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By Kate Forsyth -
Kate Forsyth is an internationally acclaimed Australian author. Her novels include Bitter Greens, a retelling of the fairy tale of Rapunzel set in ...Read Review
By Allison Pittman -
In 1788 in Mouton Blanc in France, 16-year-old Renée and her older cousin Laurette are helping at Émile’s sheep farm and sleeping ...Read Review
By Gita Trelease -
Set in 1789 in Paris and Versailles, Enchantée mixes the French Revolution, a well-developed female main character, and magic to charm readers in ...Read Review
By Edward Carey -
This dreamlike novel imagines the origins of Marie Tussaud, creator of the famous waxworks, and also captures the insanity and chaos of Revolutionary ...Read Review
By Sandra Gulland -
At the close of the French Revolution, fifteen-year-old Hortense de Beauharnais—step-daughter of Napoleon Bonaparte—is attending Madame Campan’s Institute for Girls, ...Read Review
By Robert Wilton -
Paris, 1792. The Revolution is entering its bloodiest phase. The mob rampages through the streets of Paris; the wrong word, or even a look, ...Read Review
By Kate Brown -
This is a fictional biography of Adélaïde, daughter of Louis XV of France, set in 1745, when Adélaïde was a ...Read Review
By Meghan Masterson -
Giselle Aubry, the newest wardrobe mistress in Marie Antoinette’s household, has her uncle, Pierre de Beaumarchais, to thank for her coveted position. ...Read Review
By Allison Pataki - By Owen Pataki -
Two idealistic young men’s fates entwine during the trial of General Christophe de Kellermann, a hero of the French Revolution. Jean-Luc St. ...Read Review
By Hallie Rubenhold -
1792. Henrietta Lightfoot, the 19-year-old daughter of an earl, has left behind her country and respectability to live as the paramour of George William ...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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