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By Agnes Rossi -
It’s a good feeling to open up a new book and know after reading the first words that I’ve “discovered” a ...Read Review
By Pauline Gedge -
In this, Volume 2 of Pauline Gedge’s Lords of Two Lands Trilogy, the struggle of Egypt’s native nobilty to overthrow the reigning ...Read Review
By Gail Tsukiyama -
This novel is a sequel to Women of the Silk and has the same protagonist, Pei. In 1938, Pei leaves China for Hong Kong, ...Read Review
By Paul Clayton -
This is the second book in a trilogy about Calling Crow, a Native American from the 16th century, and his conflicts with the ...Read Review
By Ahdaf Soueif -
Set in the early 1900s and in the 1990s, The Map of Love tells of two intertwined, cross-cultural love stories. In 1901 Anna Winterbourne ...Read Review
By Paul Clayton -
This is the third and final book in the Calling Crow trilogy, which if you have just read the review of Flight of ...Read Review
By Simone Zelitch -
At the end of WWII, Nora Graz, a refugee in the newly formed State of Israel, reflects on her life in Budapest before ...Read Review
By Robert Elegant -
Published 1992Published 2000
Elegant paints a colorful portrait of Renaissance Venice at the height of its glory in the mid to late 16th century. Bianca, a ...Read Review
By Cameron Judd -
The Border Men continues the saga of the Colter family during the years of the American Revolution. For Captain Joshua Colter, adopted son ...Read Review
By Catherine M Rae -
Marike’s World is written in the form of a long letter from a woman living in New York City around the time ...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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