series. With over 300 pages, this book is published in 2013 by Balzer + Bray.

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    Anna Peters
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Jazz Age has always been one of my favorite ages so when I came across a historical fiction book set in this time period it was one that I really wanted to read. turned out to be one of the best fantasy paranormal books that I have read in a while. This story really was a page turner."

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Best What are the best historical fiction set in the Jazz Age
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Year It All EndedBooks 41 Paid
2A Fine ImitationBooks 36 Paid
3Magnolia CityBooks 34 Paid
4Cocaine Blues (Phryne Fisher Mysteries)Books 31 Paid
5DollfaceBooks 26 Paid
6Bathing Beauties, Booze And Bullets (A Jazz Age Mystery)Books 22 Paid
7The Great GatsbyBooks 9 Paid
8The Paris WifeBooks 8 Paid
9Z: A Novel of Zelda FitzgeraldBooks 4 Paid
10Born of IllusionBooks 1 Paid
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