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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
By Stephen Lewis -
Old Man Powell is found murdered in his cabin, the crime disguised as a scalping. The natural suspect is Massaquoit, an Indian whom ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
Normally the most absorbing aspect of even a historical whodunit is the plot, but in Rowland’s superb Sano and Reiko series her ...Read Review
By Rose Earhart -
Choosing to tell the tale of the 1692 Salem witches as a diary written by one of them seemed like a brilliant idea to ...Read Review
By Vella Munn -
Except for a brief prelude set in 1599, the events in this book take place during the summer and fall of 1628 in what is ...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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