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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
By Tracy Anne Warren -
Grace Danvers, the daughter of a wealthy businessman, is a bluestocking spinster, left on the shelf by society at the ripe old age ...Read Review
By Julia Quinn -
Regency London thrives on scandal and the latest on-dit, so when Olivia Bevelstoke is told that her new neighbor may have killed his ...Read Review
By Stephanie Laurens -
Readers of Stephanie Laurens will be pleased with The Untamed Bride, the first in a new quartet of books. In 1822 India, the ...Read Review
By Loretta Chase -
When yet another young woman surfaces claiming to be Lord Lexham’s daughter, abducted in Egypt twelve years earlier, powerful family friend Lucien ...Read Review
By Eloisa James -
In London in 1784, Elijah, the Duke of Beaumont, requires an heir. He also requires that his wife return from her travels across the ...Read Review
Harriet, the Duchess of Berrow, has led a life of quiet rural seclusion since the suicide of her husband, Benjamin, and is ready ...Read Review
The ninth Duke of Wolverstone died in 1816 before his long-estranged son could reach the castle. Arriving too late to reconcile with his father, ...Read Review
By Eloisa James -
In 1778 Paris, the Duke of Fletcher falls in love with Miss Perdita ‘Poppy’ Selby. Swept away by the charm of Parisian Christmas-time, he ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Boyle -
The early 19th century is often depicted with reserved, straitlaced characters adhering to rigid standards. But humans, being adventurous creatures in any age, ...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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