Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

A Brilliant Night of Stars and Ice

By Rebecca Connolly - Published 2022

Genres:

Inspirational Romance

On April 15, 1912, Arthur Rostron, the captain of the Carpathia, is awakened and notified of a distress call from the Titanic, which has struck ...Read Review

Gold Mountain

By Betty G. Yee - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/YAWestern

In Yee’s stunning debut novel, teenager Tam Ling Fan watches one night in the late 1860s as her father, the local magistrate ...Read Review

These Days

By Lucy Caldwell - Published 2022

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1941: Belfast endures four nights of the Blitz, seen through the eyes of two sisters, doctor’s daughters from a comfortable home. Emma, a ...Read Review

The Homecoming

By Anna Enquist - By Eileen J. Stevens (trans.) - Published 2022

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

This latest novel from the bestselling Dutch author is a long, lyrical meditation on mourning and identity. Elizabeth Batts Cook is the wife ...Read Review

The Lioness

By Chris Bohjalian - Published 2022

Genres:

Literary

1964. Hollywood movie star and American sweetheart Katie Barstow decides to take a small group of friends and family with her and her new ...Read Review

Wrath Goddess Sing

By Maya Deane - Published 2022

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

Buckle up for the Fall of Troy once again, this time reimagined through the eyes of Achilles, who grew up as male-to-female transgender ...Read Review

The Forgotten

By Mary Chamberlain - Published 2021

Genres:

London in the Spring of 1958. Betty Fisher (born Bette Fischer) and John Harris, a school teacher, meet at a Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament ...Read Review

Children of Sugarcane

By Joanne Joseph - Published 2022

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Madras, India, late 1860s: Shanti, a lowly village girl, fears marriage, despite having loving parents. It’s how things are. Girls must be ...Read Review

The Saxon Wolf (Fire Born 2)

By Angus Donald - Published 2022

Genres:

AdventureEpic

In AD 773, Bjarki Bloodhand, a legendary berserker, is now Fire Born and inhabited by a fierce spirit while he’s fighting. Bjarki fears ...Read Review

The Ship of Cloud and Stars

By Amy Raphael - Published 2022

Genres:

Children/YA

This is a bright, visually attractive novel which blends information, adventure and fantasy, ably illustrated by George Ermos. Nico Cloud, undervalued at home ...Read Review