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By Lynn Austin -
The tiny kingdom of Judah has prospered under King Hezekiah, who has torn down the idols and reestablished the worship of Yahweh. But ...Read Review
By Priscilla Royal -
Near Tyndal Priory in East Anglia in 1271, the corpse of a man brutally murdered lies wrapped in a Crusader’s cloak with an ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Isabella Fleur Bradshaw is a gentlewoman driven by circumstance to wait outside London’s Drury Theatre one night to sell the only thing ...Read Review
By Ashley Gardner -
Captain Lacey has taken up a position as secretary to the headmaster of the Sudbury School, an institution that caters to the sons ...Read Review
By Suzanne Lyon -
On the beautiful banks of the New River in Virginia in 1790, Hannah Allison married Willard Temple Cole. Hannah and Temple took up farming ...Read Review
By Susan Wittig Albert -
Running commentary from badgers, dogs, sheep, and other creatures of farm and field give a suitably Peter Rabbitish flavor to this tale of ...Read Review
By David Fulmer -
Rampart Street brings New Orleans of 1910 vibrantly alive with descriptions of “jass,” bordellos and street life in the third of the Valentin St. ...Read Review
By Nicolle Rosen -
It is 1946, seven years after the death of Sigmund Freud. American journalist Mary Huntington Smith contacts Freud’s wife, Martha, with a proposition ...Read Review
By Chelsea Quinn Yarbro -
Yarbro, author of more than twenty novels about the life of the Count Saint-Germain, gives readers a satisfying new chapter in the life ...Read Review
By Nikki Grimes -
This book is written in tender poetic narratives through the voices of two emotionally charged young men. Ishmael, the son of the Biblical ...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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