Historical French Fiction To Read
Patti Flinn brings us a fascinating foray into the complications of colour and gender in 18th Century France in ‘Veronique’s Journey’. This unique novella tracks the coming of age of a young black girl in a small town, who is buffeted by parental expectations and societal norms.
Historical Fiction Action and Adventure
Authentically capturing a bygone era in which women were viewed as the prizes in a male game Strange Eden is a showdown between its style and story. Combining Giordano’s slick, high-tension writing with the values and sexual stereotyping of a bygone era whilst reminding us of love’s sometimes harrowing consequences in times past.
Medieval Historical Fiction Reviews
A rousing historical adventure and a delightfully confident novel from Isard who delivers a read packed with densely packed intrigue and chases The Guild of Salt and the King’s Messenger proves a powerful debut.
Historical Russian Fiction
A bitter, bloody tour de force Chernov unflinchingly explores the random horror, grisly spectacle and the ugliness of war and ideology with a narrative that has an intoxicating, classic feel about it and instantly submerges its readers in the period.
U.S. Historical Fiction
Percy Hope’s come a long way since the summer of 1898 when he first set foot in the goldfields of the Alaskan wilderness and Neil Perry Gordon’s final release in his ‘Goldfield Trilogy’ builds on the strength of previously released novels Hope City and Cape Nome.
British & Irish Historical Literature
An interesting new take on the life of Saint Patrick and a praiseworthy release from Kinread The Missionary is more entertaining than Bible-adjacent stories are usually allowed to be and makes for a highly enjoyable read.
New US Historical Fiction
An enthralling and powerful evocation of time and place, character, moral choices, immoral certainties, human nature and fate with Sullivan creating an emotional eddy that draws you in from one page to the next.
War and Military Action WW1 Fighter Pilot Novel
With successive generations, it can be easy to lose track of the epic scope of World War I but in ‘Flights for Freedom’ Burgauer has given us a story that creates vivid images and emotions that are easy to grasp. And in doing so he helps us make sense of the horror to which his novel portends.
Beethoven In Love by Howard Jay Smith
A daring, compelling, and impeccably researched historical novel that offers dramatic new insight into the life of the greatest composer the world has ever known. Its fresh perspective and deeply felt understanding of Beethoven’s motivations, passions, and challenges speak eloquently to us today, connecting us to our own successes, failures, and dreams, and ultimately to the true consequence of our lives.
Senlac (Book Two): A Novel of the Norman Conquest of England
Senlac is a two-part historical novel that brings to life the turbulent period leading to the Norman conquest of England in 1066, when the English were forced to defend the kingdom against invasions by both the Normans and the Vikings.