Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Sparrowhawk Book lll: Caxton

By Edward Cline - Published 2004

Genres:

Saga

Book I of this series introduced Jack Frake, a poor runaway who fell in with smugglers and was eventually shipped off to the ...Read Review

Winter Fire

By Jo Beverley - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

December 1763. It is challenging to take seriously a novel featuring females called Genova, Calliope, Thalia, Regeanne, Sheena, and Damaris. But in this story ...Read Review

Rebecca Wentworth’s Distraction

By Robert J Begiebing - Published 2003

Genres:

Literary

When Englishman Daniel Sanborn takes his first portraiture commission in Portsmouth, Virginia, he doesn’t expect his subject, a mere child, to be ...Read Review

Until You

By Bertrice Small - Published 2003

Genres:

Romance

Continuing the story of orphaned, thrice-married Rosamund Bolton, Lady of Friarsgate, this is the second offering in the Friarsgate Inheritance series. Determined to ...Read Review

The Rose Without a Thorn

By Jean Plaidy - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Katherine Howard is beautiful but clueless. Her grandmother, the Duchess of Norfolk, who worships the memory of Katherine’s clever cousin Anne Boleyn, ...Read Review

Mary, Queen of France

By Jean Plaidy - Published 2003

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Renowned historical fiction author Jean Plaidy has written numerous stories featuring the Plantagenets, Stuarts, and Tudors along with other royal families throughout history. ...Read Review

The Vagabond Clown

By Edward Marston - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Marston is a wonderfully prolific writer. Besides two series of detective novels written as Kenneth Miles, which is his real name, he has ...Read Review

The Merchant of Vengeance

By Simon Hawke - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeRomance

Picture Shakespeare as a sleuth – this is what Hawke offers in this mystery series set in Elizabethan London. A young Will and his ...Read Review

The Queene’s Christmas

By Karen Harper - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

As Christmas of 1564 approaches, Queen Elizabeth I decides to grant the wishes of her beloved “Kat” (Lady Katherine Ashley), her aging confidante, and ...Read Review

The Fugitive Queen

By Fiona Buckley - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the seventh title featuring Ursula Blanchard, Queen Elizabeth’s spy. The queen needs a trusted person to deliver a sensitive message ...Read Review