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1
14,528 members, 227 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: JFPSr (1), Twixi (1), Katie1949 (1), 47degreesnorth (1), olgakm (1), freetrader (1), Cecrow (1), peterveen (1), Asimina.Palaiou (1), gypsysmom (1), WimDeWurm (1)49 more, ryaSilvia (1), sbnicar (1), bohemima (1), ehines (1), lewbs (1), cusegirl44 (1), Jonri (1), sugandh (1), varielle (1), leslie.98 (1), wheeler752 (1), Tigardite (1), Himalmitra (1), GavinMad (1), hsuvarna (1), janerawoof (1), ahef1963 (1), raperper (1), jeffza (1), vdmeersven (1), Luisali (1), devenish (1), Edward (1), VisibleGhost (1), Jarandel (1), ABammann (2), melonbrawl (2), st_bruno (2), longway (2), Bluewolf0411 (2), Ameise1 (2), ktho (3), Doey (3), Matteocalosi (3), roby72 (3), jaromdl (3), calm (4), kerrygiven (5), thecoroner (5), Nickelini (9), Ravic (10), LisaMaria_C (10), souloftherose (12), RobPoulton (15), meredk (16), sturlington (49), Moomin_Mama, Myyst, merrystar

Thumbs down: DebeD, Fogcityite, feenie1010, Diane-bpcb, jaysbooks, Waldstein (19)

Score: 197.66

Explanations:

Waldstein (19): I'm glad I read this a good many years ago, but I certainly don't plan a re-visit. Occasionally powerful, often verbose, long-winded and tedious.

2
19,951 members, 613 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Explanations:

sturlington (0): I couldn't sustain enough interest to finish this.

lamotamant (3): This book made historical fiction multi-POVs a complete addiction for me.

3
17,052 members, 347 reviews
4.32 stars (4.32 stars)

Lists: bjappleg8 (1), Lisa805 (1), jonnijones (1), mccin68 (1), Maybelline (1), daryl_s2 (1), DPeebler (1), skyrad43 (1), Diane-bpcb (1), Lyn5r (1), bethielouwho (1)39 more, DeltaQueen50 (1), karen_o (1), DaynaRT (1), CharleneLB (2), JoeKingman (2), ktho (2), cfk (2), rainpebble (2), Lynn-in-London (2), ryaSilvia (2), feeling.is.first (2), varielle (2), Christy.Riege (2), AmourFou (2), janerawoof (2), CarolynSmith (2), bcrowl399 (2), kiwiflowa (2), peterveen (3), gypsysmom (3), leslie.98 (3), wheeler752 (3), jaysbooks (3), hsuvarna (3), kageeh (3), chgstrom (4), Doey (5), SqueakyChu (5), MsRoux (12), LisaMaria_C (12), dara85 (14), roby72 (15), Jarandel (16), susiesharp (17), GerrysBookshelf (18), sjmccreary (21), thecoroner (25), Nickelini (25), merrystar

Thumbs down: .Monkey., MrsIsIn, wolfepack, bohemima, megschristina, Nycticebus, majkia, meredk

Score: 141.91

4
24,501 members, 320 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: cfk (1), Laura1124 (1), rclassen (1), barney67 (1), cpg (1), anotherwise (1), Daviette (2), olgakm (2), Cecrow (2), Maybelline (2), brenzi (2)30 more, leigonj (2), Bduke (2), CharleneLB (3), cvogt (3), suitable1 (3), sjmccreary (3), Lynn-in-London (4), jonnijones (4), Asimina.Palaiou (4), ryaSilvia (4), hoddybook (4), gypsysmom (5), sbnicar (5), leslie.98 (5), AmourFou (5), Himalmitra (5), jaysbooks (6), raperper (7), chgstrom (8), Waldstein (9), Doey (10), andejons (11), ahef1963 (11), souloftherose (16), roby72 (18), GerrysBookshelf (19), Nickelini (22), peterveen (36), lamotamant, merrystar

Thumbs down: MsNik

Score: 115.3

5
24,562 members, 271 reviews
3.4 stars (3.4 stars)

Lists: linfootr (1), nerdytreefairy (1), MGovers (1), Mirabai (2), Laura1124 (2), Seraph8541 (2), barney67 (2), Himalmitra (2), bethielouwho (2), JoeKingman (3), tess_schoolmarm (3)34 more, fredasteele (3), Daviette (3), cfk (3), Cecrow (3), Maybelline (3), Waldstein (3), AmourFou (3), bcrowl399 (3), rainpebble (4), roby72 (4), ahef1963 (4), raperper (4), jonnijones (5), jaysbooks (5), Trudy65 (5), Lynn-in-London (6), Asimina.Palaiou (6), ryaSilvia (6), sbnicar (6), thecoroner (6), gypsysmom (7), devenish (9), Doey (11), meredk (19), GerrysBookshelf (20), Cariola (27), kiwiflowa (28), LisaMaria_C (29), peterveen (37), kara.shamy (44), sturlington (48), leslie.98 (72), cej1027, lamotamant

Thumbs down: .Monkey., MrsIsIn, Kathryn.M, smcwl, MsNik

Score: 111.28

Explanations:

Waldstein (3): This is much more psychological than historical fiction. The spirit of an age obsessed with sin and punishment is vividly conveyed, but Hawthorne's real strength lies in the haunting mental struggles of his characters.… (more)

6
8,840 members, 527 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (1), Cariola (1), penguin7316 (1), rarm (1), souloftherose (1), bjappleg8 (2), zabs (2), fredasteele (2), 47degreesnorth (2), bohemima (2), MsRoux (2)28 more, cusegirl44 (2), cvogt (2), GerrysBookshelf (2), Twixi (3), Katie1949 (3), rainpebble (3), hipdeep (3), ryaSilvia (3), brenzi (3), skyrad43 (3), peterveen (4), sbnicar (4), feeling.is.first (4), varielle (4), AmourFou (4), jaromdl (4), Lynn-in-London (5), Moomin_Mama (6), VisibleGhost (6), elkiedee (8), Doey (9), thorold (10), calm (13), RobPoulton (14), hoddybook (18), meredk (26), DeltaQueen50 (54), mspixieears

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, oakdale

Score: 110.67

Explanations:

MsRoux (2): England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but lacks an heir, which creates ongoing crises. Told from POV of Thomas Cromwell.

7
6,810 members, 334 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Mirabai (1), zabs (1), fredasteele (1), ABammann (1), shieldsk1 (1), awsexton (1), Seraph8541 (1), Fourpawz2 (1), brenzi (1), fluff7 (1), RachelDilley (2)27 more, Katie1949 (2), BarbN (2), KimarieBee (2), karen_o (2), lahochstetler (2), Lynn-in-London (3), jonnijones (3), feeling.is.first (3), GerrysBookshelf (3), kiwiflowa (3), Asimina.Palaiou (5), hsuvarna (5), countrylife (5), brewergirl (5), Doey (6), penguin7316 (6), clairemath (9), hoddybook (11), Nickelini (11), calm (11), susiesharp (13), oakdale (14), Cariola (14), DeltaQueen50 (23), bcrowl399 (29), sturlington (47), SylviaC

Thumbs down: arrianarose, michalsuz

Score: 109.87

8
14,004 members, 1,041 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: ktho (1), SherylHendrix (1), cvogt (1), StefanieGeeks (1), GerrysBookshelf (1), Lisa805 (2), skyrad43 (2), MGovers (2), penguin7316 (2), bjappleg8 (3), 47degreesnorth (3)26 more, mccin68 (3), Christy.Riege (3), CarolynSmith (3), ahef1963 (3), Twixi (4), fredasteele (4), cfk (4), wheeler752 (4), kiwiflowa (4), karen_o (4), rainpebble (5), ryaSilvia (5), Pigletto (5), susiesharp (5), gypsysmom (6), MsRoux (7), Doey (8), chgstrom (9), countrylife (11), Nickelini (12), souloftherose (13), oakdale (15), DeltaQueen50 (18), sturlington (46), leslie.98 (71), SylviaC

Thumbs down: hoddybook, Himalmitra, aulsmith

Score: 98.86

9
14,276 members, 179 reviews
4.09 stars (4.09 stars)

Lists: jaromdl (1), feaelin (1), sjmccreary (1), trandism (1), JussiU (2), daryl_s2 (2), GavinMad (2), arrwa (2), devenish (2), Mirabai (3), Ameise1 (3)24 more, Asimina.Palaiou (3), sbnicar (3), varielle (3), raperper (3), Jarandel (3), JoeKingman (4), gypsysmom (4), kerrygiven (4), leslie.98 (4), jaysbooks (4), hsuvarna (4), chgstrom (7), Doey (7), longway (7), aulsmith (8), lewbs (9), andejons (9), souloftherose (15), ehines (20), John_Vaughan (20), Matteocalosi (25), al.vick (25), LisaMaria_C (49), lamotamant

Thumbs down: MrsIsIn

Score: 96.49

10
6,204 members, 102 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: b1_ (1), freetrader (2), olgakm (3), sugandh (3), Lyn5r (3), KimarieBee (3), bjappleg8 (4), Daviette (4), Laura1124 (4), Bluewolf0411 (4), JoeKingman (5)23 more, tess_schoolmarm (5), richgatlin (5), rainpebble (6), Cecrow (6), jonnijones (6), ValLloyd (7), feeling.is.first (7), Trudy65 (7), ehines (8), raperper (8), peterveen (9), jaromdl (9), ahef1963 (9), RobPoulton (10), varielle (10), Asimina.Palaiou (11), Doey (16), VisibleGhost (17), GerrysBookshelf (21), meredk (21), bcrowl399 (28), DeltaQueen50 (29), gypsysmom (103)

Score: 84.71

11
6,636 members, 121 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: ehines (2), richgatlin (2), aulsmith (2), Laura1124 (3), bohemima (3), Himalmitra (3), devenish (3), brewergirl (3), Katie1949 (4), Cecrow (4), shieldsk1 (4)21 more, bjappleg8 (5), peterveen (5), varielle (5), jaromdl (5), longway (5), JoeKingman (6), Waldstein (6), leslie.98 (6), ahef1963 (6), raperper (6), thorold (6), LisaMaria_C (7), thecoroner (8), John_Vaughan (9), ValLloyd (12), Doey (12), RobPoulton (13), roby72 (16), al.vick (38), kara.shamy (45), Pencils

Score: 84.02

12
14,104 members, 274 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: NykeebaHalisiHali (2), Fourpawz2 (2), Alice-W-Greene (2), jaysbooks (2), zabs (3), Lisa805 (3), JqnOC (3), CharleneLB (4), tess_schoolmarm (4), skyrad43 (4), CarolynSmith (4)23 more, fredasteele (5), Daviette (5), Ameise1 (5), Maybelline (5), cfk (6), cvogt (6), Lynn-in-London (7), ryaSilvia (8), Nickelini (8), rainpebble (9), Asimina.Palaiou (9), gypsysmom (11), varielle (11), leslie.98 (11), meredk (11), Doey (15), dara85 (16), kiwiflowa (18), jaromdl (20), Cariola (21), ahef1963 (22), mspixieears, cej1027

Thumbs down: lizgarvey, kageeh

Score: 82.35

13
21,180 members, 550 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Lyn5r (2), jeffza (2), melonbrawl (3), nerdytreefairy (3), DDreawriter (3), Cariola (3), Lisa805 (4), Maybelline (4), Seraph8541 (4), cvogt (4), MGovers (4)19 more, Nickelini (4), Twixi (5), ahef1963 (5), bcrowl399 (5), fredasteele (6), Daviette (6), peterveen (6), JoeKingman (7), cfk (7), sbnicar (7), Asimina.Palaiou (8), Lynn-in-London (9), rainpebble (10), michalsuz (10), jaromdl (13), gypsysmom (14), sturlington (20), kiwiflowa (21), Doey (22)

Thumbs down: Himalmitra

Score: 75.89

14
16,301 members, 304 reviews
4.34 stars (4.34 stars)

Lists: stevengolson (1), JussiU (1), redlory (1), .Monkey. (2), ABammann (3), arrwa (3), Bduke (3), Ameise1 (4), mccin68 (4), barney67 (4), Cecrow (5)18 more, GerrysBookshelf (5), rainpebble (7), AmourFou (7), JoeKingman (8), fredasteele (8), sbnicar (8), Waldstein (8), roby72 (8), raperper (9), gypsysmom (10), chgstrom (10), varielle (12), leslie.98 (13), jaromdl (18), Doey (20), thecoroner (21), al.vick (23), sturlington (45)

Thumbs down: arrianarose

Score: 73.26

Explanations:

Waldstein (8): The definition of epic. Sprawling tapestry of flawed humanity. Absurdly melodramatic on the surface, but rather disturbing underneath. Fantastically readable and absorbing. Never read an abridged edition.… (more)

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29,588 members, 1,754 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: seejewel (1), stevengolson (2), SherylHendrix (2), dara85 (2), RachelDilley (3), oakdale (4), bethielouwho (4), CharleneLB (5), Lisa805 (5), melonbrawl (5), bohemima (5)23 more, Twixi (6), sugandh (6), Daviette (7), GerrysBookshelf (7), cfk (8), megschristina (8), KimarieBee (8), fredasteele (9), starfishian (9), Lynn-in-London (10), chgstrom (12), Asimina.Palaiou (13), rainpebble (14), skyrad43 (14), DDreawriter (16), kiwiflowa (16), bcrowl399 (18), ahef1963 (30), Doey (40), sturlington (44), DeltaQueen50 (48), jaromdl (53), leslie.98 (69)

Thumbs down: gypsysmom, 47degreesnorth, devenish, Moomin_Mama

Score: 73.1

16
9,803 members, 220 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: marcoarr (1), dara85 (1), Seraph8541 (3), barney67 (3), bohemima (4), devenish (4), cfk (5), Laura1124 (5), kageeh (5), AmourFou (6), fredasteele (7)18 more, Asimina.Palaiou (7), DDreawriter (7), countrylife (7), rainpebble (8), Cecrow (9), gypsysmom (9), brenzi (9), kiwiflowa (10), jaromdl (12), susiesharp (14), leslie.98 (15), meredk (15), sjmccreary (16), DeltaQueen50 (20), GerrysBookshelf (22), Doey (28), Cariola (29), merrystar

Score: 71.44

17
6,696 members, 156 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: melonbrawl (1), scorpiusx1 (2), rarm (2), suitable1 (2), andejons (2), zabs (4), olgakm (4), Himalmitra (4), DeltaQueen50 (4), ehines (5), raperper (5)16 more, feeling.is.first (6), varielle (6), jaromdl (6), jonnijones (7), leslie.98 (7), thorold (7), gypsysmom (8), JoeKingman (9), fredasteele (10), John_Vaughan (11), RobPoulton (12), aulsmith (12), Doey (14), hoddybook (20), Matteocalosi (20), LisaMaria_C (48)

Thumbs down: Nickelini

Score: 67.97

18
3,094 members, 53 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: Slats (1), clairemath (2), richgatlin (3), MGovers (3), Trudy65 (3), penguin7316 (3), brenzi (4), Christy.Riege (4), ktho (5), feeling.is.first (5), CharleneLB (6)17 more, John_Vaughan (6), ahef1963 (7), Lynn-in-London (8), michalsuz (8), fredasteele (11), jaromdl (11), Doey (13), oakdale (13), kiwiflowa (17), hoddybook (19), Nickelini (19), sjmccreary (20), al.vick (24), Cariola (28), Cecrow (33), peterveen (38), LisaMaria_C (67)

Score: 67.38

19
17,016 members, 238 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: arrwa (1), stevengolson (3), DDreawriter (4), .Monkey. (5), Twixi (7), richgatlin (7), Daviette (8), MGovers (8), sbnicar (9), GerrysBookshelf (9), thecoroner (9)16 more, JoeKingman (10), Cecrow (10), AmourFou (10), chgstrom (11), fredasteele (12), rainpebble (12), Asimina.Palaiou (12), varielle (13), Matteocalosi (13), bcrowl399 (13), leslie.98 (14), gypsysmom (16), Doey (23), roby72 (25), al.vick (29), jaromdl (38)

Score: 61.88

20
21,939 members, 1,346 reviews
4.38 stars (4.38 stars)

Lists: Daviette (1), SherylHendrix (3), RachelDilley (4), ktho (6), Lisa805 (6), chgstrom (6), CharleneLB (7), mccin68 (7), Seraph8541 (7), dara85 (7), sugandh (7)20 more, Twixi (8), Maybelline (8), gregchief (8), MsRoux (9), megschristina (11), Lyn5r (12), Lynn-in-London (13), kageeh (13), fredasteele (18), rainpebble (19), gypsysmom (20), bcrowl399 (21), sjmccreary (22), skyrad43 (27), kiwiflowa (27), peterveen (39), leslie.98 (58), Doey (60), ahef1963 (62), lamotamant

Thumbs down: sturlington, .Monkey., Nickelini, aulsmith

Score: 60.87

21
4,189 members, 165 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: DDreawriter (1), bfkendrick (1), melonbrawl (4), ValLloyd (4), Fourpawz2 (4), Lyn5r (5), Maybelline (6), skyrad43 (6), GerrysBookshelf (6), Ravic (6), peterveen (7)14 more, ryaSilvia (7), cvogt (7), Asimina.Palaiou (10), rainpebble (11), karen_o (11), fredasteele (13), gypsysmom (13), leslie.98 (16), ahef1963 (19), Doey (24), LisaMaria_C (25), kiwiflowa (29), sturlington (43), merrystar

Score: 60.66

22
21,007 members, 426 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: hoddybook (3), souloftherose (3), zabs (5), mccin68 (5), bjappleg8 (6), Katie1949 (6), Laura1124 (6), Alice-W-Greene (6), sturlington (7), melonbrawl (7), CarolynSmith (7)19 more, jonnijones (8), DDreawriter (9), oakdale (9), Twixi (10), Nickelini (10), chgstrom (13), MsRoux (13), Lynn-in-London (14), kiwiflowa (14), MGovers (15), fredasteele (16), skyrad43 (16), gypsysmom (17), meredk (17), brenzi (21), Doey (39), jaromdl (49), leslie.98 (95), lamotamant

Thumbs down: lizgarvey, KimarieBee, arrwa, michalsuz

Score: 59.26

23
10,471 members, 227 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (2), nerdytreefairy (2), madhatter73 (2), Ravic (2), calm (2), Katie1949 (5), peterveen (8), varielle (8), jaromdl (8), ahef1963 (8), kiwiflowa (8)14 more, Twixi (9), leslie.98 (9), thorold (9), gypsysmom (12), starfishian (12), fredasteele (14), roby72 (14), rainpebble (15), thecoroner (15), Cariola (17), Doey (18), meredk (18), LisaMaria_C (21), Nickelini (23)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 58.36

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Didn't care for it.

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8,615 members, 180 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: madhatter73 (1), lahochstetler (1), Trudy65 (2), Nickelini (2), Fourpawz2 (3), meredk (3), brenzi (5), cvogt (5), .Monkey. (6), melonbrawl (6), MGovers (6)10 more, calm (7), leslie.98 (8), souloftherose (8), Twixi (12), jaromdl (14), fredasteele (15), gypsysmom (15), Doey (17), sturlington (21), hoddybook (21)

Score: 55.03

25
15,959 members, 776 reviews
4.24 stars (4.24 stars)

Lists: tess_schoolmarm (1), seejewel (2), megschristina (2), nerdytreefairy (4), raidergirl3 (4), olgakm (5), mccin68 (6), Fourpawz2 (6), Lyn5r (6), Ameise1 (7), Maybelline (7)18 more, Alice-W-Greene (7), DDreawriter (8), oakdale (8), susiesharp (10), Lynn-in-London (11), rainpebble (13), kiwiflowa (13), fredasteele (17), bcrowl399 (17), sjmccreary (17), DeltaQueen50 (17), al.vick (18), gypsysmom (19), hoddybook (31), Doey (38), kara.shamy (43), jaromdl (46), leslie.98 (96)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Lisa805, Nickelini, LisaMaria_C, merrystar, Moomin_Mama

Score: 54.94

26
7,745 members, 416 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: hanleyg (1), hoddybook (1), redlory (2), rstaedter (2), countrylife (3), RachelDilley (5), brenzi (6), clairemath (6), karen_o (6), kiwiflowa (7), susiesharp (7)10 more, feeling.is.first (8), ryaSilvia (9), MGovers (9), Twixi (11), oakdale (12), rainpebble (16), fredasteele (21), GerrysBookshelf (23), DeltaQueen50 (27), jaromdl (29)

Thumbs down: michalsuz

Score: 51.54

27
8,586 members, 82 reviews
3.76 stars (3.76 stars)

Lists: marcoarr (2), GerrysBookshelf (4), longway (4), trandism (4), barney67 (5), roby72 (5), acceptance (6), devenish (6), countrylife (6), jaromdl (7), leslie.98 (10)13 more, andejons (10), JoeKingman (11), thorold (13), thecoroner (14), Jarandel (17), rainpebble (18), Doey (19), fredasteele (23), al.vick (36), peterveen (41), varielle (43), LisaMaria_C (73), mspixieears

Thumbs down: aulsmith, kageeh

Score: 50.06

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): More legendary than historical

28
1,896 members, 62 reviews
4.47 stars (4.47 stars)

Lists: smcwl (1), brewergirl (1), LisaMaria_C (2), al.vick (4), kara.shamy (4), Christy.Riege (5), VisibleGhost (5), ValLloyd (6), DDreawriter (6), richgatlin (6), kiwiflowa (6)8 more, bjappleg8 (7), RobPoulton (7), Laura1124 (9), Katie1949 (10), DeltaQueen50 (15), jaromdl (19), fredasteele (26), Doey (27)

Score: 49.55

29
2,021 members, 51 reviews
4.33 stars (4.33 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (1), LisaMaria_C (1), elkiedee (1), suitable1 (1), smcwl (4), clairemath (4), brewergirl (4), DDreawriter (5), kiwiflowa (5), RobPoulton (6), Katie1949 (7)8 more, hoddybook (8), cfk (9), al.vick (11), Lynn-in-London (12), jaromdl (17), fredasteele (19), Doey (29), DeltaQueen50 (32)

Thumbs down: MikeBriggs

Score: 49.18

30
1,794 members, 32 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: michalsuz (1), thorold (2), kara.shamy (3), RobPoulton (4), shieldsk1 (5), bohemima (6), aulsmith (7), Katie1949 (8), feeling.is.first (9), cfk (10), peterveen (10)9 more, DDreawriter (10), John_Vaughan (10), varielle (16), gypsysmom (18), LisaMaria_C (19), fredasteele (20), leslie.98 (22), jaromdl (24), Doey (32)

Score: 47.69

31
5,571 members, 161 reviews
4.56 stars (4.56 stars)

Lists: Sojourner1 (1), sturlington (2), sjmccreary (2), DeltaQueen50 (2), VisibleGhost (2), Fourpawz2 (5), zabs (6), ktho (7), jonnijones (9), brenzi (12), richgatlin (12)10 more, DDreawriter (13), Himalmitra (13), feeling.is.first (17), rainpebble (20), gypsysmom (26), jaromdl (27), fredasteele (29), Doey (34), peterveen (42), LisaMaria_C (91)

Thumbs down: John_Vaughan

Score: 47.6

32
6,814 members, 177 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: seejewel (3), meredk (4), skyrad43 (5), clairemath (5), aulsmith (6), .Monkey. (7), zabs (8), brenzi (8), jaysbooks (8), bcrowl399 (8), richgatlin (9)11 more, Laura1124 (10), karen_o (10), Maybelline (11), sbnicar (11), Twixi (13), ahef1963 (14), DeltaQueen50 (22), jaromdl (23), Doey (31), fredasteele (33), LisaMaria_C (93)

Thumbs down: Acrimmins, stringcat3

Score: 45.45

33
13,666 members, 334 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: rplinke (1), redlory (3), Seraph8541 (5), madhatter73 (5), Luisali (5), Ameise1 (6), KimarieBee (7), Cecrow (12), Twixi (14), MGovers (14), Asimina.Palaiou (15)10 more, DDreawriter (15), feeling.is.first (18), fredasteele (25), bcrowl399 (30), ahef1963 (31), LisaMaria_C (94), mspixieears, Moomin_Mama, Myyst, lamotamant

Thumbs down: GerrysBookshelf, thorold

Score: 44.42

34
3,740 members, 71 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: JqnOC (1), Bluewolf0411 (5), RachelDilley (6), bcrowl399 (7), CharleneLB (8), Ravic (8), zabs (9), KimarieBee (9), JoeKingman (12), Maybelline (12), lewbs (12)9 more, cfk (14), brenzi (16), ahef1963 (16), varielle (18), leslie.98 (24), rainpebble (25), jaromdl (30), fredasteele (38), Doey (41)

Score: 44.02

35
1,895 members, 46 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: awsexton (2), DDreawriter (2), souloftherose (2), janerawoof (3), Trudy65 (4), penguin7316 (4), varielle (7), devenish (8), DeltaQueen50 (9), jaromdl (10), ahef1963 (10)6 more, RobPoulton (11), Ravic (11), thorold (17), fredasteele (27), Pencils, cej1027

Score: 43.76

36
3,030 members, 148 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: Doey (1), awsexton (3), Pigletto (3), RobPoulton (5), devenish (5), Christy.Riege (6), elkiedee (7), Ameise1 (8), karen_o (8), Katie1949 (9), sbnicar (10)8 more, peterveen (11), brenzi (11), calm (14), souloftherose (14), Nickelini (18), gypsysmom (22), hoddybook (22), fredasteele (24)

Thumbs down: janerawoof

Score: 43.73

37
13,748 members, 337 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: julesnstu (1), NykeebaHalisiHali (3), madhatter73 (3), Alice-W-Greene (3), kageeh (6), Laura1124 (7), sjmccreary (7), skyrad43 (8), clairemath (8), bcrowl399 (9), ryaSilvia (10)10 more, calm (10), raidergirl3 (12), brenzi (13), Lynn-in-London (15), rainpebble (17), ahef1963 (18), fredasteele (22), kiwiflowa (30), LisaMaria_C (97), cej1027

Thumbs down: oakdale, Doey, michalsuz

Score: 43.57

38
23,059 members, 1,060 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: dara85 (4), KimarieBee (5), RachelDilley (7), CarolynSmith (8), friedrb (9), hoddybook (9), Alice-W-Greene (9), kageeh (9), madhatter73 (10), zabs (11), Daviette (11)12 more, Lyn5r (13), megschristina (14), Twixi (15), bcrowl399 (15), sturlington (22), skyrad43 (23), meredk (24), rainpebble (28), leslie.98 (30), gypsysmom (32), fredasteele (43), Doey (48)

Thumbs down: .Monkey., Nickelini, kiwiflowa

Score: 42.15

39
2,753 members, 70 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: mkbird (1), ktho (8), cvogt (8), raidergirl3 (8), hoddybook (10), DDreawriter (12), ahef1963 (12), MikeBriggs (13), Jarandel (14), aulsmith (14), Lynn-in-London (16)9 more, leslie.98 (17), gypsysmom (25), jaromdl (25), al.vick (26), fredasteele (32), Doey (35), sturlington (42), LisaMaria_C (86), SylviaC

Score: 41.92

40
30,310 members, 398 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: RobPoulton (2), freetrader (3), .Monkey. (3), sugandh (4), sjmccreary (4), chgstrom (5), bcrowl399 (6), Edward (6), brenzi (7), skyrad43 (7), Laura1124 (8)10 more, richgatlin (8), Himalmitra (8), hipdeep (10), Lyn5r (11), ryaSilvia (12), ahef1963 (13), Asimina.Palaiou (14), Twixi (16), Doey (25), gypsysmom (28)

Thumbs down: sturlington, leslie.98, lewbs, kiwiflowa, aulsmith

Score: 41.24

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Semi-autobiographical, therefore not historical.

leslie.98 (0): Not historical fiction

aulsmith (0): Doesn't meet my definition of historical fiction.

41
3,207 members, 219 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: hoddybook (2), MsRoux (4), countrylife (4), mccin68 (8), madhatter73 (8), Fourpawz2 (8), elkiedee (9), Ameise1 (10), cvogt (10), sjmccreary (10), gypsysmom (24)8 more, kiwiflowa (26), leslie.98 (27), al.vick (27), fredasteele (28), jaromdl (41), DeltaQueen50 (45), Doey (46), lamotamant

Score: 40.85

42
3,212 members, 36 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), RobPoulton (8), Waldstein (10), Himalmitra (10), devenish (10), richgatlin (11), raperper (11), peterveen (12), John_Vaughan (12), JoeKingman (13), varielle (15)8 more, ahef1963 (15), leslie.98 (18), LisaMaria_C (20), ehines (21), Doey (26), jaromdl (26), fredasteele (37), Pencils

Score: 40.72

43
3,413 members, 78 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1), roby72 (2), thecoroner (4), janerawoof (4), michalsuz (4), Jarandel (4), Himalmitra (6), Cecrow (7), RobPoulton (9), varielle (9), raperper (10)5 more, Katie1949 (11), peterveen (13), jaromdl (15), Twixi (17), fredasteele (34)

Score: 40.52

44
1,807 members, 49 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (3), DeltaQueen50 (3), Mirabai (4), olgakm (6), Lyn5r (7), zabs (10), GerrysBookshelf (12), skyrad43 (12), bcrowl399 (14), Cecrow (16), feeling.is.first (19)8 more, DDreawriter (20), rainpebble (24), ahef1963 (24), gypsysmom (31), fredasteele (41), LisaMaria_C (65), leslie.98 (97), merrystar

Score: 40.17

45
10,299 members, 146 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: CarolynSmith (6), KimarieBee (6), zabs (7), bohemima (7), Lyn5r (8), Daviette (9), madhatter73 (9), cfk (11), ryaSilvia (11), skyrad43 (11), Maybelline (13)9 more, starfishian (14), calm (15), DDreawriter (19), rainpebble (22), sturlington (23), ahef1963 (25), fredasteele (30), jaromdl (31), Doey (47)

Thumbs down: Pencils

Score: 40.13

46
26,000 members, 252 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: roby72 (1), thecoroner (1), Edward (2), megschristina (6), Himalmitra (7), devenish (7), trandism (7), AmourFou (8), Ameise1 (9), Maybelline (10), al.vick (10)9 more, Cecrow (11), leslie.98 (12), raperper (12), varielle (14), Doey (21), gypsysmom (23), fredasteele (35), peterveen (40), mspixieears

Thumbs down: merrystar, aulsmith, lewbs, RobPoulton

Score: 40.04

47
12,766 members, 353 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: gregchief (1), oakdale (3), al.vick (3), madhatter73 (4), nerdytreefairy (5), bfkendrick (5), Seraph8541 (6), Maybelline (9), Daviette (10), gypsysmom (21), fredasteele (31)7 more, kiwiflowa (32), Doey (36), kara.shamy (42), ahef1963 (50), jaromdl (68), cej1027, mspixieears

Thumbs down: clairemath

Score: 39.17

48
9,253 members, 398 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: CarolynSmith (1), tess_schoolmarm (2), SqueakyChu (2), kageeh (4), karen_o (5), raidergirl3 (5), Trudy65 (6), DeltaQueen50 (7), DDreawriter (11), oakdale (11), susiesharp (12)9 more, jaromdl (16), starfishian (20), rainpebble (21), leslie.98 (21), sturlington (24), bcrowl399 (27), gypsysmom (30), fredasteele (36), lamotamant

Thumbs down: Lisa805, janerawoof, Nickelini, souloftherose

Score: 39.14

49
9,037 members, 257 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: kcorrea (3), st_bruno (3), smcwl (8), CharleneLB (9), RachelDilley (9), friedrb (10), Alice-W-Greene (10), megschristina (12), Christy.Riege (12), mccin68 (13), Ameise1 (16)7 more, zabs (17), Twixi (19), Lynn-in-London (22), rainpebble (34), leslie.98 (45), Doey (63), lamotamant

Score: 38.48

50
9,654 members, 229 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: JFPSr (2), raidergirl3 (2), awsexton (4), mccin68 (11), zabs (12), cfk (12), bcrowl399 (16), Cecrow (19), sjmccreary (19), Lynn-in-London (20), Maybelline (20)13 more, Twixi (21), ahef1963 (21), madhatter73 (22), LisaMaria_C (22), hoddybook (24), al.vick (31), rainpebble (32), leslie.98 (33), gypsysmom (38), DeltaQueen50 (39), kiwiflowa (40), fredasteele (48), jaromdl (56)

Thumbs down: sturlington, Doey, oakdale, kageeh, souloftherose

Score: 37.73

51
2,793 members, 38 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (2), suitable1 (7), bjappleg8 (8), mccin68 (9), GerrysBookshelf (11), AmourFou (12), jaysbooks (12), bcrowl399 (12), Cecrow (13), ryaSilvia (13), karen_o (18)8 more, leslie.98 (19), rainpebble (23), gypsysmom (29), DeltaQueen50 (38), fredasteele (39), Doey (42), jaromdl (43), LisaMaria_C (80)

Thumbs down: John_Vaughan

Score: 36.46

52
9,287 members, 709 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: joanarleneross (1), dara85 (3), bethielouwho (3), sugandh (5), Alice-W-Greene (5), CarolynSmith (5), JqnOC (6), CharleneLB (10), oakdale (10), MGovers (12), Daviette (14)6 more, kiwiflowa (20), Twixi (23), ahef1963 (23), Nickelini (26), gypsysmom (35), fredasteele (61)

Thumbs down: aulsmith, zisnaf

Score: 35.77

Explanations:

zisnaf (0): Libro facilón y no es novela histórica

53
3,787 members, 279 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (2), karen_o (3), kara.shamy (5), madhatter73 (7), souloftherose (10), MGovers (11), raidergirl3 (11), Ameise1 (12), starfishian (16), DDreawriter (18), Twixi (20)5 more, sturlington (25), rainpebble (29), jaromdl (33), fredasteele (45), mspixieears

Score: 34.96

54
13,818 members, 308 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: dsp501 (1), Alice-W-Greene (4), kara.shamy (6), sjmccreary (11), VisibleGhost (11), Cecrow (14), Himalmitra (15), Matteocalosi (16), Twixi (22), thecoroner (24), ahef1963 (32)5 more, fredasteele (52), LisaMaria_C (58), leslie.98 (73), cej1027, lamotamant

Score: 34.05

55
1,255 members, 23 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: bfkendrick (2), RobPoulton (3), dsp501 (4), thorold (4), LisaMaria_C (4), michalsuz (11), peterveen (14), DDreawriter (14), Himalmitra (14), cfk (15), varielle (17)4 more, leslie.98 (23), Doey (33), fredasteele (40), jaromdl (40)

Score: 33.97

56
6,371 members, 148 reviews
4.31 stars (4.31 stars)

Lists: sturlington (1), VisibleGhost (3), rarm (4), barney67 (6), AmourFou (9), Himalmitra (9), brenzi (10), richgatlin (10), zabs (14), Maybelline (14), John_Vaughan (21)4 more, jaromdl (22), Doey (37), fredasteele (50), LisaMaria_C (66)

Score: 33.92

57
7,230 members, 120 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: joanarleneross (2), rplinke (2), Luisali (2), Nickelini (3), thecoroner (7), melonbrawl (8), Edward (10), madhatter73 (11), roby72 (12), varielle (24), Twixi (25)3 more, Cariola (30), fredasteele (58), mspixieears

Score: 33.39

58
13,730 members, 787 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (7), RachelDilley (11), ehines (11), Katie1949 (13), hoddybook (13), Nickelini (14), Ameise1 (17), madhatter73 (20), skyrad43 (22), Twixi (24), MGovers (25)9 more, sturlington (26), ahef1963 (34), leslie.98 (35), rainpebble (38), fredasteele (51), gypsysmom (54), DeltaQueen50 (63), Doey (72), lamotamant

Thumbs down: oakdale, bcrowl399

Score: 33.04

59
5,902 members, 223 reviews
4.06 stars (4.06 stars)

Lists: Pigletto (1), Soupdragon (5), madhatter73 (6), raidergirl3 (6), starfishian (7), Fourpawz2 (7), kara.shamy (9), DeltaQueen50 (12), DDreawriter (17), brenzi (19), gypsysmom (27)5 more, Twixi (28), jaromdl (36), fredasteele (49), leslie.98 (98), mspixieears

Thumbs down: LisaMaria_C

Score: 33.03

60
22,469 members, 536 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: oakdale (5), RachelDilley (8), cvogt (9), roby72 (11), skyrad43 (13), thecoroner (13), meredk (14), zabs (16), Katie1949 (16), Maybelline (17), brenzi (17)10 more, Twixi (18), ValLloyd (18), DDreawriter (24), gypsysmom (37), rainpebble (39), kara.shamy (41), fredasteele (57), ahef1963 (61), leslie.98 (74), lamotamant

Thumbs down: sturlington, aulsmith, Doey, trandism

Score: 32.67

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Not really historical fiction

aulsmith (0): A mix of historical and contemporary fiction. I didn't like the contemporary parts.

61
8,451 members, 581 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: smcwl (3), dara85 (5), susiesharp (6), oakdale (7), Lisa805 (8), countrylife (14), skyrad43 (15), Twixi (27), leslie.98 (29), rainpebble (31), DeltaQueen50 (31)5 more, gypsysmom (34), ahef1963 (40), fredasteele (46), jaromdl (83), cej1027

Score: 32.56

62
29,608 members, 473 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: mccin68 (10), friedrb (11), Lyn5r (15), madhatter73 (15), Maybelline (18), feeling.is.first (20), bcrowl399 (22), hoddybook (23), Twixi (26), skyrad43 (26), varielle (28)8 more, kiwiflowa (37), sturlington (41), fredasteele (55), Doey (61), ahef1963 (66), jaromdl (129), cej1027, lamotamant

Thumbs down: rarm

Score: 32.52

63
12,551 members, 285 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: kcorrea (2), rplinke (3), michalsuz (7), sjmccreary (8), jaysbooks (10), Himalmitra (11), kageeh (12), richgatlin (13), Ameise1 (14), Cecrow (15), brenzi (15)14 more, John_Vaughan (15), ryaSilvia (16), thecoroner (17), Nickelini (17), roby72 (20), kiwiflowa (22), GerrysBookshelf (25), rainpebble (27), Twixi (29), peterveen (43), Doey (44), DeltaQueen50 (56), fredasteele (63), gypsysmom (104)

Thumbs down: merrystar, leslie.98, smcwl, lewbs, Matteocalosi, leigonj, Luisali, aulsmith, longway (11)

Score: 32.3

Explanations:

leslie.98 (0): Not historical fiction

smcwl (0): Not written as historical fiction.

Matteocalosi (0): Partly autobiographical and written only 10 years after the end of the war, not historical fiction

64
5,099 members, 92 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: Mirabai (5), Nickelini (5), dsp501 (7), Lyn5r (9), thecoroner (11), cfk (13), ValLloyd (13), peterveen (16), roby72 (17), devenish (18), thorold (21)6 more, rainpebble (26), ahef1963 (28), kiwiflowa (33), gypsysmom (39), Doey (43), fredasteele (53)

Thumbs down: sturlington

Score: 32.13

65
20,044 members, 250 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: isabel23 (1), cusegirl44 (3), .Monkey. (4), JqnOC (4), janerawoof (6), Lisa805 (7), dsp501 (10), ryaSilvia (14), Nickelini (15), cfk (16), roby72 (26)6 more, DDreawriter (28), leslie.98 (31), fredasteele (42), Doey (54), jaromdl (93), mspixieears

Thumbs down: Luisali, aulsmith, Himalmitra

Score: 31.67

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): More legendary than historical

66
24,626 members, 347 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Explanations:

leslie.98 (0): Not historical fiction

aulsmith (0): Does not meet my definition of historical fiction. Author lived during the time period written about.

67
15,697 members, 276 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: sturlington (4), MGovers (7), meredk (7), michalsuz (9), bcrowl399 (11), Daviette (15), Asimina.Palaiou (16), Maybelline (16), Cariola (19), Nickelini (20), roby72 (21)6 more, thecoroner (22), ahef1963 (26), Twixi (35), rainpebble (37), fredasteele (65), LisaMaria_C (99)

Thumbs down: stringcat3

Score: 31.52

68
1,345 members, 44 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: DidIReallyReadThat (1), andejons (1), shieldsk1 (3), Matteocalosi (4), janerawoof (5), VisibleGhost (7), Katie1949 (12), Cecrow (21), RobPoulton (21), brenzi (22), DDreawriter (34)2 more, fredasteele (44), jaromdl (52)

Score: 31.43

69
9,087 members, 111 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: acceptance (2), kerrygiven (3), aulsmith (9), Ameise1 (11), devenish (11), raperper (13), Jarandel (13), Asimina.Palaiou (17), roby72 (23), thecoroner (23), GerrysBookshelf (26)4 more, jaromdl (34), LisaMaria_C (40), Doey (51), fredasteele (62)

Score: 30.88

70
20,926 members, 805 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: seejewel (4), starfishian (5), trandism (5), raidergirl3 (9), GerrysBookshelf (13), zabs (15), Ameise1 (15), lewbs (16), susiesharp (16), karen_o (17), peterveen (19)12 more, meredk (20), Lynn-in-London (21), skyrad43 (25), MGovers (26), Twixi (30), varielle (32), kiwiflowa (39), gypsysmom (46), fredasteele (54), Doey (67), leslie.98 (79), lamotamant

Thumbs down: sturlington, friedrb, smcwl, bcrowl399, schmootc, Nickelini, LisaMaria_C

Score: 30.76

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Abandoned

71
3,659 members, 140 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: Soupdragon (1), aulsmith (4), kara.shamy (8), melonbrawl (9), kiwiflowa (9), souloftherose (9), madhatter73 (14), Katie1949 (15), peterveen (15), DDreawriter (26), rainpebble (30)4 more, gypsysmom (36), fredasteele (47), jaromdl (47), mspixieears

Thumbs down: michalsuz

Score: 30.51

72
13,025 members, 249 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: al.vick (1), nerdytreefairy (6), oakdale (6), suitable1 (6), clairemath (7), Alice-W-Greene (8), madhatter73 (12), Katie1949 (14), Maybelline (15), ahef1963 (17), cfk (18)9 more, Lynn-in-London (19), DDreawriter (21), Twixi (31), kiwiflowa (31), varielle (35), jaromdl (50), Doey (55), fredasteele (56), Myyst

Thumbs down: sturlington, longway, RobPoulton, aulsmith, skyrad43, merrystar

Score: 30.23

Explanations:

sturlington (0): I'd call this fantasy.

RobPoulton (0): Arthurian fantasy

73
4,385 members, 265 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: trandism (2), mkbird (4), VisibleGhost (4), freetrader (5), karen_o (7), sturlington (16), peterveen (17), aulsmith (17), meredk (23), Lynn-in-London (24), Cariola (31)3 more, Twixi (32), DDreawriter (32), fredasteele (59)

Score: 30.23

74
1,918 members, 42 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: michalsuz (2), joanarleneross (3), bfkendrick (3), thorold (3), LisaMaria_C (3), RobPoulton (16), cfk (17), peterveen (18), varielle (21), leslie.98 (25), sturlington (40)2 more, Doey (45), fredasteele (66)

Score: 29.63

75
3,509 members, 92 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: ehines (3), Cariola (9), kara.shamy (10), elkiedee (10), melonbrawl (12), GerrysBookshelf (27), Himalmitra (31), Twixi (33), kiwiflowa (34), rainpebble (36), peterveen (45)5 more, gypsysmom (48), leslie.98 (55), fredasteele (64), Doey (94), jaromdl (118)

Score: 28.85

76
2,081 members, 52 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: Mirabai (6), Matteocalosi (8), ehines (9), feeling.is.first (11), JoeKingman (15), zabs (21), RobPoulton (22), Ravic (32), DDreawriter (33), varielle (36), gypsysmom (40)5 more, ahef1963 (47), DeltaQueen50 (59), fredasteele (82), leslie.98 (102), jaromdl (105)

Score: 28.57

77
19,338 members, 309 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: acceptance (1), Matteocalosi (11), Laura1124 (14), GerrysBookshelf (16), Ameise1 (19), peterveen (28), Cecrow (31), kiwiflowa (36), Twixi (38), leslie.98 (39), rainpebble (42)4 more, gypsysmom (63), fredasteele (77), Doey (80), Myyst

Score: 28.45

78
2,063 members, 63 reviews
4.3 stars (4.3 stars)

Lists: ValLloyd (1), ElspethP (1), GerrysBookshelf (10), LisaMaria_C (11), Katie1949 (17), feeling.is.first (21), DDreawriter (23), RobPoulton (24), Matteocalosi (24), Himalmitra (28), leslie.98 (38)2 more, fredasteele (60), Doey (62)

Score: 27.94

79
4,408 members, 226 reviews
4.14 stars (4.14 stars)

Lists: oakdale (1), rarm (3), sjmccreary (6), elkiedee (11), peterveen (20), ahef1963 (33), DDreawriter (35), Twixi (36), leslie.98 (36), rainpebble (43), jaromdl (66)2 more, fredasteele (68), lamotamant

Score: 26.77

80
12,734 members, 542 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: trandism (3), freetrader (4), kcorrea (4), karen_o (9), skyrad43 (10), meredk (10), VisibleGhost (13), chgstrom (14), madhatter73 (21), hoddybook (25), Twixi (37)4 more, gypsysmom (44), fredasteele (70), Doey (78), DDreawriter (93)

Thumbs down: sturlington, RobPoulton

Score: 26.53

Explanations:

sturlington (0): I wouldn't consider this historical fiction.

81
5,782 members, 124 reviews
4.03 stars (4.03 stars)

Lists: kerrygiven (2), Bduke (4), jaysbooks (9), sjmccreary (9), DDreawriter (22), John_Vaughan (22), leslie.98 (26), hoddybook (30), bcrowl399 (31), jaromdl (32), rainpebble (33)2 more, LisaMaria_C (39), Doey (50)

Score: 26.14

82
1,033 members, 14 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: jenniebooks (1), shieldsk1 (2), calm (9), thorold (12), John_Vaughan (14), RobPoulton (17), varielle (23), DDreawriter (25), leslie.98 (28), peterveen (44), fredasteele (67)1 more, LisaMaria_C (74)

Score: 25.53

83
2,290 members, 27 reviews
3.95 stars (3.95 stars)

Lists: countrylife (2), redlory (4), dsp501 (5), GerrysBookshelf (8), Laura1124 (12), AmourFou (14), zabs (18), Cecrow (23), bcrowl399 (25), gypsysmom (43), jaromdl (62)1 more, fredasteele (72)

Score: 25.38

84
1,290 members, 32 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: RobPoulton (1), mkbird (2), Luisali (3), melonbrawl (10), VisibleGhost (10), Matteocalosi (18), roby72 (22), thecoroner (27), DDreawriter (29), jaromdl (67), fredasteele (69)

Score: 24.96

85
50,676 members, 851 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: DonnaB317 (1), isabel23 (2), jeffza (3), megschristina (9), skyrad43 (9), RachelDilley (10), MGovers (10), thecoroner (10), jaysbooks (11), Himalmitra (12), Daviette (13)15 more, Ameise1 (13), roby72 (13), Lyn5r (14), brenzi (14), ryaSilvia (15), Lynn-in-London (18), Maybelline (19), bcrowl399 (26), Twixi (34), al.vick (34), rainpebble (35), ahef1963 (41), Doey (49), cej1027, mspixieears

Thumbs down: leslie.98, acceptance, sturlington, friedrb, .Monkey., smcwl, lewbs, RobPoulton, kiwiflowa, bluepiano, aulsmith, Matteocalosi, andejons, longway (13), Waldstein (18), merrystar

Score: 24.73

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Not historical fiction.

smcwl (0): Not historical fiction; contemporary to publication date.

RobPoulton (0): Not historical fiction, describes events contemporary to the writer

Matteocalosi (0): Not historical fiction

Waldstein (18): Certainly not historical fiction, yet, ironically, the value of the book, as far as I'm concerned, lies in its historical depiction of the "roaring twenties". The rest is vastly forgettable.… (more)

86
4,509 members, 88 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: oakdale (2), mkbird (5), michalsuz (5), meredk (6), VisibleGhost (18), Cariola (22), DDreawriter (30), jaromdl (48), Doey (57), fredasteele (74), Twixi (82)1 more, lamotamant

Score: 24.59

87
882 members, 20 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: ehines (4), DeltaQueen50 (5), dsp501 (9), JoeKingman (16), aulsmith (18), zabs (22), Himalmitra (24), Ravic (35), rainpebble (45), Doey (59), jaromdl (60)2 more, LisaMaria_C (63), fredasteele (84)

Score: 24.22

88
2,323 members, 73 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: Bduke (1), calm (3), MsRoux (5), Christy.Riege (9), feeling.is.first (10), madhatter73 (16), Katie1949 (18), Lynn-in-London (23), Doey (64), fredasteele (71), LisaMaria_C (79)

Score: 24.18

89
4,058 members, 138 reviews
4.26 stars (4.26 stars)

Lists: countrylife (1), meredk (5), AmourFou (11), Laura1124 (15), zabs (20), brenzi (25), ahef1963 (29), sturlington (30), Cecrow (35), jaromdl (44), Doey (52)1 more, fredasteele (78)

Score: 24.05

90
3,485 members, 237 reviews
3.69 stars (3.69 stars)

Lists: awsexton (5), aulsmith (5), meredk (8), Christy.Riege (11), elkiedee (12), kiwiflowa (12), MGovers (19), Ameise1 (21), brenzi (23), Twixi (40), rainpebble (47)2 more, fredasteele (79), jaromdl (97)

Thumbs down: Himalmitra

Score: 23.57

91
7,211 members, 137 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: harrisbruce (1), dsp501 (6), Nickelini (7), hipdeep (9), meredk (9), Laura1124 (13), John_Vaughan (17), zabs (19), varielle (22), ahef1963 (27), jaromdl (37)3 more, rainpebble (40), DeltaQueen50 (49), fredasteele (73)

Thumbs down: acceptance, kiwiflowa, aulsmith

Score: 23.32

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): Not historical fiction by my definition.

92
10,276 members, 174 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: Nickelini (1), Cariola (7), sturlington (8), kara.shamy (12), madhatter73 (13), meredk (13), ahef1963 (20), jaromdl (35), Twixi (41), gypsysmom (41), rainpebble (48)2 more, fredasteele (98), mspixieears

Thumbs down: aulsmith, oakdale

Score: 22.76

Explanations:

aulsmith (0): This is a mix of historical and contemporary fiction. I would have preferred it to be one or the other.

93
2,147 members, 59 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: gregchief (2), Nickelini (6), Christy.Riege (7), brewergirl (7), John_Vaughan (13), Cecrow (17), Cariola (26), DeltaQueen50 (34), LisaMaria_C (59), kara.shamy (65), fredasteele (81)

Score: 22.53

94
15,191 members, 325 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: trandism (6), bohemima (8), hipdeep (8), .Monkey. (9), sturlington (11), Maybelline (22), ahef1963 (37), Twixi (42), gypsysmom (45), leslie.98 (47), DDreawriter (68)2 more, Doey (76), fredasteele (89)

Thumbs down: michalsuz

Score: 21.98

95
3,027 members, 177 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: MsRoux (1), Cariola (5), kara.shamy (14), thorold (20), Ameise1 (20), MGovers (23), rainpebble (41), Twixi (43), gypsysmom (57), DDreawriter (83), Doey (115)

Score: 21.5

Explanations:

MsRoux (1): Set in southern England from 1880 to post-WWI, it's a vivid account of 3 families and their friends, most of them liberal, artistic and unconventional, and how their world changed forever during the Great War.… (more)

96
20,363 members, 296 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: Waldstein (4), olgakm (7), zabs (23), Maybelline (28), Himalmitra (38), leslie.98 (46), gypsysmom (47), sturlington (50), Doey (58), fredasteele (85), jaromdl (128)2 more, cej1027, mspixieears

Thumbs down: smcwl

Score: 21.43

Explanations:

Waldstein (4): Justly regarded as piratical classic. Lively written in the first person singular, with expert grasp of action, atmosphere and characterisation. Long John Silver is one of the most memorable characters ever. Not for children.… (more)

97
12,989 members, 324 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy (13), Nickelini (16), devenish (16), Maybelline (21), skyrad43 (24), hoddybook (26), sturlington (28), gypsysmom (42), Twixi (44), leslie.98 (49), Doey (70)2 more, fredasteele (88), mspixieears

Thumbs down: michalsuz

Score: 20.69

98
5,079 members, 433 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: chgstrom (2), starfishian (2), redlory (6), kara.shamy (11), Maybelline (27), skyrad43 (28), sturlington (29), rainpebble (46), madhatter73 (46), gypsysmom (53), fredasteele (83)

Thumbs down: megschristina

Score: 20.58

99
13,759 members, 227 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4), freetrader (6), barney67 (7), ehines (12), VisibleGhost (12), sturlington (27), Cecrow (30), Twixi (46), jaromdl (71), Doey (75), DDreawriter (76)1 more, fredasteele (80)

Thumbs down: friedrb

Score: 20.57

100
9,638 members, 282 reviews
4.19 stars (4.19 stars)

Lists: kageeh (7), .Monkey. (8), JoeKingman (14), Himalmitra (16), brenzi (18), meredk (22), DDreawriter (31), Twixi (39), jaromdl (39), rainpebble (44), DeltaQueen50 (55)3 more, fredasteele (76), lamotamant, cej1027

Thumbs down: sturlington, kara.shamy, kiwiflowa

Score: 20.5

Explanations:

sturlington (0): Took place during the author's lifetime and is partly based on his experiences.

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