Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Whirligig: Keeping the Promise

By Richard Buxton - Published 2017

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The American Civil War seems an unlikely place for a young Englishman to wind up in the name of love, but that is ...Read Review

By Love Divided

By Elizabeth St. John - Published 2017

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Saga

This is the second book in the Lydiard Chronicles, covering the years 1630-1646 and the English Civil War. It immediately follows the first ...Read Review

Queen of the North

By Anne O’Brien - Published 2018

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Biographical Fiction

Queen of the North tells the story of Elizabeth Mortimer, wife of Henry Percy (known to history – and Shakespeare fans – as Hotspur). Set ...Read Review

The Sea Queen

By Linnea Hartsuyker - Published 2018

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Saga

Hartsuyker’s re-imagining of the founding of Norway in the 9th century captures all the glory of its source material, the 13th-century saga, ...Read Review

Clash of Empires

By Ben Kane - Published 2018

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Military

On the cusp of destroying its bitter foe, Carthage, the Roman Empire is already looking for its next target. In Clash of Empires, ...Read Review

Finding the Way

By Wayne Ng - Published 2018

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Biographical Fiction

Written mostly in flashback, Ng’s lyrical debut is the story of Lao Tzu’s vibrant and turbulent life during the 6th century ...Read Review

The Lopez Affair

By Ann Swinfen - Published 2017

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Adventure

In this 9th volume in the Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, set in the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I reigns successfully in England. Many ...Read Review

Rose Rivers

By Jacqueline Wilson - Published 2018

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Children/Young Adult

Late Victorian London. 13-year-old Rose Rivers lives in a large house with her artist father, her self-centred mother, and her six siblings. Her ...Read Review

A Child Went Forth

By Boston Teran - Published 2018

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Children/Young Adult

In 1855, Charlemagne “Charlie” Ezekiel Griffin begins a life-transforming journey from New York to Missouri. Behind every day of that experience is the impression ...Read Review

Sparks of Light

By Janet B. Taylor - Published 2018

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Children/Young AdultTime-slip

In this sequel to her acclaimed Into the Dim, Janet B. Taylor brings the cast of delightfully human and completely accessible characters to ...Read Review