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By Andrei Codrescu -
Giacomo Casanova was born in Venice in 1725, but author Codrescu opens his novel with an aging Casanova inhabiting a Bohemian castle writing his ...Read Review
By Netta Cruse -
Sir Henry Morland, the infamous scoundrel, has reserved all of his affection for his orphaned niece, Lady Frances Pleckham, whom he has not ...Read Review
By Cameron Judd -
By the end of this, the final of three volumes, Tennessee has at long last become a state, but more than the history ...Read Review
By Kerrelyn Sparks -
Frothy as a syllabub, For Love or Country has a sparse texture with minimal description, except when it serves the character interplay. Sparks’ ...Read Review
By Cindy Vallar -
This romantic historical novel chronicles the events of Scotland’s Rising of 1745 for “Bonnie Prince Charlie,” as experienced by Rory MacGregor and Duncan ...Read Review
By J. Ardian Lee -
In this sequel to Son of the Sword (Ace, 2001), Dylan Matheson again finds himself in eighteenth century Scotland on a mission. This time, ...Read Review
By Arthur Goldhammer (trans.) - By Denis Guedj -
In June, 1792, two astronomers set off from Paris on what proves to be a six-year mission–to survey the meridian running through France ...Read Review
By Manu Herbstein -
Eighteenth-century Africa is a land of many tribes and kingdoms–and many enmities between them. While tending her young brother one day, young ...Read Review
By Catharine Maria Sedgwick -
Readers of historical and classic fiction should welcome this new edition of an early woman novelist’s most highly-regarded work. A lengthy introduction ...Read Review
By Sian Rees -
The Floating Brothel tells the story of “…ordinary women who, by a caprice of fate, found themselves in extraordinary circumstances.” These women are ...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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