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By Anna Solomon -
Sixteen-year-old Minna Losk dreams of her new life as a mail-order bride in America. She’ll have a handsome young husband, a big ...Read Review
By Terese Svoboda -
Young Harriet opens her story by telling the reader that her frequently gambling father “lost her on a bet.” One can hardly grasp ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
Western writer Richard S. Wheeler gives us the latest novel in his Barnaby Skye series, The First Dance, which deals with border conflicts ...Read Review
By Stephanie Grace Whitson -
In May 1869, a protected, privileged, and recently orphaned young lady from St. Louis, Missouri, Miss Fannie Rousseau, heads west on a steamboat, with ...Read Review
By Karen Witemeyer -
In 1887, after serving three horrific years in the stone quarries for killing a man in a boxing match, Levi Grant is trying to ...Read Review
By Charles Berry -
Scout McBride is a young boy growing up outside of El Paso, Texas, during the Depression. Raised on a farm until circumstances force ...Read Review
By Caroline Lawrence -
Pinky, full name P.K. Pinkerton, is trapped in a Virginia mine shaft waiting for her (or is it his?) fate. Born in ...Read Review
By Geraldine McCaughrean -
Jess Ford, a young orphan adopted by the people in and around Sundown Town, encounters adventure in his work as a cowboy and ...Read Review
By Winston Groom -
The subtitle of Kearny’s March is “The Epic Creation of the American West, 1846-1847.” For a reader who is weak on American ...Read Review
By Thomas Fox Averill -
Taking as his inspiration the story behind the ballad “Tennessee Stud,” Averill is off and running on a journey tale set in 1825. Young ...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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