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By Karen Ranney -
In 1862, following a dinner party in London, the life of Catriona, a glamorous socialite, takes a turn for the worse. While travelling home, ...Read Review
By Anna Randol -
At age 14, Madeline Valdan was rescued from prison – and certain death – and trained as a spy. Ten years later, the Napoleonic wars are ...Read Review
By Katharine Ashe -
In 1820, 19-year-old Diantha Lucas is travelling in a mail coach bound for Bristol to catch a boat for Calais. Her objective is to ...Read Review
By Julie Anne Long -
Evie Duggan’s reputation among the ton is legendary. Raised in poverty, she rose to great heights as an actress and a courtesan, ...Read Review
By Connie Brockway - By Eloisa James - By Julia Quinn -
What do you get when three Great Ladies of Romance unite their talents in one book? Pure enjoyment! A follow-up to the authors’ ...Read Review
By Loretta Chase -
Sophy Noirot and her two sisters own Maison Noirot, the finest dressmaker’s shop in London. The problem is, few people in the ...Read Review
By MAYA RODALE -
Eliza Fielding is one of the London Weekly’s famous Writing Girls—a group of women who, quite scandalously, write for one of ...Read Review
By Eloisa James -
March 18, 1809, is a day that James Ryburn will remember as his Ides of March because that is the day his father ordered him ...Read Review
By Stephanie Laurens -
Fans of the Regency romance enjoy a classic love story, sensual play between hero and heroine, and favorite historical elements of the era. ...Read Review
By Liz Carlyle -
The St. James Society, a gentleman’s club in mid-19th-century London, is in reality a cover for the Fraternitas Aureae Crucis (FAC), ...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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