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By Pamela Kaufman -
The twelfth century was chock full of monumental historical figures: Henry II, Richard the Lionheart, Louis VII, Bernard of Clairvaux. In my mind, ...Read Review
By Laura Esquivel - By Stephen Lytle (trans.) -
This is a Latin love story of a passionate couple and a tempestuous marriage, told through the eyes of their loving daughter. It ...Read Review
By Jonathan Rabb -
On a humanitarian mission to war-torn Bosnia in 1992, American would-be priest Ian Pearse avoids falling shells while he has a brief affair with ...Read Review
By Colin Falconer -
Here is yet another novel about the last of the Ptolemy pharaohs, Cleopatra. Young when the reins of rulership are placed in her ...Read Review
By Edward Rutherfurd -
Edward Rutherfurd has given us the pageantry of Sarum, the teeming life of London and the vast exotic sweep of Russian history in ...Read Review
By Nancy J. Jones -
Friendship and families both provoke powerful emotions, particularly for women. Molly, the debut novel by Nancy J. Jones, explores how two young girls, ...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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