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By Michelle Moran -
In 30 BC, after the defeat and suicide of Antony and Cleopatra, their twin children, Alexander Helios and Cleopatra Selene, were taken to Rome ...Read Review
By India Edghill -
As a young girl, Delilah is brought to the Temple of Atargatis in Ascalon, one of the Five Cities of Philistia in Canaan. ...Read Review
By Carla Nayland -
Paths of Exile is a wonderful story, one that conjures up this long-gone age in extraordinary detail and reveals a profound understanding of ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
Adhering closely to the traditional Bible story found in the books of Samuel, Smith places Michal, daughter of semi-mad King Saul of ancient ...Read Review
By Donald L. Gilmore -
In the preface to this novel about the notorious gang headed by Frank and Jesse James, Gilmore expresses how difficult it was to ...Read Review
By Tracy Chevalier -
Published 2009Published 2010
In this novel, Tracy Chevalier turns her novelist’s eye to the life of Mary Anning who, although reasonably well known as a ...Read Review
By Syrie James -
Jane Eyre and Villette are two of my favorite books, and I’ve always been interested in Charlotte Brontë and her family. I ...Read Review
By Sian Busby -
It is 1843, a time of intense agitation about the Corn Laws. Sir Robert Peel’s Private Secretary is shot and dies and a ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
Oscar Wilde sails back to Europe after one of his visits to the United States, where this latest mystery begins to unfold with ...Read Review
By Jed Mercurio -
This novel is unputdownable. Much of what makes it compulsive reading, however, is its voyeuristic quality. Although written in prose of lapidary concision ...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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