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By Mary Martin Devlin -
“Can fortune fail to shine on a face like that?” In 1743, with visions of her extraordinary beauty dancing in his head, the degenerate ...Read Review
By Tessa Dare -
Rafe Brandon, Britain’s four-time heavyweight champion, is determined that his older brother, Piers, the Marquess of Granville, will marry Miss Clio Whitmore ...Read Review
By Christine Johnson -
In 1850, deeply mourning her mother, Elizabeth returns home to run her father’s household. She oversees the house slaves whilst fending off an ...Read Review
By Edward Marston -
London, 1815. The Napoleonic wars are over but Britain, although victorious, is reeling from civil unrest. The Home Secretary, Lord Sidmouth, has much on ...Read Review
By Sophia Tobin -
In the summer of 1851, a disparate group of “incomers” converges on the seaside resort of Broadstairs. American widow Delphine Beck is running from ...Read Review
By Kristy Cambron -
Perhaps unfairly, when I finish the first chapter or two of a novel, I form an opinion of what I can expect from ...Read Review
By Ravi Howard -
The timing for this book about racial inequality couldn’t be more perfect, amid protests over white police killings of black men and ...Read Review
By Angelina Mirabella -
As a gawky teenager in 1950s Philadelphia, Leoni Putzkammer dreams about being someone else: someone who is popular, self-assured, and never embarrassed by ...Read Review
By Edna Robinson -
This coming-of-age tale plunges us, like delighted house guests, into the midst of a family so eccentric and charming that we wish we ...Read Review
By Jane Thynne -
Published 2014Published 2014-11-20Published 2015
A War of Flowers is the next in the series of the Clara Vine espionage thrillers. In my previous review of The Winter ...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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