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By Susanna Gregory -
Setting The Westminster Poisoner during the festivities of Christmas and Twelfth Night of 1663-1664 gives Gregory ample opportunity to spin a complicated ...Read Review
By Kathleen Kent -
Published 2008Published 2009
The year is 1692, two hundred years after Columbus discovered America, and the developing country has degenerated into an enclosed, brutal world. In Salem, ...Read Review
By K.M. Peyton -
This is the second in KM Peyton’s Roman pony story series featuring Minna, the daughter of the blacksmith at the Roman fort ...Read Review
By Toni Morrison -
In the late 17th century, slavery was in its infancy, as was the sugarcane industry. Morrison’s prose is confident and secure, ...Read Review
By Donald Michael Platt -
In the Spain of Felipe IV, Vicente de Rocamora writes love poetry, hears royal confessions, learns the art of Jewish medicine, and ...Read Review
By Sarah Singleton -
As Catholics in the time of Protestant Queen Elizabeth I, Elizabeth Dyer and her family are shunned and suffer for their religion while ...Read Review
By Tom Bowling -
With its captivating, pungent, and sharply drawn characters, this first installment in a series of sea stories is a welcome addition to the ...Read Review
By Gloria Whelan -
In the summer of 1955, thirteen-year-old Peter Liebig is excited about helping his father, an architect, rebuild the bombed-out church in Rolfen, West Germany, ...Read Review
By Gyles Brandreth -
Published 2008Published 2009
This is the second in a series featuring Oscar Wilde as detective. The plot starts as a game at a dinner party where ...Read Review
By Mary Connealy -
Sour Springs, Texas. Last stop for the orphan train. Last hope for two orphans nobody wants. Nobody but Grant, that is. Once an ...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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