Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Coach Tommy Thompson and the Boys of Sequoyah

By Patti Dickinson - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

A joint biography of both a famed advisor, coach and surrogate father, and nineteen of his students, spans the lifetime of Coach Thompson ...Read Review

The Historical Novel

By Jerome de Groot - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

The New Critical Idiom is a series of short introductory guides to literary criticism published by Routledge. There are over 50 titles in the ...Read Review

Notorious Royal Marriages

By Leslie Carroll - Published 2009

Genres:

Nonfiction

Sex! Intrigue! Scandal! Carroll’s newest offering chronicles well-known matrimonial pairings among European royals during the last 900 years. With a breezy and lively ...Read Review

Alice in Love and War

By Ann Turnbull - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

It is 1644: the English Civil War. Orphaned Alice Newcome, age sixteen, is living with her uncle’s family in Devon. When Royalist soldiers ...Read Review

Tassie and the Black Baron

By Katie Roy - Published 2010

Genres:

Children/Young AdultTime-slip

In this lively time-slip story (think Monty Python and the Holy Grail meets the dysfunctional family from hell) tearaway Tassie goes on a ...Read Review

Time of the Witches

By Anna Myers - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Salem Village, 1692. Family quarrels and neighbor rivalries promise trouble in the Salem community, but 14-year-old Drucilla is blind to the building tension. An ...Read Review

The Prophet from Ephesus

By Caroline Lawrence - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

I was sad to learn, on doing the research for this review, that there is only one book in Lawrence’s Roman mysteries ...Read Review

The Goldsmith’s Daughter

By Tanya Landman - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This young adult novel follows 15-year old Itacate through a life at the heart of the Aztec Empire on the cusp of change ...Read Review

Lady Macbeth’s Daughter

By Lisa Klein - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

In her third historical for teens, Lisa Klein offers a new take on Macbeth’s bloody rise to power through the alternating narratives ...Read Review

The Crimson Cap

By Ellen Howard - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Pierre’s father is missing. His mother is ill and his siblings are starving. And though he is just ten, he joins an ...Read Review