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By Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni -
Set in a mythic age, “when the lives of men and gods still intersected,” this new novel from feminist writer Divakaruni retells the ...Read Review
By Kathleen E. Woodiwiss -
If a serious historical novel is meat and potatoes, this romance is a sweet, fluffy dessert. Just don’t expect historical veracity. We ...Read Review
By Sarah D’Almeida -
Seeking his apprentice’s killer, Musketeer Porthos calls upon his comrades for aid in this plot-twisting historical mystery set during the reign of ...Read Review
By Eliot Pattison -
It’s the mid-18th century, and young Highland Scot Duncan McCallum is on a convict ship bound for the New World. Most ...Read Review
By Joan Druett -
Off the coast of Patagonia, January 1839: William “Wiki” Coffin, Maori son of a Yankee sea captain, serves as linguist for the U.S. ...Read Review
By Peg Kingman -
Catherine MacDonald, a young Scottish widow who has temporarily settled into the Edinburgh home of her older brother, finds her quiet life suddenly ...Read Review
By Sharan Newman -
This is the first in Sharan Newman’s Emily Stratton series. Newman always possesses the special key to a portal that transports her ...Read Review
By Susan Wittig Albert -
This fourth volume in Albert’s series featuring children’s author Beatrix Potter and her friends, both human and animal, takes place in 1908, ...Read Review
By Tom Epperson -
Danny Landon knows his hoodlum acquaintances call him Two Gun Danny, but that is about all he knows about himself. His memory erased ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Captivating and beautifully written, this third book in the Dandy Gilver mystery series is set in 1920s Scotland. Our heroine, a respectable matron ...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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