Reading Club

I assume you're here at this website because you like my books. Good. And that also means you might like the books I enjoy reading, and that all of us might enjoy the books that you read, so this is simply a place where we can exchange news of books - any books - not just historical novels. Tell us if you've read something wonderful and entertaining, and we'll post your recommendations and reviews here. And, please, let us know what you think of these recommendations!

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Albuera 1811

Written by: Guy Dempsey

Published by: Frontline Books

Submitted By: Geraint

On 16 May 1811, the small town of Albuera was the setting for one of the Peninsular War’s most bloody and desperate battles. A combined Spanish, British and Portuguese force of more than 30,000 men, under the command of Lord…


The Bernicia Chronicles

Written by: Matthew Harffy

Published by: Aria

Submitted By: Rick Hargraves

Fascinated with your Last Kingdom series and found this series, which deals with Britain in the 7th century. Fills the time between your books nicely. I enjoy the two periods of English history.  


Long Daze at Long Binh

Written by: Stephen H Donovan and Frederick Borchardt

Published by: DCI Communications

Submitted By: Dan Markham

For a completely different take on the Vietnam War, check out “Long Daze at Long Binh”– a humorous memoir by two Vietnam medics. Excellent reviews from Vietnam Veterans of America, and Midwest Book Review, among others


Death or Victory

Written by: Dan Snow

Published by: Harper Press

Submitted By: Robert Douglas

Historians – both professional and hobbyist – certainly know about the Capture of Quebec by daring General James Wolfe in 1759. However, in truth this was only part of a hard and brutal campaign of attrition – and British victory…


Great White Fear

Written by: Belinda Mottershead

Published by: Independently published

Submitted By: Jon Mottershead

An exciting adventure book. Spot the subtle “Sharpe” tribute.


The Retreat to Avalon

Written by: Sean Poage

Published by: MadeGlobal Publishing

Submitted By: Sean Poage

This review submitted by the book’s author. The Retreat to Avalon is a historical fiction novel based on the research of British historian, Geoffrey Ashe MBE MFRSL, linking the oldest Arthurian legends with the historical person called “Riothamus” by the…


Voice of the Stars

Written by: Rowena Whaling

Published by: Spiral Gate Books

Submitted By: Ted Agens

This is a book about Arthur. However, one may not think it so on engaging it. It is told from an entirely different perspective, from the perspective of the women in the Arthur legend. It is heavily involved in the…


Veiled Memory

Written by: S. P. Brown

Published by: Black Opal Books

Submitted By: S. P. Brown

This review submitted by the book’s author   When Celtic historian, Dr. Madeline Alleyn, abandoned her husband, it was to protect him and her unborn triplet daughters. Now, nearly eighteen years later, her 17 year-old girls are smart, normal, but…


The Rose and the Crane

Written by: Clint Dohmen

Published by: CreateSpace

Submitted By: Clint Dohmen

This review submitted by the book’s author An IndieReader “Best Reviewed Books of May.”  From IndieReader review: Verdict: THE ROSE AND THE CRANE reads like a medieval Pirates of the Carribbean, featuring non-stop action-adventure with almost never a dull moment….