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By Katy Towell -
In this young adult Victorian-era, lightly gothic tale, a brother and sister find themselves imprisoned by a pair of ghoulish grandmothers at an ...Read Review
By Meredith Duran -
London, 1886. This fourth book of a series opens after a prologue shows Catherine Everleigh’s privileged childhood and Nick O’Shea’s very ...Read Review
By Kerry Greenwood -
Published (c1995)Published 2015
It is not at all surprising that this novel has gone through several editions since 1995, when it was first published in Australia. It ...Read Review
By Sarah Vowell -
In the history-plus-humor tradition, Lafayette in the Somewhat United States is another smart offering from Sarah Vowell, author of The Partly Cloudy Patriot. ...Read Review
By Rebecca Kanner -
Award-winning author Rebecca Kanner returns to the Old Testament, this time drawing from one of the most powerful and often-portrayed female figures in ...Read Review
By Edward Ruadh Butler -
Swordland tells the tale of Robert FitzStephen, a tough Norman soldier fighting on the Welsh marches in the 12th century. His military prowess ...Read Review
By Sue-Ellen Welfonder -
Part of the Scandalous Scots series, this historical romance is set in the Hebrides in 1400. Lady Gillian MacGuire is very reluctant to wed ...Read Review
By John Pilkington -
I admit that I have not had the pleasure of meeting Marbeck before, thinking him just a bit too testosterone-driven. I was wrong. ...Read Review
By Rita Cameron -
Ophelia’s Muse chronicles the tumultuous relationship between Dante Gabriel Rossetti and his muse, Elizabeth Siddal. Told from alternating points of view, the ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
This is the second full novel in the short Beacons of Hope series (after Love Unexpected), set in lighthouses around the Michigan shore. ...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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