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By Bertrice Small -
The mother of the new Duke of Glenkirk’s mother had given him two pieces of advice. The first, “to marry soon,” is ...Read Review
By Richard Zacks -
Published 2002Published 2003
There’s an exciting sense of discovery as author Richard Zacks peels back the layers of history and shows us 1696 Manhattan. He describes ...Read Review
By Megan Chance -
Salem Village, Massachusetts, during the horrific episode of the witch trials in 1692 is the setting for Chance’s new novel. Teenaged Charity Fowler ...Read Review
By Robert McCammon -
McCammon’s latest is an overlong, plodding mix of horror and mystery set in Carolina in 1699. The story concerns the hamlet of Fount ...Read Review
By Kathleen Morgan -
With her husband’s escalating abuse, Killian Campbell and her son flee. Alexander pursues and strangles her, but a stranger intervenes. When the ...Read Review
By Virginia Bailey Parker -
This is a multi-generational story of three families who leave England for the New World and settle in Salem, Massachusetts. As the years ...Read Review
By Brian Howell -
This tri-part book centers on Jan Vermeer, the 17th century Dutch painter of such engaging and suggestive interior scenes. The first episode shows ...Read Review
By Kate McCafferty -
This remarkable debut novel is the story of Cot Daley, stolen off the streets of Galway and shipped as an indentured servant to ...Read Review
By Laura Joh Rowland -
The Pillowbook of Lady Wisteria is the seventh in Rowland’s popular series of Japanese murder mysteries featuring samurai Sano Ichiro and his ...Read Review
By David Huddle -
Suzanne Nelson is an art historian at a small university in Vermont. She is an emotionally detached woman who is hard to like; ...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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