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By Anne Perry -
Published 2010Published 2011
It is 1895, a time of political upheaval in various parts of Europe. Inspector Pitt of Scotland Yard Special Branch witnesses a murder and, ...Read Review
By Steve Earle -
One doesn’t know quite what to expect when a Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter of rock and country music – who is also an actor (...Read Review
By Dilly Court -
If you like books with a pretty girl on the front dressed in period costume looking meaningful and mysterious, perhaps Mills & Boon, ...Read Review
By Tracie Peterson -
Angelina County, Texas, in 1886, is a troubled stew of resentments, but Deborah Vandermark, heroine of Tracie Peterson’s new novel, seems to have ...Read Review
By Donis Casey -
Set in 1915 on a thriving Oklahoma farm, the Tucker family is embroiled in another mystery when a decade-old skeleton is unearthed on a ...Read Review
By Mary Ellen Dennis -
This historical romance ranges between 1820 and 1860. Young James Coleman has a memorable meeting with the child Jenny McAllister in Pennsylvania. They stay in ...Read Review
By Mary Jo Putney -
Part of the Lost Lords series, Nowhere Near Respectable mixes romance and Regency history in equal measure and produces a riveting story. Lady ...Read Review
By Robert Wilton -
This is a promising debut. Robert Wilton has used his knowledge of government to concoct a story of betrayal and deceit set in 1805, ...Read Review
By Euan Cameron (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel -
Monsieur Linh flees his war-torn country, all his family dead but with a child in his arms whom he must protect at all ...Read Review
By Clare Dudman -
The Welsh heritage of Patagonia is one of the more celebrated quirks of colonial history which first came to my attention, and, I ...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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