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By Kate Morton -
It is difficult to categorise the new novel by Kate Morton, author of The House at Riverton and The Distant Hours. There is ...Read Review
By Barbara Kingsolver -
“‘Without shelter, we stand in daylight.’ ‘Without shelter, we feel ourselves likely to die.” Two brilliant narrators, separated by more than a century ...Read Review
By Wendy Webb -
Wendy Webb’s newest Gothic novel is partly a paranormal time-slip with occasional ghosts and spooky happenings. It’s also a multi-period saga ...Read Review
By Deborah Harkness -
Phoebe Taylor and Marcus Whitmore (aka Marcus MacNeil) wish to be married. But first, Phoebe needs to be reborn—she’s to become ...Read Review
By Nikola Scott -
Given the opportunity, I’ll choose a book with the word ‘secret’ in the title. We all love secrets. We try to keep ...Read Review
By Beatriz Williams and Lauren Willig and Karen White -
In 2013, author Sarah Blake has writer’s block. Her first book was a big hit, but now she has no ideas. Seeking inspiration, ...Read Review
By Fiona Pickles (ed.) -
Manifold Press has delivered a delightful collection of Shakespeare tales, revised and revisited for a modern audience and with an LGBT focus. Each ...Read Review
By Kathryn Hughes -
1956 may not seem like history to many of our readers, but happily the big Victorian lunatic asylums which were still the main provision ...Read Review
By Catherine Czerkawska -
The Posy Ring is the first in the Annals of Flowerfield series, a spinoff from the author’s previous novel The Curiosity Cabinet. ...Read Review
By Meredith Jaeger -
Violet yearns to be a Hollywood actress in 1940. Even though she is married, she enters and wins the Miss California pageant in Santa ...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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