Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Dark Entry

By John B. Kachuba - Published 2018


Dark Entry is told in both the present and the 18th century and based loosely on New England Native American folklore and the ...Read Review

The Secrets of Paper and Ink

By Lindsay Harrel - Published 2019



American Sophia Barrett, a domestic violence counselor, discovers returning to work is too painful even after a year has passed since her fiancé’...Read Review

My MacArthur

By Cindy Fazzi - Published 2018


Biographical Fiction

Douglas MacArthur and Isabel Rosario Cooper meet in 1930 in Manila, the Philippines. He’s a successful army leader and she’s an aspiring ...Read Review

Blitzing Rommel

By John Sadler (author) - Published 2018


Treatments of the subject of war vary hugely, ranging from the lyrical to the highly technical and historically meticulous, of which Blitzing Rommel ...Read Review

The Paragon Hotel

By Lyndsay Faye - Published 2019


It’s 1921 during Prohibition, and “Nobody” Alice James is trying to get as far as possible from her previous life as a gun ...Read Review

The Betel Nut Tree Mystery (Crown Colony)

By Ovidia Yu - Published 2018



Chen Su Lin is a secretarial assistant to Chief Inspector LeFroy in this 1930s murder mystery set in Singapore. She is drawn into ...Read Review

Radio Underground

By Alison Littman - Published 2018


Based on actual Cold War letters, Littman’s fast-moving debut is infused with a simmering tension reflecting its setting: Budapest, Hungary, on the ...Read Review

Tony’s Wife

By Adriana Trigiani - Published 2018


Whether she will be ‘Tony’s wife,’ or her own, independent woman, is a decision Italian-American Chiara Donatelli has to make when she ...Read Review

An Ocean Between Us

By Rachel Quinn - Published 2018


A first effort at historical fiction by an established literary author, An Ocean Between Us begins as a flashback from present-day New York ...Read Review

Megan’s Song

By H. Lee Pratt - Published 2018



Megan’s Song feels heavily influenced by old movie plots. It’s set in Jackson, Wyoming in 1925, and it has just about everything. ...Read Review