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By Charles J. Peterson -
Originally published in 1855 and out of print from 1873 until 2001, Kate Aylesford has attained legendary status among residents of New Jersey in recent decades. ...Read Review
By Bertrice Small -
Although Allegra Morgan, daughter of the richest man in England, has a flawed pedigree, her father arranges a marriage between her and the ...Read Review
By Patricia Veryan -
Miss Cordelia Stansbury succeeds in setting tongues to wagging twice in a year – first when she snags the ton’s most eligible bachelor, ...Read Review
By Emma Donoghue -
The title is drawn from 18th century slang for a loose dress, and by extension the loose woman who wears it. Inspired by ...Read Review
By Kate Hawks -
Alfred Noyes’s tragic, romantic poem “The Highwayman” is the basis of this imaginative and vivid novel. In 1763, Jason Quick of London, son ...Read Review
By Janette Oke - By T. Davis Bunn -
The Song of Acadia series began with two young women, one British and one French, who become close friends despite the fact their ...Read Review
By Robert H. Rowe -
Clearly written in a style which poignantly underlies the intense emotion and beliefs felt on both sides of the American Revolution, Quest for ...Read Review
By Juliet Waldron -
Mozart’s Wife is a delightfully written novel about Wolfgang Mozart as seen through the eyes of his beloved wife Konstanze. The ongoing ...Read Review
By Andre Schwarz-Bart -
Published 2001(c 1972)
The slave trade in Guadeloupe provides the grim historical context for this brief but powerful novel. The opening chapters describe an indigenous African ...Read Review
By Jeff Shaara -
This is a typical Shaara masterpiece, and that is high praise indeed. Once again this talented writer transports the reader into the minds ...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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