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By Anne Herries -
The Holy Grail through history has been reverenced as the focus of many a mystical quest, and considered the essence of all that ...Read Review
By Karleen Koen -
Through a Glass Darkly was a book that lingered in the memory: a lush historical setting, carefully created characters, riveting storyline. Now, twenty ...Read Review
By Mary Balogh -
Anne Jewell, teacher at Miss Martin’s School for Girls in Regency England, is twenty-nine, unmarried, and independent. She is also an unwed ...Read Review
By Michel Faber -
The Crimson Petal and the White, Faber’s monumental novel of a Victorian prostitute’s progress, won him fans all over the globe. ...Read Review
By Constance O'Banyon -
Whit Hawk grew up in a horrific environment. After losing his parents, he and his siblings are sent to an orphanage, where Whit ...Read Review
By M.J. Zellnik -
Second in the new mystery series featuring Libby Seale, seamstress with a secret in 19th-century Portland, Oregon, this outing finds Libby at the ...Read Review
By Leslie Epstein -
Think Umberto Eco and Louis de Bernières for the tone, tongue-in-cheek use of language, and somewhat fantastical plotting that makes up The ...Read Review
By Kathleen Hills -
Although set in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in 1950, Hunter’s Dance, Kathleen Hills’ previous book in her John McIntire series, could have taken ...Read Review
By Victoria Lustbader -
Lustbader’s enticing debut novel is a multi-generational family saga that pulsates with life. Hidden spans the years 1917 to 1925 in New York City, ...Read Review
By Jed Rubenfeld -
In 1909, Sigmund Freud paid his one and only visit to the United States. He referred to Americans as “savages” for the rest 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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