Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Drowned Village

By Kathleen McGurl - Published 2018



Kathleen McGurl is fast establishing herself as a master of the multi-period novel in which a mystery from the past has implications for ...Read Review

In Dreams Forgotten (Golden Gate Secrets)

By Tracie Peterson - Published 2018



February 1906, San Francisco. Judith is residing in the house of a friend, Camrianne; she’d met her on the train from Denver. Judith’...Read Review

The Night Tiger

By Yangsze Choo - Published 2019



In the 1930s, Malaya is a British colony. British culture and technology are everywhere, but local customs, legends, and superstitions often prevail. This ...Read Review

With this Pledge (The Carnton Series)

By Tamera Alexander - Published 2019



Lizzie Clouston is 28 and a governess on the McGovern estate. Already believing herself an old maid, and desperately wanting children of her own, ...Read Review

Black Lily

By Philippa Stockley - Published 2018


Black Lily is the tale of Zenobia, born into poverty but who married into wealth, and Lily, who was brought to London from ...Read Review

Dark Age

By James Wilde - Published 2018


Later 4th-century Britannia is not a safe place. The well-ordered world of Rome’s rule is crumbling fast, and the “old ways” are ...Read Review

Bear No Malice

By Clarissa Harwood - Published 2019


Harwood has followed up her much-praised debut, Impossible Saints, with a companion novel in which the antagonist of the first book has become ...Read Review

A Fisher of Women: The Tale of the Forgotten Healer of Galilee (The Fisherwoman) (Volume 2)

By Catherine Magia - Published 2018



The attentive young mother of a newborn and wife to Simon Peter narrates this tale of Jesus of Nazareth and his disciples. She ...Read Review

Death of an Eye (Eye of Isis Mysteries)

By Dana Stabenow - Published 2018



Alexandria, 47 BC. Cleopatra jointly rules Egypt with her brother, Ptolemy, at the behest of her lover, Julius Caesar. Her reign is beset by ...Read Review

Saving Washington: The Forgotten Story of the Maryland 400 and The Battle of Brooklyn

By Chris Formant - Published 2019


Children/Young AdultMilitary

At nineteen, Josh Bolton joins the Maryland militia in 1776. His best friend, Ben, a freed black man, joins with him. They soon discover ...Read Review