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By Laura Renken -
Historical romances taking place during America’s colonial era are relatively scarce. American readers seem to prefer medieval Scotland and Regency England, or ...Read Review
By Lynn M. Turner -
Nell Fraser and her brother board a ship to the New World to avoid capture after she rescues him from a Scottish prison. ...Read Review
By Juliet Waldron -
Genesee van Cortlandt, the child of a runaway teen and an Iroquois warrior, was abducted back into “civilization” by her white uncle as ...Read Review
By Patricia Wynn -
The Birth of Blue Satan introduced readers to Gideon Viscount St. Mars and Mrs. Kean. In that book, Gideon–unfairly accused of murdering ...Read Review
By Kathryn Davis -
Kathryn Davis makes use of a clever narrative device in this, her fifth novel: she allows Marie Antoinette’s soul to speak. This ...Read Review
By Ross King -
In his novel of masquerades and the blurring of gender characteristics, Ross King does an admirable job of recreating the idiom and the ...Read Review
By Dewey Lambdin -
Royal Navy Captain Alan Lewrie has had better times than the long and trying months of 1798. His trusting wife has learned of his ...Read Review
By Liane Ellison Norman -
This beautifully imagined (if slow to unfold) tale concerns the life of Anna Maria Pertl, wife of the minor Austrian composer Leopold Mozart, ...Read Review
By Janette Oke - By T. Davis Bunn -
This book is the fourth volume in the authors’ Song of Acadia series. Nicole, who has been made Lady Harrow by her uncle, ...Read Review
By Van Reid -
The time is shortly after the end of the American Revolution. The place is the District of Maine, then a part of the ...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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