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By Sharan Newman -
Mysteries abound in this compilation of previously published medieval short stories. A wolf that seems to be much more than a normal beast. ...Read Review
By C.W. Gortner -
The Tudor Conspiracy, second in the series by C.W. Gortner, starts off quickly, with Brendan Prescott being recruited by William Cecil to ...Read Review
By Victoria Owens -
Drawn to Perfection is set in the Welsh Marches of the 1750s. Caelica’s mother is ill, her brother faces trial for forgery ...Read Review
By Shūsaku Endō - By Van C. Gessel (trans.) -
Anyone familiar with Asian literature knows of Shūsaku Endō’s famous novel, Silence, which described the phenomenal faith and persecution of the ...Read Review
By Philipp Meyer -
As its page count implies, this is a behemoth of a book. And I devoured it in just a few days. Spanning over ...Read Review
By Tom Taylor -
Exhausted after only three months of fighting and recovering from a wound suffered at Queenston Heights in October of 1812, Jonathan Westlake is stunned ...Read Review
By Jessica Brockmole -
Letters from Skye is a love story told in letters, a favorite form in English novels since the 17th century, which draws us ...Read Review
By Loretta Nyhan - By Suzanne Hayes -
During World War II, 4-H Clubs would extend their programs to help lonely soldiers’ wives with a pen-pal scheme. Glory Whitehall and Rita ...Read Review
By Stuart Neville -
Ireland, in the summer of 1963, is preparing for a visit from U.S. President John F. Kennedy when a series of murders draws ...Read Review
By Julie Thomas -
The Keeper of Secrets brings together the stories of 14-year-old Simon Horowitz in Berlin in 1939 and 14-year-old Daniel Horowitz in present-day America. Simon ...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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