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By Paula Simonds Zabka -
Subtitled “A Story of the Last Plantagenets,” this is a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of Edward IV, the rise of ...Read Review
By James McKean -
Matt O’Brien works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we meet him, he is restoring an old Italian painting that he ...Read Review
By Isolde Martyn -
In 1483 England, Sir Miles Rushden, adviser and loyal friend to Henry, Duke of Buckingham, is kidnapped by Heloise Ballaster’s greedy, merchant father ...Read Review
By Ann Benson -
Benson has made a name for herself juxtaposing the medieval and the modern (Plague Tales, for instance) and here, again, she proves that ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
This latest entry in the Dame Frevisse mystery series does not disappoint. In 1446, Dame Frevisse and her superior, Domina Elisabeth, arrive at St. ...Read Review
By Carolyn Street LaFond -
Alessandra Lippi is the beautiful daughter of the infamous painter Fra Lippo Lippi. Her story begins in 1467, as she tells of her first ...Read Review
By Robert Nye -
In this novel’s first American publication, readers are introduced to the rascal John Falstaff of Shakespeare fame. It is 1459, and Falstaff, at ...Read Review
By Carol Gino - By Mario Puzo -
The title of this novel evokes The Godfather both as a marketing device and an indication of the tone to be taken. This ...Read Review
By C.L. Grace -
It is 1471. Kathryn Swinbrooke, an accomplished physician, is asked to investigate a recent plague of rats in Canterbury. But Kathryn is not in ...Read Review
By R. Garcia y Robertson -
Robyn Stafford has flown from Los Angeles to England to surprise her lover on his birthday. Unfortunately, she finds that Collin is married ...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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