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Historical Fiction Book Reviews

Released:
September 4, 2019
Reviewed:
September 20, 2019

The Great Alone: A Novel

Author : Kristin Hannah, Reviewed by Kim Calderon

The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah is a gripping story with unforgettable characters, an unpredictable plot, and exciting themes of family, solitude, and the effects of war....

  The Great Alone: A Novel by Kristin Hannah is a gripping story with unforgettable characters, an unpredictable plot, and exciting themes of family, solitude, and the effects of war; coupled with coming of age themes, it becomes a ripsnorter, hypnotic narrative that puts the reader on t...

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Released:
September 9, 2019
Reviewed:
October 12, 2019

Heads You Win: A Novel

Author : Jeffrey Archer, Reviewed by Kim Calderon

The unpredictability of the plot and the rich characters combine with the beautifully imagined setting to transport readers into a completely new and exciting world

In the usual Jeffrey Archer signature, Heads You Win: A Novel features compelling characters and a tale as sophisticated as the backdrop against which the action takes place. It is Leningrad, Russia in 1968 and a young and prodigious child, Alexander Karpenko, suffers a devastating blow when the KGB...

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Released:
May 8, 2020
Reviewed:
May 8, 2020

Against the Machine: Luddites

Author : Brian Van Norman, Reviewed by David Reyes

There is an unalloyed quirkiness that entices the reader and while the characters are anti-revolutionary, they are so skillfully developed that it is hard to not share their sympathy, even in their worst moments.

Against the Machine: Luddites by Brian Van Norman is one of the novels I have read twice before reviewing, because of the beauty of the prose, the wonderful depiction of the social setting with its nuanced realities, and the skillful handling of characters. The story takes readers to a histo...

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Released:
May 8, 2020
Reviewed:
May 16, 2020

Against the Machine: Luddites

Author : Brian Van Norman, Reviewed by Christian Fernandez

While this is a novel that is well-researched with fascinating and colorful historical hints, it also explores the reality of change and how it affects those who do not stand to benefit much from it.

A story that is intelligently plotted, expertly written, and that has a huge potential to seduce fans of historical novels, Against the Machine: Luddites by Brian Van Norman plunges the reader into the period in which the Napoleonic Wars took place and explores a historical phenomenon that is scarce...

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