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By Donna Russo Morin -
As the 15th century draws to a close in Florence, danger lurks around every corner. Donna Russo Morin’s deft strokes illustrate the ...Read Review
By Carolina De Robertis (trans.) - By Marcos Aguinis -
Against the Inquisition is the 2018 English translation of the 1991 Argentine novel La Geste del Marrano. Widely praised by Argentine readers and reviewers, the ...Read Review
By Dorah Blume -
Botticelli’s Muse, the first in Dorah Blume’s trilogy set in Renaissance Florence, begins in 1477, when the artist Sandro Botticelli is dismissed ...Read Review
By Laura Morelli -
Maria Bartolini, the daughter of a master gilder in Venice in 1510, wants to follow in her father’s footsteps. But when he finds ...Read Review
By Kate Mosse -
In Carcassonne in 1562, bookseller’s daughter Minou Joubert is baffled and unnerved when she finds an anonymous note addressed to her pushed under ...Read Review
By Mary Hollingsworth -
The notorious Medici were a Florentine family that rose to prominence through a highly profitable banking business. They then dabbled in politics, art ...Read Review
By Jeanne Kalogridis -
It is November 1478, only seven months after the Pazzi conspiracy which took the life of Lorenzo de’ Medici’s brother, Giuliano, in a ...Read Review
By Kate Murdoch -
In 16th-century Pesaro on the Adriatic coast, Antonius, a young man of common background, is born with an ability to read minds. This ...Read Review
By Donna Russo Morin -
In the late 15th century, six women dare to seek permission from the head of a noble Florentine family and the ruler of ...Read Review
By Alyssa Palombo -
Simonetta Cattaneo, a young noblewoman in 15th-century Genoa, is happy to marry the Florentine Marco Vespucci and be introduced to her husband’s ...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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