Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Master of Measham Hall

By Anna Abney - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

1665: Charles II has returned from exile and is now king, but the Civil War still casts its long, dark shadow, intensified by the ...Read Review

John Eyre: A Tale of Darkness and Shadow

By Mimi Matthews - Published 2021

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In 1843, John Eyre leaves his position as a schoolmaster in Lowton, England, to become a private tutor for a pair of young boys ...Read Review

Harlem Shuffle

By Colson Whitehead - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

In 1960s Harlem, Ray Carney owns his own furniture store and is determined to prove himself as an honest businessman, in stark contrast ...Read Review

Anticipation

By Melodie Winawer - Published 2021

Genres:

Time-slip

“Anticipation” often implies hopeful expectation but here refers to the Huntington’s disease (HD) gene, discernible in one generation, anticipated in the next. ...Read Review

Wuhan

By John Fletcher - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

No, this is not a hastily written novel about Covid-19. It is a big, sprawling, angry novel that was started well before the ...Read Review

Beasts of a Little Land

By Juhea Kim - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

This beautiful book follows the lives of a girl named Jade, who is sold at the age of ten as an apprentice to ...Read Review

The Gypsy’s Daughter (Memory Lane)

By Katie Hutton - Published 2021

Genres:

Saga

The eponymous Harmony Loveridge, “Harry” to her family, friends and others who are neither, is raised on a farm in Kent by loving ...Read Review

Meet Me under the Kissing Bough

By Anneka R. Walker - By Josi S. Kilpack - By Sarah L. McConkie - Published 2021

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Inspirational Romance

Set in England in the early 1800s, this collection contains three romantic Christmas tales of about a hundred pages each. Each story involves ...Read Review

City of Time and Magic (Found Things, 4)

By Paula Brackston - Published 2021

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Time-slip

This delightful fourth book in Brackston’s Found Things series picks up where the last, The Garden of Promises and Lies, ended. Xanthe, ...Read Review

The Vixen

By Francine Prose - Published 2021

Genres:

Literary

This is one of the most satisfying novels I’ve read in ages. From the beginning, Prose places us firmly in the consciousness ...Read Review