Fictonalized Memoirs and Historical Fiction Book Reviews
Reviews of historical fiction books and fictionalized memoirs.
A Knight Like No Other - a Review
"A Knight Like No Other", by Jocelyn Kelley, proved to be a riveting historical romance. The story became so interesting that the romantic side of it did not take over the story. Concerns about what was going to happen made it hard to put the book down.
California Caress - a Review
California Caress, written by Rebecca Sinclair, is a western historical romance. Full of laughs, heartbreak, treachery, and unbridled passion, this story takes place during the time when people are flocking out west to pan for gold.
Confessions of a Courtesan - a Review
Confessions of a Courtesan, an historical fiction novel, was written by Deborah Hale. In this book full of history, romance, and drama, you get to see how once penniless and homeless Elizabeth Bridget Cane became one of the most respected women in the empire.
Daughter of York - a Review
The historical fiction novel Daughter of York, written by Anne Easter Smith, is the story of Margaret of York. She was also known as Margaret of Burgundy because of her marriage. The book opens in 1461 as young 15-year-old Margaret is mourning the deaths of her father and brother.
Dracula in Love - a Review
"Dracula in Love", by Karen Essex, is the sensual, yet terrifying, story of Dracula told by Mina Murray Harker, the one female who is closer to Count Dracula better than anyone else.
Glorious Reality of War - a Review
Glorious Reality of War is a riveting account of the Civil War written by Michael Mendoza. It based on an old handwritten letter found written by the book's main character, C.W. Rickard, to his 25-year-old daughter.
Her Dear and Loving Husband - a Review
Her Dear and Loving Husband, written by Meredith Allard, is book one in The Loving Husband Trilogy. The story has vampires, witches, and even a werewolf. And it is set in Salem, Massachusetts. What better location for a story with such supernatural characters?
Montana Wildfire - a Review
After the sudden death of her father, Amanda Lennox needs money to travel from Boston to the ranch she has inherited in Seattle. She sees an advertisement looking for a wilderness expert to take escort a young boy out to his father in Pony, Montana. What could be simpler?
Night Glitter - a Review
Night Glitter, by Jill Shure, is the sequel to Night Jazz. Both books are easy to follow and kept me captivated the whole way through till the end.
On the Edge of Twilight - a Review
On the Edge of Twilight, an historical fiction novel written by Aaron T. Knight, gives an alternate history of World War II and what might have happened if the invasion of Normandy on June 6 had been a complete and utter failure.
Outlaw - a Review
Outlaw, written by Angus Donald, explores the legends and history of Robin Hood and medieval England, through the eyes of one of his “band of merry men”. Alan Dale, now 60 years old, wants the truth about who Robin was and what he did to be made public.
Perfect Strangers - a Review
Perfect Strangers, an historical romance, is set among two feuding clans in the harsh, yet beautiful terrain of Scotland. It has been decided by Queen Elizabeth that Gabrielle will marry Colin Douglas. The queen hopes their marriage will somehow reunite England and Scotland. But something goes wrong
Pursuit of Happiness - a Review
Historical novels have never been at the top of my list for choices in reading material, but since I’ve read "Pursuit of Happiness" by Sheldon Greene, they have moved far up on the list. This intriguing story takes place during the American Revolution.
Reign of Madness - a Review
Every little girl at one time or another dreams that some day her prince will come and sweep her off her feet. After all, Cinderella and Snow White were each rescued from their dreary existence by a prince and they lived happily ever after. But does this ever happen in real life?
Scrambled Leggs - a Review
Scrambled Leggs, a fictionalized memoir by Sally Franz, is a serious, yet humorous book in which Ms. Franz relates the series of events she went through after being attacked by Acute Transverse Myelitis (ATM).
The Birth of Venus - a Review
"The Birth of Venus", written by Sarah Dunant, is an historical fiction novel that was recommended to me by my husband. He heard just part of it read over the radio and told me that it sounded like the kind of book I would love. He was right, it is a great novel.
The Black Madonna of Derby - Review
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first began to read The Black Madonna of Derby by Joanna Czechowska. Normally I read mystery, suspense, or science fiction/fantasy. Pleasantly surprised, I discovered that historical fiction, especially if written by Joanna Czechowska, is quite enjoyable.
The Creation of Eve - a Review
"The Creation of Eve", a historical fiction novel written by Lynn Cullen, takes you on a journey to the Spanish court and the world of painting during the Renaissance.
The Crystal Cave - a Review
"The Crystal Cave", by Mary Stewart, is the first of four books about the legend of Merlin and King Arthur. A stunning historical fiction novel, "The Crystal Cave" introduces us to Merlin as a young boy, as a child who likes to be alone in the dark.
The Day Before the Berlin Wall - a Review
"The Day Before the Berlin Wall" is an alternate history of espionage during the Cold War. The author is T.H.E. Hill, who served with the Army Security Agency in Berlin during the mid-1970s.
The Hangman's Daughter - a Review
In "The Hangman's Daughter", by Oliver Pötzsch, the reader goes on an exciting journey through the times when people were unjustly accused of practicing the dark arts, a time when people were tortured to get them to confess to whatever they were accused of, a time when superstitions ran rampant.
The Hollow Hills - a Review
"The Hollow Hills", written by Mary Stewart, is the second in the series of books about Merlin.
The Lady of the Rivers - a Review
The Lady of the Rivers, written by Philippa Gregory, is a riveting historical fiction novel that begins right before Joan of Arc is burned to her death. The story opens in 1430, during the time of the War of Roses, with Jacquetta visiting her uncle. Joan of Arc is his prisoner.
The Phoenix Gambit - a Review
Have you ever wondered what events would have transpired if the Confederates had never gone away? What would they have done? Where would they have gone? And the place they chose to call their very own, what would it have been like?
The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn - a Review Fiction Writing Homepage | Editor's Picks Articles | Top Ten Articles | Fiction Writing Site Map
Robin Maxwell, the author of this informative book, spent half a dozen years doing her research. The result was an entertaining book in which we learn about Anne Boleyn as her daughter does, through the words of her diary.
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