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By Cornelia Nixon -
In 1869, Martha Cairnes walks up to the porch of a hotel in Jarrettsville, Maryland, where a group of ex-Union soldiers are celebrating the ...Read Review
By Robert Hicks -
The bestselling author of The Widow of the South has penned another atmospheric masterpiece, this time a moving portrait of the post-Civil ...Read Review
By Nancy Moser -
This is an inspirational fiction take on the famous love story of Elizabeth Barrett and Robert Browning. It begins in 1840, when Elizabeth (“Ba” ...Read Review
By Esther Friesner -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young Adult
Aimed at a young adult audience, Friesner’s novel portrays Nefertiti as a dutiful, lively, and intelligent teenage girl, growing up in a ...Read Review
By Akila Couloumbis - By Audrey Couloumbis -
This middle-grade novel explores coming of age in Greece during World War II, as seen from the viewpoint of 12-year-old Petros and his ...Read Review
By Norah Lofts -
Published 2007Published 2009
I first read this recently reissued novel over twenty years ago. A sweeping saga about Richard the Lionhearted and the Third Crusade, it ...Read Review
By Michelle Cameron -
Shira’s upbringing is different than other Jewish girls’ childhoods in 1224. Her widowed father, the esteemed Rabbi Shmuel ben Solomon and great Talmudic ...Read Review
By Emma Campion -
The story is based on the theory that Alice Perrers’ first husband, Janyn Perrers, was embroiled in some dark secret concerning Edward III’...Read Review
By Marc Estrin -
The lives of five men converge in on one epochal event – the first use of the guillotine as a method of capital punishment ...Read Review
By Susan Higginbotham -
Susan Higginbotham’s debut novel The Traitor’s Wife told the story of Eleanor, wife of Hugh le Despenser, intimate of King Edward ...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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