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By Dora Levy Mossanen -
In a timeless Persia that never was, the beautiful Jewess Rebekah is married to a man whose cruelty shapes not only her life, ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
Nicholas Bracewell, stage manager of the Elizabethan actors’ troupe, Westfield’s Men, has a serious problem when a young, distracted fledgling actor, Frank ...Read Review
By Michael Crummey -
River Thieves is a tale of early 19th century Newfoundland, when the native Beothuk still roamed in small groups. The English settlers, some ...Read Review
By Hope Tarr -
The opening scene of Tempting, which takes place in 1848, introduces us to a young and impoverished Simon Belleville, who is trying to defend ...Read Review
By Debra Magpie Earling -
Perma Red will reward those readers waiting for the latest great American novel. Earling weaves a timeless tale of love, heartache, and betrayal ...Read Review
By Kevin O'Morrison -
The author is a noted playwright and actor, so his behind-the-scenes look at the acting business as it was in the early 1950s (...Read Review
By Thomas Steinbeck -
Except for the first story, set in the mid-nineteenth century, the rest of the stories’ settings are in the early twentieth century, and ...Read Review
By John C. Waugh -
Mr. Waugh states that his mission as a writer is to “revive [history’s] echoes, and rekindle the passion of former days.” I ...Read Review
By P. C. Doherty -
It is impossible for P.C Doherty to write a novel that isn’t excellent. The fourth of his ancient Egyptian mysteries has ...Read Review
By Dean Burgess -
A meticulously researched first novel, Burgess’ story concerns what was likely the first recorded divorce in seventeenth century New England. Thomas Burge and ...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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