Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Pleasing Mr Pepys

By Deborah Swift - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Deb Willett is employed in the household of the diarist Samuel Pepys as a companion for his wife. She is there to help ...Read Review

The Inquisitor: Volume 5 (Thomas Berrington Historical Mystery)

By David Penny - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Brilliant doctor Thomas Berrington comes to Seville as personal physician to Spanish Queen Isabel during her pregnancy, in the years before the kingdom ...Read Review

The Monastery Murders (A Stanton and Barling Mystery)

By E.M. Powell - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The Monastery Murders is the second of E.M. Powell’s mysteries set in the late 12th century and featuring the crime-fighting duo ...Read Review

I Was Cleopatra

By Dennis Abrams - Published 2018

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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

Genres:

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