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By Eugene J. DiCesaris -
In 1867 gangs of bandits, hostile Indians, and the beautiful but often dangerous wild lands themselves are all threats to settlers, hunters and travelers ...Read Review
By Mario Acevedo -
It is 1873. Adam Sanchez, a Comanchero from the Mexican Territory, had fought for the Union in the Civil War and is now rejected ...Read Review
By Kalen Vaughan Johnson -
In 1866, Nevada City, California, gold mining production is reaching a crucial turning point. Flooding of local rivers causes animosity between the mines, which ...Read Review
By Patrick Dearen -
It is Christmas Day, 1917, on the Cross-C Ranch, owned by Jake Graves, a 63-year-old ex-Ranger. Jake learns that his daughter Drucilla is sweet ...Read Review
By Gregory J. Lalire -
In 1913, Woodrow Russell Hart, aka Red Ranger, is writing an anthology about his life as a younger man. He wants to expose the ...Read Review
By Kathleen Morris -
Raised on a horse ranch in Lexington, Massachusetts, 22-year-old Chastity James was raised by her father to know how to hunt, shoot, and ...Read Review
By John D. Nesbitt -
Reese Hartley is an Easterner who, like thousands of others, has moved to the West to escape expanding technology and systems and find ...Read Review
By Scott G. Hibbard -
Tired of being beaten by his father, 17-year-old Moses Cole leaves his farm in the fall of 1844 and walks 18 days to Carlisle, Pennsylvania ...Read Review
By K. Lyn Wurth -
In 1862 in Missouri, Martha Jane Cannary is six, the oldest sister to crying baby brothers and sisters. Her often absent mother craves whiskey ...Read Review
By Brian Kaufman -
In 1861, Decker Brown returns home to Richmond, Virginia after having spent two years studying rocketry and illumination science in Boston. Decker has big ...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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