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By Gill Hornby -
The Jane Austen literary industry continues apace, but this is a marvelous addition to the genre—waspish and well-written, with all the incisive ...Read Review
By Erica Ridley -
The London-based Wynchesters, a blended family of varied talents and diverse abilities, are the self-appointed guardians of the downtrodden. But when circus-trained Graham ...Read Review
By Sophie Irwin -
After both her parents die, leaving crushing debts, and then her intended breaks their engagement, Kitty Talbot needs to find another wealthy husband ...Read Review
By Steve Sem-Sandberg -
W. is based on the 1821 true crime story of Johann Christian Woyzeck of Leipzig, who murdered his lover in a jealous rage and ...Read Review
By Katharine Schellman -
What is it about Regency-period England that offers novels such ample space for personal effort and blossoming romance? Is it the fairy-tale possibilities? ...Read Review
By Anna Harrington -
Fans of Harrington’s Lords of the Armory series will finally get to learn who is behind the shadowy organization Scepter, whose criminal ...Read Review
1818. Left impoverished by her spendthrift father’s death, jilted by her betrothed and with four younger sisters to provide for, Kitty Talbot hatches ...Read Review
By Michael Arditti -
England in the early 19th century. William Betty, generally known as Master Betty, who was a real-life child actor, was celebrated and feted ...Read Review
By Marty Ambrose -
Italy, 1873. The third in the Claire Clairmont series once again focuses on Claire’s desperate efforts to continue her search for the truth ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
1808. When a fortune-teller warns Devlin Ware, heir to the Earl of Stratton, that he is ‘a man of principle… about to be faced ...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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