Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Mad Boy

By Nick Arvin - Published 2018

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Literary

Poor Henry Phipps is a young boy whose mother is accidentally killed when the roof of their hovel falls in upon her. He ...Read Review

Jack Waters

By Scott Adlerberg - Published 2018

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Jack Waters is a professional gambler, the indolent son of a Confederate war hero who died at Shiloh when Waters was a baby. ...Read Review

Treason’s Spring

By Robert Wilton - Published 2017

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Paris, 1792. The Revolution is entering its bloodiest phase. The mob rampages through the streets of Paris; the wrong word, or even a look, ...Read Review

The Beachcomber

By Ines Thorn - By Kate Northrop (trans.) - Published 2018

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In 1711, on the Isle of Sylt on the North Sea coast, Jordis and her grandmother are considered outsiders due to their Icelandic heritage. ...Read Review

The Ballade of Mary Reede

By Norman Schell - Published 2017

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AdventureNautical

John Tanner, a young Englishman trained as a ship’s carpenter and groomed for command of a merchant vessel of his own in ...Read Review

Savage Liberty

By Eliot Pattison - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

In 1768, the English merchant ship Arcturus, arriving from London, explodes in Boston harbor, killing 37 men on board. Upon examination of the destroyed vessel ...Read Review

Fear and His Servant

By Mirjana Novakovic - By Terence McEneny (trans.) - Published 2018

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LiteraryMystery/Crime

In 18th-century Serbia, Count Otto von Hausburg visits Belgrade with his servant, Novak. Von Hausburg is not what he seems—or perhaps exactly ...Read Review

The King’s Salt

By David More - Published 2018

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Adventure

In Book Four of the Smithyman Saga, it is 1778, and Sir Thomas Smithyman and his comrades remain loyal to the Crown. They lose ...Read Review

Benjamin Franklin and the Quaker Murders

By John Harmon McElroy - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

Captain James Jamison, a Revolutionary War veteran, is summoned one evening in 1785 to the home of Benjamin Franklin. A recent murder in Philadelphia ...Read Review

Too Wilde to Wed

By Eloisa James - Published 2018

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Romance

This is the second of “The Wildes of Lindow Castle” series. 1778. Lord Roland Northbridge Wilde is the future Duke of Lindow: wealthy, handsome, ...Read Review