Now, the gossipy historical trend isn't new. The Luxe came out in 2007. But this year I've nocticed a rise in the gossipy historicals being published. I think it's partly due to Downton Abbey's popularity that is making this trend rise, especially give the this book:
-This one is a pretty obvious Downton Abbey readalike
-Austenesque historical that I think fans of Downton Abbey would love!
It doesn't have the be the same time period as these. There is gossip in historical fiction to be had even further back!
-Gossipy historical set in the 1600s
-Gossipy historical set in the Tudor Age
Have you seen any other gossipy historicals out this year? Do you like this trend?