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. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
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 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.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
By Cynthia Ozick -
Published 2010Published 2011
I had never read any of Ozick’s work before this one. Being a diehard Henry James devotee, I was intrigued by the ...Read Review
By Jean Teulé -
The Marquis de Montespan and his new wife Athenais are a truly devoted love match, which is a rare thing amongst the nobility ...Read Review
By Ward Just -
The first short section presents Tommy Odgen, an early 20th century Illinoisan whose inherited railroad money allows him to indulge in his favorite ...Read Review
By Andrew Krivak -
The Sojourn is a beautiful sliver of a literary novel. A story about fathers, brothers, and finding inner strength, it is set against ...Read Review
By Rebecca Rasmussen -
This story opens in the summer of 1947 in Spring Green, Wisconsin. Sisters Milly and Twiss are fourteen and twelve respectively. There does not ...Read Review
By Emily Rubin -
Stalina is a determined Russian immigrant who arrives in the United States after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Immediately her instincts ...Read Review
By Sara Poole -
Rome, 1493: Francesca Giordano, a young woman of dark passions and even darker talents, is the court poisoner to Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia. ...Read Review
By Anthea Bell (trans.) - By Rafik Schami -
Published 2010Published 2011
Noura is a woman who is educated by her scholarly father in mid-20th century Damascus, Syria. However, that spirit of curiosity and ...Read Review
By Dieter Schlesak -
This work, described as a ‘documentary novel’, follows the true story of Dr. Victor Capesius, an ethnic German pharmacist from Transylvania who eventually ...Read Review
By Moacyr Scliar -
The late Moacyr Scliar, one of Latin America’s most important contemporary writers, gives us a portrait of the Jewish neighborhood in Brazil ...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