Nostalgic and Historical Fiction Books

In this section, you will find a wide variety of nostalgic stories relating to recent history which are set in the 1970s, 80s and 90s. is participating in the Amazon Associates program. This allows trusted websites to earn fees by advertising and linking products at and


Dreamin' in '89: A Novel

Dreamin' In 89: A Novel

by T. G. Monahan (196 pages - Kindle or Paperback)

Set in the summer of 1989, this beautifully written and engaging novel tells the story of a single-minded boy, Sebastian Riggs, who is focused on much bigger problems than being made to do the school bullies' homework or vying for the attention of the coolest girl in his class. The one thing in the world he really needs is a radio-controlled vintage stunt plane - the Dreamin'. A thoroughly enjoyable and recommended read.
The '86 Fix: A 1980s Time Travel Novel

The '86 Fix: A 1980s Time Travel Novel

by Keith A. Pearson (360 pages - Kindle or Paperback)

If you could take a trip back in time and relive one weekend as a teenager again, would you change anything? In this best-selling novel, Craig Pelling is stick in a rut, until he's thrown a lifeline - a brief trip back in time to 1986. But will he be able to fix his life?
The Diary of a Southwest Philly Girl

The Diary of a Southwest Philly Girl

by Celeste Harmer (778 pages - Kindle or Paperback)

This brand new novel is already receiving five star reviews at the US Amazon store, and is a must-read for anyone who has even the slightest urge to take a trip back to 1985. You may remember that this was a time when Ronald Reagan was president, Madonna was dominating the pop charts and big hair was all the rage.

In the Elmwood section of Southwest Philadelphia, Catholic schoolgirl Janet Kramer keeps a diary. Through her words, she paints vignettes of her life in this isolated corner of the city, a life centred around her close-knit, blue-collar family; her loyal friends; her high school; and her true love, the son of an Elmwood mobster.
Peppermint PArk by Stephanie Harte

Peppermint Park

by Stephanie Harte (293 pages - Kindle edition)

Stephanie is fast becoming a prolific nostalgia fiction writer. Released in July 2016, Stephanie's new work will transport you back to the late 1960s and early 70s, and it has been receiving rave reviews on Amazon. It starts in an affluent suburb in Chigwell, England, where an extravagant Victorian mansion hides dark torment behind its closed doors. Violet decides to escape to a new life in America with her boyfriend Bradley at a hippy commune named Happy Acres. Will it live up to its optimistic name, or will the new drug-fuelled existence come crashing down around them? 
Kitty Murphy's Ticket To Paradise by Stephanie Harte

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! 

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.

80s Mix Tape Volume 2

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.

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.

Let It Snow Kitty Murphy's Christmas Collection Party Two Book

Let It Snow: Kitty's Christmas Collection Part Two

(Kitty Murphy's Ticket To Paradise Book 3)

By Stephanie Harte (113 pages Kindle edition)

On a freezing cold day in December 1988, as the snow continues to fall at Sea View Paradise Holiday Park in the Isle of Wight, the daunting prospect of being snowed in now seems like a very real scenario. Will it be a wonderful adventure or a terrible nightmare? Kitty finds herself playing host to a chalet full of guests, and it really isn't her idea of fun. The visitors outstay their welcome and tempers start to fray. How will Kitty handle it? Will she be full of festive cheer, or will she become Scrooge?

Wight Christmas kindle book by Stephanie Harte

Wight Christmas: Kitty's Christmas Collection Part One 

by Stephanie Harte - Illustrations by Sarah Hart

 (104 pages - Kindle Edition)

This 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?

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