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By Margaret Mallory -
Noblewomen of the early 1400s are accustomed to being political pawns in dynastic struggles. Isobel’s father wed her as a child to ...Read Review
By Donna Russo Morin -
In the early 17th century, the art of glassblowing is highly respected by the Venetian government, and some of its practitioners are extremely ...Read Review
By Jen Black -
The border country between England and Scotland is a lawless and dangerous place in the mid-16th century, so when Harry Wharton, travelling ...Read Review
By Mary Sharratt -
Inspired by the 1612 Pendle witch trials in Lancashire, England, Sharratt tells a dramatic story of love and treachery. Told from the viewpoint of ...Read Review
By D.L. Bogdan -
This is another Tudor novel, this time seen from the perspective of Mary Howard, cousin and lady-in-waiting to Anne Boleyn, and (briefly) wife ...Read Review
By Richard Vetere -
Inspired by real events and people in early 17th-century Rome, this novel follows the exploits of young painter Mario Minitti, temptress Fillide Meladrone, ...Read Review
By Warwick Collins -
Published 2009Published 2010
In 1592, young playwright William Shakespeare was forced on hiatus out of London due to threats of the plague. Returning to the patronage of ...Read Review
By Clare Clark -
Louisiana in the early years of the 18th century; this is a novel about the French settlers who attempted to carve out their ...Read Review
By Lynn Cullen -
The Creation of Eve is Cullen’s first foray into adult fiction, and it is quite a promising beginning. The story starts in ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
This is the fifth in the series of novels about John Pearce, a naval officer by default rather than proper entitlement. As in ...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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