Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Mr Nicholls: A Brontë Story

By Juliet Heslewood - Published 2017

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Juliet Heslewood takes a risk in subtitling her novel “a Brontë story”. There are those who, faced with a hint of the Fitzgeralds ...Read Review

The Butcher’s Block (A Dan Foster Mystery)

By Lucienne Boyce - Published 2017

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Mystery

This is the second Georgian-era murder-mystery featuring Bow Street Runner, Dan Foster. When a pair of bodysnatchers are arrested taking a basket of ...Read Review

I Was Cleopatra

By Dennis Abrams - Published 2018

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Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Abrams, author of numerous biographies and nonfiction books for young readers, has created a detailed guide to Shakespeare’s world and theater in ...Read Review

The Lost Carousel Of Provence

By Juliet Blackwell - Published 2018

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In The Lost Carousel of Provence, Juliet Blackwell unravels the mystery of a forgotten carousel from Belle Époque-era France in three interweaving storylines. ...Read Review

Intrigue in Covent Garden (Adventures of Thomas Chaloner)

By Susanna Gregory - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

We are in the year 1665. Plague is still haunting London, and King Charles I, with all his court, plus anyone else rich enough ...Read Review

The Prince: A Devil’s Duke Novel

By Katharine Ashe - Published 2018

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Romance

An entertaining romance featuring non-typical characters and a refreshing twist on the masquerade trope, this fourth book in the Devil’s Duke series ...Read Review

Maid of Baikal: An Alternative Historical Novel of the Russian Civil War

By Preston Fleming - Published 2018-05-11

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Alternate HistoryEpic

Captain Edmund du Pont arrives in Siberia in November 1918 to establish wireless stations as part of the American Expeditionary Force’s aid to ...Read Review

Lady Helena Investigates: Book One of the Scott-De Quincy Mysteries

By Jane Steen - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

The sleepy town of Littleberry, Sussex at the end of the 19th century is as expected: suspicious of the mysterious and handsome French ...Read Review

A Well-Behaved Woman: A Novel of the Vanderbilts

By Therese Fowler - Published 2018

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Biographical Fiction

Alva has one duty: to secure a marriage that will save her family. Though her bloodline traces back to French royalty, her father’...Read Review

Marooned: Jamestown, Shipwreck, and a New History of America’s Origin

By Joseph Kelly - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

In 1607, three English ships, and about a hundred settlers and crew landed in Chesapeake Bay in what will later become Virginia. They are ...Read Review