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By Julia London -
This novel’s title reveals its genre. A rough-around-the-edges Scottish laird marries a delicate English lady at the time of the Jacobite Rebellion. ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
Our hero, John Pearce, is in the tradition of Sharpe and many other 19th-century military heroes: he has risen from the ranks by ...Read Review
By Catherine Lloyd -
Catherine Lloyd’s Death Comes to the Fair is a pseudo-historical detective story, a sort of ‘village Agatha Christie in costume.’ Bland and ...Read Review
By Selina Siak Chin Yoke -
In 1878 in a small Malay village, little Chye Hoon, a Nyonya (Malaysian of Chinese descent), is visiting a temple. Chye tries to shake ...Read Review
By Haydn Corper -
During the last days of Berlin, 1945, we follow five different people, each with different loyalties and different roles in this tense story: Tanya, ...Read Review
By Ann Hite -
Ann Hite’s fourth Black Mountain novel is one fine read. It takes place before, during and after WWII, and Hite addresses issues ...Read Review
By Paul Joseph Lederer -
The living conditions in the Cherokee Nation are difficult for the Adair family during the summer of 1916. The future holds little hope for ...Read Review
By Chinelo Okparanta -
This novel is a gorgeously written homage to love set against the background of Nigeria during a time of civil unrest in the ...Read Review
By Danielle Steel -
On New Year’s Day in contemporary Paris, a Frenchwoman combs through pages of Le Figaro to find the name of her 95-year-old ...Read Review
By Charlie Lovett -
Arthur Prescott’s life follows highly predictable rhythms: some irritating, some stimulating, some soothing. A junior lecturer at Barchester (yes, that Barchester) University, ...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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