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A Patriot Spy and Her Inspiring Creator: Sarah’s War by Eugenia Lovett West

Betty Freidan once said, “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Author Eugenia Lovett West could well ...Read Article

Who Slays the Wicked by C.S. Harris the Latest in the Regency Detective Fiction Series

The first detective story is generally agreed to be Poe’s Murders in the Rue Morgue in 1841. The first detective novel, Wilkie Collins’ ...Read Article

The Last Year of the War by Susan Meissner: two American girls sent ‘home’

What is a Nation?  It is an imaginary community which enables us to identify with millions of people whom we have never met ...Read Article

Woman 99 by Greer Macallister goes inside “a progressive home for the curably insane”

The madwoman character has a long literary history. Most famously, Charlotte Bronte provided readers with Jane Eyre, upon which generations of impressionable young ...Read Article

Websites for Researching Your Historical Novel

In this post, I’ve provided links to websites that offer good content for researching your historical novel. I hope HNS readers will ...Read Article

American Duchess by Karen Harper Features Consuelo Vanderbilt, Blenheim’s Dollar Bride

“The so-called Gilded Age in America,” says novelist Karen Harper, “has many ruling and rich class similarities to the late Victorian and Edwardian ...Read Article

Exploring Food as the “Great Connector” in The Chef’s Secret by Crystal King

In Crystal King’s new novel, The Chef’s Secret (Touchstone, 2019), one of history’s most enduring yet relatively unknown chefs, Bartolomeo Scappi, ...Read Article

The Glovemaker’s Daughter by Leah Fleming Sheds Light on 17th-Century Quakers

Leah Fleming’s novel The Glovemaker’s Daughter plays with the dual-time and time-slip narrative devices. It opens with a ghostly apparition of ...Read Article

The Eulogist by Terry Gamble: A Family Affair

Terry Gamble’s curiosity about her immigrant ancestors was the spark behind her latest historical novel, The Eulogist (William Morrow, 2019). Her family’s ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, February 2019

If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be published) in November 2018 or after, please send them in ...Read Article

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