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By Alex Woodend (trans.) - By Qinghan CeCe -
Huang Zixia is a remarkable young Chinese woman with a penchant for solving complex murder mysteries; a skill she has displayed since she ...Read Review
By Rebecca Kightlinger -
In Kightlinger’s debut novel, Megge is a girl of Bury Down, a small village in the medieval Cornish countryside. To an outside ...Read Review
By Andrew Taylor -
In this sequel to The Ashes of London, Taylor returns to London, rebuilding after the 1666 fire that destroyed much of the city. James ...Read Review
By Sophie Barnes -
This sweet, sedate sequel to An Unlikely Duke turns to Lady Amelia, suddenly elevated from the slums of St. Giles after her brother ...Read Review
By Charles Frazier -
At Saratoga Springs in 1906, the widowed Varina Howell Davis relates pieces of her life’s journey to visitor James Blake (aka “Jimmie Limber”), ...Read Review
By Robin Lloyd -
In January 1863, a storm forces American captain Everett Townsend to sail his ship reluctantly into the Port of Havana. Before arriving there, he ...Read Review
By Alfred Woollacott III -
The first few decades of the 19th century were turbulent. In the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, the global economy contracted, and the ...Read Review
By Barb Warner Deane -
Though many novels have been written about the exploits of the American military in World War II, few provide an intimate picture of ...Read Review
By Minrose Gwin -
Promise is set in 1936 in Tupelo, Mississippi on the day of, and the days following, a devastating tornado. Following the parallel stories of ...Read Review
By Freda Lightfoot -
Manchester, 1945. The war has ended, but there are more troubles ahead for Evie Talbert. Like so many women of the time, she has ...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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