Reviews of some 20,000+ historical fiction books

Mrs. Jeffries Weeds the Plot

By Emily Brightwell - Published 2000



This is the latest in the many-volume Victorian Mystery series, starring Mrs. Jeffries. Housekeeper to Inspector Witherspoon, her detective skills far outweigh his, ...Read Review

Kelly and the Three-Toed Horse

By Peter Bowen - Published 2001


AdventureBiographical Fiction

Based on the real-life adventures of the legendary Luther “Yellowstone” Kelly, or so it’s claimed, this is the third book in the ...Read Review

Pale Truth

By Daniel Alef - Published 2000



This is the first in a projected series of three books the author is titling the California Chronicles. Covering 1829 to 1853 and taking the ...Read Review

Citizen Washington

By William Martin - Published (c1999)Published 2000


Biographical Fiction

At 675 pages, this is a whale of a novel, but even if you aren’t already intrigued by this period, or particularly moved ...Read Review

Last Refuge of Scoundrels: A Revolutionary Tail

By Paul Lussier - Published 2000


Biographical FictionMilitary

Somewhere far to the south of history as we know it lies the truth. And somewhere not too far south of that lies ...Read Review

The Old American

By Ernest Hebert - Published 2000


Biographical FictionLiterary

This wonderful story fictionalizes the real life captivity of Nathan Blake, an English settler who was taken prisoner during a French raid on ...Read Review

Prelude to Glory, v.1: Our Sacred Honor

By Ron Carter - Published 1998



Ron Carter is a deeply religious individual who intends his multi-volume work on the Dunson family of Boston to serve as an example ...Read Review

Mrs. Shakespeare: The Complete Works

By Robert Nye - Published 2000


Biographical FictionLiterary

This is Anne Hathaway’s story, written years after her husband has died. Her daughter Susanna has given her a beautiful book of ...Read Review

The Sea Hath Spoken

By Stephen Lewis - Published 2001



In this 3rd in a Colonial New England crime series, Quaker sister and brother Richard and Jane Whitcomb arrive from England, landing at ...Read Review

Taiko: An Epic Novel of War and Glory in Feudal Japan

By (tr. William Scott Wilson; abridged) - By Eiji Yoshikawa - Published 2000


Biographical FictionEpicMilitary

This book spans a period between 1536 and 1583, and is essentially the story (very well-known there) of Toyotomi Hideyoshi’s rise from street brat ...Read Review