Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

A Viscount’s Proposal: The Regency Spies of London

By Melanie Dickerson - Published 2017



This second in series tracks the developing relationship between the impulsive Leorah Langdon and the staid Edward, Viscount Withinghall, an important member of ...Read Review

Black Wind Pass

By Rusty Davis - Published 2017



In 1871, Rory Carrick is finally returning home to Wyoming Territory after the War Between the States. For the last several years, Carrick has ...Read Review

Blame It on the Duke

By Lenora Bell - Published 2017



Miss Alice Tombs has no intention of getting married. A scholar and accomplished linguist, she is contentedly translating, from the original Sanskrit, a ...Read Review

Though This Be Madness: Lilly Long Mysteries

By Penny Richards - Published 2017



The second installment in Richards’ series takes novice Pinkerton detective Lilly Long into the heart of 1880s New Orleans. Along with her is ...Read Review

The Hidden Thread

By Liz Trenow - Published 2017


Anna Butterfield leaves her father’s Suffolk parsonage for the home of her uncle, a wealthy mercer in Spitalfields, the centre of the 18...Read Review

An Uncommon Courtship

By Kristi Ann Hunter - Published 2017



1796: Lord Trent Hawthorne and Lady Adelaide Bell are thrown together by fate, and the honorable Trent feels he must propose. His lifelong dream ...Read Review

The Soldier, the Gaoler, the Spy and Her Lover

By Simon Parker - Published 2017


In 1647, the English Civil War is over (for the moment), and King Charles I is now Cromwell’s prisoner, having been handed over ...Read Review

Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton

By Magdalen King-Hall - Published 2016


Originally published in 1944, the Life and Death of the Wicked Lady Skelton follows the career of Barbara Skelton, a 17th-century noblewoman who, bored ...Read Review

Dark Stars

By C.S. Quinn - Published 2017



Set in 1666 London, one month after the Great Fire, Dark Stars is the third book in the Thief Taker series, which brings together ...Read Review

The Samurai of Seville

By John J. Healey - Published 2017


East and West collide in 1615 when a group of Samurai warriors travels from Japan to Spain and later to Rome on a diplomatic ...Read Review