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By Anne Easter Smith -
Anne Easter Smith’s novel of the infamous Jane Shore, Royal Mistress, spans Jane’s life over the notorious 10-year period when she ...Read Review
By S.G. MacLean -
This is the fourth novel with Alexander Seaton as its hero, but it was my first introduction to him. The novel is set ...Read Review
By Stevie Davies -
1860. A year after Charles Darwin published his groundbreaking Origin of Species, the evangelical community of Wiltshire has far more important matters on their ...Read Review
By Paul Lynch -
Coll Coyle makes a dreadful mistake that changes the course of his life and is set to lose everything as he stands up ...Read Review
By Michael Zimmer -
Hired as a muleskinner for the Red Devil Salt Works, Wil Chama drives the salt wagons from Tinto Flats to the town of ...Read Review
By Owen Fitzstephen -
The one word that comes to mind when reading Owen Fitzstephen’s Hammett Unwritten (as discovered and edited by Gordon McAlpine) is “atmosphere.” ...Read Review
By Sara Judge -
Dreadful title, very enjoyable book. The novel follows the fortunes of Honey Brown (previously, abandoned orphan Annie) after she has left her career ...Read Review
By Goran Powell -
Before World War II, the island of Okinawa was a world of quiet fishing communities, modest homes, and Goju Ryu Karate. The hero ...Read Review
By Janice Steinberg -
Elaine Greenstein is downsizing to a retirement home, but her life as a fierce civil rights lawyer is important enough that the library ...Read Review
By Tara Conklin -
Art, slavery and the nature of freedom are the themes of Tara Conklin’s haunting and powerful novel. Lina Sparrow is a young ...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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