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By Mitch Silver -
Published 2018Published 2018-03-05
For the novelist, history is full of “what if?” What if Anne Boleyn had a son who lived? What if Lee had bypassed ...Read Review
By Robert Fabbri -
Rome, AD 63. Vespasian has been made Governor of Africa. However, this is no reward for faithful service by an increasingly unpredictable Emperor Nero. ...Read Review
By Victoria Vane -
This is a love story set in Scotland in the middle of the 12th century. Alexander, raised as a foundling at a monastery, ...Read Review
By Sheena MacLeod -
This historically charged novel takes place during the late 17thcentury counter-reformation under Charles II. The Duke of York, his heir, has converted to ...Read Review
By Tamera Alexander -
Unable to move past the train wreck that killed her fiancé, Alexandra Jamison faces the untenable choice of accepting her father’s choice ...Read Review
By David Donachie -
Royal Navy Captain Edward Brazier has reason to be pleased with life, even though he has no ship at present under his command. ...Read Review
By Gary Inbinder -
The third installment of Gary Inbinder’s Inspector Lefebvre series begins in Paris in 1890 with the execution the anarchist and terrorist, Moreau. Recently ...Read Review
By Robert Olmstead -
It’s 1873, and the vast American West is a place of wondrous untamed natural beauty and unrestrained violence. Elizabeth Coughlin, a lovely widow ...Read Review
By Sara Ackerman -
There’s an intriguing mystery from the outset in Island of Sweet Pies and Soldiers: readers know that young Ella knows something about ...Read Review
By Rosie Clarke -
The setting of this novel is WW2, but the chief character also has her own personal struggles. The action centres on Lizzie, 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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