Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Captive (Captive Hearts)

By Grace Burrowes - Published 2014Published 2014-07-14



First in the Captive Hearts Series, this Regency romance is set at the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Christian Severn, Duke of Mercia, ...Read Review

A Shocking Delight

By Jo Beverley - Published 2014



England, 1817. In this Regency romance, Lucy Potter, a cit’s wealthy daughter, is forced by social circumstances to have a London season. She ...Read Review

Song of the Shank

By Jeffery Renard Allen - Published 2014Published 2014-06-17


Biographical FictionLiterary

Tom Wiggins was born a slave in Georgia in 1849. He was blind, and also appears to have been autistic—what was once unkindly ...Read Review

A Beauty So Rare

By Tamara Alexander - Published 2014


Biographical FictionInspirationalRomance

Eleanor Braddock does not expect to marry, being rather plain without much money. When her father shows signs of dementia, she finds she ...Read Review

The Pelican Bride (Gulf Coast Chronicles Book #1): A Novel

By Beth White - Published 2014Published 2014-04-15



It is an age of exploration where men, out of greed or naked courage, fought for their own destinies and their women helped ...Read Review

The Story of Land and Sea

By Katy Simpson Smith - Published 2014Published 2014-08-26



This debut novel lays bare both the joy and the heart-wrenching ache of love gained, love lost, and love withheld. Set in a ...Read Review

The Man with the Lead Stomach: The Nicolas Le Floch Investigations 2: A Nicholas Le Floch Investigation

By Jean-Francois Parot - By Michael Glencross (Translator) - Published 2009-01-15Published 2014



In 1761, Paris police commissioner Nicholas Le Floch rushes to investigate the apparent suicide of a young aristocrat. Nicholas immediately deduces that the young ...Read Review

Jane Austen’s First Love

By Syrie James - Published 2014Published 2014-08-05


Biographical Fiction

In 1791, fifteen-year-old Jane Austen and her sister Cassandra are visiting Goodnestone Park in Kent to attend the festivities planned by Lord and Lady ...Read Review

Cradle to Grave

By Eleanor Kuhns - Published 2014



Will Rees, a traveling weaver and amateur sleuth in 1797 Maine, hurries to New York to assist an old friend. “Mouse,” a young Shaker ...Read Review

Marco and the Devil’s Bargain (Spanish Brand)

By Carla Kelly - Published 2014Published 2014-04-09



In 1782 in Spanish New Mexico, Marco Mondragon, brand inspector for the government, and his wife, Paloma Vega, live on a ranch called the ...Read Review