Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

If the Dead Rise Not

By Philip Kerr - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

Interwar Berlin police officer Bernie Gunther has had his share of troubles in Philip Kerr’s March Violets, A German Requiem, One from ...Read Review

COVENTRY

By Helen Humphreys - Published 2009Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

I must confess, I am a great fan of Helen Humphreys’ novels. Coventry, an extremely vivid and moving book, just strengthens this partiality. ...Read Review

Operation Underworld

By Paddy Kelly - Published 2009

Genres:

Thriller

Operation Underworld is based on a true story about the underground partnership between the American government and the Mafia. This involves the sinking ...Read Review

Season of Storms

By Susanna Kearsley - Published 2010Published 2014

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

In the early years of the 20th century, the famous playwright Galeazzo D’Ascanio falls in love with an actress named Celia Sands ...Read Review

Last Night in Twisted River

By John Irving - Published 2010

Genres:

Epic

The story opens in 1954 at a logging camp along the Twisted River. Danny is only twelve years old when, hearing strange noises, he ...Read Review

Underground

By June Hutton - Published 2009

Genres:

LiterarySaga

This novel opens with the protagonist, Albert Fraser, a 16-year-old Canadian volunteer, at the front during the battle of the Somme in 1916. He ...Read Review

Coventry

By Helen Humphreys - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

I must confess, I am a great fan of Helen Humphreys’ novels. Coventry, an extremely vivid and moving book, just strengthens this partiality. ...Read Review

The Fallen Kings

By Cynthia Harrod-Eagles - Published 2009

Genres:

Saga

January 1918, and volume 32 of the Morland Saga. No conscientious objectors here; all the adult Morlands are doing their bit. Except for Jessie, who ...Read Review

The Irresistible Henry House

By Lisa Grunwald - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

Henry House is an orphan, yet he has many mothers. He is what was known as a “practice baby” in a home economics ...Read Review

Bloodroot

By Amy Greene - Published 2010

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Byrdie Lamb was said to be one of those witches from Chickweed Holler, one who, as they say, had “the touch.” She gave ...Read Review