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By Hazel Gaynor -
Maggie Murphy is being taken to America to begin a new life with her aunt, and she is unsure about leaving her Irish ...Read Review
By Dennis Must -
The World’s Smallest Bible is an impressive work of literary fiction that chronicles the life of Ethan Mueller, over a span of 43 ...Read Review
By Tony Barlow -
Published 2013Published 2014
Babayaga is in some sense an historical novel, in that it is set in Paris in the late 1950s at the height of ...Read Review
By Carla Kelly -
Published 2014Published c1998
While this novel is most definitely a Regency romance, its title character, Jane Milton, is not caught in a standard love triangle. Kelly’...Read Review
By Beverley Eikli -
Why should frail Adelaide Leeson, three years married to Lord Tristan, so dread a visit from his friend, James, now Viscount Dewhurst and ...Read Review
By Barbara Wood -
It is 1450 B.C.E. in Ugarit, Syria, and past time for Leah to be betrothed. Born into a family with royal blood, ...Read Review
By Edward Charles -
This is the first in a trilogy of novels about the rise and fall of the wealthy banking family whose name is practically ...Read Review
By Mary Chiappe - By Sam Benady -
Set in Gibraltar in the spring of 1793, this novel has a real sense, particularly, of place. There is a plan included so the ...Read Review
By Evelyne Trouillot -
Lisette, a Creole slave, works in the plantation house of owners better than some in the 1750s. Still, they could have her killed ...Read Review
By Kathleen Kent -
Set in the wild Texas of 1870, with a side trip to New Orleans, The Outcasts begins like a Larry McMurtry novel but with ...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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