Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Riduna

By Diana Jackson - Published 2009

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Life was picturesque growing up on Riduna on the Channel island of Alderney, before the second World War. It was a place where ...Read Review

The Hadrian Enigma: A Forbidden History

By George Gardiner - Published 2010

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Mystery/Crime

A fair-haired young man, dressed in rich ceremonial armor, is found dead in the Nile River. When he is identified, everyone realizes the ...Read Review

The Pearl of Dubai

By Grant Foster - Published 2009

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Biographical Fiction

Set in the dramatic months leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917, The Pearl of Dubai is an imaginative tale of how the ...Read Review

Magician’s Spell

By Debra Sue Denson - Published 2010

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Romance

All Captain Harold Monroe wants is to sail his ship—and clear his name of a dishonorable discharge from the British Navy. All ...Read Review

A Cruel Calm: Paris Between the Wars

By Patricia Daly-Lipe - Published 2010

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This well researched novel covers the years 1927-1939, a time when Paris was the cultural center of the world. Paris, still recovering from ...Read Review

Peaceweaver

By Judith Arnopp - Published 2009

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Biographical Fiction

In Peaceweaver, Arnopp has woven a tale of hope and love around the epic Battle of Hastings. Eadgyth, daughter of Ælfgar of Mercia, ...Read Review

Evangeline

By Ben Farmer - Published 2010

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Literary

Based on the poem of the same name by Longfellow, Evangeline tells the story of the Great Upheaval, the forcible removal of the ...Read Review

The Admiral’s Game

By David Donachie - Published 2010

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AdventureMilitaryNautical

This is the fifth in the series of novels about John Pearce, a naval officer by default rather than proper entitlement. As in ...Read Review

Savage Lands

By Clare Clark - Published 2010

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Literary

Louisiana in the early years of the 18th century; this is a novel about the French settlers who attempted to carve out their ...Read Review

Baroque

By Richard Vetere - Published 2009

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Biographical FictionLiterary

Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review