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By Arabella Edge -
Jeronimus Cornelisz is a disturbed, and disturbing, man. Ambitious, cunning, ruthless, amoral, and greedy, Cornelisz is also a killer. After experiencing a series ...Read Review
By Paul West -
England during the reign of James I was a time of fear and persecution for Catholic Jesuits. A Fifth of November is a ...Read Review
By Mary Lee Settle -
An elderly Roger Williams, the founder of Rhode Island, reminisces about the people and events that shaped his life, many of them having ...Read Review
By Andre Norton - By Rosemary Edghill -
The divergence in time creating this alternate-history fantasy (second in a series) occurs at the death of the English king, Charles II. To ...Read Review
By Stephen Lewis -
In this 3rd in a Colonial New England crime series, Quaker sister and brother Richard and Jane Whitcomb arrive from England, landing at ...Read Review
By Robert Nye -
This is Anne Hathaway’s story, written years after her husband has died. Her daughter Susanna has given her a beautiful book of ...Read Review
By Jean-Christophe Rufin -
Abyssinia, cut off from Westerners for generations, is an irresistible goal for a number of Western contingents at the start of the 18th ...Read Review
By Dale Furutani -
This is the third in the trilogy that began with Death at the Crossroads and Jade Palace Vendetta, all set in 17th century ...Read Review
By Alexandra Lapierre - By Liz Heron trans. -
This extraordinary novel is a must read for anyone remotely interested in Baroque Italy, art, or painter Artemisia Gentileschi. I have very ...Read Review
By Alicia Gaspar de Alba -
This lovely novel can be read without any previous knowledge of the famous Mexican nun. The author evokes the feel of 17th century ...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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