Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

The Devil’s Wind: A Spider John Mystery

By Steve Goble - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Set on the seas during the latter days of pirate glory, The Devil’s Wind weaves a mystery for protagonist Spider John to ...Read Review

Julius Zebra: Entangled with the Egyptians!

By Gary Northfield - Published 2018

Genres:

Children/Young Adult

This is the third in the bestselling Julius Zebra series. Julius is a gladiatorial champion, a liberator of enslaved beasts, and a rebel ...Read Review

Bad Girls

By Alex de Campi - By Victor Santos (illus.) - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

New Year’s Eve, 1958. As dictator Fulgencio Batista flees the country and Fidel Castro stands poised to take over the island of Cuba, ...Read Review

Solace of Water

By Elizabeth Younts - Published 2018

Genres:

Inspirational

No parent should have to bury a child, but this death hits Delilah Evans especially hard. Carver was her joy, though she still ...Read Review

The Shape of the Ruins

By Anne McLean (trans.) - By Juan Gabriel Vásquez - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

While in a Bogota hospital awaiting the premature birth of twin daughters, the narrator Julian Vasquez encounters a friendly doctor, Doctor Benavides, whom ...Read Review

City of Secrets (A Counterfeit Lady Novel Book 2)

By Victoria Thompson - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

In a New York church in the 1920s, Elizabeth Miles, a reformed grifter, lingers after the service to meet some of society’s ...Read Review

The Fisherman’s Girl

By Maggie Ford - Published 2018

Genres:

Saga

After the Wall Street crash of 1929, the ripples of the Depression were felt far and wide across the globe, including the little port ...Read Review

Escapement: An Exquisite Tale of Love and Passion

By Kristen Wolf - Published 2018

Genres:

Henri Worth admits to being “a fool for Beauty. A ferocious connoisseur.” She is a cross-dressing housekeeper to composer Cristofer Vaughn in 19th-century ...Read Review

The Arid Sky

By Emiliano Monge - By Thomas Bunstead (trans.) - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Translated from the original Spanish, this novel presents, in an out of order, jumbled narrative, the important events from the violent life of ...Read Review

ARRIUS Volume 2: Legacy

By Preston Holtry - Published 2018

Genres:

Military

This second volume of the Arrius saga follows the pattern of Volume 1. Arrius is now military commander of an outpost of Rome in ...Read Review