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By Dianna Rostad -
Three orphans from New York have travelled to Montana, unselected by any family at the stopping points along the way. Charles says he ...Read Review
By Scott G. Hibbard -
Tired of being beaten by his father, 17-year-old Moses Cole leaves his farm in the fall of 1844 and walks 18 days to Carlisle, Pennsylvania ...Read Review
By Brett Cogburn -
This Side of Hell is the fourth in Brett Cogburn’s Widowmaker Jones Series. Here, Newt “Widowmaker” Jones joins a posse (mostly good ...Read Review
By Eric Red -
It’s 1888, and the interim sheriff of Victor, Idaho, Joe Noose, receives surprise visitors. His good friend, marshal Bess Sugarland of Jackson Hole, ...Read Review
By Terrence McCauley -
On a late evening in the early spring of 1889, Montana Territory US Marshal Aaron Mackey catches up with Henry Hancock’s gang. At ...Read Review
By Carolyn Twede Frank -
With the recent popularity of books about mail-order brides, Frank has employed this subject in her latest historical romance. Despite a slightly awkward ...Read Review
By Beverly Jenkins -
The stranger whom Spring Lee finds in a blizzard is like no man she’s met. Easterner Garrett McCray has come to Paradise, ...Read Review
By Johnny D. Boggs -
In 1866, Virginia City, in Montana Territory, is inhabited by 5000 people. This is a story of an Ohio man, Nelson Story, living in Virginia ...Read Review
By Vali Benson -
Fate has dealt twelve-year-old Carissa Beaumont a bad hand. After cholera claimed her father and brother in 1876, laudanum sank its hooks into her ...Read Review
By Susan Andersen -
Around the turn of the 20th century, an eleven-year-old red-headed orphan arrives in a small town, and her irrepressible curiosity and outspokenness shake ...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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