Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

No Certain Rest

By Jim Lehrer - Published 2002

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Battle of Antietam was the most violent single day in the history of the American Civil War. More Americans were killed in ...Read Review

Blues In The Wind

By Whitney J. LeBlanc - Published 2002

Genres:

Saga

LeBlanc, in his first novel, has covered an often-overlooked period in American history. Set in the early to mid-1940s, a Creole family ...Read Review

Billie’s Kiss

By Elizabeth Knox - Published 2002

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

This novel opens in 1903 as Billie Paxton, her pregnant sister, Edith, and her brother-in-law, Henry, are traveling to a remote Scottish Island where ...Read Review

Burning Marguerite

By Elizabeth Inness-Brown - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

At its heart, Burning Marguerite illustrates the truism that a child never realizes that a parent had a life prior to him or ...Read Review

Whispers On The Water

By Audrey Howard - Published 2002

Genres:

Saga

The only daughter of a working-class family in 1911 Liverpool, young Grace Tooley’s carefree life is brought to a halt when she falls ...Read Review

A Parchment Of Leaves

By Silas House - Published 2002

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In his first novel, Clay’s Quilt, Silas House explored how the ties to family and land influence life in eastern Kentucky. In ...Read Review

When the Elephants Dance

By Tess Uriza Holthe - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941, American and Allied troops retreated from the Philippine Islands, which were first bombed and ...Read Review

A Simple Habana Melody

By Oscar Hijuelos - Published 2002

Genres:

Literary

Stifled by the oppressive Machado dictatorship, Cuban composer Israel Levis leaves Havana for Paris. But after a few years in the city of ...Read Review

The Seal Wife

By Kathryn Harrison - Published 2002

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Kathryn Harrison is best known for her memoir, The Kiss, detailing the incestuous relationship she had with her father. It is no surprise, ...Read Review

The Long Journey

By Wayne Greenhaw - Published 2002

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Harold Reed is only sixteen when his father asks him to leave Town Creek, Alabama for the “big city” of Decatur to meet ...Read Review