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By Shannon Donnelly -
In this romance set in England in the mid 1700s, Sylvain Harwood, nearly 20, considers herself the family disappointment due to her tomboy ways. ...Read Review
By Maxence Fermine - By tr. from the French by Chris Mulhern -
At age five, Johannes Karelsky hears a gypsy violinist and quickly becomes a musical prodigy as a result. Being drafted into Napoleon’s ...Read Review
By Mary Nichols -
Set in 1763, this is the romance of Lydia Fostyn and the Earl of Blackwater. Lydia is being pressured into marrying a wealthy but ...Read Review
By Robert J Begiebing -
When Englishman Daniel Sanborn takes his first portraiture commission in Portsmouth, Virginia, he doesn’t expect his subject, a mere child, to be ...Read Review
By Jo Beverley -
December 1763. It is challenging to take seriously a novel featuring females called Genova, Calliope, Thalia, Regeanne, Sheena, and Damaris. But in this story ...Read Review
By Diana Gabaldon -
Published 2003 (UK)Published 2003 (US)
In 1757, Lord John Grey, a high-ranking member of the King’s army, is appointed to investigate a brutal murder. At the same time, ...Read Review
By Georgette Heyer -
Published 1991 (UK)Published 2003 US (c1932)
The “Devil’s Cub” is Dominic, Marquis of Vidal, one of the wildest rakes in Georgian England. Nothing is too outré for Vidal – ...Read Review
By Alice Thompson -
On Jacob’s Rock, a remote lighthouse on the coast of Scotland, a young woman is washed up on shore in the early 19...Read Review
By Liz Curtis Higgs -
In the Scottish Lowlands of 1788, Rowena McKie goads her favorite son Jamie, the younger of twins, into claiming his father’s blessing. With ...Read Review
By Erica Jong -
Published 1997Published 2003
Dear Reader, if the Use of 18th Century Capitalization and Language is Tiresome to You, then turn away from Fanny, for Ms. Jong – ...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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