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By Philippa Gregory -
Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, is an often mentioned background character in Tudor fiction. Though her name is well known, her life as ...Read Review
By Kathleen Benner Duble -
Shortly before the Reign of Terror breaks out during the French Revolution, Celie Rousseau loses her family to hunger. She is saved on ...Read Review
By Eileen Kernaghan -
After her parents die in the sinking of the Titanic, Sophie Pritchard begins having terrifyingly realistic nightmares and premonitions, escalated by the coming ...Read Review
By Gary Inbinder -
A macabre murder mystery with a host of intriguing characters, including a clever detective, the artist Toulouse-Lautrec, and Inbinder’s own protagonists from ...Read Review
By Lois Leveen -
One of the more overlooked characters from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is Angelica, the nurse. A prequel rather than a retelling, this ...Read Review
By Kathleen George -
The Johnstown, Pennsylvania flood of 1889 remains one of the deadliest weather-related disasters in United States history, killing more than 2,200 and leaving the town ...Read Review
By Charlotte Betts -
On the cusp of England’s Glorious Revolution, a family is drawn into dangerous political events while desperately trying to save their safe-house ...Read Review
By Susan Jane Gilman -
Lillian Dunkle, celebrated matriarch of the ice cream business, recounts her life from penniless immigrant to food tycoon. Because it is written as ...Read Review
By SaraLynn Hoyt -
After the death of her husband, Sabrina Tremaine flees from her lascivious brother-in-law, taking a position through a Ladies’ Employment Agency. The work ...Read Review
By Susan Gregg Gilmore -
Spanning three decades in the mid-20th century, this story follows two women from a small mountain town in Tennessee who work side-by-side ...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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