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By Katharine Swartz -
In the year 1832, young widow Eleanor Crombie is forced to decide. Should she stay in Scotland to live with her stepmother or ...Read Review
By Catherine King -
This novel is set in the mid-19th century, in a fictional South Riding, which is quite clearly, South Yorkshire, though that is ...Read Review
By Robin Lippincott -
I Kathryn, Starling, and Luke meet as young children in small-town America in 1931, and become fast friends. In this novel, we follow their ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Payne Rosen -
The American Civil War looms and then bursts into flame during this debut novel. Initially set on the West Tennessee farm of the ...Read Review
By Cecelia Holland -
This fourth entry in the Corban Loosestrife saga takes us from frozen Viking trading posts to the outskirts of the Byzantine Empire. The ...Read Review
By Paul M. Levitt -
This is not a typical, endearing Jewish immigrant story. In 1908 it was Esther’s Cohen’s dream to leave Russia and go to ...Read Review
By Tamara McKinley -
A Kingdom for the Brave is the story of a disparate group of people struggling for survival in the early days of the ...Read Review
By Jen Sookfong Lee -
Lee’s book, first published in Canada by Knopf as a “New Faces of Fiction” novel, is her first novel, full of promise. ...Read Review
By Carol Ann Lee -
Love, betrayal, and a terrible debt to pay are the themes of The Winter of the World, the debut novel of biographer ...Read Review
By Jennie Walters -
This final instalment of Jennie Walters’ Swallowcliffe Hall trilogy tells the story of Isobel, the daughter of Grace from the second book, ...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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