Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Dominion: The Making of the Western Mind

By Tom Holland - Published 2019



Dominion is a big book. Not only in length – although topping 500 pages, this shouldn’t be discounted – but in the sheer amount of ...Read Review

Water Lily Dance

By Michelle Muriel - Published 2019


Missouri, 2014: “I have to find what’s missing so I can move beyond those memories, find what they stole from me, what I ...Read Review

Beneath A Towering Sky: A Story of Love, Death, and Survival in Montana Territory

By Tom Keith - Published 2019



In 1882, Daniel McHarg travels by steamboat to Montana and hopes to build a new life in the West. He meets and eventually falls ...Read Review

The Beautiful

By Renée Ahdieh - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

Marceline Béatrice Rousseau is brighter than Sookie Stackhouse and far more emotionally complex than Bella Swan. She is also French. At age ...Read Review

Sons of the Soil

By Lucas Dines - Published 2019


In 1902, Jon Ahmeti is an Albanian living in the Ottoman province of Macedonia, where he works for James MacGregor, the head of the ...Read Review

The Lost Outlaw (Jack Lark, Book 8)

By Paul Fraser Collard - Published 2019



Louisiana, 1863. Jack Lark has fought on both sides of the Civil War. Sickened by what he sees as the futile and pointless slaughter ...Read Review

Sinful Seduction

By Jacqueline Seewald - Published 2019



Anne MacIntyre is a schoolmistress in a rural region of New Jersey, a patriot trying to keep her head down as the American ...Read Review

Reinhardt’s Garden

By Mark Haber - Published 2019



In 1907, Jacov Reinhardt is obsessed with melancholy and its effect on mankind. In an attempt to complete his treatise on the subject, Reinhardt ...Read Review

The Sisters of Summit Avenue

By Lynn Cullen - Published 2019


Sibling rivalry and its consequences are at the heart of this gripping character-driven novel set in the Midwest during the Depression era. Even ...Read Review

Love and Death Among the Cheetahs (A Royal Spyness Mystery)

By Rhys Bowen - Published 2019



Love and Death Among the Cheetahs is the thirteenth in Rhys Bowen’s Royal Spyness Series. Lady Georgiana Rannoch and her new, handsome ...Read Review