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By Jeanne Kalogridis -
This novel takes place in southern France during the 1300s, a France beset by the Inquisition and visited by the plague. However, it ...Read Review
By Patricia Cabot -
Reilly Stanton, the eighth Marquis of Stillworth, is also a trained medical doctor. He accepts a position in Scotland in a small village ...Read Review
By William P. Mack -
Fergus Kilburnie is an unlikely candidate for officer rank in the Royal Navy of the time of the French Revolution. A Scottish farm ...Read Review
By Denise Williamson -
After leaving slavery behind, 1851 finds a devout Joseph Whitsun practicing medicine in a small, Negro community outside Philadelphia. Legally, Negroes cannot be doctors ...Read Review
By Frances Kazan -
The historical Halide Edib Adivar was the first Turkish student at the American Girls College in Constantinople. Enrolled there in 1897 by her progressive-thinking ...Read Review
By Jane Roberts Wood -
There have been many, many novels about World War II, and if the majority of them have focused on life in combat, on ...Read Review
By Michael Farquhar -
Writing in a vividly ironic style, Farquhar exposes the excruciating, ridiculous, poignant, stupid, and incredibly weird activities of the ruling classes — royal, imperial, ...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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