Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Crossings

By Alex Landragin - Published 2019

Genres:

Epic

Spanning one hundred and fifty years (from the Pacific in the 18th century to Paris in World War Two), seven lifetimes, and read ...Read Review

The Devil in Paradise: Captain Putnam in Hawaii (A Bliven Putnam Naval Adventure)

By James L. Haley - Published 2019

Genres:

AdventureNautical

In 1817, American naval officer Bliven Putnam is now captain of his own ship of war, the sloop Rappahannock, on duty hunting slavers in ...Read Review

Eleanor’s Daughter: A Novel of Marie de Champagne

By June Hall McCash - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

McCash brings her scholarship to life with this vivid reimagining of the life of Marie, Countess of Champagne, a patroness of the arts ...Read Review

A Matter of Interpretation

By Elizabeth Mac Donald - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Translation is always a “matter of interpretation”, and it can (still) be a matter of life or death for the translator. Elizabeth Mac ...Read Review

The Unseen Hand (Home Front Detective)

By Edward Marston - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

London 1917. In this, the eighth in Marston’s Home Front Detective series, Inspector Marmion and Sergeant Keedy find themselves saddled with an unusual ...Read Review

The Irish Princess

By Elizabeth Chadwick - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The author brings medieval Ireland alive with her trademark mix of engaging characters, high politics, and romance. As the daughter of an Irish ...Read Review

Between Darkness and Light

By Roy Peachey - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

A tragic accident that costs young Wang his right eye is the opening scene. To the dismay and anger of his father, he ...Read Review

A Shadow on the Lens

By Sam Hurcom - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Thomas Bexley is a forensic photographer (one of the first in the country) working for the Metropolitan Police. It is June 1904, and he ...Read Review

The Mitford Scandal (The Mitford Murders)

By Jessica Fellowes - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third book in the author’s Mitford Murders series set during crime fiction’s golden age between the wars and, ...Read Review

Sigga of Reykjavik

By Solveig Eggerz - Published 2019

Genres:

Sigga’s story starts when she is a young teenager living on a farm in Iceland after the end of World War 1. It ...Read Review