Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Andersens of Eden

By Ethel Barker - Published 2017

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

Ben Andersen of Eden, Iowa is a young teenager when Pearl Harbor is bombed in 1941. He watches in dismay as his three older ...Read Review

The Marriage of Miss Jane Austen, Vols. 1 and 2

By Collins Hemingway - Published 2016

Genres:

Alternate History

At the age of 26, Jane meets Ashton Dennis at a ball in Bath. The following day Jane walks with her sister, Cassandra, through ...Read Review

The Philosopher’s Flight

By Tom Miller - Published 2018

Genres:

Fantasy

If you can get past the absurd source of the “magic” that powers this world (sigils drawn in various powders act like electricity, ...Read Review

Hiddensee

By Gregory Maguire - Published 2017

Genres:

Fantasy

Maguire is one of the first and finest modern fantasists to translate fairy tale characters into realistic historical settings, and his latest novel ...Read Review

How to Stop Time

By Matt Haig - Published 2017Published 2018

Genres:

Time-slip

This is a book about time travel, but not travel back in time. The hero, known in the present as Tom Hazard, travels ...Read Review

Return to Your Skin

By Luz Gabás - By Noel Hughes (trans.) - Published 2017

Genres:

Time-slip

In the 21st century, Brianda is a working professional in Madrid whose hectic life is unraveling with panic attacks and strange dreams. She ...Read Review

The Maze at Windermere

By Gregory Blake Smith - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Five stories ebb and flow, anchored by their location: Newport, Rhode Island. In the present day, a washed-up tennis player’s drunken wager ...Read Review

The Pearl Sister

By Lucinda Riley - Published 2017Published 2018

Genres:

In 2007, CeCe (Celaeno) D’Aplièse is on an airplane. She sees the intermittent groups of twinkling lights below, one resembling the Pleiades ...Read Review

Rebellion

By Molly Patterson - Published 2017

Genres:

Saga

In 1999, 84-year-old Hazel must leave her rural Illinois farm to reside in a nursing home. After her children and grandchildren arrive to close ...Read Review

The House of Erzulie

By Kirsten Imani Kasai - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Architectural historian Lydia Mueller secures a juicy assignment: evaluating historical objects found during the renovation of a sugar plantation near New Orleans. Letters ...Read Review