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By Paul Doherty -
Thebes, 1479 BC. Hatusu is the Pharaoh Queen of Egypt. In the Hall of Two Truths, and with great ceremonial, a peace treaty is ...Read Review
By Lisa T. Bergren -
Daria d’Angelo has several devoted followers, including a few who share her God-given gifts of healing and foresight. Ministering to lepers and ...Read Review
By Erika Mailman -
Mailman’s second historical novel, set in the small German town of Tierkinddorf between 1507 and 1510, explores the horror of superstition, the inexplicable fear ...Read Review
By Jude Morgan -
Jude Morgan follows up his tragic and haunting novel Symphony with this witty, Jane-Austen-inspired comedy of errors. Ten years ago Lydia Templeton spurned ...Read Review
By Claudia Dain -
Caroline Trevelyan, daughter of Sophia, Countess of Dalby, finds fitting into London society in 1802 difficult at best. Much of this difficulty arises from ...Read Review
By Madeline Hunter -
Phaedra Blair is the beautiful, eccentric heroine of this Regency romp. The illegitimate offspring of a woman whose philosophy espoused free love and ...Read Review
By Judith Pella -
Zach Hartley has been on the run ever since he fled an abusive stepfather at the age of twelve, but now (1882) that he ...Read Review
By Andrea Barrett -
The First World War looms in the background of this intimate novel, which borrows slightly in themes and setting from Mann’s The ...Read Review
By Kathryn Miller Haines -
In 1943, even in New York City, the heart of American theatre, acting jobs are scarce, so struggling actress Rose Winter works for private ...Read Review
By David Peace -
Tokyo, August 1946: one year after Japan’s surrender and the extensive bombings of its capital. The murdered bodies of two women are found ...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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