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By Orson Scott Card -
Rebekah grows up as the beloved only daughter of Bethuel, the leader of his village, and a mother who had died days after ...Read Review
By Jane Feather -
To Kiss a Spy begins in 1550 with the disappearance of a newborn baby. Lady Penelope Bryanston is told her posthumous child was stillborn. ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Lady Freyja Bedwyn is twenty-five years old, unmarried, unconventional, energetic, and possessed of a face that can be described as handsome, at best. ...Read Review
By Dee Marvine -
In 1886, an unmarried woman was not entirely welcome when her widowed father took a new wife, or so Lili Tornquist felt. When her ...Read Review
By Sharon Sala -
Whippoorwill was a Top Pick in the Romantic Times BookClub March 2003 issue in the historical romance section, listed as humorous. This designation is ...Read Review
By Joan Clark -
In mid-April, 1912, two Newfoundland fishermen find a year-old baby in a basket on an ice pan, two days from shore. Francis St. Croix ...Read Review
By Richard Powers -
1939, Washington, D.C. Marian Anderson and her extraordinary operatic voice, hailed internationally, were refused Constitutional Hall as a venue by the Daughters of ...Read Review
By Jeremy Seal -
Seal’s chance sighting of the Caledonia’s figurehead in a coastline churchyard starts him on a hunt relating to its history. He ...Read Review
By Francine Rivers -
Somebody asked me recently why I enjoy inspirational fiction so much as I am not religious myself. Any writer who lives in a ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
I must admit, from the beginning, that although I have Harper’s other Elizabeth I books sitting on my “To Be Read” shelves (...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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