Category Archives: Historical fiction

Léon and Louise

Category: Historical fiction Audience: Adults and older teens. A little mild sex and impersonal violence. Léon and Louise, by Alex Capus, is a charming love story, but is not a formulaic romance. The book spans decades and two wars, and … Continue reading

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The Lymond Chronicles

Category: Historical fiction I had intended to write on a different topic this weekend, but I made the mistake of looking at Facebook, saw this link to an article in The Guardian about Dorothy Dunnett’s Lymond Chronicles, and got derailed. My … Continue reading

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Cashelmara

Category: Historical fiction Rating: R. Sexual assault, emotional abuse, and some violence. If you love huge multi-generational family sagas, meaty soap operas encompassing love, lust, cruelty, murder, and revenge, Cashelmara by Susan Howatch may be for you. This 700-page novel, … Continue reading

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Doomsday Book

Category: Historical fiction / SciFi crossover Rating: PG-13. No sex or violence, but a very high body count, including characters that matter, and a child’s pet. Doomsday Book is an award-winning* time-travel novel by Connie Willis. It was published in the … Continue reading

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