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By Brenda K. Marshall -
This dense, splendid novel, set in the Dakota Territory in the 1870s and ’80s, rests on the shoulders of two extraordinary women. Frances, ...Read Review
By Karen Witemeyer -
In the 1880s, Adelaide Proctor works as a teacher in a rural Texas town. Having lost her mother as an infant and lost ...Read Review
By Bruce Machart -
Bruce Machart’s powerful and moving story begins with a woman’s death in childbirth, a common-enough event in Texas in 1895, which will ...Read Review
By Martha Rogers -
In 1905, after four years at Wellesley College, Rebecca Haynes returns to her hometown of Barton Creek, Oklahoma Territory, filled with enthusiasm for the ...Read Review
By Joanne Sundell -
In the second and final book in her Quaker and the Confederate series, Sundell continues the tale of Willa Mae Tyler, a young ...Read Review
By Daniel Boyd -
1936 Mexico is the setting for this hard-boiled tale of greed and promises to keep. Vernon Culley, a bookish engineer from Kansas City, is ...Read Review
By Robert Olmstead -
In 1916, an U.S. Army patrol led by Napoleon Childs is ambushed by Mexican guerrillas when they try to locate Pancho Villa. Tortured ...Read Review
By Jack Todd -
The second volume in Todd’s planned memoir-turned-fiction trilogy (after Sun Going Down), Come Again No More can also easily stand on its ...Read Review
By Lyn Cote -
Book 3 of the Texas Star of Destiny series opens in 1846 when Ranger Carson Quinn arrives in Galveston and encounters a party of stranded ...Read Review
By Frances M. Wood -
Molly Gerry loses her father at age thirteen. She and her 19-year-old sister are left without a roof over their heads. Colleen has ...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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