Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Westward

By Dale L. Walker editor - Published 2003

Genres:

Short StoriesWestern

In celebration of their 50th anniversary, the Western Writers of America went all out in producing this large collection of original western fiction. ...Read Review

The Painter

By Will Davenport - Published 2003

Genres:

Alternate HistoryBiographical FictionMystery/Crime

This novel intertwines 17th century and present day plots. The 17th century story proposes a possible explanation for how Rembrandt might have come ...Read Review

The Geisha’s Granddaughter

By Chayyam Zeldis - Published 2003

Genres:

Saga

The title forecasts the influence of the past over the present. The period of time spanned in this novel begins in early 20th ...Read Review

Clea’s Moon

By Edward Wright - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This retro-mystery set in late-1940s Los Angeles has a lot of the right ingredients going for it – starting with its former B-western ...Read Review

Maisie Dobbs

By Jacqueline Winspear - Published 2003

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Circumstances force Maisie Dobbs, the daughter of a widowed costermonger, into service at the age of thirteen. She is fortunate that her employer, ...Read Review

A Palestine Affair

By Jonathan Wilson - Published 2003

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/CrimeThriller

The time is 1924, and British Mandate Palestine is filling up with a dangerous mix of European Zionists hoping to found a Jewish state ...Read Review

Evidence of Things Unseen

By Marianne Wiggins - Published 2003

Genres:

LiteraryRomance

For an example of how to take unremarkable people and turn their story into something worth writing about, read Evidence of Things Unseen. ...Read Review

Orchard

By Larry Watson - Published 2003

Genres:

LiterarySaga

Set in 1953, Larry Watson’s Orchard depicts the newly altered lives of Henry and Sonja House. The sudden death of their young son ...Read Review

The Heaven of Mercury

By Brad Watson - Published 2002 (US)Published 2004 (UK)

Genres:

Saga

The twentieth century, viewed in a non-linear fashion through the lives of citizens of Mercury, Mississippi, is dark, atmospheric and gothic. The thread ...Read Review

The Pilots

By James Spencer - Published 2003

Genres:

MilitaryShort Stories

Originally written as a sequence of short stories, this novel follows the WWII Pacific theatre service of Steve Larkin, a P-38 Lightning pilot, ...Read Review