Books by Historical Fiction
The Muse of Edouard Manet (2010)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
wow, this book was even better than i had hoped! it had every element of a great story and my only complaint was that it had to end! seriously, all i can say is read this book! i'm not even into art but i still loved this book and found a new appreciation of art through it. i found myself unable ...
The Titanic Secret (2012)
3.32 of 5 Votes: 3
You read some authors because of their great prose. You read some because of their characters. Others, it's because of their locations and ideas.Peter Stuart Smith (in all of his books) falls firmly into the last category. You'll find his books often split reviewers. Those who knock his work gene...
The Alchemist and the Angel (2010)
3.27 of 5 Votes: 3
Saya cinta buku ini,Gaya cerita joanne unik, suka sisipan dongeng juga banyaknya ilustrasi didalamnya. Like melted chocolate on lava cake. Suprising!! jd pengen trus baca sampai habis.saya suka banget campuran dr dongeng yg agak gelap banyak menyangkut kematian dan darah. Cerita ini bukan sekedar...
The Shroud Codex (2010)
3.13 of 5 Votes: 3
The book has interesting plot twists and serves as a good vehicle to inspire thought on the shroud. Corsi is very faithful to the latest science based on the non-fiction I have read so you can be confident that the information you are getting is accurate. There was some new science regarding gr...
The Seeing Stick (2009)
4.32 of 5 Votes: 1
In Peking China there was a mighty emperor who could buy anything he desired, yet what he wanted the most he could not have. His daughter Hwei Ming was born blind, more than anything the emperor wished that she could be made to see. Even though many people tried, magicians, physicians, priests, n...
The Dom Prize (2013)
3.99 of 5 Votes: 2
Where do I start? I won this in a contest and read it straight through. I loved it! JP is a fabulous alpha and made me wanna melt! Gia wins a raffle at a party for a getaway with a Dom for a week. Of course Gia rears against him every time nearly and though he gets angry I think he loved how...
The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons (2012)
3.29 of 5 Votes: 5
Barbara Mariconda's "The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons" takes place in turn of the century Maine with Lucy, a feisty but not annoying young girl, as the lead heroine.Story opens with Lucy joining her parents for a ride on the ocean as her father is a former sea captain. The outing ends in tragedy as ...
This Means War! (2010)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 1
In the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, Juliet is not only worried about a bomb dropping on her at any moment and facing her mortality; she's also reeling from rejection by her former best friend, Lowell. Lowell has started hanging out with boys, and doesn't want to be around her anymo...
Christmas at Eagle Pond (2012)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 4
In 1940 a young boy travels by himself to stay with his grandparents while his mother is recuperating from surgery. As he helps his grandparents around their farm he thinks about the times he has visited during the summer and how it differs from this Christmas visit.Innocence, love of family and...
Father of Lies (2011)
3.17 of 5 Votes: 3
To start off, this book presented a few challenges for me. I hesitated to pick it up because of the entire premise. I love historical fiction, but the Salem witch trials never really did it for me. I always found the delirium around those event so unappealing. The events in Father of Lies were in...
The One I Was (2014)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 4
Lovely story, well researched. Another take on the impact of the rise of nazi Germany and the efforts of those who organised the kindertransport.Benny is an old man who came over to England on a kinder transport.Rose a palliative care nurse is hired to look after him in her family's old house.The...
Chicago's Headmistress (2012)
3.36 of 5 Votes: 1
I've had this book for 2 years and decided to finally read it. I really enjoyed it until the end. It just ends with so many questions unanswered. There is another book but it is parallel to this one, not a conclusion. Seeing as it was written several years ago, my guess is that it will forever re...
Small Kingdoms (2010)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 5
Although I found the ending to this book quite abrupt, I loved the way the author intertwined the seemingly separate lives of the characters. It also showed many different sides of the culture in the Middle East and what it was like for everyone living there during the reign of Saddam. As a wom...
The Garden on Sunset (2011)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
I really enjoyed this book! I liked the time period of the 1920's and it was interesting to read the author's ideas about early Hollywood, CA. I didn't know all of the actors and actresses that were mentioned but that didn't take away from the story at all and it was neat to hear the thoughts abo...
Watching Jimmy (2012)
3.55 of 5 Votes: 2
I received this book from Library Thing in exchange for an honest review.This little book was a surprise. I knew it was coming, but I didn’t expect it to be so big for its size. By that I mean, this book may be small but it is jam-packed – in such a nice way.Nancy Hartry grabbed my attention righ...