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By Paula Marshall -
It’s autumn in 1812 and while Marcus Cleeve, Lord Angmaring, is betting his friends that he will never marry, Louise Cleeve, Marchioness of ...Read Review
By Bronwyn Williams -
Eleanor Miller is trapped in the backwoods of North Carolina. Her husband sold their possessions to finance his search for gold on their ...Read Review
By Carolyn Hart -
Out of the blue, G.G. Gilman receives a letter from her girlhood friend Barb Tatum. In it Barb proposes they should meet – ...Read Review
By Gisèle Pineau (trans. C. Dickson) -
For Eliette, life’s memories begin sometime after the great cyclone of 1928 during which she was injured. Though she doesn’t remember the ...Read Review
By Erica Jong -
“…Venice…both liquid and solid, both air and stone…combines all the elements crucial to make our imaginations ignite and turn fantasies into ...Read Review
By Jane Finnis -
The narrator of this mystery, set in Brigantia in Northern England in 91 AD, pulled me into her story immediately with her lively and ...Read Review
By Fiona Buckley -
This is the seventh title featuring Ursula Blanchard, Queen Elizabeth’s spy. The queen needs a trusted person to deliver a sensitive message ...Read Review
By Paul Bagdon -
This Western with inspirational elements is the fourth in the West Texas Sunrise series. It continues the adventures of Marshall Ben Flood and ...Read Review
By Colleen McCullough -
Published 2003Published 2004
The author returns to Australia with a romantic family saga encompassing the events of the late nineteenth century. Alexander Kinross fled his family’...Read Review
By Richard Zimler -
Published 2003Published 2004
Although this remarkable epic novel begins at the very end of the eighteenth century, the great bulk of it is set in the ...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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