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By Jennifer Chiaverini -
Spinster Elizabeth “Lizzie” Van Lew is horrified when her beloved state of Virginia votes to secede from the United States in 1861. A woman ...Read Review
By Ken Leland -
Set in Upper Canada and the Great Lakes region, 1812 recounts the story of Loyalists and members of the First Nations as they struggle ...Read Review
By Julian Stockwin -
During the Napoleonic Wars, Captain Thomas Kydd, aboard HMS L’Aurore, is assigned to the Caribbean and the Leeward Islands station. He is ...Read Review
By Megan Marshall -
Towering feminist, gifted writer, social crusader, and luminary of the Transcendentalists, Margaret Fuller was not the typical 19th-century woman. Rigorously schooled at home ...Read Review
By Claude Izner -
Published 2011(UK)Published 2013 (US)
Courentin Jourdan rescues the young Sophie Clairsange from the tides along the Normandy Coast. He revives her and sends her to the nuns ...Read Review
By Norman Russell -
The Ghosts of Mayfield Park is a Victorian murder/mystery narrated in part by one of the victims, who though poisoned escapes in ...Read Review
By Anne Cleeland -
Daughter of the God-King takes places in the early 19th century, at the time of the Congress of Vienna and Napoleon’s exile ...Read Review
By Dennis McFarland -
Summerfield Hayes enlists in the Union army in the summer of 1864, despite his older sister’s objections. Prior to his enlistment, Hayes had ...Read Review
By Linda Stratmann -
The Life House, despite its name, is a waiting mortuary near Kensal Green Cemetery, in which corpses are left to putrefy to prevent ...Read Review
By Peter Snow -
There has been such a flurry of books, articles, radio and TV programmes and festival events about the War of 1812 that it surely ...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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