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By John Caviglia -
Cavigilia’s sprawling, utterly absorbing historical fiction debut is set the world of 16th-century freebooter Pedro de Valdivia, who sailed south from Peru ...Read Review
By Adin Dalton -
The tempestuous and controversial life and career of great Russian composer Tchaikovsky is the subject of Dalton’s long and ambitious new novel, ...Read Review
By Joanne Dobson -
Dobson, the author of a well-regarded series of murder mysteries, turns to historical fiction in her latest book, the action of which is ...Read Review
By Efrat Israeli -
“I love [America] for all her great strides and aspirations,” says Devorah Abramson, the central character in Efrat Israeli’s new novel Her ...Read Review
By Michael J. McCarthy -
McCarthy’s trilogy spans virtually the entire course of the Victorian British empire, as young Seamus Tobin is adopted into the wealthy and ...Read Review
By J. L. Oakley -
L. Oakley’s Timber Rose is set in the earliest years of the 20th century and follows the life and adventures of Caroline ...Read Review
By Jeff Oppenheimer -
Jeff Oppenheimer’s historical fiction debut takes the form of a “deposition” made by Abraham Lincoln’s best friend and erstwhile law partner, ...Read Review
By Gloria Javillonar Palileo -
At the heart of Palileo’s debut novel is the beginning of the struggle for Philippine independence from Spanish rule, and the narrative ...Read Review
By Scott R. Rezer -
The American Civil War is raging in the background of the Scott Rezer’s novel Love Abideth Still when Sarah, his main character, ...Read Review
By Danny Saunders -
In his historical fiction debut, Danny Saunders takes his readers to 16th-century Scotland and the storied reign of Mary Queen of Scots as ...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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