Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

When Morning Comes

By Arushi Raina - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

This story, set in 1976 at the time of the Soweto student protests, is one that should interest young people of today who may ...Read Review

The Silent Songbird

By Melanie Dickerson - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

Young Evangeline is of noble birth, cousin to King Richard II, and is well known for her beautiful singing. The King honors the ...Read Review

Innocent Heroes: Stories of Animals in the First World War

By Sigmund Brouwer - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultMilitary

This unique book tells the story of three men in a fictional Canadian platoon during the First World War, leading up to the ...Read Review

The Calling

By Philip Caveney - Published 2016


Children/Young AdultFantasyTime-slip

This is an unusual ‘historical’ novel that magically transports famous figures of the past to the present, where they help resolve both a ...Read Review


By Cherie Priest - Published 2017



Whether you are a believer in clairvoyance or a skeptic, you will find a unique combination of charm and darkness in this intense ...Read Review

Summon the Queen: The Revolutionary Series

By Jodi McIsaac - Published 2017



On a quest from the goddess Brigid, Nora O’Reilly and the legendary Fionn mac Cumhaill travel back in time to complete a ...Read Review

The Night Mark

By Tiffany Reisz - Published 2017



Four years after the loss of her husband Will, Faye Barlow is still bereft. After a second marriage and a pregnancy (both unsuccessful), ...Read Review

The Spanish Knight’s Secret

By Peter H Christopher - Published 2017


This is a conspiracy novel in the classic formula, with two parallel time streams, ancient and modern. The ancient stream flows through Malta ...Read Review

The River of Kings

By Taylor Brown - Published 2017


Taylor Brown’s second novel tells the story of two brothers, Lawton and Hunter, who decide to travel down the iconic Altamaha River ...Read Review

Dido’s Crown

By Julie K. Rose - Published 2016


In a narrative that hopscotches across continents and zigzags between 1916 and 1935, Mary Wilson—don’t call her Mrs. MacPherson—races through North Africa, ...Read Review