Fiction - Historical - Event/Era

Downriver

A Tale of Moving Pictures Before Hollywood
By Evan Anderson

Downriver: A Tale of Moving Pictures Before Hollywood by Evan Anderson is a historical novel that follows the life of Anne Blackstone, a woman who witnessed the birth of the movie industry, working behind the scenes at a time before Hollywood. She lost her father...

Beautiful Skin

By Murray Pura

Murray Pura’s Beautiful Skin is a romance novel that has many layers to it. Set in the Second World War between Ukraine and Germany, it is centered around its main character Andrew Chornavka, with his brothers and sisters playing minor characters. The story wends its...

Butterfly Wish

A Doomed Interracial Love Affair Set in Post War South Korea
By D. Davidson, R. Marcano

I loved Butterfly Wish: A Doomed Interracial Love Affair Set in Post War South Korea by D. Davidson and R. Marcano. I loved it because I have been an American soldier stationed in Korea. I have had military buddies and been in love with...

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The Secret Witch

By Jeff Severcool

The Secret Witch by Jeff Severcool is a dark, Gothic tale about attaining freedom, even as you pass through the fires of hatred. Verity is a young woman who lives in Salem during the witch hunts. She and her adopted sister, Hope, decide to get...

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The Druid's Cup

By Janet Maile

“There are no strangers here, only friends you haven’t met yet.” – W.B. Yeats. The Druid’s Cup is a mystery by Janet Maile. Esther, who has amnesia, starts communicating with Estrila, a woman from medieval times. Estrila needs help to find a treasure, but Esther’s...

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The Silver Horn Echoes

A Song of Roland
By Michael Eging, Steve Arnold

The Silver Horn Echoes: A Song of Roland by Michael Eging and Steve Arnold is a book for those who are into well-crafted and tightly plotted historical novels. Set against a turbulent period in the Dark Ages, readers follow compelling and memorable characters in a...

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Letters to the Pianist

By S.D. Mayes

Letters to the Pianist is a historical fiction novel written by S.D. Mayes. The East End of London was not a happy place for a child, or indeed any living creature, in 1941. Fourteen-year-old Ruth and her little sister and brother were among the few...

Night of Flames

A Novel of World War Two
By Douglas W. Jacobson

Night of Flames: A Novel of World War II by Douglas W Jacobson opens with the invasion of Germany into Poland and follows the stories of Anna and Jan Kopernik as they fight to survive the atrocities of war. When Jan escapes what is left...

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Fort Sarpy

Volume 2 of the Riverboat series
By Dave Lloyd

I love books with great openings, because the opening is always a promise. But what happens after that determines the storytelling skills of the author. Lyrical and engaging, Fort Sarpy, the second book in the Riverboat series by Dave Lloyd has a gripping opening with...

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War Cry

The Riverboat Series Volume 1
By David Lloyd

Up until now my favorite books on the subject of early American life were those of James Fenimore Cooper. The Leather Stocking Series is classic, and few books can compete with its detailed description of both Native American and European life in early America,...