Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Bluebird Girls

By Rosie Archer - Published 2019


Hampshire 1939. World War II has started, and three young girls are about to have their worlds turned upside-down. Rainey and her mother are ...Read Review

The Phoenix of Florence

By Philip Kazan - Published 2019



The author returns to Renaissance Italy with The Phoenix of Florence. Onorio Celavini, a commander in the Medici’s feared policy force, investigates ...Read Review

The Mozart Girl

By Barbara Nickel - Published 2019


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

Maria Anna Walburga Ignatia Mozart enjoys beautiful gowns, birthday gifts, and sweets as much as any 12-year-old girl, but she has an extraordinary ...Read Review

The Memory House

By Rachel Hauck - Published 2019



While suspended from the New York City Police Department for assaulting a drug dealer and leaving the scene with the dealer’s abused ...Read Review

Flora’s War

By Audrey Reimann - Published 2017


In 1940s Scotland, Flora Macdonald meets sailor Andrew Stewart when she is on the run from a reform school, having been put there ...Read Review

The Witch’s Kind

By Louisa Morgan - Published 2019



In 1947, Barrie Anne Blythe loves living on her farm in the Pacific Northwest, tending to her garden. Her family has long held an ...Read Review

A Deceptive Devotion (A Lane Winslow Mystery)

By Iona Whishaw - Published 2019



Lane Winslow, raised in Latvia, is fluent in both English and Russian. After a stint in the UK spy services, she has “retired” ...Read Review

Land of the Living

By Georgina Harding - Published 2018



Charlie Ashe, a survivor of World War II battles against the Japanese in the uplands of northern India, is trying to adapt to ...Read Review

Resistance Women: A Novel

By Jennifer Chiaverini - Published 2019


Beginning in 1929, Resistance Women follows the life of Mildred Fish Harnack, an American literary scholar married to the brilliant German economist Arvid Harnack, ...Read Review

The Awakening of La Muse

By S. R. Strickland - Published 2018


Six-year-old Muse, a house slave on a plantation owned by the Hallisburgs in Virginia, innocently observes life around her, not questioning her world. ...Read Review