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By Gerard Mac -
The novel opens on the cusp of the American War of Independence in 1775. Opening the story before the war at a recruitment ...Read Review
By Anna Elliott -
In Arthurian fiction, queens tend to fall into two groups: the powerful and the powerless. Anna Elliott places Isolde among the latter. To ...Read Review
By Alexandra Connor -
Orphaned at a young age, Faith and James are raised by their aunt and grandparents, living on the profits of the family photography ...Read Review
By Rebecca Dean -
It’s been a long time since I was as caught up in a novel as I was in Palace Circle. The action ...Read Review
By Frank Delaney -
Father Robert Shannon of Boston is a young priest suffering from severe periodic mental instability caused by memories of his service as a ...Read Review
By Katie Flynn -
Rose and Martin make a mismatched pair—a single pregnant girl, an albino boy, and their stray greyhound, Don. But from the moment ...Read Review
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
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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