Nostalgic and Historical Fiction Books

Stories relating to recent history including the 1970s, 80s and 90s. 


The Trusty Butter Knife The 80s Adventure

The Trusty Butter Knife - An 80's Adventure

by Edward Fernandez (210 pages - Kindle edition)

It was 1985, somewhere in Southern California. A skinny teenager with a yellow Mohawk named Rusty Ruston, along with his band of misfit friends, unwittingly uncover a town secret when their curiosity leads them to rely on nothing more than their youthful, pure-hearted sense of adventure and a trusty butter knife! 

Tainted Love (A Totally 80s Romance Book 2)

by Addison Moore (202 pages - Kindle or Paperback)

Welcome to 1985 - Big hair, leg warmers, bitchin’ music, and the Brat Pack — what’s not to love about the 80’s? Extract " I get accused of shoplifting right in front of my crush, Russell James, aka The Preppy Prince. He makes my entire body weak as water, and I hate that he has that effect on me." Head back to the mid 1980s in Tainted Love from a best-selling American author.

1981: Jessie's Girl - Love in the 80s: A New Adult Mix

by Lindy Hart (Kindle Edition)

Written by a best-selling author, this book will take you on a road trip from Minnesota to Pennsylvania and back where nothing goes as intended. A malfunctioning vehicle, being caught in the middle of a robbery, beer drinking, mosquito attacks, and other teenage dramas in 1981 make for a compelling read. 

80s Mix Tape

A Romance Rewind Anthology (560 pages - Kindle or Paperback)

Here we have no less than seven romance novellas which are set in the 1980s. Escape back in time and enjoy this highly-rated and well-written anthology from authors Karen Booth, Gwen Hayes, Autumn Jones Lake, Jenny Holiday, A J Pine, Bobby Ruggiero and Rachel Cowell.

Kitty Murphy's Ticket to Paradise

by Stephanie Harte (238 pages - Kindle Edition)

This is a light-hearted novel which is set in 1980s London. Transport yourself back to a time when big hair, shoulder pads and leg warmers were the height of fashion, and highly-patterned Axminster carpets could induce a migraine! 

Trapped in an 80s Teen Movie

by Michelle Duffy (196 pages - Kindle or Paperback)

A highly-rated comedy romance that is both fun and witty. This entertaining and engaging story will take you right back to being an 80s teenager again, a time when John Hughes films (such as Pretty in Pink) and dodgy fashion were pretty much order of the day.

I Love the 80s

by Megan Crane (401 pages - Kindle or Paperback)

Jenna loved everything about the 80s - the hair, the fashion, the music - and most of all, Tommy Seer, pop legend.

A magical escape back to the eighties by full-time writer Megan Crane.

Acceptable in the Eighties

by Thom Fell (204 pages - Kindle Edition)

A highly-rated, must-read book. A rollicking, fast-paced Noir-ish tale of murder, mayhem and synth-pop! Available only on Kindle.

Wight Christmas by Stephanie Harte

Illustrations by Sarah Harte (104 pages - Kindle Edition)

This new and festive novella features characters from one of Stephanie's previous work's Kitty Murphy's Ticket to Paradise. While enjoying a relaxing break on the Isle of Wight (hence the clever book title) in December 1988, Kitty and Liam find their yuletide plans to be at peril when an unfortunate accident and a blizzard threaten to put a dampener on their festive plans. Will their Christmas be frightful or delightful?