Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Light from the Dark Side of the Moon: A Novel

By Norman G. Gautreau - Published 2019

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In 2014 Boston, 92-year-old Henry Budge, a retired, widowed history professor and WWII veteran, wants to attend the 70th D-Day ceremonies in France. But ...Read Review

Zuleikha

By Guzel Yakhina - Published 2019

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Literary

Soviet Russia in 1930. The gradual accession of Stalin to power in the 1920s eventually ended the liberalization of society and the economy, leading ...Read Review

Hear the Echo

By Rob Gittins - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

Set in a mining town in the Welsh Valleys, this dual-narrative novel centres around an Italian café, “Carini’s”. One strand is the ...Read Review

An Artless Demise (A Lady Darby Mystery)

By Anna Lee Huber - Published 2019

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Mystery/Crime

Huber delivers her latest installment in The Lady Darby Mysteries with this finely crafted novel set in London of 1831. Lady Kiera Darby, now ...Read Review

A Song for the Stars (Proper Romance Historical)

By Ilima Todd - Published 2019

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Romance

1779 marks the arrival of English ships on Hawaiian shores. While at first they are welcomed, cultural misunderstandings lead to a bloody confrontation. Maile, ...Read Review

Death Beneath the Waves

By Anthony Palmiotti - Published 2019

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MilitaryNautical

In January 1942, U-124 sets sail toward what are considered to be easy targets—ships paralleling the Eastern Seaboard that have not yet been ...Read Review

Jack Dawkins

Published 2018

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Adventure

In Dickens’ Oliver Twist, Jack Dawkins, a wily young pickpocket known as the Artful Dodger, ends up “doing full justice to his bringing-up, ...Read Review

A History of Women in Medicine: From Physicians to Witches?

By Sinead Spearing - Published 2019

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Nonfiction

This is not a book about women in the medical profession.  It goes much further back to the pagan Anglo-Saxons and beyond.  The ...Read Review

The Road to Grantchester

By James Runcie - Published 2019

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England, 1938. Eighteen-year-old Sidney Chambers’ life is filled with “study, friendship, peace and parties,” but that changes when WWII begins and Sidney and his ...Read Review

Graceland

By Bethan Roberts - Published 2019

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Biographical Fiction

From the moment she first holds him, after his twin brother is stillborn, Gladys Presley loves her son ferociously. This is a love ...Read Review