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By Cecelia Holland -
Published 1974Published 2010
Maria, the fourteen-year-old daughter of a robber baron in 11th century Italy, is given in marriage to Richard, an ambitious young knight. “I ...Read Review
By Sara Poole -
Sara Poole, in her new novel, Poison, captures the color and pace of the best contemporary thrillers. With a style similar to James ...Read Review
By Edward Bewley -
Set in Restoration London, in 1663, this is Bewley’s first novel. As a journalist he is well able to string words together, and ...Read Review
By Peter Smalley -
Set in the spring of 1792, the title captures the main thrust of the 36-gun frigate HMS Expedient’s crew mission in this, the ...Read Review
By Loren D. Estleman -
The admiration the infamous Judge Roy Bean had for Lillie Langtry, the “Professional Beauty” of late Victorian society, has been the stuff of ...Read Review
By Jeannie Machin -
This frothily entertaining Regency romance features the beautiful Adele Russell, once rich and pampered, now penniless and forced to earn her own living ...Read Review
By Eileen Clymer Schwab -
Promise Bridge is the debut novel from Schwab, a talented new voice in historical fiction. The novel is set in pre-Civil War Virginia, ...Read Review
By Rebecca Cantrell -
The second in a gripping mystery series set in 1930s Berlin, Rebecca Cantrell brings back her journalist Hannah Vogel who again, and despite ...Read Review
By Iain Gale -
Alamein is a novel based on the famous battle in 1942, often (if inaccurately) called the turning-point of World War II. We follow the ...Read Review
By Adrienne McDonnell -
Published 2010Published 2011
This amazing debut novel, based on the lives of McDonnell’s son’s ancestors, begins in Boston in 1903, when the opera singer Erika ...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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