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By Danny Saunders -
The fictionalized life story of Elisabeth of Wittelsbach, commonly nicknamed “Sissi,” forms the spine of Danny Saunders’ novel. In 1854 Sissi married Franz Josef ...Read Review
By M. J. Carter -
1841: Captain William Avery and Blake have separately returned to England after their Indian adventures, which were related in The Strangler Vine. Reunited in ...Read Review
By Ardyth Kennelly -
This massive, sweeping saga may be said to begin with Hindle Lee, somewhere in the middle of fifty-odd children born to seven or ...Read Review
By Nuala O’Connor -
In this novel, Emily Dickinson is not a dark, morose woman, but a spritely thirty-something wishing for more time to ponder her thoughts ...Read Review
By Ethan J. Wolfe -
In 1882, Jefferson Parker is the richest cattle baron in Wyoming. He wants statehood for the territory and will stop at nothing to claim ...Read Review
By Seamas Duffy -
One of the most beloved and well-known literary figures of all time is once again back to solve more mysterious crimes with his ...Read Review
By Laura Landon -
As Lady Olivia Sheridan awaits the formal announcement of her engagement to Damien Bedford, Earl of Iversley, she is certain that all her ...Read Review
By Christopher Hedgethorne -
When twelve-year-old Alexander Drabb, also known as Sandy, is sent to the strange land of mud to live with his uncle George, he ...Read Review
By Thomas Thorpe -
Thomas Thorpe continues his breezy, immensely enjoyable series of Victorian murder mysteries starring English married couple William and Elizabeth Darmon with this latest ...Read Review
By Lyn Cote -
Blessing is the tale of two unlikely allies in pre-Civil War Cincinnati, but that’s not where the story begins. When we first ...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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