Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Fateful Decisions

By Trevor D'Silva - Published 2017-10-20


Fateful Decisions starts with the WWI sinking of the Lusitania. On board are two young women: Rachel Williams and her best friend, Martha ...Read Review

Bury What We Cannot Take

By Kirstin Chen - Published 2018



1957: Drum Wave Islet in Xiamen, central China is a place where Communism has been fully incorporated into every facet of politics, the economy, ...Read Review

A Daring Venture

By Elizabeth Camden - Published 2018



Dr. Rosalind Werner is a dedicated biologist in New York City in 1908, determined to bring clean drinking water to the city and the ...Read Review

How Did I Get Here?

By Jane Marlow - Published 2018


In 1854 Russia, young medical student Andrey Rozhdestvensky is struggling with hunger and in great need of clothing and shoes. The government makes medical ...Read Review

Destroying Angel: The Seeker 3

By S.G. MacLean - Published 2018



In this, the third Seeker mystery, Damien Seeker is sent to Yorkshire, his native county, to prepare for the rule of the newly ...Read Review

The Escape Artists: A Band of Daredevil Pilots and the Greatest Prison Breakout of WWI

By Neal Bascomb - Published 2018



Most of us have heard of the Great Escape of WW2, when 76 POWs tunnelled their way out of Stalag Luft 111 in 1943.  WW1 also ...Read Review

The Poisoned Chalice Murder (Black and Dod Mystery)

By Diane Janes - Published 2018



It’s 1929, and Fran Black and Tom Dod are asked by Tom’s Aunt Hetty to investigate three suspicious deaths in the sleepy ...Read Review

As the Sun Breaks Through (The Cliffehaven Series)

By Ellie Dean - Published 2018



This novel is the 15th in the World War Two saga set in Cliffehaven, a small town on the south coast of England. ...Read Review


By Edward Carey - Published 2018


Biographical FictionLiterary

This dreamlike novel imagines the origins of Marie Tussaud, creator of the famous waxworks, and also captures the insanity and chaos of Revolutionary ...Read Review

The Pasha of Cuisine: A Novel

By Mark David Wyers (trans.) - By Saygin Ersin - Published 2018


Ottoman Empire, 16th century: a sumptuous feast is held in a rich merchant’s home for two of the most powerful servants of ...Read Review