Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Soul of the Border: A Novel

By Matteo Righetto - Published 2018Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Soul of the Border is set in the late 19th century in the remote village of Nevada, Italy, near the Austrian border. Augusto ...Read Review

Lady Derring Takes a Lover: The Palace of Rogues

By Julie Anne Long - Published 2019

Genres:

Romance

When her husband dies, Delilah Swanpoole, Countess of Derring, finds herself not only a widow, but penniless. All that remains is an old, ...Read Review

Captain Rosalie

By Timothee de Fombelle - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Five-year-old Rosalie lives in a French village with her mother, who has had to work in a nearby factory since her father went ...Read Review

Anything But a Duke: The Duke’s Den

By Christy Carlyle - Published 2019

Genres:

Romance

In this second installment of Carlyle’s Duke’s Den series, which follows the fates of three men who run a gambling club ...Read Review

Island Song

By Madeleine Bunting - Published 2019

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Island Song is set partly in the present day and partly during the Second World War. The main story features Helene, a young ...Read Review

The Year the Swans Came

By Barbara Spencer - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

In a town still recovering from the aftermath of invaders, Magrit aka “Maidy” is turning 16, an age heralding womanhood. However, birthdays haven’t ...Read Review

Fled

By Meg Keneally - Published 2019

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Fled is based on an extraordinary true story. Desperate to escape a life of gruelling poverty in Cornwall, Jenny Trelawney turns to highway ...Read Review

Agricola’s Bane (Celtic Fervour Series Book 4)

By Nancy Jardine - Published 2018

Genres:

Military

Britain in the first century AD was a complicated place. The Roman Empire was determined to push its boundaries further north, and the ...Read Review

Heart of a King

By Jill Eileen Smith - Published 2019

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

King Solomon of biblical fame is the king referred to in the book’s title. As the main character, the book follows him ...Read Review

A Necessary Murder (Heloise Chancey Mysteries)

By M. J. Tjia - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

London, 1863:  A little girl is discovered savagely murdered in her wealthy family’s outhouse.  A few days later, a grown man is similarly ...Read Review