Reviews of some 20,000+ historical fiction books

The Unstoppable Eliza Haycraft

By Diana Dempsey - Published 2023


Eliza Haycraft escapes an abusive husband in Missouri’s river country with only the clothes on her back. She travels to New Orleans ...Read Review

Murder at Bletchley Park (Blind Detective)

By Christina Koning - Published 2023



At MI6’s confidential behest, expert mathematician Margaret Rowlands defers her Cambridge University course to become a Bletchley Park codebreaker but, when secret ...Read Review

Embers in the London Sky

By Sarah Sundin - Published 2024



Sarah Sundin places the reader immediately in the center of a tale filled with tension, loss, and romance. Hearing rumors that German troops ...Read Review

The Rumor Game

By Thomas Mullen - Published 2024


In June 1943, Boston residents are agitated. Irish Catholics hate the rising numbers of Jews and African Americans. Union workers complain about hard work, ...Read Review

Shades of Death: Murder at the Court of Elizabeth I (Catrin Surovell Tudor Mysteries)

By Angela Ranson - Published 2023



Queen Elizabeth is no stranger to gossip or court intrigue, but in 1560, barely two years after taking the throne, her romantic attachment to ...Read Review

Cold Victory

By Karl Marlantes - Published 2024



In the late winter of 1946, Louise Koski and her husband Arnie, a career military officer, arrive in Helsinki, Finland. Louise is a fresh-faced ...Read Review

Above the Salt

By Katherine Vaz - Published 2023


Biographical FictionLiterary

Beginning in the early 1840s, Above the Salt is a monumental epic of love and heartache drawn against a backdrop of religious persecution, ...Read Review

The Painter’s Daughters

By Emily Howes - Published 2024


Biographical Fiction

This biographical novel focuses on Margaret and Molly, the daughters of artist Thomas Gainsborough, taking them through their lives from childhood. The narrator, ...Read Review

More Than a Thief

By Beverly Patt - Published 2023


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

The story of Lizzie Borden and how she went to trial in 1892 for the murder of her parents is well-known. But if you ...Read Review

Death on the Scotland Express (A Cressida Fawcett Mystery)

By Fliss Chester - Published 2023



This fourth venture into the 1920s cosy crime world of the Hon. Cressida Fawcett immediately follows the third, starting aboard the train from ...Read Review