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By J.L. Miles -
In Vietnam-era rural Georgia, insecure Adie falls in love with the most popular boy in high school. She is thrilled when Buck begins ...Read Review
By Kathleen Ernst -
Fifteen-year-old Hannah finds herself the head of her family when her Cumberland Mountain home is torn asunder by the ravages of the Civil ...Read Review
By R. Howard Bloch -
This book is subtitled The Norman Conquest of 1066 and the Making and Meaning of the Bayeux Tapestry. While the author always returns to ...Read Review
By Gary Krist -
In 1910, the Great Northern Railway crossed the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. Two trains loaded with passengers and mail headed west toward Seattle. ...Read Review
By ANGELA HUNT -
Magdalene is a fictionalized account of the life of Mary Magdalene, a close follower of Jesus of Nazareth, told from the viewpoints of ...Read Review
By Shari Anton -
In 12th century England, Lady Emma de Leon envisions the future whenever she stares into a body of water. In one such vision, ...Read Review
By Edward Charles -
This novel covers the well-known story of Lady Jane Grey, queen for nine days and executed at the age of sixteen in 1553. It ...Read Review
By James Boyd -
Its back cover advertises Drums as “the best novel of the American Revolution ever written.” Frankly, I found that description quite misleading. Drums ...Read Review
By Johnny D. Boggs -
In the tradition of such notable writers as Owen Wister, Louis L’Amour, and Max Brand, author Johnny D. Boggs delivers yet another ...Read Review
By Madeline Hunter -
This engaging novel, set during the reign of George IV, features an honour-bound hero and a penniless heroine brought together in a marriage ...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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