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By Jeane Westin -
As Elizabeth I celebrates her defeat of the Spanish Armada, tragic news arrives: the queen’s dear friend Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, ...Read Review
By Imogen Robertson -
London 1781. Gentlewoman Harriet Westerman and reclusive anatomist Gabriel Crowther have gained a surprising reputation in the field of criminal investigation. When a body ...Read Review
By Beth Elliott -
Rose, with her sister Helena, is in Egypt with their aunt and uncle’s archaeological expedition, when the three women have to leave ...Read Review
By Rose Lerner -
When Lord Nevinstoke’s father is killed in a duel in 1819, he inherits more than the title of Earl Bedlow; he also inherits ...Read Review
By Karen Ranney -
Karen Ranney has long been one of my favorite authors, and she does not disappoint in her latest Victorian historical romance. Emma, the ...Read Review
By Alan Bradley -
Flavia de Luce is eleven years old, bold, precocious and great fun. In 1950 in the village of Bishop’s Lacey, Flavia lives in ...Read Review
By Kate Furnivall -
In 1910, Valentina Ivanova is arguably the most beautiful girl in aristocratic circles of St. Petersburg. In addition, she is an accomplished pianist who ...Read Review
By Adriana Lisboa -
This is the story (trans. Sarah Green) of a family, two daughters and their parents, trying to come to terms with their individual ...Read Review
By M. Glenn Taylor -
Taylor’s haunting second novel is, like The Ballad of Trenchmouth Taggart, set in hardscrabble West Virginia, where history and characters are at ...Read Review
By Manuel Zapata Olivella -
Originally written in Spanish and published in 1983 (trans. Jonathan Tittler), Changó is the story of the African Diaspora. It begins with haunting poetry ...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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