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By Nick McCarty -
I was glad when I reached the end of this book, especially as I am a Royalist sympathiser. The setting is in rural ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
An Absence So Great continues the story of Jessie Ann Gaebele, the author’s grandmother, who readers first met in A Flickering Light. ...Read Review
By Patti Rutka -
Although the concept of a sympathetic backstory for the notorious Salomé—she whose dance ended in the beheading of John the Baptist—is ...Read Review
By Richard Vetere -
Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review
By Susan Sellers -
Published 2008Published 2009
In London between the wars, artist Vanessa Bell and her sister, the author Virginia Woolf, members of the influential Bloomsbury set, indulged in ...Read Review
By Sherry Jones -
In 7th-century Arabia, the Prophet Muhammad is dead, and the Muslim umma is left to muddle on as best it can. The Prophet’...Read Review
By Kate Grenville -
Published 2009Published 2010
Kate Grenville is a bestselling Australian author who has already written about her country’s convict past. In The Lieutenant she goes back ...Read Review
By Jackson Taylor -
The Blue Orchard, set in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania from the 1920s to the late 1950s, is the fictionalized story of Verna Krone, who was ...Read Review
By Penny Ingham -
The King’s Daughter begins in 877 AD while King Alfred the Great of Wessex is fighting Norse invaders. He is supported by his ...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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