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By Ashley Clark -
This is a multi-timeline novel that begins in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1860. Rose, enslaved to a wicked family, has been told that her ...Read Review
By Roseanna M. White -
1918: Zivon Marin, a skilled cryptographer, flees Russia and the Bolsheviks who have murdered his fiancée. A train wreck separates him from his ...Read Review
By Julie Klassen -
In 1813 in North Cornwall, looting shipwrecks is a way of life. Unwritten rules of the area allow for wreckers to take the washed ...Read Review
By Amy Lynn Green -
It is 1944, and Johanna Berglund has been accused of treason. She submits in her defense a collection of letters that will prove her ...Read Review
By Amanda Dykes -
Set the Stars Alight is a beautiful, intricately woven story of friendship. In London in 2000, Lucy and Dash meet as children and grow ...Read Review
By Jody Hedlund -
A Bride of Convenience, set in 1863, is the third book in the Bride Ships series. Zoe Hart is one of many unemployed mill ...Read Review
By Judith Miller -
In 1862, the early days of the American Civil War, Clara McBride works at the Washington Arsenal. Lieutenant Joseph Brady, a Union officer wounded ...Read Review
By Tracie Peterson -
Faith Kenner, 30, is a rare female medical student in Oregon in 1879, but one with a secret. She is the child of a mother ...Read Review
By Elizabeth Camden -
Early in 1901 Caroline Delacroix enjoys very prestigious employment at the White House as secretary to Ida McKinley, a job she loves despite the ...Read Review
By Misty M. Beller -
Love’s Mountain Quest is the second book in the Hearts of Montana Series. It is 1867 in Settler’s Fort, Montana. Joanna Watson’...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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