Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Devil on Her Tongue

By Linda Holeman - Published 2014


Canadian author Linda Holeman’s latest novel, The Devil on Her Tongue, is a gripping blend of tragedy and triumph, secrets and revelations, ...Read Review

Killer Poker (The Loner series Book 8)

By J.A. Johnstone - By Tessa Harris - Published 2011-04-01Published 2014



In 1783 London, American anatomist Dr. Thomas Silkstone is thrust into a world of sorcery and racial prejudice. Entrusted with the specimens recovered from ...Read Review

The Highwayman’s Daughter

By Henriette Gyland - Published 2014Published 2014-05-07



1768. Jack Blythe, heir to an earldom, and his wastrel cousin, Rupert, are returning from London when their carriage is held up on Hounslow ...Read Review

An Appetite for Violets

By Martine Bailey - Published 2014Published 2014-05-22Published 2015


In 1772 Biddy, under-cook at a Cheshire estate, is forced to accompany Lady Carinna, her new young mistress, to Italy while Carinna’s elderly ...Read Review


By C.C. Humphreys - Published 2014



Restoration England is often portrayed as a licentious romp where Charles II and his bevy of mistresses enjoyed an endless party. The end ...Read Review

The Patterer

By Larry Brill - Published 2013-10-15Published 2014


London in 1765 is a great place to make a living, especially if you have quick wits and a golden tongue. Leeds Merriweather has ...Read Review

The King’s Return: (Thomas Hill 3) (Thomas Hill Novels)

By Andrew Swanston - Published 2014Published 2014-04-24



It is spring 1661, and England awaits the coronation of Charles II in a London filled with hopes for the future. But it appears ...Read Review

A Plague of Sinners

By Paul Lawrence - Published 2014



The hot and plague-haunted summer of 1665 is a very bad time to be in London, but Harry Lytle, former Tower clerk and now ...Read Review


By Kelly Gardiner - Published 2014Published 2015-04-09


Biographical Fiction

Motherless Julie d’Aubigny is brought up in the palatial stables of Versailles by her fencing-instructor father. He treats her much as any ...Read Review

Viper Wine

By Hermione Eyre - Published 2014Published 2014-03-13Published 2015Published WSP15


The observant reader will immediately deduce that there is something a little unusual about this novel set in 17th-century England if he or ...Read Review