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By Robin Maxwell -
An imaginative speculation on the life of Caterina, Leonardo da Vinci’s mother, this first-person account begins in 1452, when a tryst with a ...Read Review
By Christina Green -
In 1887 Rose Adams, a schoolmistress in a village school, longs for a better life. She has exciting ideas for reform but the new ...Read Review
By Louise Shaffer -
Serendipity is an intergenerational coming-of-age story set in the present day. The main heroine is Carrie Manning who has just lost her mother, ...Read Review
By Elle Newmark -
Published 2008Published 2009
In her highly anticipated debut, Elle Newmark faces a daunting task: produce a novel that lives up to the hype surrounding its phenomenal ...Read Review
By Madeline Hunter -
Soon after arriving in England from her home in Macao, Leona Montgomery meets up with the one man she can’t forget. She ...Read Review
By Frank Tallis -
If we talked about historical novels like a pâtissier then amongst the rich and deeply satisfying tortes would be the novels by ...Read Review
By Diane A.S. Stuckart -
The year is 1483, and Leonardo da Vinci and his apprentice Dino are asked by Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan, to investigate the ...Read Review
By J. Sydney Jones -
A young country girl, model and lover of painter Gustav Klimt, is viciously murdered in 1898 Vienna. Klimt, the bête noire of Viennese ...Read Review
By Charles Todd -
When a mystery series gets into the double digits, I grow concerned that the plot and character development become rote, that the author ...Read Review
By Gioconda Belli (trans. Margaret Sayers Peden) -
Gioconda Belli’s daring feat of climbing inside the world of Adam and Eve, from their creation through the fall and toward a ...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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