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By J.D. Landis -
Published 2005Published 2006
Landis’ third novel tells the story of Sarianna, a student in late 1930s Massachusetts with nihilistic leanings and a poetic attachment to ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Nunez -
In The Tempest, William Shakespeare explored how the world of social class and education strays from its defining stature, named “civilization,” using ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Rosner -
Rosner’s quiet, subtle second novel (after The Speed of Light, 2001) once again shows the effect of history on the present, in ...Read Review
By Carol Goodman -
This suspenseful novel is set at an artists’ colony in Saratoga in upstate New York. The action alternates between the 1890s, when ...Read Review
By Mary Jo Putney -
Abigail is a wizard in early 19th-century England, a healer of great talent, but wizards are feared and despised. A chance encounter ...Read Review
By Susan Carroll -
Good witches, bad witches, thwarted love and dark queens: such is the romantic landscape of the third novel in Susan Carroll’s ...Read Review
By Gaelen Foley -
His Wicked Kiss is the seventh novel in an extraordinary family saga. It features Lord Jack Knight as the hero, a sea captain ...Read Review
By Harold Schechter -
In the latter months of 1845, Edgar Allan Poe was enjoying success as a writer; however, his finances were precarious. His young wife, ...Read Review
By Tracy Anne Warren -
The time is July 1816. The setting is St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, where the Haut Ton has gathered to watch the wedding ...Read Review
Lady Jeanette Brantford was banished from the high society she loved simply because she coerced her more docile twin into switching places ...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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