Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Secundus Papyrus

By Albert Noyer - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Albert Noyer’s second historical mystery takes the reader to the Western Roman Empire in the 5th century, where the physician Getorius and ...Read Review

Get Out or Die

By Jane Finnis - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The narrator of this mystery, set in Brigantia in Northern England in 91 AD, pulled me into her story immediately with her lively and ...Read Review

The Labors of Aeneas (What a Pain It Was to Found the Roman Race)

By Rose Williams - Published 2003

Genres:

Epic

  This is Vergil’s famous propaganda piece, the Aeneid, cheerfully made accessible to a modern reader who wouldn’t glance at a ...Read Review

The Sacred Land

By H.N. Turteltaub - Published 2003

Genres:

Adventure

Sostratos and Menedemos, the young Rhodian merchants and owners of the Aphrodite, are not afraid to take their ship where no other trader ...Read Review

Challenge the Wind

By Debra Tash - Published 2003

Genres:

MilitaryRomance

It is 1777, Philadelphia is held by the British, American troops suffer myriad hardships, and near Saratoga, New York, the Lloyd family farm is ...Read Review

The Steadfast

By M.A. Schweitzer - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Schweitzer’s first novel attempts to place the reader in Edwardian England, with side trips to Dutch South Africa, in a wide-ranging tale ...Read Review

Dear Heart, How Like You This?

By Wendy J. Dunn - Published 2002

Genres:

Biographical FictionRomance

Sir Thomas Wyatt, 16th century poet and nobleman, narrates the tale of his mostly unrequited love for his cousin, Anne Boleyn – a love ...Read Review

Cry of the Phoenix

By Jane Dater - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Shortly after the end of World War II, on a small island off the coast of Wales, a reclusive man claiming to be ...Read Review

The Plainswoman

By Irene Bennett Brown - Published 2003 (c1994)

Genres:

AdventureRomanceWestern

Amity Whitford is a governess who recovers from heatstroke (and temporary amnesia) to discover her youngest charge is dead. Her boss runs her ...Read Review

The Battle That Stopped Rome

By Peter S. Wells - Published 2003

Genres:

MilitaryNonfiction

Wells uses archaeological evidence, much of it new, to revisit the Teutoburg Forest battle in A.D. 9 between Roman troops under Publius Quinctilius ...Read Review