Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Stolen Memories

By Mary Miley - Published 2016

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Mystery/Crime

Eva Johnson, the main character in Mary Miley’s gripping new 1920s-set book Stolen Memories, begins the novel’s events at rock-bottom: she ...Read Review

Helena Landless

By Deanna Madden - Published 2015

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Charles Dickens’s last and famously unfinished novel The Mystery of Edwin Drood receives a very smart and entertaining pastiche treatment in Deanna ...Read Review

Clarence Olgibee

By Alan S. Kessler - Published 2016

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Alan Kessler’s Clarence Olgibee splits its narrative between 1974 and 1954: in 1974, teenager Jimmy Tate Sullivan is sentenced to life in prison as an ...Read Review

Virtue’s Lady: The Southwark Saga, Book 2,

By Jessica Cale - Published 2015

Genres:

Romance

Virtue’s Lady, the second volume in Jessica Cale’s Southwark Saga, resumes the story of beautiful young Lady Jane Ramsey. She has ...Read Review

Treading Softly, Breaking Shells

By Kim Balette - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

The complicated world of the Seychelles in 1878 comes vividly to life in Kim Balette’s Treading Softly, Breaking Shells when Peter, a plantation ...Read Review

Kiss’d

By D. C. Reep - By E. A. Allen - Published 2016

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Time-slip

Sixteen-year-old Jenny Tyler, living in the modern era of cell phones and the Internet, has recently suffered a concussion that is making her ...Read Review

Bride Ship Three

By Valerie Fletcher Adolph - Published 2016

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Three very different women encounter the roughest aspects of the New World when their ‘bride ship’ arrives at the gold rush town of ...Read Review

Runaway

By Edwin Page - Published 2016

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This moving book about slavery is set in 1863 on a farmstead in Missouri. It focuses on six-year-old Clara and her mother, Lizbet, who, ...Read Review

The Sage Train: Philosophy Comes to Life

By Nicky Hansell - Published 2016

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This novel uses a quirky and original idea: a dead Nietzsche, discussing great philosophers with a travel companion. The book is written in ...Read Review

Longing for Home

By Lisa M. Wayman - Published 2016Published 2016-05-15

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Irena, the main character in Lisa Wayman’s debut work of fiction, Longing for Home, is living a variation of the same experience ...Read Review