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By Tricia McGill -
When Isabella O’Shea is sent to the penal colony in what is now Sydney, Australia, she never dreamed it would be an ...Read Review
By Larry Millett -
This continuation of the Sherlock Holmes story will not please many Baker Street Irregulars, nor will it satisfy historical novel fans looking for ...Read Review
By Edward Cline -
In this second novel of a series, the reader is introduced to Hugh Kenrick, a young man born into high society – but this ...Read Review
By C. Northcote Parkinson -
Parkinson’s Richard Delancey has been promoted to command H.M.S. Merlin in his fourth adventure of the series. Delancey serves in 1799 ...Read Review
By Regina Pounds -
In 1788, a feisty English damsel named Leonora encounters two Russian noblemen in France, and then in the Duchy of Nassau. One of the ...Read Review
By Janet Wallach -
In 1788, Algerian pirates kidnapped Aimée du Buc de Rivery, a thirteen-year-old girl on her way home to Martinique from school in France. ...Read Review
By Candice Hern -
As a young widow, Eleanor Tennant’s position in life is minding Belinda, her brother’s headstrong daughter. During Belinda’s first season ...Read Review
By Patricia Wynn -
The Birth of Blue Satan introduced readers to Gideon Viscount St. Mars and Mrs. Kean. In that book, Gideon–unfairly accused of murdering ...Read Review
By Emma Tennant -
It is about 1800 when the story opens. Eight year old Adèle Varens, the daughter of Céline Varens, a popular actress, recounts ...Read Review
By Ross King -
In his novel of masquerades and the blurring of gender characteristics, Ross King does an admirable job of recreating the idiom and 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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