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By Alan Fisk -
In 1544, Duke Cosimo de’ Medici of Florence commissioned the artist Bronzino to paint a gift for King François I of France. The ...Read Review
By Ed. - By Stephen Coonts -
Coonts, I believe, is wrong in saying there have been three American wars that have been the “defining experience of their generation. World ...Read Review
By Caroline Roe -
Loyal followers of the life of Isaac the blind physician take up the tale in 1354 where the 7th novel in the series opens. ...Read Review
By Mary Nichols -
Set in 1763, this is the romance of Lydia Fostyn and the Earl of Blackwater. Lydia is being pressured into marrying a wealthy but ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
Jane Kirkpatrick continues the fictional account of Marie Dorion and her amazing life in this sequel to A Name of Her Own. In 1814, ...Read Review
By Jessamyn West -
The reader who picks this up having seen “Civil War” on the cover and hoping for tales of cannon shot and screaming horses ...Read Review
By Dorothy Garlock -
A 1930s Oklahoma gas station on the fabled Route 66 is the setting for this romance between the home-rooted Leona and traveling man Yates. ...Read Review
By Brent Monahan -
Retired Sheriff John LeBrun of Brunswick, Georgia has established a certain reputation among the movers and shakers of New York commerce. After solving ...Read Review
By Nalo Hopkinson -
Published 2003Published 2004
It takes a powerful author to tie together the stories of a Nubian prostitute in ancient Jerusalem, a black showgirl in 19th-century Paris, ...Read Review
By H.N. Turteltaub -
Sostratos and Menedemos, the young Rhodian merchants and owners of the Aphrodite, are not afraid to take their ship where no other trader ...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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