Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Valiant Gentlemen

By Sabina Murray - Published 2016

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Literary

In 1889, Roger Casement and Herbert Ward are employed by a British expedition in the Congo and their friendship is forged, differences overlooked. Ward ...Read Review

The Hoarse Oaths of Fife

By Chris Moore - Published 2017

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This book is divided into two halves. It begins in 1965, with two teenage boys going to Scotland to work as potato roguers on ...Read Review

Renting Silence

By Mary Miley - Published 2016

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Mystery/Crime

Miley’s third Roaring ´20s mystery delivers more zippy entertainment that taps into the spirit of the time when Hollywood’s silent film ...Read Review

The Fire By Night

By Teresa Messineo - Published 2017

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WWII on both the European and Pacific fronts is the setting for this harrowing account of two women committed to nursing the wounded ...Read Review

Leopard at the Door

By Jennifer McVeigh - Published 2017

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In 1952, 18-year-old Rachel returns to sunlit Kenya after six years of dreary schooling in England. Rachel is eager to reclaim her place on ...Read Review

One Good Mama Bone

By Bren McClain - Published 2017

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Literary

In rural South Carolina in the 1950s, Sarah Creamer, through unforeseen circumstances, ends up raising the son born from an affair between her ...Read Review

A Pinch of Poison: A Lady and A Lady’s Maid Mystery

By Alyssa Maxwell - Published 2017

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Mystery/Crime

The students of Haverleigh School for Young Ladies are being prepared to be wives who will raise fine families, support their esteemed husbands, ...Read Review

The Enemy Within

By Edward Marston - Published 2016

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Mystery/Crime

During the Great War, in London, a dangerous arsonist manages to escape from Pentonville prison, and Inspector Marmion, the arresting officer, is given ...Read Review

Trouble at Zero Hour

By Rob Lofthouse - Published 2016

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Military

Written by a retired British soldier, the novel is a trilogy dramatizing three key Allied operations in the Second World War. The three ...Read Review

The Mayakovsky Tapes

By Robert Littell - Published 2016

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Literary

In 2012, the celebrated spy-thriller novelist Littell published Young Philby, a deftly complex story about “Kim” Philby, the most notorious espionage agent of the 20...Read Review