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By Kathy Lynn Emerson -
The year is 1888. Gossip columnist Diana Spaulding is sent by her paper, the Independent Intelligencer, to get a story on horror novelist Damon ...Read Review
By V.A. Stuart -
Captain Phillip Hazard’s Crimean War saga continues in volume 4 with his assignment to investigate the strength of the Russian garrison in Odessa. ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Peters -
This is the sixteenth installment in the ever-entertaining Amelia Peabody mystery series. It does not fall short of expectations either. It is an ...Read Review
By Jessica Benson -
“I married the wrong man.” So begins this deliciously funny Regency novel. Gwendolyn Armistead accidentally married Harry, the Earl of Cambourne, when she ...Read Review
By Thomas Fleming -
Published 2004Published c1979
In 1865, Bess Fitzmaurice leaves Ireland to help her brother and Dan McCaffrey escape to America. The two are deeply involved in the Fenian ...Read Review
By Akira Yoshimura -
Hikotaro goes to sea as a cook aboard his stepfather’s vessel, Sumijoshi Maru, but later requests a transfer to a newer vessel ...Read Review
By Belva Plain -
In 1907 Adam Arning turns thirteen, a major event ruined by learning that his parents never married. He works in his father’s shop ...Read Review
By Melvin J. Cobb -
Vessel of Honor is the story of Sahlin Malae, the Ethiopian baptized by Philip in the eighth chapter of Acts. It’s also ...Read Review
By Linda Berdoll -
At 800+ pages, this is a long entry for the guilty pleasure category, but that was my first impression, and it continued throughout the ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Grayson -
The year is 1867, and young Ann Rossiter is pregnant, unwed, and in trouble. Her stepfather, James, arranges a marriage of convenience between her ...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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