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By Judith T Guskin -
The budding Plymouth colony wouldn’t have survived its first winter without the help of the Wampanoag tribe. Since then, the colonists have ...Read Review
By A.J. Lyndon -
This is Book One of the War Without an Enemy series, set during the English Civil War. It opens in July 1642, as divisions ...Read Review
By Amy Sackville -
In 1622, the artist Diego Velázquez was summoned to Madrid to paint King Philip IV and his courtiers. He remained a member of ...Read Review
By Brenda Rickman Vantrease -
Vantrease’s long-awaited return to the historical fiction scene showcases her painstaking attention to characterization and period atmosphere. Opening with a prologue depicting ...Read Review
By Joyce Bergvelt -
This story moves between the new Dutch colony on Formosa (Taiwan), and China, as the invading Manchus destroy the Ming dynasty. Koxinga, the ...Read Review
By Christopher Buckley -
Balthasar de St. Michel (Balty) is the shiftless brother-in-law of Samuel Pepys and is sent off by him to the American colonies under ...Read Review
By Katherine Clements -
The Coffin Path is a gothic historical novel, reminiscent of Daphne du Maurier and as good as Sarah Waters. It is set in ...Read Review
By Leah Fleming -
The novel opens with an account of the persecution of Quakers in 17th-century England, set out in the journal of Rejoice (or Joy) ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Fremantle -
At the heart of one of the most notorious murder cases in the reign of James I lurks the ultimate Jacobean power couple: ...Read Review
By David Hingley -
Mercia Blakewood has returned to England, having successfully concluded her assignment in New York on behalf of King Charles the Second. Surely now ...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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