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By Kathy Lynn Emerson -
This is the eighth novel in Emerson’s series featuring Susanna, Lady Appleton, a widowed gentlewoman and herbalist in Elizabethan England. In the ...Read Review
By Jennifer Blake -
In New Orleans of 1840, dueling was the honorable way to redress an affront. When Rio de Silva, a legendary maitre d’armes, insults ...Read Review
By Karen Mercury -
My first glance at the cover art for The Hinterlands suggested that I was in for a humorous reading experience: there is a ...Read Review
By Wesley Stace -
In his debut novel, Stace, better known as musician John Wesley Harding, effectively and entertainingly emulates a Victorian picaresque novel. The twist: his ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Glamorous Melbourne heiress Phryne Fisher made her debut into the mystery fiction world with Ruddy Gore, originally published in 1995, but available in the ...Read Review
By Neil Olson -
A very old image of the Holy Mother is taken from a Greek church during World War II to be traded to a ...Read Review
By Katherine Towler -
The second installment of the Snow Island trilogy continues the story of the inhabitants of this isolated island off the New England coast. ...Read Review
By Blaine Pardoe -
This rollicking yarn stars a runaway nobleman who learned his trade as a common sailor, befriended an emperor and sailed the seven seas. ...Read Review
By Ann Burton -
Abigail of Carmel is beautiful and intelligent, and hopes some day to become a pottery-maker like her father. But when her brother incurs ...Read Review
By Karen Harper -
The seventh offering in Karen Harper’s Elizabeth I series opens with Good Queen Bess escaping London for Nonsuch Palace, where she hopes ...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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