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By Mary Balogh -
In Slightly Sinful, Alleyne Bedwyn disappears after the Battle of Waterloo. His instructions to his sister, Morgan, were to wait for his return. ...Read Review
By Elmer Kelton -
The novel’s setting is the chaotic southeast Texas countryside after the end of the federal occupation during the 1870s. The young protagonist, ...Read Review
By Jim Sanderson -
Andrew Nevin, a reporter for the Brownsville Sentinel, relays the news and documents the history of Texas from the 1870s well into the ...Read Review
By Liam Callanan -
The novel opens in contemporary Alaska. A seventy-six year old priest, Louis Belk, is to be recalled from his beloved Alaska by the ...Read Review
By Annette Meyers -
This novel’s title refers to the ghosts of a work’s former details that sometimes reappear as an oil painting ages. Rosie ...Read Review
By Sarah Zettel -
Peace, hard won by Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, is in danger as evil magics contrive to help the Saxons ...Read Review
By Kacy Barnett-Gramckow -
The first of a trilogy, this novel provides a plausible look at life on Earth just before the Great Flood, as well as ...Read Review
By Anna Banti -
Published 2003Published 2004
You know you’re in for a complicated novel when the author writes a foreword, someone else (Susan Sontag) writes an introduction, and ...Read Review
Fans of Mary Balogh’s previous Regency romance novels centering on the Bedwyn family will surely want to read this, the last in ...Read Review
By Jane Kirkpatrick -
This story is the final installment in a trilogy about the life of Marie Dorion. It was preceded by A Name of Her ...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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