Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

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

Strangers: A Family Romance

By Emma Tennant - Published 1999 (UK)Published 2003 (US)

Genres:

Nonfiction

Strangers is a haunting and sometimes humorous memoir of Emma Tennant’s wealthy, influential, and eccentric family. The narrative is impressionistic yet richly ...Read Review

Amelia Peabody’s Egypt

By Elizabeth Peters (ed.) - By Kristen Whitbread (ed.) - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

This beautifully-illustrated companion to Peters’ popular Amelia Peabody series includes essays by various contributors on subjects such as the history of Egyptology, the ...Read Review

The Devil’s Cloth (A History of Stripes)

By Michael Pastourneau (trans. Jody Glodding) - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

Stripes are part of our everyday lives, but depending on how or where we encounter them, they evoke certain impressions. This thought-provoking book ...Read Review

Richmond Burning

By Nelson Lankford - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

The capital of the short-lived Confederacy managed to hold out in the face of crushing odds from war’s start until only days ...Read Review

The Battle for Rome

By Robert Katz - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

The saga of the eternal city in the hectic and dangerous days from Mussolini’s ouster to the Allied liberation has long been ...Read Review

Fortress Malta

By James Holland - Published 2003

Genres:

Nonfiction

The history of Malta in WWII is a chronicle of savage bombing, civilian endurance, spirited defense, and incredible good fortune. The most heavily ...Read Review