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Indian Historical Novels: The Origin & Evolution of the Historical Novel Written by Indians in English

The Romans didn’t make a foray into India. In A. David Singh’s Caesar: Escapades in Rome (Amazon, 2016), Julius Caesar clutches a ...Read Article

American Princess by Stephanie Marie Thornton Tells the Story of Alice Roosevelt

The latest novel from Stephanie Marie Thornton is a departure for the author. Her previous novels have featured heroines from ancient Egypt and ...Read Article

The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman Explores the Power of Love to Heal

Set in an Australian rural community in the 1960s and 1970s, The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted (Putnam, 2019) has as its hero a ...Read Article

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