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By Ellen L. Ekstrom -
England, 1204. George of Ascalon returns traumatized from the sack of Constantinople, only to find that his father has committed this stressed-out Crusader to ...Read Review
By Robyn DeHart -
This historical romance, set in the 1880s, features two amateur archaeologists as protagonists. Graeme Langford, Duke of Rothmore, believes the Stone of Destiny ...Read Review
By Ann Barker -
After her father’s death, Theodora goes to live with her new adopted family, but she is dreading the London season. While she ...Read Review
By Stefanie Pintoff -
There are far too few historical mysteries that succeed in balancing their fiction elements with accurate historical details. In actuality, it’s a ...Read Review
By Laura Wilson -
Published 2010Published 2011
Summer, 1944. After almost five years of conflict, London’s exhausted inhabitants live in a world of dereliction and fear. War-weary Detective Inspector Ted ...Read Review
By Giles Tremlett -
This major biography adds a refreshing new focus by using extensive material from Spanish sources. The picture that emerges of this extraordinary woman ...Read Review
By Jean M. Auel -
Having read the previous five books of this series, I looked forward to this sixth volume, expected to be the final one and ...Read Review
By Susanne Dunlap -
When Molly is framed for a crime she didn’t commit, she is forced to leave her housemaid position in London and part ...Read Review
By Alanna Knight -
In 1861 Detective Constable Faro returns to his native Orkney, ostensibly to visit his mother but actually tasked to investigate the drowning of Dave ...Read Review
By Jo Ann Beard -
The unnamed narrator in Jo Ann Beard’s coming-of-age story is just trying to make it through ninth grade. Mom says she and ...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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