Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Call Your Daughter Home

By Deb Spera - Published 2019

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Spera’s debut novel brims with grim authenticity as she recounts the unexpected bond between three women in the small town of Branchville, ...Read Review

The Bird King

By G. Willow Wilson - Published 2019

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Historical Fantasy

The year is 1491, and Granada, the last foothold of Islamic rule in Iberia, is under siege. Food is running short, but the inhabitants ...Read Review

The World That We Knew

By Alice Hoffman - Published 2019

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Literary

Magical realism combines with fairy tale in this story of young adults facing death and torture at the hands of the Nazis during ...Read Review

Ever Faithful: A Vintage National Parks Novel

By Karen Barnett - Published 2019

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InspirationalRomance

It’s 1933 in Yellowstone National Park, and we follow Elsie Brookes, who is saving up for college to become a teacher, and Nate ...Read Review

The Snow Gypsy

By Lindsay Jayne Ashford - Published 2019

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We meet Lola in 1938 toward the end of the Spanish Civil War in the Alpujarra region of Andalusia, Spain. Lola is a part ...Read Review

A Close Run Thing

By David Donachie - Published 2019

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AdventureMilitaryNautical

This, the fifteenth of the John Pearce novels, is set in 1796 with Lieutenant Pearce and his companion Samuel Oliphant trying to get back ...Read Review

This Tender Land

By William Kent Krueger - Published 2019

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Literary

Love is what makes a tender land — people and nature, not perfect, but full of what binds us all together. This is the ...Read Review

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted

By Robert Hillman - Published 2019

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Tom Hope has few connections in his life; he’s known in his rural Australian town for his skills in fixing machines and ...Read Review

The Golden Tresses of the Dead: A Flavia de Luce Novel

By Alan Bradley - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

This is the latest entry in Alan Bradley’s popular mystery series set in rural England in the 1950s, featuring twelve-year-old chemistry expert ...Read Review

Milady

By Laura L. Sullivan - Published 2019

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Adventure

Spy. Seductress. Poisoner. Villainess. The untold story of the Countess de Winter, better known as Milady, the scheming femme fatale in Dumas’ The ...Read Review