Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Much Ado About Love

By Malia Martin - Published 2000



William Shakespeare’s plays may have been written by a number of other people, or so it’s claimed, but the premise of ...Read Review


By Murray Levine - Published 2000


Biographical FictionInspirationalLiterary

The Duchess of the title is Diane de Poitiers, one-time mistress to the King of France, François I, and thereafter, full-time mistress ...Read Review

A Mystery of Errors

By Simon Hawke - Published 2000


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

After viewing a performance by a traveling theater troupe, stage-struck apprentice blacksmith Symington “Tuck” Smythe leaves his country village and heads for London, ...Read Review

The Poyson Garden

By Karen Harper - Published (c1999)Published 2000


Biographical FictionMystery/Crime

“Down wi’ the Boleyns, e’en the royal one!” is the cry of a group dedicated to the destruction of the Boleyn family, ...Read Review

The Real People Series

By Robert J. Conley - Published 2000



Individual titles are: The Way of the Priests (ISBN 0806132728), The Dark Way (0806132736), The White Path (0806132744), The Way South (0806132752), The Long Way Home (0806132760), The ...Read Review

To Ruin a Queen

By Fiona Buckley - Published 2000



Fiona Buckley draws the reader into the story with her lively and fluid first-person narration: “The journey that took me from the Châ...Read Review

The Red Queen: Margaret of Anjou and the Wars of the Roses

By Ruth S. Perot - Published 2000


Alternate History

This self-published novel is one of the books that we might have, unfortunately, missed had Perot been forced to try to find an ...Read Review

The Squire’s Tale

By Margaret Frazer - Published 2000



Robert Fenner, a landholder and former squire, attempts to settle a dispute between his lady wife Blaunche and her former in-laws. Believing that ...Read Review

The Swan Maiden

By Susan King - Published 2001


AdventureBiographical FictionLiterary

Highland Juliana, her castle under English attack, is saved by handsome, loyalty-torn Anglo-Scot Sir Gawain. He lets her go and she becomes the ...Read Review

Moon Fire

By Judith Redman Robbins - Published 2000



Legend among the Anasazi predicts that a child born with six fingers or toes will be gifted. Born with six toes on each ...Read Review