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By Laura S. Wharton -
This short mid-18th century novel is awash in seafaring legal and piratical, secrets, courtship, blackmail and colonial history of North Carolina and ...Read Review
By Robin Adair -
Nicodemus Dunne, formerly a Bow Street Runner, or policeman, is now a good-behavior convict in Sydney, Australia, making his living as a running ...Read Review
By Elisabeth Storrs -
Born of a patrician mother and a wealthy plebeian father, Caecilia is no ordinary Roman citizen, but a product of two conflicting worlds. ...Read Review
By Catherine Coulter -
England, 1278: Marianna de Luce de Mornay is running away from her mother — a real witch — and an unwelcome suitor. She meets the stalwart ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
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In this, the second outing for Christopher Redmayne and Jonathon Bale, the architect and the constable are tasked by Charles II to locate ...Read Review
By Brenda K. Marshall -
This dense, splendid novel, set in the Dakota Territory in the 1870s and ’80s, rests on the shoulders of two extraordinary women. Frances, ...Read Review
By Sherry Lynn Ferguson -
Napoleon is exiled to Elba, which means Major Lord David Trent, second son of the Duke of Braughton, can return to England. But ...Read Review
By Judith Miller -
The second volume of Daughters of Amana is set in 1885. Gretchen Kohler’s family is assigned to run an Amana Colony town’s ...Read Review
By Lynn Austin -
Austin has once again penned a delightful, heartwarming, yet wrenching story about World War II and the life-altering effects war causes. In 1943 New ...Read Review
By Libby Fischer Hellmann -
Lila Hilliard is devastated when a suspicious accident kills her father and her brother. What she doesn’t expect is that the person ...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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