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By Lawana Blackwell -
Set in the late Victorian period, this novel recounts the academic and romantic adventures of Catherine Rayborn, a sheltered young woman reveling in ...Read Review
By Frances McElrath -
Bittersweet love and tragic range war in 1890s Wyoming enthrall and inform in this tale built upon true facts, the author having been ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
Eclipse is a fictionalized account of the lives of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark after their return from the first great transcontinental expedition ...Read Review
By Michael Kilian -
The story starts with humorous banter between art dealer Bedford Green and his “famously tall and lovely assistant” Sloane. It’s 1925 and Gertrude ...Read Review
By James A. Michener -
In a novel almost as magnificent as its subject matter, Michener tells the engrossing story of Alaska (derived from the Aleut word “Alyeska” ...Read Review
By John Lehman -
John Lehman, U.S. Secretary of the Navy under President Reagan, is an unabashed admirer of sailors and of their contributions to American ...Read Review
By Paul West -
Paul West’s Cheops is an amazing piece of fantastical, say, satire? It is not a novel to be lightly read. With the ...Read Review
By Colin Falconer -
The adventurer Hernan Cortés arrives on the coast of Mexico with a handful of men, armor, horses and guns. He proceeds to ...Read Review
By Max Brand -
Max Brand is one of this country’s most famous western writers, so that’s how this latest of his works is being ...Read Review
By Miriam Grace Monfredo -
Bronwen Llyr, U.S. Treasury agent, ventures into the thick of war. This story of a woman’s involvement in military intelligence expands ...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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