Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Spirit Photographer

By John Michael Varese - Published 2018

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Edward Moody (based on the real William Mumler) is a spirit photographer from Boston who saw the horrors of the Civil War through ...Read Review

Where We Belong

By Lynn Austin - Published 2018

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InspirationalRomance

Sisters Rebecca and Flora Hawes are marvelously atypical Victorian women in 1890s Chicago. They have grown up independent and thirsty for adventure, much ...Read Review

Line of Glory

By Thomas D. Clagett - Published 2017

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Western

It’s the final 13 hours at the Alamo back in 1836. Texan Colonel Travis draws his famous and dramatic “line in the sand.” Surrounded ...Read Review

Hellgate

By P. Grady Cox - Published 2018

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Western

It’s 1879 in Arizona Territory, a rough and rowdy—not to mention dangerous—place. Rose LaBelle knows that all too well, since the ...Read Review

The Angel Makers

By Tessa Harris - Published 2018

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Mystery/Crime

1888. The Ripper is still out there, beyond the fog. The women of London are fearful and wary of being alone on the streets, ...Read Review

The Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and Their Muses)

By Terri-Lynne DeFino - Published 2018

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The title alone draws us in, and the book does not disappoint. And what a deal! Two novels in one, completely different in ...Read Review

The Patchwork Bride

By Sandra Dallas - Published 2018

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RomanceWestern

Ellen is making a wedding quilt for her granddaughter, June, when June shows up for a visit and announces that she is calling ...Read Review

The Missionary’s Son

By Rod G. Harmon - Published 2016

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Frank’s father is a missionary serving in Shanghai. During the 1930s, hostilities are escalating quickly between the Chinese and Japanese. In their ...Read Review

Devotion

By Meg Kerr - Published 2017

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Devotion is Meg Kerr’s second sequel to Pride and Prejudice, following Experience (2011).  At first I thought it would be hard to follow, ...Read Review

Beneath A Prairie Moon

By Kim Vogel Sawyer - Published 2018

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InspirationalRomanceWestern

Abigail Grant had been betrayed by people she loved and thrown off the social ladder in 1888 Boston. Wanting a husband, she had offered ...Read Review