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By Jane Kirkpatrick -
Jane Kirkpatrick continues the fictional account of Marie Dorion and her amazing life in this sequel to A Name of Her Own. In 1814, ...Read Review
By C. Northcote Parkinson -
A few pages into this novel, I felt like I struck gold with this tale of high adventure in the South Seas. Captain ...Read Review
By Richard S. Wheeler -
Thomas Francis Meagher, the Irish exile, lived a life so turbulent that Richard Wheeler never once exaggerates in narrating the rebel’s story. ...Read Review
By Helaine Helmreich -
In 1935, a young Jewish girl enters into an unfortunate relationship with a local boy in a rural town in Poland. They secretly meet ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
This novel, which is not a part of Todd’s successful Ian Rutledge series, is set during WWI. Francesca Hatton has returned from ...Read Review
By Eileen Kernaghan -
Elements from the Finnish epic Kalevala and Saami shamanism combine with Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale in this charming novel by Canadian ...Read Review
By Bernard Cornwell -
The novel opens in 1347 at the English siege of Calais. Thomas Hookton comes to join the fight. He is still recovering from wounds ...Read Review
By Simon Hawke -
Picture Shakespeare as a sleuth – this is what Hawke offers in this mystery series set in Elizabethan London. A young Will and his ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Lady Morgan Bedwyn is visiting Brussels in June 1815, just prior to Waterloo. There she is seen by Gervase Ashford, a man who hates ...Read Review
By Clyde Linsley -
Saving Louisa is a descriptive title, describing the action and alluding to a less than tragic ending. This is the second book featuring ...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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