Tag Archive: historical fiction

The Gates of Athens

The Gates of Athens by Conn Iggulden

January 1, 2021 4:01 am By Leave your thoughts

The Gates of Athens, Conn Iggulden, Pegasus Books - Evoking two of the most famous battles of the Ancient World—the Battle of Marathon and the Last Stand at Thermopylae—The Gates of Athens is a bravura piece of storytelling by a well acclaimed master of the historical adventure novel.

Winter Sisters by Tim Westover

Book Review: Winter Sisters by Tim Westover

April 10, 2020 8:30 am By Leave your thoughts

Winter Sisters, Tim Westover, QW Publishers - Author Tim Westover weaves an illuminating tall tale about ancient vs. modern medicine in his novel, “Winter Sisters.” The story begins in the early 1800s with the arrival of Audrey Waycross fresh out of medical school.

Book Review: The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis

March 30, 2020 3:10 pm By Leave your thoughts

The Lions of Fifth Avenue , Fiona Davis, Penguin Random House - Fiona Davis, known for factual research into New York’s landmarks in her historical fiction novels, has again produced a first-class tale. “The Lions of Fifth Avenue” is a suspenseful drama centered on the New York Public Library and its Berg Collection, stocked with American and English rare books and artifacts. 

This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schauman

This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schuman

January 10, 2020 9:04 am By Leave your thoughts

This Terrible Beauty, Katrin Schuman, Lake Union Publishing - Suspense seeps through each page of Katrin Schumann’s historical fiction novel, “The Terrible Beauty.” Her evocative characters maneuver through a grim life on the German island of Rügen during Hitler’s regime ...