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By Francine Rivers -
King David of Israel has it all: wealth, power, women, and the love of God. But when he spies a beautiful woman bathing ...Read Review
By Orhan Pamuk trans. Erdağ Göknar -
A man called Black, returning to Istanbul to resume work as a miniaturist in his uncle’s studio, soon discovers that all is ...Read Review
By Geralyn Dawson -
This light romantic read, part of a series with the “bad luck” wedding theme, begins by sustaining the narrative of the wedding night ...Read Review
By Ann Moore -
Gracelin O’Malley is a farmer’s daughter living a hard life in rural Ireland when she catches the eye of the local ...Read Review
By George MacDonald Fraser -
Volume contains: The General Danced at Dawn (1970), McAuslan in the Rough (1974), The Sheikh and the Dustbin (1988) Hoorah! The hilarious sage of McAuslan, the ...Read Review
By Lisa Michaels -
In November 1928, with minimal supplies and a homemade boat, newlyweds Glen and Bessie Hyde left Green River, Utah with the goal of running ...Read Review
By Steve Yarbrough -
In the Mississippi Delta where plantations were carved from forest, Jim Crow challenges Reconstruction. It is 1902 and echoes of field chants, like threads ...Read Review
By Fred W. Voget (assisted by Mary K. Mee) -
Crow family life and culture and the changes wrought by the 20th century and reservation life are described in the words of Crow ...Read Review
By Karen Essex -
Karen Essex has written a well researched, engrossing account of Kleopatra VII, the last Ptolemaic ruler of Egypt. Like most stories of this ...Read Review
By Arabella Edge -
Jeronimus Cornelisz is a disturbed, and disturbing, man. Ambitious, cunning, ruthless, amoral, and greedy, Cornelisz is also a killer. After experiencing a series ...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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