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By Stephanie Laurens -
Laurens’s racy Black Cobra novel (after The Elusive Bride, 2010) is set in Guernsey, ca. 1810-15. When lovely Linnet Trevassian, a powerful landowner, ...Read Review
By Tracie Peterson -
Dalton Lindquist has lived most of his life in Sitka, Alaska – the exception being the brief time he spent as a baby with ...Read Review
By John Boyne -
In this so-called ‘novel of the Romanovs’, John Boyne does what he has done so successfully in his previous novels, The Boy in ...Read Review
By Ken Follett -
This ambitious novel, the first of a projected trilogy covering most of the 20th century, tells the story of five interrelated families—American, ...Read Review
By Ken Kuhlken -
Set in 1926, The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles is the prequel to the Tom Hickey California Century novel series. At this point our ...Read Review
By Julia Stoneham -
Set in Devon during the Second World War, this is the story of a group of girls drafted into the Land Army. Lower ...Read Review
By Elif Shafak -
Disillusioned by her philandering husband, Ella, an American housewife, takes a job as a reader for a literary agency. Her first assignment is ...Read Review
By Gill Harvey -
Ancient Egypt. 1200 B.C. Eleven-year-old Isis and her lame thirteen-year-old brother, Hopi, are orphans. Isis is a talented dancer and works with a ...Read Review
By Don Brophy -
I have long been intrigued by what little I know of Catherine of Siena, one of only three women Doctors of the Church (...Read Review
By Anne H. Stevens -
Anne Stevens examines eighty-five popular historical novels from 1762-1813 and looks in detail at how the genre developed during this period, fifty years ...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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