Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Devil’s Blaze (Sherlock Holmes in WWII)

By Robert J. Harris - Published 2022



Fans of Sherlock Holmes will welcome this latest addition to the great detective’s myth. Robert J. Harris sets this novel at the ...Read Review

That Summer in Berlin

By Lecia Cornwall - Published 2022


Lecia Cornwall’s That Summer in Berlin is a close-up view of the 1936 Berlin Olympics through the lens of two debutantes on a ...Read Review

Bar Kokhba: The Jew Who Defied Hadrian and Challenged the Might of Rome

By Lindsay Powell - Published 2021



Part travelogue yet still solid non-fiction history, this is a story about two fascinating personalities and the doomed attempt of one, Bar Kokhba, ...Read Review

Escape Route

By Elan Barnehama - Published 2022


Growing up in New York City in the late 1960s, 13-year-old Zach’s life is defined by his Jewish roots and the war ...Read Review

Murder Through the English Post (A Beryl and Edwina Mystery)

By Jessica Ellicott - Published 2022



In 1920s England, someone in the sleepy little village of Walmsley Parva is determined to disrupt a lot of lives. As poisoned-pen letters ...Read Review

A Twist of Murder (A Dickens of a Crime)

By Heather Redmond - Published 2022



This is the fifth in a series featuring the youthful Charles Dickens as an amateur sleuth investigating a rot at a private school ...Read Review

To Love a Viking (Tavland Vikings)

By Heather Day Gilbert - By Jen Cudmore - Published 2022


Inspirational Romance

To Love a Viking is set primarily in fictional Tavland, an island near Norway, during the years 998-999 AD, when Christianity was spreading ...Read Review

Hardland: A Novel

By Ashley E. Sweeney - Published 2022



Countering the notion that a Western is usually a genre book for relaxed reading, Hardland portrays the reality of working women in Arizona ...Read Review

One Woman’s War: A Novel of the Real Miss Moneypenny

By Christine Wells - Published 2022


England, WWII: and another take on Operation Mincemeat, the most famous espionage operation of any war you care to mention. (It involved tossing ...Read Review

An Ocean Apart

By Sarah Lee - Published 2022


In 1954, sisters Connie and Ruby Haynes sail from Barbados to England to join a nurse training programme to aid the fledging National Health ...Read Review