Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Baptism at Bull Run

By James P. Reger - Published 2004

Genres:

Military

On April 13, 1861, Fort Sumter was in the midst of a nightmarish artillery barrage. Watching from his headquarters, Confederate General Beauregard was more concerned ...Read Review

The Paid Companion

By Amanda Quick - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

Elenora Lodge is in need of an immediate position. As a paid companion, she is having trouble finding an employer who is not ...Read Review

The Awakening Fire

By Kelley Pounds - Published 2004

Genres:

RomanceWestern

When an exiled Apache Mixed Blood’s quest for revenge crashes into a novice nun’s journey towards her past, a good, galloping ...Read Review

Cottonwood

Genres:

Western

Phillips is a good writer who thoroughly researches his books. His Cottonwood, Texas, of 1872, a seedy town awaiting the arrival of the train, ...Read Review

Land of My Heart

By Tracie Peterson - Published 2004

Genres:

InspirationalRomanceWestern

In the final years of the Civil War, the Chadwick family’s trek westward to Montana symbolizes their journey closer to God. After ...Read Review

A Tapestry of Hope

By Judith Miller - By Tracie Peterson - Published 2004

Genres:

InspirationalRomanceSaga

The opening scene depicts Jasmine Wainwright, a Southern belle complete with chiding mammy. Jasmine meets Bradley Houston and his brother Nolan. Bradley wants ...Read Review

The Shifting Tide

By Anne Perry - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The fourteenth installment in Perry’s William Monk series is, once again, set in Victorian London – full of filth and disease, scoundrels and ...Read Review

Death by Dickens

By Edited by Anne Perry - Published 2004

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeShort Stories

Mr. Pickwick, Miss Havisham, Scrooge, and other familiar characters from the novels of Charles Dickens return to fictional life in this collection of ...Read Review

The Briar and the Rose

By Laura Mills-Alcott - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

The author was inspired to write this historical romance, set in 1827 Ireland, after hearing Dolly Parton’s rendition of the old ballad “Barbara ...Read Review

Folly and Glory

By Larry McMurtry - Published 2004

Genres:

SagaWestern

Book 4 of the Berrybender Narratives begins with the family living under house arrest in Santa Fe. Tasmin Berrybender Snow, grieving over the death ...Read Review