Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books


By Matthew Turner - Published 2018


In Sweden, Matthew Turner reveals a different side of the Vietnam War, specifically the fate of deserters in Japan. In 1968, the Vietnam War ...Read Review

Courtney’s War

By Wilbur Smith - Published 2018



It’s springtime in 1939 Paris, and the model-like Saffron and athletic Gerhard are strolling arm-in-arm through the Tuileries Gardens. Both are rich and ...Read Review

In Your Hands

By Inês Pedrosa (trans. Andrea Rosenberg) - Published 2018



Three generations of Portuguese women narrate their stories, beginning in 1935 during Salazar’s authoritarian regime. Jenny, the grandmother, writes in her journals of ...Read Review

The Silver Gun (Art Deco Mystery)

By L.A. Chandlar - Published 2017



In 1936, Lane Sanders is the new personal aide to the larger-than-life 99th mayor of New York, Fiorello La Guardia. When she is suddenly ...Read Review

Ambulance Girls Under Fire (Ambulance Girls 2)

By Deborah Burrows - Published 2018


This novel tells the tale of Celia Ashwin, an ambulance driver who has worked throughout the Blitz. Based in 1940, her past life of ...Read Review

The Cold Light of Dawn (The King’s Greatest Enemy)

By Anna Belfrage - Published 2018


This is the fourth book in the King’s Greatest Enemy series. Set in turbulent 14th-century England, it follows the lives of lowly ...Read Review

The Evacuee Summer: Heart-Warming Historical Fiction, Perfect for Summer Reading

By Katie King - Published 2018


In 1940 many children were sent away from London to escape the German bombing, and Katie King’s Evacuee series reflects this. This book ...Read Review

Marry Me by Sundown

By Johanna Lindsey - Published 2018



A Western romance taking place during the Gold Rush in 1880s Montana, Marry Me by Sundown by Johanna Lindsey has an interesting premise. ...Read Review

The Paris Seamstress

By Natasha Lester - Published 2018



Romance and mystery intertwine in this multi-period novel that begins in Paris during 1940. As Nazi forces prepare to occupy the city, a chance ...Read Review

Dressing the Dearloves

By Kelly Doust - Published 2018



Dressing the Dearloves is Australian writer, Kelly Doust’s second novel. Author of a number of craft books on vintage clothing and a ...Read Review