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By Kathryn Caskie -
One of the astounding things about the Royle sisters is that they are fraternal triplets. Another is their mission to prove the Prince ...Read Review
By Robyn DeHart -
Meg Piddington found herself locked in the storeroom of her father’s confectionery with Gareth Mandeville, a handsome factory worker. There was a ...Read Review
By Donna Fletcher -
In mid-19th century Scotland, a poor person in trouble with the law didn’t have much hope of escaping a hard prison ...Read Review
By Shana Galen -
Set in pre-Regency England, No Man’s Bride begins a series about the amorous adventures of four friends who have sworn never to ...Read Review
By Stephanie Laurens -
Since this is the fifth Regency romance in her Bastion Club series (“a last bastion against the matchmakers of the ton”) and ...Read Review
By Robert W. Walker -
Inspector Alastair Ransom is faced with a diabolical and ruthless killer who is stalking the streets of Chicago during the Great Exposition ...Read Review
By Lauren Haney -
Traveling far from their usual Nile River haunts, Egyptian frontier officer Lt. Bak and his loyal Medjay (Nubian) police must cross a vast ...Read Review
By Lauren Haney -
A Cruel Deceit is the sixth installment of Lauren Haney’s excellent mystery series of ancient Egypt. Set during the reign of the ...Read Review
During the reign of Maatkare Hatshepsut, Officer Bak is sent in disgrace to an outpost far up the Nile in this prequel to ...Read Review
By Candice Hern -
As a young widow, Eleanor Tennant’s position in life is minding Belinda, her brother’s headstrong daughter. During Belinda’s first season ...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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