Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Islands

By Dan Sleigh - Published 2005

Genres:

Saga

The first Dutch settlement of the area around the Cape makes up a large part of South Africa’s founding myth. This W. ...Read Review

The Queen’s Fencer

By Caitlin Scott-Turner - Published 2005

Genres:

AdventureRomance

If you enjoy swashbuckling adventures, get yourself ready for a fun read! This fast-moving tale includes the excitement of pirates, the intrigue of ...Read Review

Murder in Stratford

By Audrey Peterson - Published 2005

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Anne Hathaway Shakespeare narrates this tale of the murder of Richard Quiney, a charming but feckless friend of her husband, William Shakespeare. Widely ...Read Review

Child of the Mist

By Kathleen Morgan - Published 2005

Genres:

Romance

“Clan MacGregor might be nicknamed the ‘Children of the Mist,’ but one false step in the frequently impenetrable whiteness could still be dangerous, ...Read Review

A Rare and Curious Gift

By Pauline Holdstock - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The life of female painter Artemisia Gentileschi serves as inspiration for one of two central storylines in Pauline Holdstock’s richly-textured, multilayered novel ...Read Review

The Ruby Ring

By Diane Haeger - Published 2005

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

Recently, it was discovered that a ruby ring had been painted over in a nude portrait of Margherita Luti, the mistress of the ...Read Review

The Legacy

By Ellen Ekström - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Francesco de Romena is a knight and count. His father, who died in ignominy and rightfully so, murdered his brothers. His other family ...Read Review

Crusade of Tears

By C.D. Baker - Published 2004

Genres:

Inspirational

Based on the so-called “Children’s Crusade” of 1212, a historical event long debated by historians, Baker takes us on a medieval pilgrimage with ...Read Review

The Witch in the Well

By Sharon Newman - Published 2004

Genres:

FantasyMystery/Crime

This is certainly a departure for the wonderful Sharan Newman in this, the tenth Catherine LeVendeur mystery. It is filled not merely with ...Read Review

Prince of Darkness

By Sharon Kay Penman - Published 2005

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the fourth installment in the engaging, provocative, and downright fun mystery series featuring Justin de Quincy, the Queen’s Man. By ...Read Review