Reviews

Reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books

An Old, Cold Grave

By Iona Whishaw - Published 2017

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

Independent and intelligent, Lane Winslow, although only in her twenties, has abandoned her wartime career as a secret agent, along with her native ...Read Review

See Also Proof

By Larry D. Sweazy - Published 2018

Genres:

Mystery/Crime

This is the third book in Larry Sweazy’s mystery series featuring Marjorie Trumaine, who works as a freelance book indexer while running ...Read Review

223 Orchard Street

By Renee Ryan - Published 2018

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Orchard Street, on New York City’s Lower East Side, was the destination of many immigrants in the late 19th and early 20th ...Read Review

Blueprint

By Jay Prasad - Published 2017

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This well-researched novel covers in great detail life in Berlin from just before the Russian invasion until after the Nuremberg Trials. Our protagonist, ...Read Review

A Song Unheard

By Roseanna M. White - Published 2018

Genres:

InspirationalRomance

As the Great War commences, Willa Forsyth, violin prodigy and accomplished thief, is recruited by the British government. Her assignment: to retrieve a ...Read Review

Country Dark

By Chris Offutt - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

It’s been almost twenty years since Offutt’s last work of fiction, but the wait has been worth it. In Country Dark, ...Read Review

Emilia

By Ellie Midwood - Published 2016

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Emilia is a Jewish teenager volunteering in a Polish hospital during WWII. When the Germans first take control of her city, life isn’...Read Review

Ain’t Misbehavin’

By Jennifer Lamont Leo - Published 2018

Genres:

Romance

Dot Rodgers’ charlatan preacher father turned her off faith. Now she’s a vivacious singer struggling to get her career off the ground ...Read Review

The Hawkman

By Jane Rosenberg LaForge - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

Just after WWI in the fictional British village of Bridgetonne, American Eva Williams takes a position as teacher of mythology at the local ...Read Review

The Dead

By Christian Kracht - By Daniel Bowles (trans.) - Published 2018

Genres:

Literary

This is a dark, atmospheric novel, set at the end of the Weimar Republic in both Europe and Japan. Emil Nägeli, a ...Read Review