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By Amanda J. Thomas -
How can a nation fight a deadly pandemic when nobody understands the disease or knows a cure? This is what faced Britain in ...Read Review
By Jeremy Bennett -
It is imminently apparent that Bennett has not only done his research but is also an admirer of his protagonist, Sir Andrew de ...Read Review
By J. P. Jamin -
In 1602 BCE, Luyan is a slave aboard a Cilician vessel. When a sea battle turns against them, only Luyan’s life is spared. ...Read Review
By Liza Perrat -
Heloise is the midwife in a small mid-14th century French town, an occupation she inherited from her late mother and aunt, who ...Read Review
By Derek Birks -
Ned Elder has many friends and even more enemies, and they all come together in this last installment of Derek Birks’ Rebels and ...Read Review
By Catriona McPherson -
Published 2015Published 2016
1930: Dandy Gilver and her sidekick, Alec Osborne, take on a daunting task. Several barrels of a prestigious herring processor’s product have been ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Jackson -
We start with a love triangle. Beautiful gypsy girl Florence has two suitors: the flamboyant and rather raffish lord of the manor, Garrett, ...Read Review
By Margarita Khemlin -
Set in the author’s native Ukraine in the early 1950s, the novel tells of the murder of a young woman. It seems ...Read Review
By Kirsten McKenzie -
Sarah Lester’s parents have mysteriously disappeared, leaving her with The Old Curiosity Shop, an antique shop on the verge of financial ruin. ...Read Review
By Simon Rowbottom -
This novel can only be described as bizarre, but should one expect anything ordinary from the lead vocalist in a Merseyside rock group ...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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