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By Stephanie Laurens -
Laurens’s racy Black Cobra novel (after The Elusive Bride, 2010) is set in Guernsey, ca. 1810-15. When lovely Linnet Trevassian, a powerful landowner, ...Read Review
By Diane Noble -
Lady Mary Rose Ashley isn’t quite sure what to think of her grandfather’s newfound interest in Joseph Smith and the Latter-Day ...Read Review
By Caro Peacock -
Published 2009Published 2010
Liberty Lane, the heroine of Peacock’s A Foreign Affair (UK title Death at Dawn) and A Dangerous Affair (Death of a Dancer) ...Read Review
By Karen Ranney -
Karen Ranney has long been one of my favorite authors, and she does not disappoint in her latest Victorian historical romance. Emma, the ...Read Review
The story begins in 1822 on the road from Poona to Bombay. Members of the Black Cobra, desperate to get a letter in Emily ...Read Review
By Sarah MacLean -
By 1822 Calpurnia Hartwell is, by all the standards of the ton, well and truly a spinster. A bit overweight and plain of face, ...Read Review
By Victoria Alexander -
When her husband’s unexpected murder frees Lady Olivia Rathbourne from a wretched union, she is eager to begin a new life. Forced ...Read Review
By Brandy Purdy -
Though many books have been written about Anne Boleyn and Katherine Howard, relatively few have surfaced about the elusive figure who knew them ...Read Review
By Anna Campbell -
On a cold February night in 1821, Sir Gideon Trevithick finds an exhausted, ragged, dirty girl hiding in his horse’s stall at an ...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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