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By Sheri Cobb South -
The Cobra and the Lily takes the reader to ancient Egypt just prior to the Biblical Exodus of the Hebrews led by Moses. ...Read Review
By Margaret Frazer -
This twelfth installment of the Dame Frevisse historical mystery series is a testament to the popularity and excellence of Margaret Frazer’s writing. ...Read Review
By Jo Beverley -
Cressida Mandeville is playing a dangerous game. She is trying to regain some of her family’s fortune by accepting an indecent proposal ...Read Review
By Takashi Matsuoka -
Published 2002Published 2003
In 1861, Japan has been opened to Western trade, igniting a clash of cultures. Emily Gibson is one of a small group of Christian ...Read Review
By Emma Tennant -
It is about 1800 when the story opens. Eight year old Adèle Varens, the daughter of Céline Varens, a popular actress, recounts ...Read Review
By Laura Kalpakian -
Nona York, prolific elderly romance author, hires Rebecca Devere as a temporary assistant. Becky has just moved to Isadora Island with her mother, ...Read Review
By James McKean -
Matt O’Brien works for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. When we meet him, he is restoring an old Italian painting that he ...Read Review
By Lawrence Goldstone - By Nancy Goldstone -
Published 2002Published 2003
In mid-sixteenth century Europe, a scholarly genius named Michael Servetus published a book contesting the doctrine of the Trinity, proposed that blood circulated ...Read Review
By Gore Vidal -
Historical fiction accepts limitations as to time, but works like Creation have freed the genre from the constraints of geography. This classic novel ...Read Review
By Paula Simonds Zabka -
Subtitled “A Story of the Last Plantagenets,” this is a fictionalized account of the rise and fall of Edward IV, the rise of ...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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