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By Kate Mosse -
While Minou Reydon-Joubert, her Calvinist husband, Piet, and their children ready themselves for the journey to Paris, where the marriage between Henry III ...Read Review
By Marie MacPherson -
This third and final volume in the novelization of the life of John Knox takes the Scottish reformer from his return to his ...Read Review
By Catherine Meyrick -
In England in 1586, 28-year-old Alyce Bradley has learned to be “silent and obedient and not draw attention.” Twelve years ago, her outspoken ways ...Read Review
By Naomi Miller -
In 1573, two bright young girls lead very different lives. Wealthy aristocrat Mary Sidney is learning her place as the only surviving daughter of ...Read Review
By Margaret Skea -
This is a truly heart-warming story of a woman’s life as she marries and raises a family in Wittenberg, Saxony. The story ...Read Review
By Allison Epstein -
Christopher Marlowe (1564-1593) is the Jimi Hendrix of great playwrights. Marlowe’s meteoric career fizzled mysteriously 427 years ago. Just a few brilliant plays ...Read Review
By Vaughn Entwistle -
In the White Hart Inn near Marlborough, England, Double Falsehood, a long-lost play by William Shakespeare, falls into the hands of present-day inn ...Read Review
By Kathy Lynn Emerson -
Winter 1590. Blanche Wainfleet is known as a finder of lost things. Utilizing her strong deductive skills, she must now discover who murdered her ...Read Review
By Greg Bear -
Bear is a celebrated fantasy/SF author who brings his considerable world-building skills to this alternative version of Renaissance England. The narrative begins ...Read Review
By Maggie O'Farrell -
This is the passionate love story of a glove-maker’s son and Agnes, a wise-woman. It is the tale of an absentee father, ...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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