19th Century

The Wide World Dreaming

By JoAnne Soper Cook - Published 2000


Biographical FictionMilitary

The Wide World Dreaming tells the story of Napoleon’s life, beginning with his childhood on Corsica. Told in the first person from ...Read Review

Going Home (Skye’s West)

By Richard S. Wheeler - Published 2000


AdventureBiographical Fiction

This novel opens at the tail end of the Rendezvous of 1832. Englishman Barnaby Skye has to make a choice. His job as a ...Read Review

Gabriel’s Story

By David Anthony Durham - Published 2001



“I reckon we’re nowhere.” This declaration comes from Gabriel Lynch at his first sight of 1870’s Kansas, a flat prairie with few ...Read Review

Royal Bride

By Joan Wolf - Published 2001



Joan Wolf, author of regencies, historical romances, and historical mysteries, has imagined a small country of Jura in which to set this novel. ...Read Review

White Rose (Una Rosa Blanca)

By Amy Ephron - Published (c1999)Published 2000


AdventureBiographical FictionInspirational

Evangelina Cisneros is a political prisoner in a women’s prison in Havana in 1897 when Charles Duval arrives ostensibly to interview her for ...Read Review

The Lost Daughter of Happiness

By Geling Yan - Published 2001



Lost Daughter of Happiness is a historical novel written in a film editor’s style, relating events and depicting the characters through a ...Read Review

American Woman

By R. Garcia y Robertson - Published 2001Published c1998



This novel’s finale will come as no surprise: on June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer led the soldiers of the 7th Cavalry to ...Read Review

Down to Marrowbone

By Judson Gray - Published 2000



This is an action-packed western. The story tells of two men: one, a freed slave who took advantage of the Underground Railroad to ...Read Review

Murder Most Confederate

By Martin H. Greenberg - Published 2000



Murder Most Confederate is the second volume of the Murder Most series. It is a compilation of sixteen short stories by various authors, ...Read Review

Random Passage

By Bernice Morgan - Published 2000



(reviewed alongside Waiting for Time) These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until ...Read Review