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By Marie-Louise Jensen -
Sophia is an intelligent, energetic girl who reads Aphra Behn’s plays, rides horses and is a crack shot. She also has a ...Read Review
By Julie Lawson -
Kevin Messenger is a disappointment. He knows this because his father reminds him of it every day. Kevin is not interested in soccer ...Read Review
By Victoria Lamb -
This novel for young adults follows the adventures of Meg Lytton, a young girl in the service of the Princess Elizabeth during her ...Read Review
By Mika Ashley-Hollinger -
When her father kicks a pushy Yankee realtor off their Florida swampland property and the guy later turns up dead, it turns out ...Read Review
By Jillian Larkin -
Published 2011Published 2012
Chicago, 1924. Wealthy society schoolgirl Gloria moonlights as the lead singer for a black jazz band; her ‘country’ cousin Clara comes to help Gloria ...Read Review
By Tom Bradman - By Tony Bradman -
Here the familiar story is told from the point of view of dockyard boy Billy who has seen the Titanic built. He joins ...Read Review
By Y. S. Lee -
Published 2011Published 2012
Mary Quinn, now a full-fledged member of the Agency, an all-female detective agency run out of a girls’ school in Victorian London, poses ...Read Review
By N. M. Browne -
1st century AD. The Romans have invaded Britain, and Caractacus, the charismatic Celtic leader, is struggling to unite the warring Celtic tribes against ...Read Review
By Debby Dahl Edwardson -
Luke has spent his whole life above the Arctic Circle, living with his extended family in their tiny Inupiaq village. But in 1960, when ...Read Review
By Susan Carlton -
It’s the end of 1971, and 17-year-old Chloe and her best friend MJ take a road trip to San Francisco in a Volkswagen ...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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