Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Marmee

By Sarah Miller - Published 2022

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Readers of Little Women are well aware that Louisa May Alcott based the beloved characters of that classic novel on her own family. ...Read Review

Case Study

By Graeme Macrae Burnet - Published 2022

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Literary

An author researching a notorious and now-forgotten British psychotherapist unexpectedly receives a series of notebooks written by a former patient. Thus begins Graeme ...Read Review

Stone Blind

By Natalie Haynes - Published 2022

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Most of us know something about the ancient Greek myth of Perseus slaying Medusa and making off with her head. The gaze of ...Read Review

The Marriage Portrait

By Maggie O'Farrell - Published 2022

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Biographical FictionLiterary

Maggie O’Farrell follows her award-winning Hamnet with another touching tragedy of a young life cut short. Lucrezia de’ Medici is 15 when, upon ...Read Review

Miss del Río

By Barbara Mujica - Published 2022

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Biographical Fiction

Stories of two different but equally engaging women intertwine in Mujica’s superb historical novel portraying the life of film star Dolores del ...Read Review

Lying Eyes

By A.K. Kulshreshth - Published 2022

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In 2005 Singapore, the elderly Ah Ding is making a precarious living selling packets of tissues in one of modern Singapore’s steel and ...Read Review

A Quality Street Christmas

By Penny Thorpe - Published 2022

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Saga

Autumn 1938, and unease about a possible war is spreading among the workers of Mackintosh’s chocolate factory in Halifax, Yorkshire, especially as some ...Read Review

The Navigator’s Daughter: A Kat Lawson Mystery

By Nancy Cole Silverman - Published 2022

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Mystery/Crime

In Phoenix, Arizona, in 1996, Kate is summoned by her WWII veteran father, Steve, and shown a piece of an airplane’s aluminum skin ...Read Review

The Circus Train

By Amita Parikh - Published 2022

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The World of Wonders circus and the train that carries it through Europe is the only world Lena has known. Raised by her ...Read Review

The Orchard

By Beverly Lewis - Published 2022

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Inspirational Romance

Beverly Lewis continues to impress with thoughtful journeys and gentle romance in her latest novel, The Orchard. In this mid-20th century tale, ...Read Review