Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Jersey: Secrets of the Sea

By Paul Darroch - Published 2019


You don’t need to have a special relationship with Jersey to truly appreciate these remarkable cameos of Jersey folk from various epochs, ...Read Review

The Green Soldier

By J. Edward Gore - Published 2019



To fight for his country just as his ancestor did, John Gore joins the Union Army in 1861. He hopes to earn a medal ...Read Review

Symphony No. 3

By Chris Eaton - Published 2019


Biographical Fiction

Camille Saint-Saëns believed that the symphony he finished in 1886 was the best he could compose. “What I have here accomplished,” he said ...Read Review

Star of Persia: Esther’s Story

By Jill Eileen Smith - Published 2020



Bestselling biblical fiction author Jill Eileen Smith breathes new life into the story of Queen Esther, the titular Star of Persia, by steeping ...Read Review

The Tempting of the Governess (The Cinderella Spinsters)

By Julia Justiss - Published 2020



Left destitute after her mother’s death and the trustees’ unwise investment of her funds, Olivia Overton chooses to support herself as a ...Read Review

How High the Moon

By Karyn Parsons - Published 2019


Children/Young Adult

What are the ingredients of a happy childhood? Karyn Parsons answers this question in her stunningly beautiful novel set in Clarendon County, South ...Read Review

Lampedusa: A Novel

By Steven Price - Published 2019-09-17



Sicily, after the devastation of the Second World War. We are given the history of the last years of Giuseppe Tomasi, true-life author ...Read Review

Secrets and Suitors

By Joanna Barker - Published 2019



In Regency England, Nora Hamilton has been abandoned by James Allen, the man she loves. Meanwhile, her father has arranged for her to ...Read Review

A Fall of Shadows: A Bess Ellyott Mystery

By Nancy Herriman - Published 2019



Bess Ellyott is a widowed herbalist in late-Elizabethan Wiltshire. As historical fiction readers will foresee, this means she’s an easy target for ...Read Review

Village of Scoundrels

By Margi Preus - Published 2020


Children/Young AdultLiterary

Based on the true story of villagers who saved thousands of Jews during World War II, Village of Scoundrels traces the fortunes and ...Read Review