Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

King Edward VIII: An American Life

By Ted Powell - Published 2018

Genres:

Nonfiction

The affair was the scandal and the wedding of the century – and the toll it took on the royal family of England is ...Read Review

Spies: Ireland’s War of Independence.

By Brian Gallagher - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

September 1920, Ireland. Spies tells the story of the War of Independence through the eyes of three children who are thrown together despite their ...Read Review

Night Train, Night Train

By Robert Burleigh - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

A young boy takes the Dreyfus Hudson locomotive, the night train, in the 1930s or 40s. Sometime during the night the boy falls ...Read Review

Our Castle by the Sea

By Lucy Strange (author) - Published 2019

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Lucy Strange’s second book takes place on the Kent coast during the first months of the Second World War. Petra and her ...Read Review

Escaping From Houdini (Stalking Jack the Ripper)

By Kerri Maniscalco - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

Audrey Rose Wadsworth is at it again. Born to a life of privilege as the daughter of a lord, Wadsworth eschews the social ...Read Review

I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (I Survived #17)

By Lauren Tarshis - Published 2018

Genres:

AdventureChildren/Young Adult

This book is a part of the very popular series, I Survived, written for upper elementary students. Each book transports the reader to ...Read Review

The Spy with the Red Balloon (The Balloonmakers)

By Katherine Locke - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Ilse and Wolf Klein have a secret: their blood is magical. They are accustomed to keeping secrets, which makes it slightly easier for ...Read Review

The Wolf in the Whale

By Jordanna Max Brodsky - Published 2019

Genres:

Historical Fantasy

An Inuit newborn at risk of imminent death is revived by the warm breath of a white wolf. The infant’s grandfather believes ...Read Review

The Secrets of the Tea Garden (The India Tea Book 4)

By Janet MacLeod Trotter - Published 2018

Genres:

In 1899, on a tea garden estate in Assam, India, a junior officer, James, is summoned by the burra-sahib, Logan, and ordered to handle ...Read Review

The Red Address Book

By Sofia Lundberg - Published 2019

Genres:

Doris, now 96 years old and living alone in her Stockholm apartment, treasures the red address book given to her by her father in 1928. ...Read Review