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By Christine Blevins -
This sequel to The Tory Widow takes place in 1777. Widow Anne Merrick has infiltrated General Burgoyne’s British army as a peddler selling ...Read Review
By Catherine Coulter -
In 1831, Lord Julian is being pressed to find a second wife by his mother. She has in mind Sophie, the daughter of her ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Essex -
If a reader is looking for a sexy romance that has more than a thin wash of 1799 realism in it, one needn’t ...Read Review
By Carole DeSanti -
When 17-year-old Eugénie leaves her humble home in France’s foie gras country to follow her wealthy lover to Paris, she has ...Read Review
By Diana Gabaldon -
I admit it – I am a major Diana Gabaldon fan and a particular devotee of her Lord John Grey character. To say I ...Read Review
By Laurie Alice Eakes -
England, 1812: Young widow Lydia Gale helps parole an imprisoned Frenchman and starts a chain of events that takes her from the sparkling life ...Read Review
By William C. Hammond -
The decade between the end of the American Revolution and the War of 1812 was a crucial challenge for the United States. Lacking a ...Read Review
By Rosslyn Elliott -
This is the second book in the Saddler’s Legacy series, set in the 1850s. Sweeter than Birdsong is a fictionalized account of ...Read Review
By Barbara Hamilton -
Barbara Hamilton’s third book in the Abigail Adams Mystery series is set on the cusp of the American Revolution, and her husband, ...Read Review
By Barbara Ewing -
New York in the 1840s. Cordelia Preston and her daughter, Gwenlliam, are on the run. Cordelia is a professional mesmerist and (back in ...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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