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By Shana Abe -
Madeleine Force was just seventeen in 1910 when she caught the eye of the famously rich, dashing John Jacob Astor, who was more than ...Read Review
By Alyssa Maxwell -
After the death of her uncle, Cornelius Vanderbilt, in 1899, Emma Cross is in mourning and has no desire to accompany her cousin Neily (...Read Review
By Milinda Jay -
The preface says that the mostly fictional story is based on Jay’s great-grandmother. It’s set in 1890s Florida, with flashbacks to ...Read Review
By Leanna Renee Hieber -
Eve Whitby and her Ghost Precinct face off for one last confrontation in Hieber’s thrilling final chapter in the Spectral City series. ...Read Review
By Sally Cabot Gunning -
Gunning’s sixth historical novel, set on Martha’s Vineyard in 1898, is a luminous portrait of a woman regaining her independence. Ida Pease ...Read Review
By Angel Khoury -
With a brief but personal memory of a little-known aspect of the American Civil War, this novel mostly covers events of the 1890s ...Read Review
By Marie Benedict - By Victoria Christopher Murray -
Marie Benedict’s historical novels have been entertaining and educating historical fiction readers for years, and award-winning author Victoria Christopher Murray has penned ...Read Review
By Kathleen Marple Kalb -
This is the second book in Kalb’s series of mysteries set in 1890s New York, featuring opera singer Ella Shane, a mezzo-soprano ...Read Review
By Grace Hitchcock -
Willow Dupré, a wealthy heiress from one of the foremost families on Fifth Avenue, is the most sought-after lady in New York society. ...Read Review
By Jocelyn Green -
This novel is set against the dazzling backdrop of the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Sylvie Townsend’s life had taken an unexpected turn ...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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