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By Marie Sontag -
In 1777 BC, 15-year-old Samsuluna makes his way around the ancient Mediterranean world in pursuit of his Uncle Zim, absolution for the death of ...Read Review
By Michael L. Hawley -
Michael Hawley has carefully researched an arguably favorite Scotland Yard suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders, Dr. Francis Tumblety, and judiciously and ...Read Review
By John B. Kachuba -
New England, 1675: The body of the Christian Indian John Sassamon is discovered in frozen Assawompset Pond. The eventual trial of three natives for ...Read Review
By Joe Harvey -
In 1876, the owner of two major railroads, Franklin Gowen, is looking to control the coal mines. By limiting the shipment of coal and ...Read Review
By Jess Steven Hughes -
Between 27 and 40 AD, Britain is inhabited by several tribes, all ruled by kings, each with his own parcel of land. They have to ...Read Review
By Jim Remsen -
Visions of Teaoga takes place in Tioga, northern Pennsylvania, during two very different time periods, one contemporary and one historical. It’s the ...Read Review
By John D. Cressler -
Enter again the world of Muslim Cordoba in the 10th century, depicted by this talented author in this fictional prequel to Emeralds of ...Read Review
By Dennis Herrick -
Despite the fact that so many public buildings, parks, and monuments throughout what is today America’s Southwest bear the name “Coronado,” Francisco ...Read Review
By John D. Cressler -
In the 1360s, Grenada is the last surviving stronghold of Muslim rule in Spain. Between 1367 and 1369 the Castilian Civil War is being fought ...Read Review
By David Parmalee -
Parmalee’s touching romance is set during the U.S. Civil War, when conflicting loyalties divided families, towns, and states. In a particularly ...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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