Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Forget Me Not (The Gents Book #1)

By Sarah M. Eden - Published 2020


Inspirational Romance

After the death of his brother in the American Revolution, Lucas Jonquil set forth to see the world—or at least Europe. Now ...Read Review

Here We Are

By Graham Swift - Published 2020


Historical Fantasy

Set during the summer of 1959 in the seaside town of Brighton, England, this novel tells the story of three main characters. Jack Robinson ...Read Review

We Germans: A Novel

By Alexander Starritt - Published 2020



This novella comprises a long letter written by a German grandfather, Meissner, to his Scottish grandson, Callum. On a visit, seventeen months in ...Read Review

The Young Survivors

By Debra Barnes - Published 2020


Even before the outbreak of World War II, the Laskowski children’s lives aren’t easy. Their parents are Polish Jews who have ...Read Review

Lionhearts (Nottingham 2)

By Nathan Makaryk - Published 2020



Nathan Makaryk’s sophomore novel picks up some months after the shocking conclusion of his first, Nottingham. In this Game-of-Thrones-like treatment of the ...Read Review

The Snow Fell Three Graves Deep: Voices from the Donner Party

By Allan Wolf - Published 2020


Children/Young Adult

Allan Wolf’s fascinating historical novel-in-verse graphically retells the story of the Donner Party using the voices of actual characters who lived or ...Read Review

A Daughter’s Promise

By Lynette Rees - Published 2020



1888. Jack the Ripper is at large. Like most local people, Kathryn Flynn, who lives in Whitechapel, London, has no time to think of ...Read Review

In the Lion’s Den (The House of Falconer Series, 2)

By Barbara Taylor Bradford - Published 2020



In the Lion’s Den, Book Two of the House of Falconer series, opens in London, 1889, with James Lionel Falconer about to face ...Read Review

Spiteful Bones (A Crispin Guest Mystery, 14)

By Jeri Westerson - Published 2021



The Tracker of London, Crispin Guest, must solve a 20-year-old murder in his 14th adventure, set in 1398. Lawyer Nigellus (Nigel) Cobmartin has just ...Read Review

The Wright Sister: A Novel

By Patty Dann - Published 2020


Biographical Fiction

“Sometimes, I think I was born in the wrong body,” Katharine Wright muses in Patty Dann’s (Mermaids) new novel. Indeed, Katharine— “with ...Read Review