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By Ann Swinfen -
In this 9th volume in the Chronicles of Christoval Alvarez, set in the late 1500s, Queen Elizabeth I reigns successfully in England. Many ...Read Review
By M.J. Trow -
Since the reign of Henry VIII, monarchs have ventured into the countryside in the summertime to escape the oppressive heat (and sometimes plague) ...Read Review
By Sophie Barnes -
1818. Lady Juliette Matthews is not just a pretty face with a recent fortune at her disposal: she wants to fund assistance for those ...Read Review
By Cari Davis -
Twelve-year-old Emma Bertrand witnesses her mother’s horrifying and suspicious death in her lavish bedchambers and writes her widowed aunt, Doña Melissa, ...Read Review
By Kelly O'Connor McNees -
Lorena (“Hick”) Hickok is a talented journalist who writes and is extra fond of bourbon. It’s a pattern that doesn’t cause ...Read Review
By Cora Harrison -
In Cork, Ireland, in 1925, Reverend Mother Aquinas receives a charitable donation of a trunk filled with old books for the children at the ...Read Review
By Julie McElwain -
FBI agent Kendra Donovan has somehow slipped back in time to Regency England. This, the third in the series of ‘In Time’ mysteries, ...Read Review
By Emma Carroll -
London 1922. After World War I, the country is nearly bankrupt, and the Kaye family are struggling; Lil’s grandad, who is passionate about ...Read Review
By Alan Straiss-Schom -
It may be more accurate to say the life of Napoleon III (1808-1873) encompassed the Second French Empire (1852-1870) rather than the reverse, ...Read Review
By Suzanne Woods Fisher -
In this novel of Nantucket life in the 17th century, author Suzanne Woods Fisher fashions a realistic and quiet tale of Daphne Coffin, ...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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