Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

You’re the Cream in My Coffee

By Jennifer Lamont Leo - Published 2016

Genres:

Romance

When mysterious fainting spells send small-town girl Marjorie Corrigan to big-city Chicago for medical tests, she has no idea her life is about ...Read Review

Pachinko

By Min Jin Lee - Published 2017

Genres:

Saga

An ambitious multigenerational family saga evocative of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, Lee’s second novel, Pachinko, is engaging, complex, and ...Read Review

In Our Time

By Paul Joseph Lederer - Published 2016

Genres:

Western

The living conditions in the Cherokee Nation are difficult for the Adair family during the summer of 1916. The future holds little hope for ...Read Review

A Piece of the World

By Christina Baker Kline - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

When young Andrew Wyeth first met Christina Olson at the door of her Maine farmhouse in 1939, she was a middle-aged spinster suffering from ...Read Review

Moorend Farm

By Gwen Kirkwood - Published 2016

Genres:

Saga

Gwen Kirkwood’s latest novel continues the story of William and Emma begun in Moorland Mist, and sees the young couple settling and ...Read Review

A Quiet Life in the Country

By T. E. Kinsey - Published 2016

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

“Tiny servant” and “ageing employer” are how Lady Emily Hardcastle and her maid Florence Armstrong address each other in the first few pages ...Read Review

The Echo of Twilight

By Judith Kinghorn - Published 2017

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Shortly before WWI, a working-class Englishwoman accepts a position as personal maid to a titled lady. The two become friends but, like the ...Read Review

Dance of the Jakaranda

By Peter Kimani - Published 2017Published 2017-03-16Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

In 1901, a train chugs along Kenya’s Rift Valley on the newly laid tracks from Mombasa to Port Victoria. Seated in the first-class ...Read Review

The Afterlife of Stars

By Josef Kertes - Published 2017

Genres:

Literary

Budapest, 1956. The childhood of Robert Beck ends abruptly when the Hungarian Revolution is crushed and his family forced to flee to Paris. Finding ...Read Review

Fire Angels

By Elizabeth Kern - Published 2016

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On December 1, 1958, a fire devastated Our Lady of Angels elementary school on Chicago’s northwest side. Kern’s novel covers the event from ...Read Review