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By Jana Bommersbach -
On July 20, 1889, 29-year-old Ella Watson died at the end of a rope, for the crime of ‘cattle rustling’, lynched by six cattlemen in ...Read Review
By Alan Finn -
Philadelphia in 1869 is feeling the aftereffects of the American Civil War. Through spiritualism, wives and mothers are trying to contact their lost husbands ...Read Review
By Garry Kilworth -
In an instantly captivating, first-person narrative, using the voice of his character, “Alexander McKensie,” Garry Kilworth tells the remarkable story of the construction ...Read Review
By Trevor Shearston -
Although he was the son of convicts transported from Great Britain to Australia, Ben Hall didn’t seem headed for a life of ...Read Review
By Adriana Hunter (trans.) - By Kamal Ben Hameda -
Under the Tripoli Sky is translated from French. The translation reads well, but the style can seem rather pretentious in English. Not many ...Read Review
By Ellie Dean -
In 1942, 21-year-old Kitty Pargeter is serving with the Air Transport Auxiliary. She and her best friend, Charlotte, are two of the rare female ...Read Review
By Lindsey Hawdon -
If you like historical novels with a fast-moving story told in chronological order, this is not the book for you. At first sight ...Read Review
By Anne Mateer -
Lula Bowman is living her dream in circa 1918 Oklahoma. She is teaching mathematics and has won a scholarship for advanced studies. She plans ...Read Review
By Katherine Webb -
Published 2014Published 2014-11-20
It is a hot summer in Puglia, early 1920s. Socialist and war veteran Ettore labours in the fields helping to support his sister ...Read Review
By P. J. Brackston -
This is the same Brackston as Paula, author of The Winter Witch and The Witch’s Daughter, beginning a fantasy mystery series. Gretel (...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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