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By Ciji Ware -
Over twenty years since its initial release, Sourcebooks has repackaged Island of the Swans as less of a romance and more as the ...Read Review
By Christy English -
Eleanor of Aquitaine is a personal hero of mine, so I was very intrigued to read Christy English’s take on this dynamic ...Read Review
By Nancy Means Wright -
After a major disappointment in love, aspiring author Mary Wollstonecraft must support herself and takes a position as governess to a wealthy family ...Read Review
By Jeannette Walls -
Coming on the heels of her wildly popular The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls has written a “true-life novel” about her maternal grandmother, Lily ...Read Review
By Norah Lofts -
Published 2008Published 2010
First published in the 1950s and set in 12th-century France and England, Eleanor the Queen follows Eleanor of Aquitaine from the days of ...Read Review
By Stephanie Cowell -
In Claude & Camille, Stephanie Cowell has penned a sentimental portrait of the relationship between the struggling young artist, Monet, and his first ...Read Review
By Susan Coventry -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
(1) Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry II, and their sons strut across the stage of medieval history, completely overshadowing the rest of their family—not ...Read Review
By Jerome Charyn -
There can be few challenges more daunting for a writer than attempting to take on the voice of another writer, particularly one known ...Read Review
By Thomas Mullen -
The 1930s changed the lives of millions of Americans. Dreams and hope disappeared for the majority of the laid-off, financially ruined and starving ...Read Review
By Victoria Hammond -
The year is 1590; the setting rich with art, magnificent architecture, lavish costumes. Yet all is not right in Denmark… or, as it so ...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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