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By Anna Sewell -
This re-issue of a classic Victorian children’s novel tells the story of Black Beauty – a beautiful black horse whose life takes him ...Read Review
By J. Bard-Collins -
Chicago history enthusiasts will thoroughly enjoy Honor Above All. Set in 1882, it showcases the city eleven years post-fire when architects Adler & Sullivan ...Read Review
By M. J. Daspit -
Monterey, California in the 1870s is an untamed place, and when Flynn Talbott is found with his skull smashed in, nobody is sorry ...Read Review
By Anthony Horowitz -
Sherlock Holmes’ untimely death as he wrestled his arch-nemesis, Moriarty, at Reichenbach Falls stunned the civilized world. Although faithfully recorded as “The Final ...Read Review
By Chris Nickson -
Nickson is known for his Richard Nottingham mysteries set in 1730s Leeds. In this debut for his new series, the city hasn’t ...Read Review
By Sharon Gosling -
Remy, a 16-year-old trapeze artist in a circus in Victorian London, has a secret life as a jewel thief. When the circus owner ...Read Review
By Octavia Randolph -
Published 2014Published 2014-11-28
The great Victorian polymath, essayist, art historian, social critic John Ruskin is the subject of Randolph’s superb standalone historical novel. It follows ...Read Review
By Stephanie Barron -
The book has an enticing cover, which depicts the book very well. The story is set in 1814, and Jane Austen has been invited ...Read Review
By Jennifer Delamere -
Reformed rake James Simpson must find a husband for his fiancée’s older sister or else forfeit the dowry he desperately needs. ...Read Review
By Melissa Jagears -
Mail-order bride Eliza Cantrell has a talent for storekeeping in 1881 Kansas. But will her fiancé Axel still want her when she arrives penniless ...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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