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By Sheila Kohler -
In 1846, the educated but unworldly daughter of a Yorkshire clergyman begins writing a novel. It is not her first effort but the first ...Read Review
By Kelly O'Connor McNees -
Louisa May Alcott was a champion of the independently spirited woman at a time when marriage was considered by much of society as ...Read Review
By Deborah Noyes -
Commitment to the living and the dead requires immense responsibility! The time is the mid-1800s, a time when women are expected to ...Read Review
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 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 Peter Carey -
What a delight this witty novel is! Based on the journeys of Alexis de Tocqueville in the new American republic of the 1830s, ...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 Margaret Campbell Barnes -
One benefit of a strong market for fact-based historical fiction is the republication of the works of the finest authors of years past, ...Read Review
By Beatrice Gormley -
Biographical FictionChildren/Young AdultInspirational
Mari is the daughter of a sardine merchant who dotes on her and a mother who thinks that it is her duty to ...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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