Fiction - Historical - Personage

I, the Sun

By Janet Morris

With I, the Sun, Janet Morris comes close to a biography of the Hittite king, Suppiluliumas, whilst creating a captivating story, and that is a brilliant achievement in fiction where only one character, Titai, a slave girl, is fictitious. At the opening, Tasmisarri, heir to...

Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists

Just Imagine...What If There Were No Black People in the World?, Book 1
By Tamara Shiloh

Jaxon's Magical Adventure with Black Inventors and Scientists is an educational book on Black history for children and preteens written by Tamara Shiloh. Jaxon was finding it quite difficult to relax -- and for good reason. In a week’s time, he’d be playing the role...

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The King's Prey

Saint Dymphna of Ireland
By Susan Peek

The King’s Prey: Saint Dymphna of Ireland, written by Susan Peek, delves deep into the lives of two estranged Irish Catholic brothers, Brioc and Turlough, in their heroic attempt to save the beautiful Princess Dymphna from her insane father, and his sinful desires. After the...

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The Master and the Maid

Heaven's Pond Trilogy Book 1
By Laura Libricz

The Master and the Maid: Heaven’s Pond Trilogy Book 1 is a long, leisurely read, and is the interesting story of Katarina, a young girl living in Germany in the 1600s. Katarina is a barmaid doing most of the work while her lazy and irresponsible...

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The Soldier's Return

Heaven's Pond Trilogy Book 2
By Laura Libricz

After ten years, a young Dutchman, Pieter van Diemen, is returning to Amsterdam in chains, after being captured and imprisoned in the Spice Islands. But he can’t stay in Amsterdam. After his escape, the only place he hopes to find solace is Sichardtshof, a farm...

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The Complete Jelly Bryce Trilogy

By Mike Conti

The Complete Jelly Bryce Trilogy by Mike Conti is a compelling compendium of three books about one of the historical personages in US law enforcement, a legendary figure whose life is shrouded in mystery, Delf "Jelly" Bryce. Based on known facts and stories about the...

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Once There Was Fire

A Novel of Old Hawaii
By Stephen Shender

Once There Was Fire: A Novel of Old Hawaii by Stephen Shender is a compelling tale of the Hawaii of the 18th century till the 19th century, when the innocent Hawaiians were lured into the world of modernity. The novel takes the reader all the...

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Full Circle

A Refugee's Tale
By Joe Vitovec

Full Circle: A Refugee's Tale by Joe Vitovec is a gripping historical novel that recaptures the horrors of World War II and the suffering inflicted on many people by the Nazi occupation, and the Communist regime that would transform Czechoslovakia into a place of oppression...

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The Year of Five Emperors

By Robert Eckert

Reading a long book is a challenge for most people, and when the focus of that book is ancient Rome, as it is in The Year of Five Emperors by Robert Eckert, that challenge is probably more than many readers would accept. But if the...

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The Syrian Peddler

By Linda Hanna Lloyd

The Syrian Peddler by Linda Hanna Lloyd is a fictionalised retelling of the author’s forebears as they immigrated and settled in America in the early years of the twentieth century. Like so many Europeans, many people from the Middle East sought a better life at...

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