Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Something Red

By Jennifer Gilmore - Published 2010

Genres:

Literary

Gilmore’s second novel brings us a Beltway family in 1979-80 as they grapple with their collective and individual identities against the backdrop ...Read Review

Stay a Little Longer

By Dorothy Garlock - Published 2010

Genres:

Romance

Rachel Watkins seems to be the only sane person in her family. Her duties include caring for her agoraphobic mother, her alcoholic uncle, ...Read Review

The Confederate General Rides North

By Amanda C. Gable - Published 2009

Genres:

Children/Young AdultFantasy

Eleven-year-old Katherine McConnell is obsessed with the Civil War, particularly the Confederate side. She frequently daydreams about being a Confederate general. When her ...Read Review

Sunshine and Showers

By June Francis - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

In Liverpool in 1926, a young girl, Patsy Doyle, is adapting to her new life as a live-in maid to Mr and Mrs Tanner. ...Read Review

The Clouds Beneath the Sun

By Mackenzie Ford - Published 2010

Genres:

Adventure

Natalie Nelson is haunted by tragedy – her mother’s death, estrangement from her father, and rejection by her lover. In 1963, she arrives in ...Read Review

The Edge of Ruin

By Irene Fleming - Published 2010

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In the early days of film production, competition between movie companies often resembled gang warfare; with every new start-up ruthlessly harassed by Thomas ...Read Review

Evening’s Empire

By Bill Flanagan - Published 2010

Genres:

Epic

With a title nod to Dylan’s Mr. Tambourine Man, Flanagan’s 645-page epic about rock music spans more than four decades in ...Read Review

The Yellow House

By Patricia Falvey - Published 2010

Genres:

RomanceSaga

Family legend says that Eileen O’Neill’s childhood home, the titular yellow house, was won back in a game of cards from ...Read Review

The Concubine’s Daughter

By Pai Kit Fai - Published 2010

Genres:

Saga

The wealth of detail about Chinese history and culture gives this book an edge over other stories that tell a similar tale. The ...Read Review

The Wettest County in the World

By Matt Bondurant - Published 2009Published 2012

Genres:

Literary

During the Prohibition era, moonshine flowed freely through the mountains of Franklin County, Virginia, and few bootleggers were more productive, violent, and notable ...Read Review