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By Milena McGraw -
Published 1998Published 1999
I was intrigued by this novel. Written by a Czech-born American woman, it’s set in England and tells the story of Wayne ...Read Review
By Mayra Montero -
In 1920, Aida Cheng, the daughter of a Chinese man and Cuban woman, is propelled into a fantastic situation. Before she dies, she reveals ...Read Review
By Gillain Bradshaw -
This is the story of Ariantes, a Prince of Sarmatia, land of nomadic tribes beyond the Danube. Newly conquered by Rome, their armies ...Read Review
By P. F. Chisholm -
Published 1994Published 1999
In 1592, Sir Robert Carey, weary of court life, left London to take up his new post as Deputy Warden of the West March ...Read Review
By Sara Donati -
Elizabeth Middleton, an Englishwoman, arrives in upper New York State in December 1792 with the hopes of fulfilling a lifelong dream, to be a ...Read Review
By Margery Harkness Casares -
Set against the backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, this story follows the star-crossed, reasonably suspenseful although basically predictable story of lovers allied ...Read Review
By Kelly Ferjutz Ed. -
There’s a lot to like in these fifteen stories by various authors. The bon ton of the Regency, the cant, the wit ...Read Review
By Lisa St. Aubin de Terán -
At the beginning of The Palace, the narrator, a young soldier in Garibaldi’s army, narrowly escapes execution by firing squad. When he ...Read Review
By Diane Smith -
A. E. Bartram, a medical student at Cornell University though a botanist at heart, writes to Professor H. G. Merriam of Montana, asking ...Read Review
By Sheri Cobb South -
Sheri Cobb South has written a delightful Regency about what happens when the groom-to-be in a marriage of convenience between the offspring of ...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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