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By Joanne Sundell -
Newly qualified doctor Zoe-Esther Zundelevich must take her father, Yitzhak, west to try to cure his tuberculosis. But 1867 Colorado Territory is not very ...Read Review
By Kim L. Siegelson -
Beatrice is born a slave on the Rillieux sugar plantation in Louisiana. Her father has died trying to escape, and her mother, Ara, ...Read Review
By Karen Essex -
Leonardo da Vinci has become quite popular these days, as has the historical novel featuring an intrepid woman ahead of her time, with ...Read Review
By Jenny White -
In late 19th century Istanbul, the body of a young Englishwoman has washed ashore, and it soon becomes apparent that she was not ...Read Review
By Katharine McMahon -
In lyrical prose, this novel details the life of Emilie Selden, a female scientist in 18th century England, squirreled away in her father’...Read Review
By Robert Alexander -
Rasputin, one of the most notorious and enigmatic figures in Russian history, is brought vividly to life from the point of view of ...Read Review
By Priscilla Royal -
Near Tyndal Priory in East Anglia in 1271, the corpse of a man brutally murdered lies wrapped in a Crusader’s cloak with an ...Read Review
By Pat Mattaini Mestern -
In the 1750s, an English heiress, Joanna, marries an American planter. She has remained in England while her husband occasionally visits in the ...Read Review
By Debra Dean -
This superb first novel by author Debra Dean tells the story of Marina, a young tour guide at the Hermitage Museum during the ...Read Review
By David Fulmer -
Rampart Street brings New Orleans of 1910 vibrantly alive with descriptions of “jass,” bordellos and street life in the third of the Valentin St. ...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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