Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The House of Smoke

By Sam Christer - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

It’s 1900 and Simeon Lynch is sitting in a stinking cell in Newgate prison, awaiting his execution for murder. Rightly so, as Lynch ...Read Review

Wild Lavender

By Belinda Alexandra - Published 2016Published c2004

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When 14-year-old Simone Fleurier is sent away from her family’s lavender farm in Provence to work for her miserable great-aunt in Marseilles, ...Read Review

The Pursuit of Pearls

By Jane Thynne - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The newest entry in the Clara Vine series, The Pursuit of Pearls takes place in 1939 Berlin. As tensions in Germany are building, and ...Read Review

Operation Goodwood: A Mirabelle Bevan Mystery

By Sara Sheridan - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Mirabelle Bevan, head of a debt-collecting agency in 1950s Brighton, enjoys a day out to see motor racing at Goodwood with Superintendent McGregor. ...Read Review

Room for Hope

By Kim Vogel Sawyer - Published 2016

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

In 1936 Kansas, Neva Shilling helps her husband run their mercantile and cares for their twins while Warren goes out of town selling merchandise ...Read Review

The Contractor

By James C. Work - Published 2016

Genres:

Western

In 1868, young Charlie Madalone is murdered in cold blood by Kane Kelly, contractor for the railroad out of Omaha, Nebraska. After Kelly flees ...Read Review

The Reluctant Duchess

By Roseanna M. White - Published 2016

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

This inspirational romance is set in Edwardian Scotland and England. After she has been raped by her violent cousin, Lady Rowena Kinnaird is ...Read Review

Ophelia’s War: The Secret Story of a Mormon Turned Madam

By Alison L. McLennan - Published 2016

Genres:

Western

Ophelia’s War tells the riveting life story of Ophelia Oatman, an orphaned Mormon girl coming of age and fighting for physical and ...Read Review

The Turbulent Trail

By Michael D. Thompson - Published 2016

Genres:

Western

Alcohol is ruining the life of Charlie Deegan, an ex-Army sharpshooter during the Civil War. A drunken brawler, he winds up in Yuma ...Read Review

Victoria Crossing

By Michael Wallace - Published 2016

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In July 1851, a barque from Belfast sails into New York. Among the throng of immigrants on board are 19-year-old Victoria, a Protestant, and 17...Read Review