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Here you’ll find our fiction reviews listed by genre, and then alphabetically by author. On this page are Historical book reviews.

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Book Reviews

Books are listed alphabetically by author. All the reviews on this page are Historical books, you can use the drop down menu below to filter through to find a more specific type of book you’re after.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Purple Hibiscus

August 30, 2020

Hannah Kent – Burial Rites

August 30, 2020

Taylor Jenkins Reid – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

August 30, 2020

Rhiannon Ward – The Quickening

July 26, 2020

Romesh Gunesekera – Suncatcher

July 19, 2020

Daniel Springfield – The Seven Lies

July 19, 2020

Silvia Moreno-Garcia – Mexican Gothic

July 19, 2020

Amitav Ghosh – Gun Island

June 29, 2020

Alka Joshi – The Henna Artist

June 14, 2020

Marie Brennan – The Tropic of Serpents

May 29, 2020

Madeline Miller – The Song of Achilles

May 26, 2020

Neil Blackmore – The Intoxicating Mr Lavelle

May 8, 2020

a-Nehisi Coates – The Water Dancer

May 4, 2020

Molly Greeley – The Clergyman’s Wife

May 4, 2020

Sebastian Barry – A Thousand Moons

April 27, 2020

Victor Hugo – Les Miserables

April 27, 2020

Vijaydhan Detha – Timeless Tales for Marwar

April 23, 2020

Kathleen A. Flynn – The Jane Austen Project

April 19, 2020

Shannon Pufahl – On Swift Horses

March 18, 2020

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton – The Revisioners

March 5, 2020

Fannie Flagg – Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café

March 5, 2020

Tea Obreht – Inland

February 15, 2020

Petina Gappah – Out of Darkness, Shining Light

February 15, 2020

Maaza Mengiste – The Shadow King

January 24, 2020

Deborah Levy – The Man Who Saw Everything

January 23, 2020

Emma Donoghue – Akin

January 9, 2020

Lara Prescott – The Secrets We Kept

January 9, 2020

John Irving – A Prayer for Owen Meany

October 23, 2019

Christy Lefteri – The Beekeeper of Aleppo

October 20, 2019

Umberto Eco – The Prague Cemetery

October 20, 2019

Jessie Burton – The Confession

October 18, 2019

Kim Michele Richardson – The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

October 18, 2019

Tracy Chevalier – A Single Thread

October 16, 2019

Alix E Harrow – The Ten Thousand Doors of January

October 16, 2019

James Ellroy – This Storm

October 16, 2019

Andrea Bobotis – The Last List of Miss Judith Kratt

September 10, 2019

Colson Whitehead – The Nickel Boys

September 7, 2019

Elizabeth Gilbert – City of Girls

September 7, 2019

Etaf Rum – A Woman Is No Man

August 17, 2019

Regina Porter – The Travelers

August 14, 2019

Julie Orringer – The Flight Portfolio

August 13, 2019

Tim Murphy – Correspondents

July 17, 2019

Jonathan Carr – Make Me A City

July 14, 2019

Annabel Abbs – Frieda

May 6, 2019

Chinua Achebe – Things Fall Apart

September 17, 2018

Elliot Ackerman – Dark at the Crossing

November 19, 2017

Nick Alexander – The Photographer’s Wife

November 21, 2015

Monica Ali – Untold Story

November 20, 2015

Kim van Alkemade – Orphan #8

December 30, 2015

Isabel Allende – In the Midst of Winter

December 12, 2017

Isabel Allende – Eva Luna

October 4, 2015

Eric Ambler – Cause for Alarm

March 5, 2018

Kent Anderson – Green Sun

April 20, 2018

Jeffrey Archer – Heads You Win

December 26, 2018

Nadeem Aslam – The Golden Legend

July 15, 2017

Kate Atkinson – A God in Ruins

October 3, 2015

Kate Atkinson – Transcription

December 26, 2018

Margaret Atwood – Alias Grace

March 28, 2018

Jean M. Auel – Clan of the Cave Bear

October 4, 2015

Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice

April 5, 2016

Sejal Badani – Trail of Broken Wings

November 21, 2015

Virginia Baily – The Fourth Shore

May 11, 2019

Adam Baker – Terminus

October 3, 2015

Christina Baker Kline – Orphan Train

October 3, 2015

Robert T. Bakker – Raptor Red

December 22, 2015

David Baldacci – Wish you Well

October 4, 2015

Pat Barker – The Silence of the Girls

December 26, 2018

Carlene Bauer – Frances and Bernard

August 3, 2016

Aimee Bender – The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake

January 16, 2018

Lou Berney – November Road

September 29, 2018

Louis de Bernieres – Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

January 27, 2016

Jo Bloom – Ridley Road

October 4, 2015

Joseph Boyden – The Orenda

October 4, 2015

John Boyne – The Hearts Invisible Furies

November 28, 2017

John Boyne – A History of Loneliness

April 21, 2017

Anne Brontë – The Tenant of Wildfell Hall

June 22, 2016

Emily Bronte – Wuthering Heights

October 2, 2015

Dan Brown – Inferno

August 5, 2017

Taylor Brown – God’s of Howl Mountain

May 17, 2018

Peter Carey – A Long Way From Home

April 20, 2018

James Carroll – The Cloister

May 22, 2018

Alison Case – Nelly Dean

February 25, 2016

Elaine Castillo – America is Not the Heart

July 13, 2018

Emma Chapman – The Last Photograph

November 22, 2016

Agatha Christie – Death on the Nile

October 15, 2017

Tom Clancy – Red Storm Rising

May 6, 2017

Chanel Cleeton – Next year in Havana

February 4, 2019

Amanda Coplin – The Orchardist

November 21, 2015

Bernard Cornwell – Fools and Mortals

March 4, 2018

Ralph Cotton – Dead Man’s Canyon.

October 2, 2015

Catherine Coulter – The Penwyth Curse

October 4, 2015

Clive Cussler – Pacific Vortex.

October 1, 2015

G. W. Dahlquist – The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters

October 3, 2015

G. W. Dahlquist – The Dark Volume

October 3, 2015

Liza Dalby – The Tale of Murasaki

April 30, 2017

G.S. Denning – Warlock Holmes: A Study in Brimstone

June 24, 2017

Tatiana De Rosnay – Sarah’s Key

April 25, 2016

Athol Dickson – River Rising

October 4, 2015

Anthony Doerr – All the Light We Cannot See

January 15, 2016

Robert Dugoni – The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell

August 15, 2018