Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Ship to Nowhere: On Board the Exodus

By Rona Arato - Published 2016

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Written for middle-grade readers and set in 1947, this is the true story of eleven-year-old Rachel Landesman and the other 4500 Jewish refugees on the ...Read Review

The Lunar Cats

By Lynne Truss - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

This is a novel about the fight between good and evil, of well-meaning retired librarians and adorable demon kittens. Alec Charlesworth, ex-librarian, occasional ...Read Review

The Adversaries

By David Hair - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

In the latter half of the 12th century, Ravindra, the Great Enemy, is gathering strength. Soon he will appear in all his hideous ...Read Review

Assassin’s Creed: Heresy

By Christie Golden - Published 2016

Genres:

FantasyTime-slip

Assassin’s Creed is a series of video games from which has spun several print and graphic novels as well as a newly ...Read Review

The Apothecary’s Curse

By Barbara Barnett - Published 2016

Genres:

Fantasy

In Victorian England, apothecary Gaelan Erceldoune, whose knowledge comes from a mysterious manuscript passed down through his family for generations, is viewed with ...Read Review

The Bones You Have Cast Down

By Jean Huets - Published 2016

Genres:

Time-slip

Set in 1447 Milan, The Bones You Have Cast Down is the story of 17-year-old Taria, who is removed from an orphanage by the ...Read Review

The Chronocar

By Steve Bellinger - Published 2015

Genres:

Time-slip

This multi-time science fiction novel begins in 1888, as the son of slaves in the Jim Crow South makes a daring escape to achieve ...Read Review

The Fortunate Ones

By Ellen Umansky - Published 2017

Genres:

In Vienna, Austria in 1939, Rose and her brother Gerhard are put upon a train (Kindertransport) and sent to England to live with other ...Read Review

A Tapestry of Secrets

By Sarah Loudin Thomas - Published 2016

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

Perla Phillips has kept a secret for decades: the identity of the father of the child she had out of wedlock back in ...Read Review

The Comet Seekers

By Helen Sedgwick - Published 2016

Genres:

This spellbinding debut novel encompasses the past, present and future of two unexpected lovers whose lives and relationships are intertwined with the passing ...Read Review