Category: Historical Fiction

Review of Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and the Disney Book Group.  The book will be released September 10, 2013. Rose Justice is a nineteen year old American pilot who is ferrying Allied fighter planes in Britain for the Air Transport Auxiliary Service.  Rose is young enough that, unlike her fellow…

Review of Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

Life After Life is one of those books that’s hard to review.  It’s a challenging read and it’s got glowing critical reviews.  I’m a big fan of Kate Atkinson, so I expected to like it, and I did.  Be warned though, it’s quite a departure from her other books.  This is a book that combines…

Review of How Angels Die by David-Michael Harding

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for a review.  Historical fiction, French Resistance, female spies.  What’s not to like? In a word, WOW.  This was a Made-Me-Miss-My-Metro-Stop kind of book.  Literally – and I can’t remember the last time that happened. Honestly, I went into this book with…

Review of At Drake’s Command by David Wesley Hill

Author David Wesley Hill sent me his novel, At Drake’s Command, with a request for review.  I love historical fiction, but I’ve never read the works of C.S. Forester (the Horatio Hornblower series) and Patrick O’Brian (Jack Aubrey) because I’ve been told the books are too nautically-detailed for me to enjoy them.  Still, I enjoyed…