Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

Song Castle

By Luke Waterson - Published 2018


Wales, 1176. The great lord of a newly-built castle is throwing a party, a contest of song, poetry and music, which he opens to ...Read Review

The Tremblers (Blackburn Chronicles)

By Raquel Byrnes - Published 2018


Children/Young AdultFantasy

In 1885, ten years after The Great Calamity that left survivors sheltering under electric Tesla Domes, seventeen-year-old debutante Charlotte Blackburn heads to a ball. ...Read Review

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

By Kate Morton - Published 2018


It is difficult to categorise the new novel by Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton and The Distant Hours. There is ...Read Review

Born to the Badge (Wyatt Earp: An American Odyssey)

By Mark Warren - Published 2018


Biographical FictionWestern

The Kansas years forged Wyatt Earp’s career as a lawman, though it took a while for the idea to overcome his daydreams ...Read Review

With a Kiss and a Prayer (The Cliffehaven Series)

By Ellie Dean - Published 2018



I enjoyed this novel, which is the 14th in a World War Two historical saga set on the English south coast in a ...Read Review


By Barbara Kingsolver - Published 2018



“‘Without shelter, we stand in daylight.’ ‘Without shelter, we feel ourselves likely to die.” Two brilliant narrators, separated by more than a century ...Read Review

Britannia’s Gamble: The Dawlish Chronicles: March 1884 – February 1885: Volume 6

By Antoine Vanner - Published 2017



Some authors have so researched their period that they seem to live the events, the surroundings, the details they describe. Antoine Vanner is ...Read Review

Dangerous (Outcasts)

By Minerva Spencer - Published 2018



The first book of this new Outcasts series throws together two outcasts from polite society. Both have secrets: Lady Euphemia Marlington (Mia) was ...Read Review

A Gentleman Never Keeps Score: Seducing the Sedgwicks

By Cat Sebastian - Published 2018



An interracial gay Regency romance (fun to say at parties), A Gentleman Never Keeps Score is the second in the Seducing the Sedgwicks ...Read Review

Captain Swing and the Blacksmith

By Beatrice Parvin - Published 2017


Since 1830, threatening letters signed Captain Swing have incited agricultural workers to rebel against landowners for implementing work-saving inventions, particularly the threshers that have ...Read Review