Poor historical fiction. It can be a hard sell, trying to convince someone they'll enjoy reading about people hundreds of years ago. But all you have to do is check out Kiera Knightly vamping it up in Anna Karenina to understand that there is passion and thrills and adventure to be found in those long ago times.
Here are some recent and upcoming historical fiction books that deserve your attention!
The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepard
The Gathering Storm by Robin Bridges. And check out the sequel, The Unfailing Light.
Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen
I'm not sure about climbing trees in those boots, but whatevs...