Reviews of some 20,000+ historical fiction books

The Spectacular

By Fiona Davis - Published 2023


The Spectacular takes place over a few months and is a brief 1990s story incorporating long retrospective flashbacks to 1956, when 19-year-old Marion Brooks ...Read Review

Chiara’s Choice

By Chalon Linton - Published 2023


Inspirational Romance

Chiara Madero is the beautiful daughter of a harsh Italian baron who has sent her to England to find a suitable husband, preferably ...Read Review

The Bookbinder of Jericho (UK) / The Bookbinder (US)

By Pip Williams - Published 2023


Oxford 1914, and Peggy Jones’ job involves folding folios of paper and making up volumes in the Clarendon Press bindery in Oxford. She is ...Read Review

Crooked Plow

By Itamar Vieira Junior - By Johnny Lorenz (trans.) - Published 2023



Teen sisters Belonísia and Bibiana have a unique bond. After an accident involving the ivory-handled knife their grandmother has hidden in her ...Read Review

Good for a Single Journey (Holocaust Survivor True Stories)

By Helen Joyce - Published 2023


Good for a Single Journey is the novelization of a true story: that of the author’s family. From her great-grandparents down the ...Read Review

Ravage & Son

By Jerome Charyn - Published 2023



With biting humor and fierce tenderness, Jerome Charyn builds the world of Manhattan’s Lower East Side Jewish ghetto from 1883 onward, rife with ...Read Review


By Phoenicia Rogerson - Published 2024



Where, when? We’re never told. But as familiar names – Zeus, Hera, Apollo – begin to appear, we understand that we are in the ...Read Review

Caesar’s Soldier (The Mark Antony Series, 1)

By Alex Gough - Published 2023


AdventureBiographical FictionMilitary

We all recall the name Mark Antony, largely from Shakespeare. We know he was a trusted supporter of Julius Caesar. But what do ...Read Review

A Newlywed’s Guide to Fortune and Murder (A Countess of Harleigh Mystery)

By Dianne Freeman - Published 2023



In London in spring 1900, Frances Hazelton is newly married and happily planning to help yet another young lady make her societal debut and ...Read Review

The American Wife

By Chrystyna Lucyk-Berger - Published 2023


The American Wife is the tumultuous tale of Kitty Larsson, the privileged daughter of an American senator and aspiring foreign service worker in ...Read Review