Category Archives: New Historical Fiction Books

Book Reviews: Dragonslayers & Jason and the Argonauts – from Osprey Adventures

Ian Shone’s latest book reviews are two titles in a new series from Osprey called Osprey Adventures Dragonslayers, by Joseph A. McCullough Order from: Osprey | Amazon.com | Amazon.co.uk and Jason and the Argonauts, by Neil Smith Order from: Osprey … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction book: The Rebel Wife: A Novel by Taylor M Polites

The Rebel Wife: A Novel by Taylor M Polites Hardcover: 304 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (February 7, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1451629516 ISBN-13: 978-1451629514 Brimming with atmosphere and edgy suspense, The Rebel Wife presents a young widow trying to survive in the violent world of Reconstruction … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction Book: The Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby

The Ionia Sanction by Gary Corby Hardcover: 352 pages Publisher: Minotaur Books (November 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312599013 ISBN-13: 978-0312599010   Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk Information from Amazon: “Corby has not only made Greek history accessible—he’s made it first-rate entertainment.” –Kelli Stanley, … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction Book: A Dark and Lonely Place: A Novel by Edna Buchanan

A Dark and Lonely Place: A Novel by Edna Buchanan Hardcover: 432 pages Publisher: Simon & Schuster (November 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1439159173 ISBN-13: 978-1439159170 Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk Review “Ambitious, inventive saga…nonstop action and romance.” –Kirkus Reviews “Edna Buchanan’s A Dark and … Continue reading

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Reviews of Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman

Lionheart by Sharon Kay Penman Hardcover: 608 pages Publisher: A Marian Wood Book/Putnam (October 4, 2011) ISBN-10: 0399157859 ISBN-13: 978-0399157851 Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.1 x 2 inches Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk I posted about Sharon Kay Penman’s new book Lionheart recently. So I thought … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction Book: Lion of the Sun: Book Three of Warrior of Rome by Harry Sidebottom

Lion of the Sun: Book Three of Warrior of Rome by Harry Sidebottom Hardcover: 400 pages Publisher: Overlook Hardcover (October 27, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 1590203518 ISBN-13: 978-1590203514 Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk Review at Fantasy Book Review Mesopotamia, AD 260 Betrayed by his … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction Book: The Sisters: A Novel by Nancy Jensen

The Sisters: A Novel by Nancy Jensen Hardcover: 336 pages Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (November 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0312542704 ISBN-13: 978-0312542702 Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk Information from Amazon: Review “You’ll be drawn into the arms of The Sisters … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction Book: A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel by Anne Perry

A Christmas Homecoming: A Novel by Anne Perry Hardcover: 224 pages Publisher: Ballantine Books (October 25, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0345524632 ISBN-13: 978-0345524638 Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk Information from Amazon: Among the brilliant array of Anne Perry’s New York Times bestselling novels, her Christmas stories … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction Book: The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco

The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco Hardcover: 464 pages Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; None edition (November 8, 2011) Language: English ISBN-10: 0547577532 ISBN-13: 978-0547577531 Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk This book caused loads of controversy apparently when it was published in Italy last year. … Continue reading

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New Historical Fiction Book: The Stranger’s Child by Alan Hollinghurst

The Stranger‘s Child by Alan Hollinghurst Hardcover: 448 pages Publisher: Knopf (October 11, 2011) ISBN-10: 0307272761 ISBN-13: 978-0307272768 Available from Amazon.com Available from Amazon.co.uk Reviews and Description from Amazon: “Brilliantly written, intricate and wide-reaching . . . An almost century-long cavalcade of changing social, … Continue reading

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