“Historical” covers a lot of ground, so it’s no surprise that there are a lot of time periods to choose from.
Although it’s been a while since I’ve read anything in the Colonial era, it’s still one of my favorites—in fact, this time period was probably the first introduction I had to historical fiction.
The bulk of my reading happens within the Regency era, usually the early 1800s. Julia Quinn’s Bridgerton series and Tessa Dare’s Spindle Cove series are just a few of my favorite Regency series.
Another time period I haven’t read much of lately, mainly because I’m lacking in good books set in this time frame.
Ahh, the Victorian era. Anywhere from mid-1800s to the turn of the century, these books feature the growing industrial movement, and all the resulting turmoil caused by it. Courtney Milan’s Brothers Sinister series and Jennifer Ashley’s Mackenzies & McBrides series are all excellent (excellent) examples.