Tag: historical fiction

The Shadow Land by Elizabeth Kostova

Kostova’s new novel is reminiscent of The Historian, in that it’s a big, sweeping tale that will take the reader all over modern-day Eastern Europe.  It’s quite different, however, in that there are no vampires.  But there’s still horror. The weakest part of this book is the beginning, because the story seems implausible at first,…

Top Ten Books Set Outside the U.S.

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, is about books that are set outside the U.S.  I try to read a lot of books that are set in other countries, although I don’t always succeed.  For purposes of this list, I’m not including anything in the UK either, since a…

The Dutch Girl by Donna Thorland

If you’re looking for really good historical fiction with a touch of romance, I highly recommend Donna Thorland, who writes about the American Revolution. This is my second book by Thorland; I previously reviewed her Mistress Firebrand. Thorland’s writing stands out to me because it’s so rich in detail, and it focuses on historical settings…