Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Mystic Warriors

By Rosanne Bittner - Published 2000



This, Bittner’s final installment in the “Mystic” trilogy (Mystic Dreamers, Mystic Visions) continues the story of Buffalo Dreamer and her husband, Rising ...Read Review

The Devil’s Heiress

By Jo Beverley - Published 2001



Clarissa Greystone, known as the Devil’s Heiress, is haunted by the circumstances surrounding the death of her despised fiancé. Forced to take ...Read Review

The Thief-Taker: Memoirs of a Bow-Street Runner

By T.F. Banks - Published 2001



In June 1815, as Wellington’s army faces down the French somewhere in Belgium, in London the officers of Bow Street wage war against ...Read Review

The Riddle of the Shipwrecked Spinster

By Patricia Veryan - Published 2001



Miss Cordelia Stansbury succeeds in setting tongues to wagging twice in a year – first when she snags the ton’s most eligible bachelor, ...Read Review

The Duchess

By Bertrice Small - Published 2001



Although Allegra Morgan, daughter of the richest man in England, has a flawed pedigree, her father arranges a marriage between her and the ...Read Review

Kate Aylesford, or, The Heiress of Sweetwater

By Charles J. Peterson - Published 2001



Originally published in 1855 and out of print from 1873 until 2001, Kate Aylesford has attained legendary status among residents of New Jersey in recent decades. ...Read Review

A Case of Curiosities

By Allen Kurzweil - Published 2001


A memento hominem is a collection of items memorializing a life, and a case full of such items gives structure to Allen Kurzweil’...Read Review

George Washington, Frontiersman

By Zane Grey - Published 2001


Biographical Fiction

Zane Grey, one of America’s foremost writers of western fiction, died in 1939. This book, a fictionalized narrative of George Washington’s early ...Read Review

Fiery Cross

By Diana Gabaldon - Published 2001



In the fifth book in Gabaldon’s popular ‘Outlander’ series, we find Claire and Jamie Fraser, their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger and ...Read Review

The Royal Physician’s Visit

By Per Olov Enquist - By Tiina Nunnally (trans.) - Published 2001


Biographical FictionLiterary

“On April 5, 1768, Johann Friedrich Struensee was appointed Royal Physician to King Christian VII of Denmark, and four years later he was executed.” So ...Read Review