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By Andrea Camilleri -
On 1 January 1880, a stranger steps from the ferry onto the harbour in the small Sicilian town of Vigata. The locals are curious and ...Read Review
By Eloisa James -
When Mia blackmails Vander, Duke of Pindar, into marrying her, she intends the arrangement to be temporary, but since he has no intention ...Read Review
By Cindy K. Sproles -
This inspirational novel about a young woman living in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky in the late 1890s confronts head-on the issue of ...Read Review
By Vito Bruschini -
Bruschini, a renowned Italian journalist, delivers a riveting and fast-moving tale about Prince Ferdinando Licata, a man for whom the terms justice and ...Read Review
By Stacy Henrie -
In the third book of the Of Love and War series, the protagonists have both lost loved ones in the First World War: ...Read Review
By Francine Mathews -
Francine Mathews’ thriller Too Bad to Die features none other than Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond novels, as the hero who ...Read Review
By Harriette C. Rinaldi -
Four fictional narrators take turns recounting the horrors wrought by the Khmer Rouge in Four Faces of Truth, Harriette Rinaldi’s noble effort ...Read Review
By Larry D. Sweazy -
Life is pretty uneventful in the small town of Dickinson, North Dakota, during the summer of 1964, until news hits that a farming couple ...Read Review
By Santa Montefiore -
The beekeeper’s daughter turns out to be two people – Grace Hamblin, raised in England, living on the estate of Lord and Lady ...Read Review
By Yeyu -
Jiang Shicai is still a boy when he learns that it was his father who facilitated the Xianbei Mongols’ invasion of China. Honour-bound ...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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