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By Mary Balogh -
This Regency-era romance is fast paced and solidly written. The main characters are Kit Butler, a confirmed bachelor with a dangerous reputation who ...Read Review
By Robert N. Macomber -
Peter Wake’s saga continues in this second novel of the American Civil War set primarily off the west coast of Florida and ...Read Review
By Julianna Baggott -
Yes, The Madam does refer to the world’s oldest profession, and yes, Alma, the titular madam, does arrive at it in one ...Read Review
By Rosetta Loy (trans. Gregory Conti) -
Published 2003Published 2003 (c1995)
Although the “hot chocolate” arrives only in the final chapters, what come before are emotional and sometimes shocking events in an Italian family ...Read Review
By Anne Perry -
Published 2003Published 2003 (UK)
The prolific Perry does it again – here, with the first instalment of an anticipated five book series focusing on a British family in 1914 ...Read Review
By Erica Jong -
What a historical novel this could have been, a retelling of the life of the iconic poet Sappho! A brilliantly written prologue fires ...Read Review
By A.B. Daniel -
By Dianna Crawford -
The romance of recently widowed Hope Underwood with her childhood friend Michael Flanagan offers suspense and fears of war. This recommended book is ...Read Review
By Martin L. Marcus -
This “Eastern” is a fictionalized account of the Native American leader Osceola and the Second Seminole War of 1835-42 in Florida. The Seminoles ...Read Review
By Calvin Baker -
It would be too easy to say Once Two Heroes is a novel about bigotry. Calvin Baker wrestles with many themes: the nature ...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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