Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

My Name is Mary Sutter

By Robin Oliveira - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

Mary Sutter dreams of becoming a surgeon. She, along with her mother, serves as a midwife for the women of Albany, New York. ...Read Review

Captivity

By Deborah Noyes - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

Commitment to the living and the dead requires immense responsibility! The time is the mid-1800s, a time when women are expected to ...Read Review

Walking to Gatlinburg

By Howard Frank Mosher - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

Part tall tale, part historical fiction, this book opens in northern Vermont in 1864 when young abolitionist Morgan Kinneson neglects his duty to runaway ...Read Review

A Razor Wrapped in Silk

By R. N. Morris - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

St Petersburg 1870. The Tsar has instituted reforms which for many go too far, while for others not nearly far enough. Against this background ...Read Review

The Wives of Henry Oades

By Johanna Moran - Published 2010

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The Wives of Henry Oades is an engrossing late 19th-century tale of unwitting bigamy. Henry and Margaret Oades move from London to New ...Read Review

The Lost Summer of Louisa May Alcott

By Kelly O'Connor McNees - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Louisa May Alcott was a champion of the independently spirited woman at a time when marriage was considered by much of society as ...Read Review

Death at Hull House

By Frances McNamara - Published 2009

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the second in a series featuring Emily Cabot of Boston. The year is 1893, and Emily has been expelled from the recently ...Read Review

Nine Rules to Break when Romancing a Rake

By Sarah MacLean - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

By 1822 Calpurnia Hartwell is, by all the standards of the ton, well and truly a spinster. A bit overweight and plain of face, ...Read Review

The Long Song

By Andrea Levy - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

Andrea Levy’s previous books have chronicled the experience of Jamaican immigrants in post-war Britain. In The Long Song she steps back into ...Read Review

The Elusive Bride

By Stephanie Laurens - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

The story begins in 1822 on the road from Poona to Bombay. Members of the Black Cobra, desperate to get a letter in Emily ...Read Review