Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

In Spite of Lions

By Scarlette Pike - Published 2017

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Anna Kensington is taking charge of her life, fleeing from her privileged but stifling Victorian-era existence. She books passage on the first available ...Read Review

Twenty-One Days

By Anne Perry - Published 2017Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

Twenty-One Days is the first of Anne Perry’s new crime series. Fans of her Thomas and Charlotte Pitt stories will recognize the ...Read Review

Murder at Half-Moon Gate

By Andrea Penrose - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

This is a thoroughly enjoyable Regency thriller/mystery novel in the same vein and era as The Alienist. The story centers around the ...Read Review

The Killing Site

By Caro Peacock - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

The Killing Site is the ninth in Peacock’s Victorian-era Liberty Lane series. In 1847, Liberty is happily married to Robert Carmichael, mother to ...Read Review

A Dying Note

By Ann Parker - Published 2018

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Mystery/CrimeWestern

The body of a musician washes ashore upon the banks of San Francisco’s Mission Creek Bay in November 1881. Inez Stannert, manager of ...Read Review

The Story Keeper

By Anna Mazzola - Published 2018Published 2018-07-26

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Mystery/Crime

The real hero, or maybe villain, of this book is the island of Skye, the largest island in the Inner Hebrides off the ...Read Review

Harbor of Spies

By Robin Lloyd - Published 2018

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AdventureNauticalThriller

In January 1863, a storm forces American captain Everett Townsend to sail his ship reluctantly into the Port of Havana. Before arriving there, he ...Read Review

My Once and Future Duke

By Caroline Linden - Published 2018

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Romance

A match between a conventional duke and a young woman without connections, surviving by her skill at gambling, seems highly unlikely. Sophie Campbell ...Read Review

The Opal Dragonfly

By Julian Leatherdale - Published 2018

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LiterarySaga

Set in Sydney, Australia in the mid-1800s, The Opal Dragonfly recounts the financial and social descent of a wealthy, privileged family. Described ...Read Review

The Designs of Lord Randolph Cavanaugh

By Stephanie Laurens - Published 2018

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Romance

Lord Randolph “Rand” Cavanaugh has that deuced disadvantage plaguing many second sons of the nobility—he must make his own way in the ...Read Review