Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Murder of Rosa Luxemburg

By Klaus Gietinger - By Loren Balhorn (trans.) - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

It is the post-WWI period, and Germany is in the slouch of defeat. A revolutionary air is passing through the country. The radical ...Read Review

Red Sky Over Hawaii: A Novel

By Sara Ackerman - Published 2020

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World War II is up close and personal for Lana Hitchcock in the December 1941 setting of Red Sky Over Hawaii. A young betrayed ...Read Review

Freedom Dues

By Indra Zuno - Published 2020

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1729: Poverty drives fifteen-year-old Antrim linen weaver Blair Eakins and his brother to emigrate as indentured servants to Maryland. On a prison ship, Mallie ...Read Review

The Lost Jewels

By Kirsty Manning - Published 2020

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Jewelry historian Kate Kirby is asked to research and report on Cheapside Jewels, a bundle of precious gems that were unearthed after being ...Read Review

Children of War

By Paula Darwish - Published 2020

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The 1923 treaty of Lausanne was signed after the First World War to divide up the old Ottoman Empire. The treaty stipulated that population ...Read Review

A Duke, the Lady, and a Baby (Rogues and Remarkable Women)

By Vanessa Riley - Published 2020

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Romance

First in a new series, Rogues and Remarkable Women, this Regency opens with Afro-Caribbean widow Patience Jordan’s dilemma. Her husband, Colin, has ...Read Review

The Winter Companion (Parish Orphans of Devon)

By Mimi Matthews - Published 2020

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Saga

1860. Unlike his three childhood companions, Neville Cross, the fourth of the Parish Orphans in this series, has little expectation of finding love and ...Read Review

A Book of Secrets

By Kate Morrison - Published 2019

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The central character of Susan Charlewood looms large in this impressive debut by a former journalist and press officer. The book was longlisted ...Read Review

Like Flames in the Night (Cities of Refuge)

By Connilyn Cossette - Published 2020

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Inspirational Romance

1367 BCE. Widowed and childless, Tirzah has a fire inside her to help the Hebrew people. She secretly trains with her brother and is ...Read Review

Divide the Dawn: Fight

By Eamon Loingsigh - Published 2020

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This is an epic novel of gang warfare during the winter and into the summer of 1919, fought along the waterfront of Brooklyn, New ...Read Review