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By Robert Harris -
This novel tells the story of the hunt for the regicides of Charles I, principally Edward Whalley and his son-in-law, William Goffe. Whalley ...Read Review
By Patricia L. Hudson -
Even in 1750s America, celebrity marriage is a challenge, especially if your husband is Daniel Boone. In Traces, Hudson gives voice to Boone’...Read Review
By Laura Secord -
This book is a rare thing indeed: a historical novel in poems. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I began reading ...Read Review
By LIsa Hall Brownell -
Set in the Colony of Connecticut in the 1750s and inspired by true events, this is the tale of Mercy Bramble, whose short ...Read Review
By Brian Swann -
Young John Crowe, chafing under the thumb of his brother in rural early 17th-century England, runs off to London with a “Gypsy” couple ...Read Review
By David O. Stewart -
The New Land—Book One in David O. Stewart’s trilogy, The Overstreet Saga—follows Johann and Christiane Oberstrasse from Rhineland Germany to ...Read Review
By Leah Angstman -
This is the story of Ruth Miner and her journey of survival in 17th-century New England. Accused of witchcraft after her parents’ deaths, ...Read Review
By Julie Bates -
In 1774 Williamsburg, Virginia, Faith Clarke bears full responsibility for raising her son and running Clarke Tavern after the recent death of her husband. ...Read Review
By Marcia Kemp Sterling -
Tangled Roots tells the story of three young people in rural 1750s Pennsylvania. Mary Brandon, the daughter of a well-to-do farmer, rebels against ...Read Review
By Norman Lock -
Nathaniel Hawthorne had some less than hidden skeletons in the family closet – he was the great-great-grandson of John Hathorne, one of the foremost ...Read Review
Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society's print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 15,000 historical fiction books.
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