Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Trouble the Water

By Jacqueline Friedland - Published 2018

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Charleston, South Carolina, is a colorful place in 1845: a bustling harbor, beautiful flowers and orchards, young women in bright dresses. What strikes teenager ...Read Review

Varina

By Charles Frazier - Published 2018

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Biographical Fiction

At Saratoga Springs in 1906, the widowed Varina Howell Davis relates pieces of her life’s journey to visitor James Blake (aka “Jimmie Limber”), ...Read Review

The Katie Dugan Case

By William Francis - Published 2017

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Mystery/Crime

Widower detective David Drummond has returned to his home and job in Wilmington, Delaware in October 1892, following two months with his son and ...Read Review

Without the Veil Between: Anne Brontë—A Fine and Subtle Spirit

By DM Denton - Published 2017

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Biographical Fiction

This novel about Anne, the youngest and least-known of the Brontë sisters, deals sensitively with the trials of a young woman who struggled ...Read Review

Cirque

By Mary Ellen Dennis - Published 2018

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Western

In 1851, Bernadette McCoy meets her end at the paws of her seven cats, or so it appears. The fact that her niece Angelique ...Read Review

West

By Carys Davies - Published 2018

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LiteraryWestern

This slim volume houses a simple “journey” plot within an incredibly nuanced presentation. Sometime after the Lewis and Clark Expedition, widower Cyrus Bellman ...Read Review

The Prince & the Whitechapel Murders

By Saul David - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

After an eight year wait, here is a further instalment in the adventures of Major George ‘Zulu’ Hart, hero of Queen Victoria’s ‘...Read Review

The Which Way Tree

By Elizabeth Crook - Published 2018

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LiteraryWestern

Back in 1857, El Demonio de Dos Dedos—The Demon of Two Fingers—didn’t know that he was starting serious trouble. The hungry ...Read Review

The Muse of Fire

By Carol M. Cram - Published 2018

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Romance meets backstage drama in a novel that is long on plot twists but a little short on emotionally believable characters. Grace Johnson, ...Read Review

The River Maid

By Dilly Court - Published 2018

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The River Maid series is a new departure for the historical romance writer, Dilly Court. In this first book in the series, set ...Read Review