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By ANGELA HUNT -
Ten years after the death on the cross of Jesus Christ, disciple Matthew, the former tax collector, is excited to work with Peter, ...Read Review
By Jeet Thayil -
This novel tells the story of Jesus Christ through the women who followed him and those who were against the man. One of ...Read Review
By M.D. House -
I’m sure readers of the Bible sometimes wonder what happened next. Was that prophecy fulfilled? Did that tax collector or that prostitute ...Read Review
By Kenneth Westbrook -
1st century AD. Joseph’s family has been preparing for generations. They’ve accumulated wealth in hopes of assisting the Messiah upon his ...Read Review
By Alison Anderson (trans.) - By Amélie Nothomb -
Like any retelling of a popular religious story, Thirst is an ambitious book. Nothomb narrates Jesus’s death from his point of view ...Read Review
By Jill Eileen Smith -
1526 BC. After Pharaoh’s decree that all Hebrew boys are to be killed at birth, Miriam must learn to trust God when her ...Read Review
By Connilyn Cossette -
Arisa and Lukio are fleeing from Ashdod and an uncle about to sell Arisa to the temple. Through the sacrifice of a Hebrew ...Read Review
By ANGELA HUNT -
Sisters Pheodora and Damaris are different in almost every way but most especially in status. While Damaris’s wealthy husband is being given ...Read Review
1367 BCE. Widowed and childless, Tirzah has a fire inside her to help the Hebrew people. She secretly trains with her brother and is ...Read Review
This novel opens at a rather famous wedding in Cana in 27 CE: far more people arrive than originally invited, and halfway through 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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