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An Heiress to Remember by Maya Rodale: A Ravishing Romance Features Gilded Age Woman Finding Herself

In the third and final novel of the Gilded Age Girls’ Club series (Avon, March 2020), Maya Rodale chronicles the adventures of Beatrice Goodwin, ...Read Article

Love Never Dies: The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant by Kayte Nunn

Kayte Nunn’s The Forgotten Letters of Esther Durrant (Orion, August 2019; William Morrow, March 2020) has a dual timeline and three distinct threads that ...Read Article

“Forgiveness doesn’t magically right every wrong. Loss is still loss.” This Terrible Beauty by Katrin Schumann

Whereas interest in the literature of World War II is at a peak, fiction set in its aftermath in the former German Democratic ...Read Article

Historical Professions: Midwives – Sources of Research for your Historical Novel

The World Health Organization has named 2020 as the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” Here are selected websites that offer free resources on ...Read Article

Life in the Caves: The Vineyards of Champagne by Juliet Blackwell

Recently, I went to see Sam Mendes’s fine film, 1917. Before that I read The Alice Network by Kate Quinn, a novel set ...Read Article

The Rhythm of Life: The Decent Inn of Death by Rennie Airth

The latest in Rennie Airth’s Detective John Madden series is The Decent Inn of Death (John Madden #6) (Penguin, January 2020). With many ingredients ...Read Article

New books by HNS members, February 2020

Congrats to the following authors on their new releases! If you’ve written a historical novel or nonfiction work published (or to be ...Read Article

A Woman of Her Time: Research and Character in Nancy Turner’s Light Changes Everything

WRITTEN BY DONIS CASEY Nancy E. Turner’s Light Changes Everything (St Martin’s Press, 2020) is a return to the world Turner so ...Read Article

The Pilgrim Fathers Beheld

WRITTEN BY JENNY BARDEN Beheld by TaraShea Nesbit (Bloomsbury, 2020) is remarkable, one of those rare novels that is both literary and accessible, thought-provoking ...Read Article

New Voices: Brodie Curtis, Alka Joshi, Noelle Salazar & Anika Scott

WRITTEN BY MYFANWY COOK Brodie Curtis, Alka Joshi, Noelle Salazar & Anika Scott combine imagination, rich historical detail, and fresh perspectives in their ...Read Article