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 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.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
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
By John Cowper Powys -
Originally published in 1940, this grandly written epic recounts the adventures of Rhisiart, a 15th century Oxford student who returns to the land ...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