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By Eloisa James -
Published 2011Published 2012
James’ most recent fairytale-inspired Regency romance features a plot that reaches beyond reimagining the classic Princess and the Pea tale. The fun begins ...Read Review
By Stephanie Laurens -
In this Regency romance, Eliza Cynster is awfully close to being on the shelf. Her rapidly advancing age makes her wonder if she ...Read Review
By Emily Purdy -
When Henry VIII finally does the country a favour and burbles his way to a premature death, surrounded by the great and good ...Read Review
By Gillian Bagwell -
Jane Lane, daughter of an affluent Royalist family during Cromwell’s Commonwealth, longed for adventure over respectable marriage. This she found when the ...Read Review
By Liz Carlyle -
In the opening of the novel, it is London, 1837. Anais de Rohan is at the knee of her great-grandmother, Nonna Sofia, who is ...Read Review
By Tessa Dare -
In 1813, Susanna Finch is the only child of a world-renowned inventor of British weaponry. Susannah has made the village of Spindle Cove, called ...Read Review
It is 1829, and Heather Cynster, aged 25 and in her fourth Season, is about to be put on the shelf. She is beautiful, willful, ...Read Review
By Pam Weaver -
There’s Always Tomorrow is an excellent, very readable first novel from Pam Weaver which is set in Worthing, just after the war, ...Read Review
By Brandy Purdy - By Emily Purdy -
Beginning with the two sisters sitting at King Henry VIII’s deathbed, Purdy writes a pas de deux between the maturing Elizabeth and ...Read Review
By Sara Sheridan -
In 1833, Lieutenant James Wellsted is an officer in the British Navy surveying the coast of the Arabian Peninsula as part of a mission ...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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