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By Ann Chamberlin -
The second in the Joan of Arc Tapestries series, Oak Wood is a well-researched novel in which Chamberlin masterfully interweaves elements of the ...Read Review
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
The death of her father turns nine-year-old Maria Rand’s world upside down. When her mother should be teaching her the skills needed ...Read Review
By Micaela Gilchrist -
“Sixteen years ago, when I followed the General away, I had known him for only three days. I reconciled myself then to sleeping ...Read Review
By Sybille Bedford -
The second volume of Bedford’s fictional memoirs uses present tense flash imagery, a focusing of the craft since The Legacy. The dense ...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
By James D. Houston -
Based on the Donner Party tragedy of 1846-47, Snow Mountain Passage tells of American emigration to California in the mid-1800s. Through “The ...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 Jane Alison -
Ovid, creator of Metamorphoses, The Art of Love and other works which have been lost to us forever, arrives at his place of ...Read Review
By Kate Horsley -
Based on an obscure 5th century Gaelic manuscript discovered in Ireland, this short novel is written in the form of a diary by ...Read Review
By Richard Loomis -
This novel presents the recollections of medieval historian and chronicler Giraldus Cambrensis. Giraldus, who narrates in a rather lofty tone, tells of ...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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