Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Flight to Freedom

By Anthony Palmiotti - Published 2022



Lieutenant Commander Terry Cook is skipper of the USS Tanager, an obsolescent minesweeper in the wrong place at the wrong time. The place ...Read Review

My Father’s House (The Rome Escape Line Trilogy, 1)

By Joseph O’Connor - Published 2023


A black Daimler races through the war-torn streets of Rome for a hospital on a dark December night—sleet and rain, car swerving, ...Read Review

The Lost English Girl

By Julia Kelly - Published 2023


This story is set against the backdrop of World War II and the eventual evacuation of thousands of British children from the cities ...Read Review

The Elopement

By Tracy Rees - Published 2022


London, 1897: In the Blythes’ palatial Highgate home, Pansy, a 23-year-old maid, loathes her job but stays because she is in love with John ...Read Review

Jamie MacGillivray: The Renegade’s Journey

By John Sayles - Published 2023



Scotland, 1746, and Jamie MacGillivray, shivering in the rain, brings a message from France to Lord Lovat, the Auld Fox, his Hogarth portrait vividly ...Read Review

A Taste of Betrayal: A Faith Clarke Mystery

By Julie Bates - Published 2022



In 1775 Williamsburg, the colonial capital of Virginia, tempers flare between loyalists to King George III and patriots craving independence. Tavern keeper Faith Clarke, ...Read Review

Legionary: The Emperor’s Shield

By Gordon Doherty - Published 2023



The latest book in the Legionary series takes place in the Roman Empire of 386 AD. Although I had not read any of the ...Read Review

Ethel’s Song: Ethel Rosenberg’s Life in Poems

By Barbara Krasner - Published 2022


Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult

The political morass of the Rosenberg story—the arrest and trial of Ethel Greenglass Rosenberg and her husband, Julius, on charges of treason ...Read Review

What Child is This?

By Bonnie Macbird - Published 2022



During the Christmas holidays in London, Sherlock Holmes finds himself investigating two cases.  A wealthy couple’s child has been the target of ...Read Review

Death in a Time of Spanish Flu (Emily Cabot Mysteries Book 9)

By Frances McNamara - Published 2022



This ninth Emily Cabot mystery opens in October 1918 in Chicago. Emily is married to Dr. Stephen Chapman and hasn’t really caught up ...Read Review