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By Nora Carroll -
The languid style of this multi-generational saga suits its locale: a lake resort community in northern Michigan, a place so secluded it feels ...Read Review
By David Kirk -
In Japan in October of 1600, the Battle of Sekigahara decisively provided a path to the Shogunate for Lord Tokugawa. Samurai Musashi Miyamoto survived ...Read Review
By Diana Bretherick -
The second novel from Diana Bretherick is a dark twisting and gothic tale which moves along at a breakneck pace, bringing our hero, ...Read Review
By Jeff Guinn -
It’s 1873, and young Cash McLendon is stuck in the town of Dodge, Kansas. He and his partner, Bat Masterson, gather buffalo bones ...Read Review
By Rosanne E. Lortz -
Described as ‘a novel of romantic suspense,’ this Regency combines romance and mystery. To rescue the family estate from his late father’s ...Read Review
By Linda Stratmann -
Set in Victorian Brighton, this novel centres around the contemporary obsession with spirit mediums, ghosts and séances. The main character is Mina ...Read Review
By Barbara Davis -
For the core of her third novel, Barbara Davis takes a staple of historical women’s fiction – the discovery of an old diary – ...Read Review
By C. Joseph Greaves -
The beginning of this novel about syndicated crime groups reads like every other Mafia story. Charles Lucky Luciano rises to power by winnowing ...Read Review
By Gordon McAlpine -
Imagine your reaction if you woke up one morning and found that almost two months had passed and no one knows you. It ...Read Review
By Ashley Weaver -
This is the second in Weaver’s Amory Ames series, and it is as delightful as the first. Reuniting with Milo, her dashing ...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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