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By Jo Beverley -
When Susan Kerslake and Con Somerford meet again after eleven long years apart, much has changed. Con is the battle-hardened new Earl of ...Read Review
By Douglas Kelley -
In the summer of 1856 Mary Patten and her husband, Captain Joshua Patten, begin what would become an incredible voyage aboard the clipper ship ...Read Review
By Rosemary Stevens -
In the autumn of 1805, the Prince Regent receives threatening letters and hastily removes himself and his entourage — including his dear friend Beau Brummell, ...Read Review
By Roger Grenier (trans. Alice Kaplan) -
Learning piano at age five from maestro Nicolau Arderiu, Michel Mailhoc seems bound for international stardom. Blocking Michel’s progress are World War ...Read Review
By Amy Tan -
No writer navigates the emotional terrain of family relationships – particularly mother-daughter relationships – better than Amy Tan. She writes of mature relationships laden with ...Read Review
By Jean Rabe ed. - By Martin H. Greenberg (ed.) -
Eighteen science fiction and fantasy writers herein turn their pens to the creation of tales containing haunts drawn from the pages of history. ...Read Review
By Catherine Coulter -
In this rewritten and re-titled version of Catherine Coulter’s 1983 book, Chandra, we meet Chandra de Avenell, a medieval heroine who is tougher ...Read Review
By Lawana Blackwell -
This heartwarming work set in Victorian London tells of a young girl’s inspirational journey from abandonment to belonging. Sarah Matthews, raised in ...Read Review
By April Kihlstrom -
A woman living in the woods of a country estate rescues abused children and turns them over to Alexandra Barlow, the local baronet’...Read Review
By Judith Pella - By Michael Phillips -
Set in the last years of the 19th century, these four books (The Crown and the Crucible, A House Divided, Travail and Triumph, ...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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