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By Marsha Canham -
When a rogue privateer captained by Juliet Dante discovers a Spanish galleon attacking and sinking an English ship, she and her crew intercede. ...Read Review
By Pat Montague -
This novel of the war-ravaged People of the Deer takes place in western New York State and Ontario, mid 17th century. While exploring ...Read Review
By Kathleen Morgan -
Three years after the Massacre of Glencoe, Maggie Robertson enters a nunnery. While she wishes to serve God, she also flees the man ...Read Review
By Neal Stephenson -
Quicksilver is the first novel in what the author describes as the Baroque Cycle. This lengthy narrative explores “the bold, curving forms, elaborate ...Read Review
By Indu Sundaresan -
“What is her attraction?” the courtiers wonder. Why has Emperor Jahangir married Mehrunnisa, the daughter of a treasurer? Granted, she is beautiful, but ...Read Review
By Anna Beer -
Published 2003 (US)Published 2004 (UK)
In comparison to her famous husband, very little is known about Bess Ralegh (1565-c.1635). But Anna Beer has pieced together the records she ...Read Review
By Sophie Ferrer -
This well-written historical adventure/romance set in 17th century. Macao and Kaifeng probably won’t find a mainstream publisher due to its unique ...Read Review
By Tobsha Learner -
This first historical by Australian playwright and novelist Learner has a number of things in its favor: an original setting, an intriguing heroine, ...Read Review
By Robert Nye -
This fictional journal of Sir Walter Raleigh’s last year (1618) also serves as his attempt at self-justification while struggling against an inevitable ...Read Review
By Wayne Karlin -
In the mid-17th century, the face of the American continent began to change. European settlements headed by men of varying convictions and ...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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