Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our worldwide membership loves to meet up. Many travel thousands of miles to do so. Discover more about our conferences, local chapters and more.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By ANGELA HUNT -
Ten years after the death on the cross of Jesus Christ, disciple Matthew, the former tax collector, is excited to work with Peter, ...Read Review
By Jeet Thayil -
This novel tells the story of Jesus Christ through the women who followed him and those who were against the man. One of ...Read Review
By M.D. House -
I’m sure readers of the Bible sometimes wonder what happened next. Was that prophecy fulfilled? Did that tax collector or that prostitute ...Read Review
By Tessa Afshar -
AD 56. Chariline has always been told that her father, the man who spoiled her late Roman mother, is dead. With her morose aunt, ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
1526 BC. After Pharaoh’s decree that all Hebrew boys are to be killed at birth, Miriam must learn to trust God when her ...Read Review
By Susie Finkbeiner -
Recently widowed, but not ready to concede to a quiet life, Betty Sweet focuses on the number one thing she’s always done ...Read Review
By Susan Anne Mason -
In 1919 Derbyshire, England, Quinten Aspinall, a returnee from WWI, stands valet-like before the Earl of Brentwood. Quinten is requesting a leave of absence, ...Read Review
By Jocelyn Green -
Meg and Sylvie Townsend have lost not only their home and business after the Great Fire of Chicago of 1871, but their father is ...Read Review
By Patrick W. Carr -
In Babylon in 537 BC, the prophet Daniel learns his people, the Hebrews, are finally being freed to return to their homeland in Israel. ...Read Review
By Jaime Jo Wright -
In 1946 Wisconsin, Imogene (Genie) Grayson discovers her sister, Hazel, brutally murdered. Genie becomes obsessed with finding the murderer. Both of Genie’s suitors, ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review