Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The White Feather Killer (A Silas Quinn Mystery)

By R. N. Morris - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

Eighteen-year-old Eve Cardew is found dead, a white feather on the ground near her body, another in her mouth. Hours before, she and ...Read Review

The Night Diary

By Veera Hiranandani - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young AdultLiterary

India/Pakistan, 1947. For her twelfth birthday, Nisha receives a diary. She decides to write in it every night, summarizing her day for her ...Read Review

The Den

By Abi Maxwell - Published 2019

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In The Den, two sets of sisters struggle with the aftermath of premarital sexual indiscretion. Separated by a hundred and fifty years, both ...Read Review

The Amber Seeker (The Stone Stories)

By Mandy Haggith - Published 2019

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Set in 320 B.C., The Amber Seeker is the sequel to the critically acclaimed The Walrus Mutterer (reviewed in HNR 86). The novel is ...Read Review

The Nickel Boys

By Colson Whitehead - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

The incomparable Colson Whitehead follows his Pulitzer-Prize-winning The Underground Railroad with a tale that is much different and yet, sadly, much the same. ...Read Review

How We Disappeared

By Jing-Jing Lee - Published 2019

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Straddling two timelines and told from the perspective of two narrators, How We Disappeared is an evocative glimpse into Japanese-occupied Singapore during World ...Read Review

The Ventriloquists: A Novel

By E.R. Ramzipoor - Published 2019

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World War II was fought on many fronts. One of the most important battles concerned the Germans’ attempt, in spite of their campaign ...Read Review

Delayed Rays of a Star: A Novel

By Amanda Lee Koe - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Delayed Rays of a Star features three women—the actresses Marlene Dietrich and Anna May Wong, and the filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl—who were ...Read Review

Run Cold (Edna Ferber Mysteries)

By Ed Ifkovic - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the ninth and final volume in Ifkovic’s Edna Ferber mysteries, we join the acerbic writer in late 1950s Fairbanks, Alaska, where ...Read Review

The Daughters of Ironbridge

By Mollie Walton - Published 2019

Genres:

Saga

This is the debut saga from Walton, a successful transition for the author, who also pens historical fiction under her real name, Rebecca ...Read Review