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By Rita Cleary -
With the 2006 celebration of the bicentennial of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, Calling the Wind is one of many new releases about the ...Read Review
By David Holland -
The fire that swept through the Parliament of London in 1834 is the opening salvo in this tale of politics and power. Because of ...Read Review
By Eve Silver -
This gothic romance, set in foggy, late 19th century London, revolves around Darcie Finch, a once well-to-do young lady newly forced into service ...Read Review
By Ricardo L. Garcia -
Published 2005Published Univ. of New Mexico Press
The time is the Great Depression; the place is a coal mining community in northern New Mexico. Raymond “Swannie” Swanson struggles with the ...Read Review
By Whitney Terrell -
This extended saga of the Acheson family is recommended with one caveat: though this dramatic tale feels realistic, readers should not confuse its ...Read Review
By James D. McLaird -
McLaird most thoroughly debunks all Calamity Jane tall tales, along with my favorite, the Doris Day movie. This is a meticulously researched book ...Read Review
By Sue-Ellen Welfonder -
Juliana Mackay has made a promise to her dying mother. She will take the little money they have to repay her uncle, chief ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Isabella Fleur Bradshaw is a gentlewoman driven by circumstance to wait outside London’s Drury Theatre one night to sell the only thing ...Read Review
By Preston Darby -
When an unidentified mummy discovered in a long-abandoned Texas barn is examined, a diary is found embedded in its chest cavity—a diary ...Read Review
By Sharon Ihle -
Lucy Preston arrives in Emancipation, Wyoming, one fine day in 1896 expecting to meet up with her fiancé to begin their new life together. ...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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