Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

American By Blood

By Andrew Huebner - Published 2000


Biographical FictionMilitaryWestern

First, the bad news about this first novel. Dealing with the aftermath of Custer’s disaster at the Little Big Horn, in 1876, and ...Read Review

The Secret Wife of King George IV

By Diane Haeger - Published 2000



Diane Haeger is no stranger to tales of royal romance, having dramatized the love story of Henri II of France and Diane de ...Read Review

Dark Eagle: A Novel of Benedict Arnold and the American Revolution

By John Ensor Harr - Published 1999


Biographical FictionMilitary

The name Benedict Arnold is synonymous with the word “traitor” in the American vocabulary. With this novel the author attempts to set the ...Read Review

Soul of the Sacred Earth

By Vella Munn - Published 2000


Except for a brief prelude set in 1599, the events in this book take place during the summer and fall of 1628 in what is ...Read Review

The Tidal Poole: An Elizabeth I Mystery

By Karen Harper - Published 2000



Queen Elizabeth the First is in vogue these days. First we have two popular movies (Shakespeare in Love and Elizabeth) with her as ...Read Review

Dorcas Good: The Diary of a Salem Witch

By Rose Earhart - Published 2000


Biographical Fiction

Choosing to tell the tale of the 1692 Salem witches as a diary written by one of them seemed like a brilliant idea to ...Read Review

The Maiden and the Unicorn

By Isolde Martyn - Published 1999



During the turbulent period now known as the Wars of the Roses, Marjorie of Warwick finds herself caught between love and loyalty, wed ...Read Review

The Difficult Saint: A Catherine Levendeur Mystery (Catherine Levendeur Mysteries)

By Sharan Newman - Published 1999



In this, the sixth Catherine LeVendeur mystery, Sharan Newman transports us to France in 1146. Catherine, a worthy heroine who is constantly finding – although ...Read Review

A Mortal Bane

By Roberta Gellis - Published 1999



Gellis, acclaimed author of The Roselynde Chronicles, shifts gears dramatically in this, her first medieval mystery. We are introduced to Southwark and London ...Read Review

The Kings in Winter

By Cecelia Holland - Published 2000



In 999 AD, Brian Boru, the King of Munster, destroyed the army of his hereditary enemy, the King of Leinster.  After the victory, Brian ...Read Review