Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our worldwide membership loves to meet up. Many travel thousands of miles to do so. Discover more about our conferences, local chapters and more.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
HNS Awards have helped discover and launch the author careers of Michel Faber, Ruth Downie, Hilary Green, Martin Sutton, Kelleigh Greenberg-Jephcott, Nikki Marmery, Margaret Skea, Warwick Cairns, Katherine Mezzacappa and Elizabeth Macneal. Our ARA and Saudi awards are amongst the most generous of all literary prizes.
By Roberta Gellis -
In this, the first in a new series by the famed romance writer turned historical mystery writer, Lucrezia Borgia is, of all things, ...Read Review
By Kate Bridges -
Independent midwife Amanda Ryan arrives in Banff, Canada, determined to help the women there deliver their babies safely. She actually has two secrets, ...Read Review
By P.G. Nagle -
The Gettysburgs and Bull Runs of other novels set in the U.S. Civil War are a different theatre from this novel, set ...Read Review
By Alice Thompson -
On Jacob’s Rock, a remote lighthouse on the coast of Scotland, a young woman is washed up on shore in the early 19...Read Review
By Alexander Fullerton -
Volume Two in the Everard Naval Series, this book was first published in 1977, no doubt re-issued to capitalize on the current popularity of ...Read Review
By Andrei Makine - By Geoffrey Strachan (trans.) -
This understated novel remained in my mind days after I had read its last page. I know many people (myself included) will hesitate ...Read Review
By Edward Wright -
This retro-mystery set in late-1940s Los Angeles has a lot of the right ingredients going for it – starting with its former B-western ...Read Review
By Nelson Lankford -
The capital of the short-lived Confederacy managed to hold out in the face of crushing odds from war’s start until only days ...Read Review
By Pat Montague -
This novel of the war-ravaged People of the Deer takes place in western New York State and Ontario, mid 17th century. While exploring ...Read Review
By Nicole Byrd -
There are, in fact, two widows in scarlet appearing in this longish romantic adventure, set in England’s Regency era. The first is ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review