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By JoAnne Soper Cook -
The Wide World Dreaming tells the story of Napoleon’s life, beginning with his childhood on Corsica. Told in the first person from ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
This novel opens at the tail end of the Rendezvous of 1832. Englishman Barnaby Skye has to make a choice. His job as a ...Read Review
By David Anthony Durham -
“I reckon we’re nowhere.” This declaration comes from Gabriel Lynch at his first sight of 1870’s Kansas, a flat prairie with few ...Read Review
By Joan Wolf -
Joan Wolf, author of regencies, historical romances, and historical mysteries, has imagined a small country of Jura in which to set this novel. ...Read Review
By Amy Ephron -
Published (c1999)Published 2000
Evangelina Cisneros is a political prisoner in a women’s prison in Havana in 1897 when Charles Duval arrives ostensibly to interview her for ...Read Review
By Geling Yan -
Lost Daughter of Happiness is a historical novel written in a film editor’s style, relating events and depicting the characters through a ...Read Review
By R. Garcia y Robertson -
Published 2001Published c1998
This novel’s finale will come as no surprise: on June 25, 1876, General George Armstrong Custer led the soldiers of the 7th Cavalry to ...Read Review
By Judson Gray -
This is an action-packed western. The story tells of two men: one, a freed slave who took advantage of the Underground Railroad to ...Read Review
By Martin H. Greenberg -
Murder Most Confederate is the second volume of the Murder Most series. It is a compilation of sixteen short stories by various authors, ...Read Review
By Bernice Morgan -
(reviewed alongside Waiting for Time) These two novels, relating one family’s struggles and triumphs in Newfoundland from the early 19th century until ...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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