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By M. G. Sinclair -
With this book we are back in 17th-century France, with Louis XIII on the throne. He became king at the age of eight ...Read Review
By Sara Sheridan -
1823, Valparaiso, Chile. The novel’s opening highlights the journey of widowed author, Maria Graham, and follows her to Brazil, where she encounters Captain ...Read Review
By Caroline Barry -
1756, English-ruled Ireland, and its largest city, Dublin, is experiencing its own version of the murderous rampage of London’s Jack the Ripper. A ...Read Review
By Lauren A. Forry -
Published 2016Published 2017
Orphaned teenage girls Eliza and Rebecca live with their Aunt Bess in post-WWII London, but she sends them to work for sinister housekeeper ...Read Review
By Victoria Blake -
This book is a wonderful collection of chapters, all of them exquisitely crafted, most of them small—some very small, like the golden ...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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