Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Peccadillo at the Palace: An Annie Oakley Mystery

By Kari Bovée - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Second in a promising new amateur sleuth series, Peccadillo at the Palace gets off to a racing start aboard ship with a series ...Read Review

The Dragon Lady

By Louisa Treger - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

This novel is a blend of fact and fiction. Its central character is Lady Virginia Courtauld, called the Dragon Lady because of the ...Read Review

Catherine of Braganza

By Isabel Stilwell - Published 2017

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In 1640, after 60 years of domination by a succession of Spanish monarchs, the Portuguese overthrew their unwelcome masters and elected John, the 8th Duke ...Read Review

An Affair with Beauty – The Mystique of Howard Chandler Christy: Romantic Illusions

By James Philip Head - Published 2019

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

Before TV, color movies, and modern printers, Americans devoured magazines and newspapers. Talented illustrators provided eye-catching paintings and drawings for front pages and ...Read Review

The Archive of Alternate Endings

By Lindsey Drager - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Drager (The Lost Daughter Collective) returns with another look at how stories are told and how they shape people’s lives in this ...Read Review

The Unlikely Occultist: A Biographical Novel of Alice A. Bailey

By Isobel Blackthorn - Published 2018

Genres:

Biographical Fiction

In this biographical novel, 21st-century Australian librarian Heather Brown inherits the manuscript collection of a scholar working on the occult and learns of ...Read Review

The Serpent’s Mark (The Jackdaw Mysteries)

By S. W. Perry - Published 2019

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

London, 1591. Nicholas Shelby, physician and reluctant spy, has returned to Suffolk to the family farm. Heartbroken, he is mourning the death of his ...Read Review

Katalin Street

By Magda Szabó - Published 2019

Genres:

Literary

Set in Budapest, Hungary between 1934 and 1960, this is by no means conventional historical fiction. The plot consists of a series of disparate but ...Read Review

What Empty Things Are These

By J.L. Crozier - Published 2018

Genres:

In this Victorian novel, there are few good men, and they barely speak. Adelaide Hadley lives an upper middle-class existence: decent food, good ...Read Review

Saving Susannah Jones

By Carolyn Twede Frank - Published 2019

Genres:

InspirationalRomanceWestern

Grief is a silent thief. In the unforgiving landscape of Craig, Colorado, it has robbed Susannah Jones of her parents, her name, and ...Read Review