Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Silent Duchess

By Dacia Maraini - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical FictionLiterary

In 18th-century Sicily Marianna is born to a life of extravagant luxury, daughter of charming, affectionate Duke Signoretto Ucria. She is lovely and ...Read Review

The Tide of War

By Seth Hunter - Published 2010

Genres:

AdventureNautical

Sailors are a superstitious lot. Firm believers in an unlucky ship, the officers assigned to them face innumerable problems in dealing with an ...Read Review

A Marked Man: An Abigail Adams Mystery

By Barbara Hamilton - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Second in a new series, A Marked Man begins at breakfast on a cold Sabbath morning in 1774 as Abigail Adams and her husband ...Read Review

Valley Forge

By Newt Gingrich - By William Forstchen - Published 2010

Genres:

Military

In the winter of 1777, the Continental Army, under the command of General George Washington, established winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. After losing ...Read Review

Trade Winds

By Christina Courtenay - Published 2010

Genres:

NauticalRomance

Trade Winds is this author’s first novel. Set in 1732, the story begins in Scotland, moves to Gothenburg, Sweden, and then to the ...Read Review

The Fort

By Bernard Cornwell - Published 2010

Genres:

Military

The Fort is the story of a battle in the American War of Independence. It took place in the summer of 1779 when a ...Read Review

Debt of Dishonour

By Mary Andrea Clarke - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This lively and engaging read opens when Georgiana Grey, otherwise known as the highwayman the Crimson Cavalier, is robbed at pistol‑point whilst ...Read Review

Trenton

By David A. Hart - By John P. Calu - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

1770s Trenton, New Jersey: Penny Scott has been raised by future Declaration-signer John Hart’s family since she was orphaned as a child ...Read Review

The Lady’s Slipper

By Deborah Swift - Published 2010

Genres:

The Civil War and its aftermath have finished and the King is back on his throne, but the memories of the awful conflict ...Read Review

The Countess and the King

By Susan Holloway Scott - Published 2010

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Scott’s latest foray into the realm of royal mistresses features an unlikely candidate: Katherine Sedley, blessed with little beauty but with a ...Read Review