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By Alice Underwood - By Victoria Grossack -
Set firmly in the Bronze Age, this novel once again gives us the eternally re-fought conflict that ensued, when the Greek city-states, led ...Read Review
By Elena Douglas -
In 7th century B.C.E. Greece, the Fall of Troy is still fresh enough to demand sacrifice. The homeland of the disgraced ...Read Review
By James Heneage -
By the late 1440s Siward Magoris, varangopoulos of Mistra and trusted officer of Emperor Constantine XI, is used to loss. His whole family ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
1796, and Lieutenant John Pearce is headed to England on board a hospital ship, his future uncertain. But first there is a small matter ...Read Review
By D. Lászlo Conhaim -
This story takes place during the U.S. Army’s Red River campaign in 1874 and the removal of Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho ...Read Review
By Meg Keneally - By Tom Keneally -
Set in 1825 in the early years of the Australian colony, this first novel in The Monsarrat Series is set in Port Macquarie. The ...Read Review
By JOANNA DAVIDSON POLITANO -
Published 2017Published 2017-10-03
In the summer of 1861, after Miss Aurelie Harcourt’s debtor father dies in Shepton Mallet Prison, she couldn’t imagine the wild twists ...Read Review
By Lisa Tuttle -
This is the second book in the Jesperson and Lane series of gently paranormal mysteries set in the 1890s. The stories are narrated ...Read Review
By Donna Douglas -
Set in West Yorkshire in 1926, the latest novel by Donna Douglas introduces us to District Nursing in a mining community in the village ...Read Review
By Eleanor Henderson -
In Depression-era rural Georgia, twin babies are born to Elma Jesup. This would not normally be cause for any eyebrows to be raised, ...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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