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By Rosslyn Elliott -
Residents of the highly religious town of Westerville, Ohio, were proud of the part they played in the abolition movement, including their involvement ...Read Review
By Lisa Lang -
Lang’s award-winning debut is a delight, as a novel, as biography, and as history. Based on the life of Edward Cole, Utopian ...Read Review
By Kieran Shields -
1893, Portland, Maine. Deputy Marshal Archie Lean is called to investigate a burned body and strange occult symbols in an abandoned house. Even stranger ...Read Review
By Jacqueline Wilson -
1891. Fourteen-year-old Hetty Feather has had a life of adventure but also tragedy. Left in an orphanage as a baby, she was fostered with ...Read Review
By Brenda Blair -
Sixteen-year-old Elizabeth McDermott is excited: she is making her debut into Galveston, Texas society, and her mother’s cousin will soon be in ...Read Review
By Juliana Gray -
Italy, 1890. When investment losses decimate her fortune, Lady Alexandra Morley rents a remote Tuscan castle to get away from her creditors. Upon arrival, ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
All Things New is a captivating novel about Reconstruction in the South. The story focuses on three women: Josephine Weatherly, her mother Eugenia, ...Read Review
By Kylie Fitzpatrick -
Inspired by a real historical artefact, The Rajan Quilt, sewn by women convicts on their way to Australia, this novel moves from Ireland ...Read Review
By Peter Leavell -
The Battle of Port Royal, which took place on November 7, 1861, was a pivotal Union victory during the Civil War. The successful capture of ...Read Review
By Jack Steel -
Jerusalem, 1870. In an illegal excavation, Charles Warren locates and removes a priceless artefact from its ancient hiding place. Years later, he is still ...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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