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By Lisa Jensen -
In 1823, half-Indian Victoria “Tory” MacKenzie flees an unpromising future in Boston by disguising herself as a male and stowing away on a ship. ...Read Review
By Lisa Michaels -
In November 1928, with minimal supplies and a homemade boat, newlyweds Glen and Bessie Hyde left Green River, Utah with the goal of running ...Read Review
By Elmer Kelton -
The Texas frontier, spring, 1865. So begins this latest historical western novel by one of the long-time giants in the field, Elmer Kelton. This ...Read Review
By Iain Lawrence -
Bound for the West Indies, John Spencer sets sail aboard the Dragon in 1803. The day he sights a lifeboat with one passenger in ...Read Review
By Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -
At the Abbey of Beaulieu in 1366, the abbot expels Brother John for a rash of bad behavior, and the brawny youth makes good ...Read Review
By Douglas Kelley -
In the summer of 1856 Mary Patten and her husband, Captain Joshua Patten, begin what would become an incredible voyage aboard the clipper ship ...Read Review
By William P. Mack -
Fergus Kilburnie is an unlikely candidate for officer rank in the Royal Navy of the time of the French Revolution. A Scottish farm ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Garrett -
This book fictionalizes the short and colorful careers of the two best-known female pirates ever to sail together, Anne Bonny and Mary Read, ...Read Review
By Nina Barragan -
It is 1889 when Rifke Schulman, a young Jewish woman, is sent to Argentina by her family to escape the pogroms of Russia. She ...Read Review
By Cecelia Holland -
This is the story of Nancy Kelsey, the first American woman in California, and an elemental part of that great state’s early ...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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