Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Simply Unforgettable

By Mary Balogh - Published 2005

Genres:

Romance

Frances Allard has a comfortable life teaching at a girls’ school near Bath. She has good friends and a meaningful occupation, a circumstance ...Read Review

Ophelia’s Fan

By Christine Balint - Published 2004

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Ophelia’s Fan is an enjoyable novelization of the life of Harriet Smithson (1800-1854), the Irish-born actress who rose to fame playing Shakespeare ...Read Review

A Light to My Path

By Lynn Austin - Published 2004

Genres:

Inspirational

This is the final story in Lynn Austin’s Christian series about the Civil War. She does a fine job with this latest ...Read Review

Spring of My Love

By Ginny Aiken - Published 2005

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Spring of My Love is Book Three in Aiken’s Christian fiction Silver Hills Trilogy. It is 1894 in Hartville, Colorado, and the town ...Read Review

Painted Veil

By Beverle Graves Myers - Published 2005

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s May 1734 in Venice. In honor of the wedding of the doge’s daughter, an extravagant opera has been commissioned. Castrato singer ...Read Review

Daughter of Liberty

By J.M. Hochstetler - Published 2004

Genres:

AdventureInspirationalRomance

Elizabeth Howard is the respectable daughter of a Tory-leaning family in 1775 Boston by day, but by night she transforms into the wily courier ...Read Review

My Story Being This

By Pamela-Suzette Deane - Published 2004

Genres:

Literary

The 1770s Rhode Island setting and community of free people of color is wonderfully evoked in this “writing book” of a woman whose ...Read Review

Ride the Fire

By Pamela Clare - Published 2005

Genres:

Romance

Nicholas Kenleigh is a broken, guilt-ridden man. When he arrives at Bethie Stewart’s cabin with a serious injury, she is eight months ...Read Review

Longshot

By Mark Ammerman - Published 2005

Genres:

Inspirational

The first person narrative begins in 1750 Rhode Island, where Christopher Long and his Narragansett friend Caleb clear out the tribe’s ancient council ...Read Review

Zorro

By Isabel Allende - Published 2005

Genres:

Adventure

Though adventure plays a large part, this is as much a tale of how Diego de la Vega evolved into The Fox as ...Read Review