Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Drowned Village

By Kathleen McGurl - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/CrimeSaga

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

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

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

Genres:

LiteraryMystery/Crime

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

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

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

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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

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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

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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

Genres:

Inspirational

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

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

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

Genres:

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