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By Paula Quinn -
1685: Highlander Connor Grant has served in the king’s army since he was no more than a lad. Now he is a member ...Read Review
By Diane Haeger -
Elizabeth “Bessie” Blount, through the connections of her uncle, Lord Mountjoy, is given the opportunity to serve Katherine of Aragon as a maid ...Read Review
By Margaret Mallory -
Award-winning author Margaret Mallory enters the realm of Scottish historical romances with The Guardian, the first book in a new series, The Return ...Read Review
By Darci Hannah -
This story begins and ends in the border region of Scotland in 1492. Eighteen-year-old Isabeau Blythe has returned home to Blythe Hall after an ...Read Review
By Siri Mitchell -
Siri Mitchell successfully tackles an unusual time period and subject in A Heart Most Worthy. In the Italian area of North Boston during ...Read Review
By Lorna Seilstad -
1901. Lake Manawa, Iowa. In the beautiful little lakeside resort, summer has arrived along with favorites such as roller-skating, picnicking, baseball games, and speeches ...Read Review
By David Witshire -
Oh joy! A properly constructed and satisfying story of devotion through the tribulations of war and illness. Though a beautifully presented book, one ...Read Review
By John Boyne -
Published 2011Published 2012
John Boyne is a consummate storyteller, and in his new novel he doesn’t disappoint. You might think there was little more to ...Read Review
By Nancy Woodruff -
Peter, a financial writer and failed novelist, takes his wife and three sons from New Jersey to modern-day London for his new ...Read Review
By Lindsay Townsend -
As a trainer for the Bull Rite, Sarmatia knows the risks that come along with this dangerous ceremony. Promising to protect those who ...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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