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By Cheryl Sawyer -
Murder at Cirey is a very accomplished novel which I thoroughly enjoyed reading. It concerns Victor Constant, a young member of the French ...Read Review
By Jodi Daynard -
In the spring of 1775, America finds itself at war with England. Young Jeb and Lizzie Boylston said goodbye to one another after settling ...Read Review
By Cynthia A. Graham -
When the headless body of a baby girl is found in the swamp near Cherokee Crossing, Arkansas, it is up to Hick Blackburn, ...Read Review
By Aislinn Hunter -
When fifteen-year-old Jane Standen was minding a youngster named Lily near a broken-down Victorian asylum in the North of England, she lost her ...Read Review
By Anna Castle -
Francis Bacon is spymaster to his uncle William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s chief advisor, in this novel. He recruits young Thomas Clarady ...Read Review
By Laura Lebow -
Lorenzo Da Ponte, court librettist in 1786 Vienna, is in trouble: not only hasn’t he finished his libretto for Mozart’s opera The ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
London, 1815. The Napoleonic wars are over but Britain, although victorious, is reeling from civil unrest. The Home Secretary, Lord Sidmouth, has much on ...Read Review
By Stephen Kelly -
An old man is found slain under a tree, crows pecking at his eyes. The ritual slaying of Will Blackwood echoes the killing ...Read Review
By Josephine Pennicott -
With her previous novel, Poet’s Cottage, Josephine Pennicott proved that edgy bohemian glamour and gothic creepiness made a great combination. Here she ...Read Review
By Lee Fosseen -
It is always nice to pick up a book that potentially will introduce you to new settings, and Road to Knin seems 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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