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By Susanne Dunlap -
Eliza Monroe, daughter of the future president of the United States, arrives at a French boarding school in 1799 ostensibly to learn conversation skills, ...Read Review
By DeAnna Cameron -
Pepper MacClair, daughter of the seamstress, has grown up in the Chance Theater and is thrilled when she is given the opportunity to ...Read Review
By Cassandra Clark -
1368, in the reign of Richard II. Richard has summoned Parliament, and all the nobles must attend him at Westminster which includes the Archbishop ...Read Review
By Regina O’Melveny -
That this is a book of madness is immediately obvious; Doctor Ernesto Mondini has become unhinged. His final letter arrives in Venice from ...Read Review
By David Rocklin -
When Catherine Colebrook goes to Ceylon to join her husband, a functionary with the East India Company, she’s already obsessed with finding ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Wein -
The first half of the story is told by ‘Verity’, who is being interrogated by the Gestapo. Writing is the small indulgence that ...Read Review
By Lee Chadeayne (trans.) - By Rebecca Gable -
The people of Elasund love their homeland, but life is a struggle. Long winters make for a short growing season, and frequent raids ...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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