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By Kim van Alkemade -
The time frame of this novel spans 21 years from 1918 to 1939. The plot revolves around Jacob Ruppert, a real person, owner of the Ruppert ...Read Review
By Lise Arin -
Life is anything but easy for Empress Matilda, daughter of Henry I of England. As a child she was married to Henry V, ...Read Review
By David Boyle -
After a clunky prologue, Regicide develops into a fast-paced and entertaining read, featuring the delightful Hilary the Englishman. Hilary is a clerk in ...Read Review
By Katie Hickman -
1611: Merchant Paul Pindar and his wife, Celia, return to London after years spent living abroad in Aleppo and Constantinople. But Celia’s past ...Read Review
By Karen Dean Benson -
Set in the California Mission and hacienda seacoast of 1836, this romance concerns Chenoa, a mission-raised orphan who returns to her beloved homeland after ...Read Review
By Regina Jennings -
Little Betsy Huckabee (A Most Inconvenient Marriage) is all grown up and working for her uncle’s newspaper and struggling to declare her ...Read Review
By Cynthia G. Neale -
The Irish Milliner is the author’s third novel about protagonist Norah McCabe. Set against the backdrop of the beginning of the Civil ...Read Review
By Sara Alexander -
On the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia in 2007, Mina has just buried her beloved aunt Piera. Now her mother is dying. The family ...Read Review
By Paulo Coelho -
Why was an adventuress, who rose to notoriety as an exotic dancer in pre-World War I Paris, executed by firing squad in 1917? Was ...Read Review
By Amelia Gray -
In her fifth book, Amelia Gray crafts a historical novel based on the life of the mother of modern dance, Isadora Duncan. 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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