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By Harriet Scott Chessman -
This jewel of a novel centers on five paintings Mary Cassatt made of her older sister Lydia between 1878 and 1881. Lydia was Mary’...Read Review
By Jim Kraus - By Terri Kraus -
Pittsburgh, 1841: Jamison Pike has been accepted at Harvard. His judgmental pastor father is opposed to him attending that den of vice and dangerous ...Read Review
By Larry Williamson -
The novel takes place in the Tallapoosa River region of present-day Alabama in 1813. Settlers are stirring up the native tribes, called Creeks since ...Read Review
By Molly Gloss -
Wild Life charts the life of Charlotte Bridger Drummond, a rather freethinking woman. The action takes place in the Pacific Northwest logging towns ...Read Review
By Elliott Roosevelt -
A dead body is found just outside President Roosevelt’s door. Preferring that the murder be kept from the public, First Lady Eleanor ...Read Review
By Alice Borchardt -
Sometime in the Dark Ages, a girl is born, a child of prophecy and high destiny. This child, Guinevere, is raised far from ...Read Review
By Lauren Haney -
A mystery of ancient Egypt, the fifth book in a series featuring Lieutenant Bak, officer in charge of the Medjay police at Buhen. ...Read Review
By Robert Nye -
In this novel’s first American publication, readers are introduced to the rascal John Falstaff of Shakespeare fame. It is 1459, and Falstaff, at ...Read Review
By Paula Cohen -
An intriguing, memorable debut, this historical novel offers numerous puzzles, startling revelations, and a rich cast of characters. Cohen depicts the social and ...Read Review
By Sam McCarver -
The Case of the Ripper’s Revenge is an above-average, interesting, tight, and colorful little mystery set thirty years after the original ...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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