Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Cry of the Hangman (A Lucy Campion Mystery, 6)

By Susanna Calkins - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This sixth Lucy Campion mystery is set in 1667 London, a time of rebuilding after the devastation of the Great Fire. The narrative delves ...Read Review

Anne and Louis Forever Bound

By Rozsa Gaston - Published 2021

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

The conflicts and values of medieval France are background for a royal love story in Anne and Louis Forever Bound. The fourth volume ...Read Review

The Wildcats of Exeter (Domesday, 8)

By Edward Marston - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

William the Conqueror’s Commissioners, on their nationwide progress to investigate irregularities in the property census, arrive in Exeter just as there’s ...Read Review

The Stolen Lady: A Novel of World War II and the Mona Lisa

By Laura Morelli - Published 2021

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The Stolen Lady has dual timelines and three points of view. In 1939 France, Anne Giuchard, a young typist at the Louvre, is asked ...Read Review

The Lost Wisdom of the Magi

By Susie Helme - Published 2020

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In this biographical historical novel set during the 1st century, Sophia is a Jew who loves exploring the royal archives as her father’...Read Review

Noble Ambitions: The Fall and Rise of the English Country House After World War II

By Adrian Tinniswood - Published 2021

Genres:

Nonfiction

The decline of the English country houses commenced with an accumulation of events beginning in the late 1890s.  There was an agricultural depression ...Read Review

An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd

By Michael Burlingame - Published 2021

Genres:

Nonfiction

Michael Burlingame, author of the two-volume biography Abraham Lincoln: A Life, turns his attention to Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.  Burlingame is ...Read Review

The Witch Haven

By Sasha Peyton Smith - Published 2021

Genres:

Children/Young AdultHistorical Fantasy

Frances Hallowell is a 17-year-old seamstress working long hours in 1911 New York. Assaulted by her boss as she works late one evening, she ...Read Review

Lord Grantwell’s Christmas Wish (Captains of Waterloo, 2)

By Diane Gaston - Published 2021

Genres:

Romance

In her Regency romance featuring two estranged lovers, Gaston adds a dash of Christmas spice to a heartwarming story about the meaning of ...Read Review

The Last Daughter

By Nicola Cornick - Published 2021

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeTime-slip

Young and vivacious Caitlin went missing in mysterious circumstances over a decade ago. Since then her twin sister, Serena, has struggled to put ...Read Review