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By Deborah Harkness -
Phoebe Taylor and Marcus Whitmore (aka Marcus MacNeil) wish to be married. But first, Phoebe needs to be reborn—she’s to become ...Read Review
By Pam Hillman -
Kiera Young and Quinn O’Shea “meet cute” on the boat from Ireland to Mississippi in 1792. Kiera, her two younger sisters in tow, ...Read Review
By Benjamin Myers -
George III notwithstanding, there’s only one king in West Yorkshire: “King” David Hartley, leader of a local gang of “coiners.” A ragtag ...Read Review
By Nicola Pryce -
It is 1796, and Elowyn Liddicot is young, independently minded and attractive, as is usual with heroines. When the novel opens, she is engaged ...Read Review
By Jordy Rosenberg -
Confessions of the Fox is ostensibly set in 1713-1724, following Jack Sheppard, thief and lover extraordinaire. But, is it? Jack Sheppard is a ...Read Review
By Lisa T. Bergren -
England, 1772. Shortly after news arrives of their father’s death, the Banning sisters also learn of his mounting debts. Determined to save their ...Read Review
By Michael Stewart -
What happened to Heathcliff after he left Wuthering Heights in Emily Brontë’s novel, only to return three years later, a well-dressed, educated ...Read Review
By Paddy Hirsch -
In 1799, infant America’s largest city, New York, already has the beginnings of a rip-roaring financial district, which will later become the trading ...Read Review
By Susanna Kearsley -
Charlotte (“Charley”) Van Hoek takes up residence in her late brother’s home on Long Island and begins a position as curator of ...Read Review
By Julie Mayhew -
At some time in the 18th century (annoyingly, the book gives no more specific clue), Mim is a mixed-race teenage girl in a ...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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