Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Among the Beautiful Beasts

By Lori McMullen - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Like many Floridians, I have long been a fan of Marjory Stoneman Douglas. I was fortunate enough to review a collection of her ...Read Review

The Long Journey Home

By Cecily Blench - Published 2021


Rangoon, Burma, in 1941, and Kate Girton works as a school inspector for the British colonial government. Kate has fled grief in England, and ...Read Review


By Brittany Cavallaro - Published 2021


Alternate HistoryChildren/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

Seventeen-year-old Claire Emerson’s inventor father believes her touch is magic, that her skin-to-skin touch grants a person their deepest wish. Claire is ...Read Review

The Time Gatherer (The Timegathering Series)

By Rachel Dacus - Published 2020



After spontaneously appearing at a rock concert in 1970, George learns that he has a rare gene that allows him to time travel, known ...Read Review

Small Acts of Defiance

By Michelle Wright - Published 2021


Based in Nazi-occupied Paris, Small Acts of Defiance is award-winning Australian short-story writer Michelle Wright’s debut novel. Wright lived in Paris for ...Read Review

Prague 1938

By Dara Kavanagh - Published 2021



“1938 is a catastrophic date in the history of the Czech people, a people who have never lacked for catastrophic dates”. This novel is ...Read Review

The Three Locks (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure 4)

By Bonnie Macbird - Published 2021



Dr. John Watson receives an ornate silver box that was meant to be delivered to him on his 21st birthday but has been ...Read Review

His Improper Lady (The Mad Morelands Book 8)

By Candace Camp - Published 2021



When Tom Quick catches a thief in the office of his detective agency, he does not expect to fall in love with her. ...Read Review

Madame Livingstone: The Great War in the Congo

By Barly Baruti - By Christophe Cassiau-Haurie - By Ivanka Hahnenberger (trans.) - Published 2021


Based in reality, this dark graphic novel, both linguistically and pictorially, details a portion of the oft-forgotten colonial wars in East Africa during ...Read Review

Songs in Ursa Major

By Emma Brodie - Published 2021



Amidst sex, drugs, and rock and roll, a star is born … In her accomplished debut novel, Emma Brodie whisks us to another world. ...Read Review