Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Bread of Angels

By Tessa Afshar - Published 2017

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Lydia is the daughter of a well-established cloth dyer whose purple is unmatched. When her father is falsely accused of theft, and his ...Read Review

The House of Names

By Colm Tóibín - Published 2017

Genres:

EpicLiterary

In his eleventh novel, Tóibín retells the myth of the House of Atreus and Queen Clytemnestra, who murdered her husband, Agamemnon, ...Read Review

Fortune’s Fool

By Albert A. Bell - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In this sixth entry in Bell’s mystery series featuring Gaius Pliny the Younger, the story moves the major players out of ancient ...Read Review

We’ve Come to Take You Home

By Susan Gandar - Published 2016

Genres:

LiteraryTime-slip

This debut takes us into the lives of two 15-year-old girls: Sam Foster, who lives in modern-day England, and Jess Brown, who lived ...Read Review

Matilda Empress

By Lise Arin - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Life is anything but easy for Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England. As a child she was married to Henry V, ...Read Review

The Woman on the Orient Express

By Lindsay Jane Ashford - Published 2016

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In October 1928, noted mystery novelist Agatha Christie boarded the Orient Express, bound for Mesopotamia. Still smarting from her divorce and wanting to be ...Read Review

Caught in the Revolution: Petrograd, Russia, 1917 – A World on the Edge

By Helen Rappaport - Published 2016Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Rappaport tells the story of the Russian Revolution through a different perspective: that of the foreigners residing in or visiting St. Petersburg (renamed ...Read Review

Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions & Heretics

By Jason Porath - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

From 1500 BCE to the 20th century, this compendium is packed with famous as well as lesser-known women of history who, in the animator-turned-author’...Read Review

Margaret Pole: The Countess in the Tower

By Susan Higginbotham - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

Higginbotham, a prolific author of English-focused historicals, gives us an excellent non-fiction retelling of the sad life and horrific death of Countess Margaret ...Read Review

The House by the Lake: A Story of Germany

By Thomas Harding - Published 2016

Genres:

Nonfiction

The eponymous house is a small wooden cottage located on the banks of Groß Glienicke Lake to the west of Berlin. It was ...Read Review