Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Kiss of the Spindle

By Nancy Campbell Allen - Published 2018



The titular Sleeping Beauty in this fairy tale retelling set in the steampunk version of Victorian England is Dr. Isla Cooper. She is ...Read Review

The Last Love Letters of Henri Fournier

By Rosalind Brackenbury - Published 2018


Henri Fournier is pondering his life with a woman named Pauline as he travels by train to begin his military role in WWI ...Read Review

The Country Wedding

By Barbara Hannay - Published 2017



In 1958, in a quaint church in Burralea, a picturesque Tablelands township in north Queensland, Australia, Joe, a local cattle rancher, is getting married. ...Read Review

The Lords of St. Thomas

By Jackson Ellis - Published 2018


Henry Lord was the loving but stubborn patriarch of the Lord family in the tiny, dying town of St. Thomas, Nevada, situated in ...Read Review

The Chapman Legacy

By John Neely Davis - Published 2018



The 200-page central chapter covers the 1890s through the early 20th century. Young Francis Chapman, a devotee of Western pulp novels, travels to ...Read Review

The Subway Girls

By Susie Orman Schnall - Published 2018


This fast-paced novel takes readers to 1949 New York City, where young women angled to get into typing pools at prestigious firms and dreamed ...Read Review

Caught in Time

By Julie McElwain - Published 2018



FBI agent Kendra Donovan has somehow slipped back in time to Regency England. This, the third in the series of ‘In Time’ mysteries, ...Read Review

Beneath an Indian Sky

By Renita D'Silva - Published 2018



Author D’Silva transports readers to her native India in a new multi-period novel exploring her frequent themes of difficult family dynamics and ...Read Review

The Posy Ring

By Catherine Czerkawska - Published 2018


The Posy Ring is the first in the Annals of Flowerfield series, a spinoff from the author’s previous novel The Curiosity Cabinet. ...Read Review

No Holds Bard

By Fiona Pickles (ed.) - Published 2018


Short Stories

Manifold Press has delivered a delightful collection of Shakespeare tales, revised and revisited for a modern audience and with an LGBT focus. Each ...Read Review