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By Wilbur Smith -
Popular adventure novelist Smith sets his latest tale of the sprawling, ambitious Courtney family in British East Africa as the world gears up ...Read Review
By Wesley Stace -
Published 2008Published 2009
Ventriloquists’ dummies can seem rather macabre and a little disturbing, and this novel has an element of the bizarre about it. It is ...Read Review
By Serena Mackesy -
Bridget Fletcher—make that Sweeney—is trying to free herself and her young daughter from a violent, stalker ex-husband and a life of ...Read Review
By Susan Sallis -
In 1943 two friends, Rachel and Meriel amuse themselves by tracking down imaginary German spies. It all seems a harmless way of spending the ...Read Review
By DeVa Gantt -
In 1833 Richmond, Virginia, fifteen-year-old Charmaine Ryan leaves poverty behind when she takes a job as companion to wealthy Loretta Harrington. The daughter of ...Read Review
By Linda Sole -
Neither the nondescript title, nor the bleak cover, does justice to this outstanding wartime saga, a charming family story with excellently-drawn young characters. ...Read Review
By Christina Green -
In 1887 Rose Adams, a schoolmistress in a village school, longs for a better life. She has exciting ideas for reform but the new ...Read Review
By Colleen McCullough -
Published 2008 (UK)Published 2009 (US)
Whatever became of Mary Bennet, the middle sister of the five young ladies memorialized in Pride and Prejudice? Not nearly as witty as ...Read Review
By Beverly Swerling -
City of God, the fourth installment in Beverly Swerling’s fabulously plotted multi-generational family saga, takes place in mid-19th century Manhattan. Dr. ...Read Review
By Valerie Wood -
Not being a fan of Catherine Cookson, I was a little dismayed when the publisher’s details proclaimed this book to have been ...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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