Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Gift of the Bambino

By Jerry Amernic - Published 2004

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In Gift of the Bambino, Jerry Amernic pens a misty paean to baseball, Babe Ruth, and the hopes and dreams of a young ...Read Review

All or Nothing At All

By Patricia Abbott - Published 2004

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Saga

Is it any comfort to know that the “can women have it all?” debate didn’t originate with the current generation? Or is ...Read Review

The Garden of Martyrs

By Michael C. White - Published 2004

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Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

Though based on true events, not much happens in Michael White’s novel, a vibrant and deeply-felt tale of miscarried justice and anti-Irish ...Read Review

The News from Paraguay

By Lily Tuck - Published 2004

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Biographical Fiction

Through the eyes of a legion of characters from all sectors of society, Lily Tuck gives us the distressing news from mid-nineteenth century ...Read Review

The Master

By Colm Tóibín - Published 2004

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Biographical FictionLiterary

This fictional account of the adult life of American novelist Henry James is told in flowing form with insight into the author’s ...Read Review

An Unpardonable Crime

By Andrew Taylor - Published 2003Published 2004

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Mystery/Crime

Taylor, the author of over twenty novels, knows how to tell a story. This is a can’t-put-down mystery, set in England in 1819. ...Read Review

Gold Rush Dream

By Naomi Stahl - Published 2004

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RomanceWestern

Under her real name, Billie Sue Mosiman, the author of this rather one-dimensional western romance novel has been nominated for a mystery award, ...Read Review

Pearl

By Lauraine Snelling - Published 2004

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InspirationalRomanceWestern

Ruby Torvald manages Dove House, a small hotel in Little Missouri, a frontier community west of Bismarck, Dakotah Territory. Ruby’s dream is ...Read Review

The Mask of Red Death

By Harold Schechter - Published 2004

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Mystery/Crime

In many ways, The Mask of Red Death is a typical addition to the psychotic serial killer genre. An insane murderer is on ...Read Review

Nevin’s History

By Jim Sanderson - Published 2004

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Western

Andrew Nevin, a reporter for the Brownsville Sentinel, relays the news and documents the history of Texas from the 1870s well into the ...Read Review