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By Jerry Peterson -
Sheriff James Early is an old-fashioned lawman in late 1940s Kansas confronted with a gruesome murder and a daylight bank robbery that leads ...Read Review
By Nick Drake -
Thebes, 1324 BC. Tutankhamun has inherited an empire that should be at the height of power and glory. The King, only just 18 years old, ...Read Review
By Jayne Anne Phillips -
Set in 1950s Virginia, Lark and Termite is a suspenseful novel focusing on a cast of characters affected by love, loss, dreams of ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
Adhering closely to the traditional Bible story found in the books of Samuel, Smith places Michal, daughter of semi-mad King Saul of ancient ...Read Review
By Anna Richards -
This is a story revolving around four people, Jean, Gloria, Jack and Denny. It begins in England just before WWII. Jean and Gloria ...Read Review
By Diana Wallis Taylor -
In a familiar New Testament story, Jesus meets a Samaritan woman by a well, speaks to her in spite of custom, and then ...Read Review
By Robert Ryan -
As every British schoolchild used to know, Captain Robert Falcon Scott led an expedition to win the South Pole for King and Empire ...Read Review
By Ursula Le Guin -
The setting and characters of this novel all stem from Virgil’s poem the Aeneid. In the poem, the character of Lavinia is ...Read Review
By Lori Copeland -
In post-Civil War Texas, Audrey Pride is excited to visit her friend Willow in Thunder Ridge, after which she expects to take up ...Read Review
By Gilbert Morris -
The Pilgrim’s Way, a devout religious community in Pennsylvania, decides to accept the government’s offer of free land in the West. ...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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