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This is the tale of the classic, often-imagined love triangle between Robert and Amy Dudley and Elizabeth Tudor. The story opens on the ...Read Review
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The Falcon Club – a top-secret spy ring using an exclusive gentleman’s club as a front in 1816 London – is about to lose one ...Read Review
By Cathy Maxwell -
What is you were obliged to marry to carry on your family name, but cursed to die if you fell in love with ...Read Review
By Julia Quinn -
When Daniel Smythe-Smith, the young Earl of Winstead, returns home after seven years, he has plans to reunite with his family and repair ...Read Review
By Lorraine Heath -
Sebastian Eaton, the rightful Duke of Keswick, longs for revenge. Returning from the battlefields of the Crimea, he reappears in a London ballroom, ...Read Review
By Beverly Jenkins -
Former bounty hunter Ian “Preacher” Vance is a hero to many — a striking, half-Scots, half-black man who quotes Bible verses and travels the ...Read Review
By Stephanie Laurens -
In June 1829, Angelica Cynster is attending a ball at Cavendish House when she is suddenly aware that a tall man with dark hair, ...Read Review
By Anna Randol -
Constantinople, 1815. Outside an opium den, an attractive woman in Turkish garments and a handsome British officer in uniform are spotted kissing. Members of ...Read Review
By Laura Lee Guhrke -
In April, 1904, Annabel Wheaton, American heiress, is about to marry Bernard, Lord Rumsford, English Earl. Theirs is not a love match. It is ...Read Review
By Gaelen Foley -
In 1816, Drake, the Earl of Westwood has always fought for good as part of the Inferno Club. But then the evil Prometheus cult ...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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