Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Wings of the Wind

By Connilyn Cossette - Published 2017

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

1407 BC. To avenge the deaths of her brothers and father, Alanah disguises herself as a man and joins Canaan’s army. Alanah’s ...Read Review

Rebellion in the Reign of Charles II

By John Whitehead - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

There was no rebellion in England in the reign of Charles II and only minor revolts in Scotland and Ireland. Plots and conspiracies ...Read Review

The Plots Against Hitler

By Danny Orbach - Published 2016Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Hitler led a charmed life. From the moment he took office as Chancellor in 1933 until the failure of the July 1944 Bomb Plot, there ...Read Review

Caesar’s Footprints: Journeys to Roman Gaul

By Bijan Omrani - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Caesar’s Footprints is an excellent and thorough account of many aspects of Roman Gaul (roughly equivalent to modern-day France), from general life ...Read Review

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Restoration Britain

By Ian Mortimer - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

This is part of the author’s series which has the stated intention of taking the reader back in time to see just ...Read Review

The Fear and the Freedom: How the Second World War Changed Us

By Keith Lowe - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Lowe’s new book picks up where his previous one, the excellent Savage Continent, left off. Moving beyond the devastation in Europe in ...Read Review

Twilight of Empire: The Tragedy at Mayerling and the End of the Habsburgs

By Greg King - By Penny Wilson - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

The murder-suicide at Mayerling was an event that ripped a family, an empire, and eventually the entire world apart. Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose ...Read Review

Stories of Inspiration: Historical Fiction Edition, Volume 1

By Suzanne Fox (ed.) - Published 2017

Genres:

NonfictionShort Stories

This book is a little different from most we review in this publication because it is an anthology of essays by more than 30 ...Read Review

Emigrants: Why the English Sailed to the New World

By James Evans - Published 2017

Genres:

Nonfiction

Why did almost 400,000 people leave English shores for a daunting trip across the Atlantic to North American settlements throughout the 17th century? James ...Read Review

The Life and Death of Sherlock Holmes

By Mattias Boström - By Michael Gallagher (trans.) - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeNonfiction

This is not a Sherlock Holmes pastiche nor a fictional biography of the fictional detective. This is a non-fiction book about Sherlock Holmes ...Read Review