Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Freedom Swimmer

By WAI CHIM - Published 2016


Children/Young Adult

1968. Guangdong Province, China. Somehow, the 17-year-old Ming has survived a three-year famine, though he lost his family. He now lives in the village’...Read Review

Tom and Huck’s Howling Adventure

By Tim Champlin - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

Thirteen-year-old Zane Rasmussen falls into a coma and wakes up in 1849 in the Missouri of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. Zane is quickly ...Read Review

No Saints in Kansas

By Amy Brashear - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultMystery/Crime

In 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, brutal murders are discovered in a farmhouse by two teenagers. The respected Clutter family, husband, ...Read Review

Retribution Rails

By Erin Bowman - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultWestern

Teenager Reece Murphy is compelled to join a ruthless outlaw gang, the Rose Riders, during a robbery, when the outlaws discover a mysterious ...Read Review


By Nicholas Bowling - Published 2017


Children/Young AdultFantasy

1577. Elizabeth I has returned England to a moderate Protestantism. However, some think that her cousin, the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots, should be ...Read Review

Crossing the Line

By Bibi Belford - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

In this novel set during 1919 on the South Side of Chicago, times are hard when returning veterans vie for jobs and housing with ...Read Review

Midnight at the Electric

By Jodi Lynn Anderson - Published 2017


Children/Young Adult

Anderson, a celebrated YA author, has written a moving multi-period novel told from the points of view of three young women poised in ...Read Review

False Lights

By K. J. Whittaker - Published 2017


Alternate History

The strapline of this book is: ‘What if Napoleon, instead of Wellington, had won the Battle of Waterloo?’ Well, apparently Napoleon continues in ...Read Review

An Army of One

By Tony Schumacher - Published 2017


Alternate HistoryMystery/Crime

It’s hard being a cop in dystopian universes! Police inspector John Rossett is just trying to serve and protect in the third ...Read Review

Dark Maiden

By Lindsay Townsend - Published 2017



When we first meet the Black Maiden Yolande in 1350, she is crouching behind a tub armed with bow and arrow, pretending to bathe ...Read Review