Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Crooked in His Ways: A Lightner and Law Mystery

By S. M. Goodwin - Published 2021



Inspector Jasper Lightner and Detective Hieronymus Law are back for another round of intrigue, secrets, and murder most foul in pre-Civil War New ...Read Review

A Congress of Kings

By James Boschert - Published 2021



Cyprus, 1191. The year falls in the middle of the Third Crusade, in which European Christians descend on the Holy Land, and fight Muslim ...Read Review

The War Nurse

By Tracey Enerson Wood - Published 2021


Julie Stimson is Superintendent of Nurses at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis in April 1917 when she is asked on short notice to develop ...Read Review

Falcon’s Shadow: A Novel of the Knights of Malta (the Siege of Malta)

By Marthese Fenech - Published 2020


1551. The characters from the first book in the series, The Eight-Pointed Cross, are in turmoil: Domenicus Montesa wants to redeem his father, Augustine, ...Read Review

Who Is Like Your People?

By Henye Meyer - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

Meyer’s novel is based on the life of a Norman who converted to Judaism in 1102 and took the name of Ovadya. Intelligent, ...Read Review

Equal (Bakers Mountain Stories)

By Joyce Moyer Hostetter - Published 2021


Children/Young Adult

In summer 1959, at the foot of Baker’s Mountain, North Carolina, Jackie Honeycutt’s biggest concern is winning a blue ribbon at the ...Read Review

The Witch’s Heart

By Genevieve Gornichec - Published 2021


Historical Fantasy

Gods and goddesses are enjoying a popular revival. Genevieve Gornichec has done the same for Angrboda, witch and mother of Norse god Loki’...Read Review

Clark and Division

By Naomi Hirahara - Published 2021



Aki Ito and her parents come to Chicago in 1944, after being uprooted from their home in Tropico, California, incarcerated with thousands of other ...Read Review

Island Queen: A Novel

By Vanessa Riley - Published 2021


Biographical Fiction

It is a truth that should be universally acknowledged, that history is written by the winning side – and traditionally our history has been ...Read Review

Dominus: A Novel of the Roman Empire

By Steven Saylor - Published 2021



Following his novels Roma and Empire comes Steven Saylor’s latest about the Pinarii family, Dominus. Spanning seven generations between 165 to 326 AD, Dominus ...Read Review