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By Joan Druett -
In this 19th-century romance, Druett writes with a keen sense of irony. For example, in the midst of a storm around Cape Horn, ...Read Review
By Douglas Boren -
I enjoy pirate-based stories so much I even write my own series, so I am somewhat hesitant to meet characters created by other ...Read Review
By Terry Deary -
1838. History is about to be made. Two steam ships will cross the Atlantic for the very first time. One is the Great Western, ...Read Review
By John Sugden -
“Then something surprising happened,” writes this beguiling author. It certainly does, not only on that occasion but throughout. Falling in love with The ...Read Review
By Shelagh Mazey -
Violet Allen is the daughter of a smuggler and the childhood sweetheart of Matthew Stone, a fisherman. Destiny seems to have their lives ...Read Review
By Linda Collison -
Surgeon’s Mate (Book Two of the Patricia MacPherson Nautical Adventure Series) is a delightful fictional first person narration inspired by the experience ...Read Review
By Susan Verrico -
Jameson Cooper’s dream of becoming a printer like his father is dashed when his parents die of the pox and he is ...Read Review
By Alaric Bond -
It is 1798, and Ireland is rising up against her British masters. Two friends, Crowley and King — the one Irish and the other British — ...Read Review
By David Kent-Lemon -
Shipping clerk Tom Wells impresses his employers in 1861 London so much that they entrust him with the administration of their blockade-running trade to ...Read Review
By Dewey Lambdin -
Captain Alan Lewrie leaves his post in the Bahamas for London with word of the victory at Trafalgar and the death of Admiral ...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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