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By Cinda Gault -
This literary debut novel comprises the account of 22-year-old Abigail Peacock, a British woman who had accompanied her father to remote Wabigoon in ...Read Review
By Anna Jacobs -
1915. Greyladies, in Wiltshire, is a manor house, half of which the government has requisitioned to house German refugees while Phoebe Latimer, the current ...Read Review
By Hoyt Rogers (trans.) - By Philippe Claudel -
France, December 1917, in the midst of the Great War and a harsh winter. In an unidentified town just behind the front line, a ...Read Review
By Jane Petrlik Smolik -
The delightful power of imagination compels three young girls to send a very special message and object in a sealed bottle in the ...Read Review
By W. Bruce Cameron -
Before there was written history, man traveled in tribes or clans as hunter/gatherers, always searching for food and shelter. Upon the death ...Read Review
By Angus Donald -
In this 800th anniversary year of the Magna Carta, it seems only right that the latest instalment in Angus Donald’s Outlaw Chronicles ...Read Review
By D.M. Denton -
Oxfordshire, England, 1682: Donatella journeys from Genoa to a small English village, joining her Italian mother and English sea captain father in a strange ...Read Review
By Diane Scott Lewis -
The Apothecary’s Widow is set in Truro, Cornwall. It is 1781 and England is at war with the American colonies. With his fiscal ...Read Review
By Anne Gracie -
In the third book of the Chance Sisters series, Jane determines on a safe marriage to a wealthy suitor. After her destitute childhood ...Read Review
By James McGee -
In 1812, Matthew Hawkwood reluctantly finds himself on American shores after leaving France, due to misfortune; he had hoped to arrive back in England. ...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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