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By Graham Masterton -
After being orphaned at 16, in the year 1750, Beatrice is sent to live with her aunt. She then marries a preacher named Francis Scarlet, ...Read Review
By Laurie Alice Eakes -
This title was formerly published as The Professor’s Heart, with authorial and editorial changes made from the original (notification from the author’...Read Review
By Ami McKay -
Published 2016Published 2017
The Witches of New York is the third novel from bestselling author Ami McKay. While the new novel sees the return of Moth ...Read Review
By Laurie Lico Albanese -
Vienna at the turn of the 20th century was a hotbed for modern thinkers, artists, and supporters of the arts. One of the ...Read Review
By Donna Douglas -
Towards the end of 1944, the East End of London had suffered huge devastation from the blitz, leaving a landscape devoid of many landmarks ...Read Review
By Jenny Holmes -
Following the current media interest in midwifery in the post-war years, the author has chosen to focus on the impact of a newly ...Read Review
By Min Jin Lee -
An ambitious multigenerational family saga evocative of Pearl S. Buck’s The Good Earth, Lee’s second novel, Pachinko, is engaging, complex, and ...Read Review
By Heather O’Neill -
Spanning from WWI to the start of WWII, The Lonely Hearts Hotel is the story of Rose and Pierrot, two orphans who meet ...Read Review
By Steve Stern -
If you look carefully at the cover, you will see that The Pinch is considered simultaneously “a history” and “a novel,” which definitely ...Read Review
By Cesca Major -
In August 1952 a flash flood swept away the tourist village of Lynmouth in north Devon. All the bodies which were recovered after the ...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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