Over the last 20 years The Historical Novels Review (the society’s print magazine for our members) has published reviews of some 18,000 historical fiction books. Become a member to get exclusive early access to our latest reviews too!
Browse our magazines
Submit your novel for review
Our features are original articles from our print magazines (these will say where they were originally published) or original articles commissioned for this site. If you would like to contribute an article for the magazine and/or site, please contact us.
Our online member directory allows visitors to view members’ profiles, their latest website/blog posts and links to their Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads accounts. It is also where our staff first look for news and features for the site.
Our membership is worldwide, but we still like to meet up - and many members travel thousands of miles to do so. Here you can find out about our conferences and chapter meetings, and can check the important dates for our Awards and magazine.
By Diana Wallis Taylor -
During the reign of the Roman emperor Tiberius, a Jewish family lives a simple life near Jerusalem. The youngest, Mary, is a dreamer; ...Read Review
By James Wilde -
Hereward was born to Leofric of Bourne and Eadgyth, who was great-niece to Duke Oslac and, from scraps of information from old records, ...Read Review
By Michelle Diener -
John Parker has risen from the London slums to become one of Henry VIII’s most trusted courtiers – a man whose strength, loyalty, ...Read Review
By Hugh Nissenson -
Young Charles Wentworth, motherless from infancy, is raised by his beloved Puritan minister father to lead a pious life in early 17th-century England. ...Read Review
By Karen Abbott -
A wonderful romp of a read, this historical romance is set in late 1880s Lancashire. A vicar’s daughter saves baby Daisy from ...Read Review
By Angela Davis-Gardner -
Puccini’s haunting opera, Madame Butterfly, ends with Butterfly’s suicide when her long-awaited lover, the cavalier naval officer, Pinkerton, finally returns to ...Read Review
By Gary Inbinder -
Alone at the age of 22 in late 19th-century Florence, with no living relatives and no dowry, the future of expatriate Marcia Brownlow appears ...Read Review
By John Sayles -
This epic work tells the stories of several men and women caught up in the violent end of 19th-century America. These include Hod ...Read Review
By Susan Wittig Albert -
In the final installment of The Cottage Tales of Beatrix Potter, it is 1913 and Beatrix is busy trying to renovate Castle Cottage as ...Read Review
By Hilary Green -
Leonora Malham Brown is a fashionable young woman living with her grandmother in upscale London. She is bored, as probably many in her ...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.
About our reviews and reviewers
Submit a Book for Review