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By Paul Lawrence -
London 1664. Charles II is the new king, and the city is coming to terms with new religious and political realities. Harry Lytle is ...Read Review
By Nick McCarty -
I was glad when I reached the end of this book, especially as I am a Royalist sympathiser. The setting is in rural ...Read Review
By Mitchell James Kaplan -
In 1492, three events would change Iberia and change the world: Isabella and Ferdinand’s reconquest of Muslim Granada, the expulsion of the Jews ...Read Review
By Shona MacLean -
Following on from the excellent The Redemption of Alexander Seaton comes the next novel following the adventures of the teacher-hero of the first ...Read Review
By Colleen Coble -
In the early 1900s, a spunky young woman called Addie lives in a lighthouse on a remote California island. She’s alone except ...Read Review
By Michael Dean -
Hans-Max Hirschfeld is Secretary General for Trade and Industry in the Netherlands in 1941, while it is occupied by the Nazis despite their declaration ...Read Review
By David Downing -
This third in a series finds Anglo-American John Russell with his days in Berlin clearly numbered. Although Nazi Germany is victorious on all ...Read Review
By Robert Elmer -
In Denmark in 1943, Pastor Steffen Peterson, riding his cherished bicycle to visit a parishioner, instead ends up in the middle of a street ...Read Review
By Cathy Marie Buchanan -
1915, Niagara Falls, Canada. This carefully crafted story illuminates both the pre-war status quo – a world where well-brought-up young ladies, like Bess Heath, are ...Read Review
By Ariana Franklin -
The stellar Mistress of the Art of Death series continues! Adelia Aguilar, Salerno-trained physician who has been well-nigh kidnapped by King Henry II, ...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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