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By Gilbert Morris -
Book two in the Lions of Judah series, No Woman So Fair is yet another retelling of the biblical story of Abraham and ...Read Review
By Brian Wainwright -
Moving from a sublime Ricardian novel to an hysterically funny one, Wainwright’s Alianore Audley holds a place in my heart. What an ...Read Review
By Robert N. Macomber -
Peter Wake is a young volunteer naval officer whose background as a merchant marine has ill prepared him for the rigors of war. ...Read Review
By Arvid Lloyd Williams -
This novel opens as a reporter comes to interview Hawk Owen about life in frontier Minnesota. Hawk begins his narrative with an account ...Read Review
By Peter Lovesey -
When Rose Bell and Antonia Ashton meet outside of Swan & Edgar’s in 1946, it is indeed a life-changing moment. Rosie and Antonia ...Read Review
By Katherine O'Neal -
If you are in the market for a smart, sassy romance with plenty of action thrown in, Katherine O’Neal’s newest release ...Read Review
By Uwe Timm -
Published 2003 (c1983)
German Southwest Africa in 1904-1907 provides the principal setting for this recently translated 1983 novel about the suppression of the Herero and Hottentot rebellions. ...Read Review
By Gillian Bradshaw -
When Hemogenes, a wealthy, young Alexandrian businessman, travels to Rome during Augustus’s reign to collect a debt owed to his family by ...Read Review
By Meredith Whitford -
When I consider all the books I’ve read where Edward IV and Richard III have been the primary focus (including Alianore Audley, ...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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