Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Red Sky Over Hawaii: A Novel

By Sara Ackerman - Published 2020

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World War II is up close and personal for Lana Hitchcock in the December 1941 setting of Red Sky Over Hawaii. A young betrayed ...Read Review

Freedom Dues

By Indra Zuno - Published 2020

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1729: Poverty drives fifteen-year-old Antrim linen weaver Blair Eakins and his brother to emigrate as indentured servants to Maryland. On a prison ship, Mallie ...Read Review

The Lost Jewels

By Kirsty Manning - Published 2020

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Jewelry historian Kate Kirby is asked to research and report on Cheapside Jewels, a bundle of precious gems that were unearthed after being ...Read Review

Children of War

By Paula Darwish - Published 2020

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The 1923 treaty of Lausanne was signed after the First World War to divide up the old Ottoman Empire. The treaty stipulated that population ...Read Review

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby (Rogues and Remarkable Women)

By Vanessa Riley - Published 2020

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Romance

First in a new series, Rogues and Remarkable Women, this Regency opens with Afro-Caribbean widow Patience Jordan’s dilemma. Her husband, Colin, has ...Read Review

The Winter Companion (Parish Orphans of Devon)

By Mimi Matthews - Published 2020

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Saga

1860. Unlike his three childhood companions, Neville Cross, the fourth of the Parish Orphans in this series, has little expectation of finding love and ...Read Review

A Book of Secrets

By Kate Morrison - Published 2019

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The central character of Susan Charlewood looms large in this impressive debut by a former journalist and press officer. The book was longlisted ...Read Review

Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge)

By Connilyn Cossette - Published 2020

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Inspirational Romance

1367 BCE. Widowed and childless, Tirzah has a fire inside her to help the Hebrew people. She secretly trains with her brother and is ...Read Review

Divide the Dawn: Fight

By Eamon Loingsigh - Published 2020

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This is an epic novel of gang warfare during the winter and into the summer of 1919, fought along the waterfront of Brooklyn, New ...Read Review

Hunting Teddy Roosevelt

By James Ross - Published 2020

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In 1909, Teddy Roosevelt has already completed two successful terms as U.S. President and has almost reluctantly decided not to seek a third ...Read Review