JF Ridgley Historical Fiction Books

It is said that in good times readers love dangerous, scary stories set in the present time because readers and writers feel safe, but, during hard, stressful times, they like history…, maybe because history has happened and we survived. I don’t know, but both the present day and the past amaze me in how they are so alike yet too different. What I like about historical fiction is it’s almost like science fiction….not real, but it is real. It was real. anyway.

And I get to share how the history has changed us..


Revolt by jf ridgley 1 HISTORICAL FICTION

Red Fury Revolt

Three towns writhe under the Iceni queen’s wrath, as she leads her warriors intent on destroying all things Roman – be it Roman temples, Roman villas, or entire families….read more

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Threatened Loyalties by JF Ridgley 2 HISTORICAL FICTION

Threatened Loyalties

Messalina Claudia wants nothing to do with her parent’s arranged marriage with Marcus Galerius Alexius. But her need to find her missing friend requires his help. ….read more

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Vows of Revenge by JF Ridgley 2 HISTORICAL FICTION

Vows of Revenge

Amid pirates, godfathers, and forbidden love, vows of revenge are made in the unforgiving world of ancient Rome. Aelia Sabina, a patrician’s daughter, and Martino….read more

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The Chrysalis by JF Ridgley 2 HISTORICAL FICTION

The Chrysalis
Short story

Ravaged by Rome, Morrigan turns her fear into revenge and now it is Rome who should fear her. Rome’s tax collector Decianus Catus intrudes on Morrigan’s
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For the Family by jf ridgley 1 HISTORICAL FICTION

For the Family
Short story

Viciria is an actual person who once lived in Herculaneum. She’s real as is her son—Marcus Nonius Balbus—the ‘first citizen’ of Herculaneum. Before this wealthy resort….read more

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Birth of a bully by jf ridgley 2 HISTORICAL FICTION

Birth of a Bully
Short story

Birth of a Bully is not a pleasant story, because no babe was ever born a bully. It is learned. Bullying is not pleasant, nor good, nor right. It is mean and cruel and has ….read more

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